Supreme Court of California - June 2014 Opinion Summaries

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Ayala v. Antelope Valley Newspapers

Supreme Court of California
Class Actions, Labor & Employment Law, Media Law
In an action brought by four plaintiff-newspaper carriers alleging that defendant illegally treats them as independent contractors, rather than...
06/30/2014 S206874

People v. Sattiewhite

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Evidence
Defendant's convictions and capital sentence for rape, kidnapping, and murder, are affirmed, where: 1) the trial court did not err in denying...
06/30/2014 S039894

People v. Avila

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Evidence
Defendant's convictions and capital sentence for kidnapping, committing two counts of lewd and lascivious acts on, and then murdering the victim under...
06/30/2014 S135855

Salas v. Sierra Chemical Co.

Supreme Court of California
Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law, Workers' Compensation, Constitutional Law, Evidence
In an action brought under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) alleging that defendant-employer failed to reasonably accommodate...
06/26/2014 S196568

Verdugo v. Target Corp.

Supreme Court of California
Injury & Tort Law
Under California law, defendant's common law duty of care to its customers does not include a duty to acquire and make available an automated (or...
06/23/2014 S207313

Iskanian v. CLS Transportation

Supreme Court of California
Constitutional Law, Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Labor & Employment Law
In a class action lawsuit brought by plaintiff-employee on behalf of himself and similarly situated employees for defendant-employer's alleged failure...
06/23/2014 S204032

Luis M. v. Superior Court

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
The Court of Appeal properly granted defendant's petition for a writ of mandate challenging an order that he pay the City of Lancaster over $3,800 in...
06/19/2014 S207314

Hartford Casualty Ins. v. Swift Distribution, Inc.

Supreme Court of California
Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Intellectual Property, Patent, Trademark
The Court of Appeal properly held that plaintiff-insurer had no duty to defend defendant-insured in an underlying suit for patent and trademark...
06/12/2014 S207172

People v. Trinh

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Evidence
Defendant's convictions of three counts of first degree murder with a multiple-murder special circumstance, one count of attempted murder, and various...
06/05/2014 S115284

People v. Goldsmith

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
(Industry: Autos)

Defendant's conviction for failing to stop at a red traffic light at an intersection is affirmed, where: 1) evidence generated by a red light traffic...
06/05/2014 S201443