Supreme Court of California - May 2010 Opinion Summaries

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People v. Collins

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
Defendant's conviction and death sentence for first degree murder, robbery and kidnapping, is affirmed on automatic appeal over claims of error...
05/27/2010 S058537

People v. Jacinto

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Immigration Law
In a prosecution of defendant for murder, court of appeal's reversal of trial court's decision granting defendant's motion to dismiss the charges is...
05/27/2010 S164011

People v. Thompson

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
Defendant's conviction and death sentence for first degree murder is affirmed on automatic appeal over claims of error regarding: 1) the exclusions of...
05/24/2010 S056891

People v. Castillo

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
A court of appeals' decision modifying the term of defendant's civil commitment as a sexually violent predator from two years (the term agreed to...
05/24/2010 S171163

Martinez v. Combs

Supreme Court of California
Agriculture, Contracts, Labor & Employment Law
(Industry: Food & Beverage)

In an action to recover unpaid minimum wages under Labor Code section 1194 and other theories, brought by seasonal agricultural workers against...
05/20/2010 S121552

People v. Ceja

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure
In an appeal arising after defendant was convicted by a jury for both petty theft and receiving the property he had stolen, court of appeals' reversal...
05/17/2010 S157932

Simpson Strong-Tie Co., Inc. v. Gore

Supreme Court of California
Civil Procedure, Commercial Law, Construction, False Advertising, Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability
(Industry: Consumer Products, Manufacturing)

In plaintiff's action for defamation and related claims against an attorney and a law firm, arising from an advertisement placed by the defendants...
05/17/2010 S164174

Boeken v. Philip Morris USA, Inc.

Supreme Court of California
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
(Industry: Consumer Products, Manufacturing)

In plaintiff's wrongful death action against cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris arising from the death of her husband from lung cancer, Court of...
05/13/2010 S162029

People v. Wyatt

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
In a prosecution of defendant for involuntary manslaughter for the death of his 14-month-old son and assault of a child causing death, the Court of...
05/10/2010 S161545

Runyon v. Bd. of Trs. of the California State Univ.

Supreme Court of California
Administrative Law, Education Law, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
In plaintiff's suit against the California State University, claiming that he was removed from his position as departmental chair and subjected to...
05/03/2010 S168950