Supreme Court of California - June 2017 Opinion Summaries

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Jacks v. City of Santa Barbara

Supreme Court of California
Public Utilities, Tax Law
In a case relating to a surcharge added to energy bills that the city claimed was a fee for the use of public services which taxpayers characterized...
06/29/2017 S225589

K.R. v. Super. Ct.

Supreme Court of California
Juvenile Law, Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Reversing the appellate court's denial of a petition for writ of mandate in a criminal conviction because the Arbuckle rule generally holds that when...
06/29/2017 S231709

926 North Ardmore v. County of L.A.

Supreme Court of California
Property Law & Real Estate, Tax Law
Affirming the appellate court's denial of the plaintiff's refund claim in a case where Los Angeles imposed a documentary transfer tax on a written...
06/29/2017 S222329

P. v. Super. Ct.

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracts
In a case where the district attorney sought to prosecute an independent contractor employed by a public entity for their knowing and willful...
06/26/2017 S232639

People v. Sivongxxay

Supreme Court of California
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
In the automatic criminal appeal of a case in which defendant was found guilty and sentenced to death for first degree murder, robbery, and attempted...
06/19/2017 S078895

People v. Sivongxxay

Supreme Court of California
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
In response to a petition for rehearing filed after the issuance of the court's prior opinion in a criminal case involving kidnapping, torture, and...
06/19/2017 S078895

People v. Brooks

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In response to a petition for rehearing filed after the issuance of the court's prior opinion in a criminal case involving kidnapping, torture, and...
06/19/2017 S099274

Scher v. Burke

Supreme Court of California
Property Law & Real Estate
In a case concerning the application of Civil Code section 1009 -- which limits the circumstances in which courts may find implied dedication of...
06/15/2017 S230104

Ryan v. Rosenfeld

Supreme Court of California
Civil Procedure
In an appeal involving Code of Civil Procedure section 663, which allows an aggrieved party in a civil case to move the trial court to vacate its...
06/15/2017 S232582

In re Bell

Supreme Court of California
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Petition for writ of habeas corpus relief from death sentence for first degree murder conviction is denied over petitioner's claim of jury misconduct...
06/08/2017 S151362