Supreme Court of California - August 2016 Opinion Summaries

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Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court

Supreme Court of California
Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Drugs & Biotech
In a civil procedure action, arising over patient injuries from taking Plavix, the Court of Appeal's judgment is affirmed where defendant's business...
08/29/2016 S221038

Dept. of Finance v. Commission on State Mandates

Supreme Court of California
Water Law, Environmental Law, Government Law, Public Utilities, Constitutional Law
In an action concerning who pays for storm drains, the Court of Appeal's conclusion that the Regional Water Quality Control Board for Los Angeles's...
08/29/2016 S214855

People v. Rodriguez

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for possession of child pornography is reversed. The Court held that the trial court abused its discretion when it concluded that the judge...
08/22/2016 S223129

People v. Rinehart

Supreme Court of California
Property Law & Real Estate, Environmental Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for possession and unpermitted usage of a suction dredge, in violation of Fish and Game Code, section 5653, subdivisions (a) and (e), is...
08/22/2016 S222620

People v. Vidana

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for grand theft by larceny and embezzlement based on defendant's taking and underreporting to her employer $58,273.02 in cash from...
08/18/2016 S224546

McLean v. State of California

Supreme Court of California
Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Class Actions
In a labor and employment action, brought by a retired deputy attorney general against her former employer for failing to promptly pay final wages as...
08/18/2016 S221554

City of Perris v. Stamper

Supreme Court of California
Property Law & Real Estate, Civil Procedure
In an action arising after defendant city condemned a 1.66-acre strip of defendants' property in order to build a road, the Court held the lawfulness...
08/15/2016 S213468

People v. Nelson

Supreme Court of California
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Death sentence for the first degree murder of two of defendant's former colleagues in a Target parking lot is reversed and remanded for a new penalty...
08/15/2016 S048763

People v. Burgener

Supreme Court of California
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Death sentence for murder during a convenience store robbery, in a case making its fourth appearance before the Court, is affirmed where: 1) the trial...
08/11/2016 S179181

People v. Armstrong

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for multiple counts of first-degree murder and other felonies is reversed where the record does not demonstrate that a juror discharged...
08/11/2016 S130659