Supreme Court of California - July 2014 Opinion Summaries

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People v. Hensley

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Evidence
Defendant's conviction and capital sentence for multiple counts of first degree murder, attempted murder, and robbery are: 1) reversed in part, as to...
07/31/2014 S050102

People v. Whitmer

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant's convictions of 20 counts of grand theft for 20 separate fraudulent sales is reversed and remanded, where: 1) the Court of Appeal properly...
07/24/2014 S208843

People v. Boyce

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Evidence
Defendant's multiple convictions and capital sentence for first degree murder with the special circumstances of killing a peace officer in retaliation...
07/24/2014 S092240

Peabody v. Time Warner Cable

Supreme Court of California
Labor & Employment Law
In an action alleging wage and hour violations by defendant-employer, the answer to the certified question for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal is:...
07/14/2014 S204804

People v. Vargas

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Two prior convictions arising out of a single act against a single victim cannot constitute two strikes under the Three Strikes law.
07/10/2014 S203744

People v. Eid

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure
The Court of Appeal erred in holding that defendants, who were originally charged with kidnapping for ransom and were convicted of two lesser included...
07/10/2014 S211702

Conservatorship of McQueen

Supreme Court of California
Civil Procedure, Elder Law, Injury & Tort Law, Judgement Enforcement, Property Law & Real Estate
The judgment of the Court of Appeal holding that plaintiff's motions for attorney's fees brought after prevailing in an elder abuse action and after...
07/07/2014 S209376

People v. Weatherton

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant's conviction and capital sentence for robbery, attempted murder, and two counts of first degree murder with special circumstances, is...
07/07/2014 S106489

City of Los Angeles v. County of Kern

Supreme Court of California
Civil Procedure
28 U.S.C. section 1367(d) affords parties a grace period, allowing supplemental state law claims over which a federal court has exercised jurisdiction...
07/07/2014 S210150

Beacon Residential Community Assoc. v. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Supreme Court of California
Construction, Injury & Tort Law, Professional Malpractice
An architect owes a duty of care to future homeowners in the design of a residential building where, as here, the architect is a principal architect...
07/03/2014 S208173