Supreme Court of California - June 2013 Opinion Summaries

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People v. Linton

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Evidence
Defendant's conviction for first degree murder and related charges, and sentence of death are affirmed, where: 1) the trial court did not err in...
06/27/2013 S080054

Robey v. Superior Court

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Defendant's motion to suppress evidence of marijuana should be grated as evidence obtained as a result of a warrantless search when police seized a...
06/27/2013 S197735

Marriage of Green

Supreme Court of California
Family Law, Government Benefits
In a marriage dissolution action, the trial properly ordered the husband to pay the wife one-half of the amount of the community property expended to...
06/25/2013 S203561

Ceja v. Rudolph & Sletten

Supreme Court of California
Civil Procedure, Family Law, Injury & Tort Law
Section 377.60 of the California Code of Civil Procedure contemplates a subjective standard that focuses on the alleged putative spouse's state of...
06/20/2013 S193493

City of Los Angeles v. Superior Court (Engineers & Architects Association)

Supreme Court of California
Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
The Court of Appeals' conclusion that petitioner-city could not be compelled to arbitrate the union's claims regarding a furloughs dispute because...
06/20/2013 S192828

People v. Lopez

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Evidence
In automatic death penalty appeal, defendant's convictions for murder and related charges, and death sentence, are affirmed, where defendant's...
06/13/2013 S073598

Martinez v. Brownco Construction Co., Inc.

Supreme Court of California
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
In the context of Section 998 of the Code of Civil Procedure, a cost recovery provision that was enacted to encourage the settlement of lawsuits prior...
06/10/2013 S200944

People v. Santana

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In the context of Penal Code section 203, which defines the offense of simple mayhem, the instruction CALCRIM No. 801 improperly requires proof of...
06/10/2013 S198324

El-Attar v. Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center

Supreme Court of California
Administrative Law, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
The Court of Appeal improperly concluded that plaintiff was entitled to relief on the ground that defendant's Medical Executive Committee deprived...
06/06/2013 S196830

People v. Bryant

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure
The trial court did not err in failing to sua sponte instruct the jury on voluntary manslaughter as a lesser included offense of murder, where: 1)...
06/03/2013 S196365