California Court of Appeal - April 2019 Opinion Summaries

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In re Taylor

California Court of Appeal
Habeas Corpus, Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Granted a defendant's habeas motion to remove a felony murder special circumstance. Held that he did not act with reckless indifference to human life...
04/19/2019 A155328

Cox v. Griffin

California Court of Appeal
Injury & Tort Law
Held that a plaintiff could not recover against her former business partner for intentionally filing a false police report accusing her of a crime....
04/17/2019 D074893

People v. Shiga

California Court of Appeal
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a man who burned down a church could be convicted of both aggravated arson and arson, because one was not a lesser included offense of the...
04/17/2019 B256009

People v. Bipialaka

California Court of Appeal
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a defendant's conviction for using his car in an assault with a deadly weapon. However, remanded for resentencing.
04/17/2019 B285656

People v. Superior Court (J.C. Penney Corp., Inc.)

California Court of Appeal
False Advertising
Revived the Los Angeles City Attorney's claim that four major department stores made deceptive or untrue statements on websites regarding the former...
04/16/2019 B292416

Brown v. Goldstein

California Court of Appeal
Contracts, Entertainment Law
Revived claims brought by members of the band WAR alleging that their music publisher breached a contract by failing to pay them certain song...
04/16/2019 B278949

Burch v. CertainTeed Corp.

California Court of Appeal
Product Liability, Injury & Tort Law
In a product liability case, held that a manufacturer of asbestos-cement pipe was liable to a plumber who contracted mesothelioma following many years...
04/15/2019 A151633

People v. Hernandez

California Court of Appeal
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Dismissed a criminal defendant's appeal seeking the striking of firearm sentencing enhancements. Held that the challenged order was not appealable...
04/15/2019 B287551

People v. Washington

California Court of Appeal
Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that the county did not have to pay the expense of providing copies of discovery to an indigent defendant who had private counsel (retained by...
04/15/2019 C084503

Summers v. Colette

California Court of Appeal
Tax-exempt Organizations, Corp. Governance
Revived a lawsuit accusing a board member of a nonprofit organization of self-dealing and other misconduct. Held that the plaintiff, also a board...
04/15/2019 B285488