Supreme Court of California - December 2017 Opinion Summaries

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P. v. Hicks

Supreme Court of California
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirming a court of appeal judgment affirming the trial court's refusal to offer an instruction that the defendant had been previously convicted of...
12/28/2017 S232218

P. v. Frierson

Supreme Court of California
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Reversing the lower court's decision and holding that the People must establish beyond a reasonable doubt the ineligibility for resentencing of a...
12/28/2017 S236728

P. v. Gallardo

Supreme Court of California
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirming the increased sentence in a criminal conviction as a serious felony and a strike under the Three Strikes law because an assault conviction...
12/21/2017 S231260

T.H. v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Supreme Court of California
Injury & Tort Law, Drugs & Biotech, Product Liability
Affirming the Court of Appeals determination that the manufacturer of a name brand drug whose labeling directs the warnings provided on its generic...
12/21/2017 S233898

Kurwa v. Kislinger

Supreme Court of California
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
Affirming a court of appeals judgment in a case where the parties agreed to dismiss many claims, a choice the plaintiff made in order to appeal a...
12/18/2017 S234617

Jackson v. The Superior Court of Riverside County

Supreme Court of California
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirming the denial of a petition for writ of mandate in the case of a criminal defendant found incompetent to stand trial who was involuntarily...
12/11/2017 S235549

P. v. Rices

Supreme Court of California
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirming the judgment in the case of the slaying in cold blood of two people in the course of the robbery of a liquor store by a man with an...
12/11/2017 S175851

P. v. Henriquez

Supreme Court of California
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirming the judgment of death in the case of a man who admitted to killing his pregnant wife and two-year-old daughter, stipulating at trail to...
12/07/2017 S089311

In Re Martinez

Supreme Court of California
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Vacating a first degree murder conviction on direct appeal by a petition for writ of habeas corpus in a case where the court utilized the natural and...
12/04/2017 S226596

City of San Buenaventura v. United Water Conservation District

Supreme Court of California
Water Law, Constitutional Law, Government Law
Affirming the court of appeal's determination that California state law as amended by Proposition 26 supplies the proper framework for evaluating the...
12/04/2017 S226036