Supreme Court of California - June 2018 Opinion Summaries

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People v. Anderson

Supreme Court of California
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed as modified, affirmed the death penalty of an automatic death penalty case. Defendant's appeal argued procedural and instructional errors as...
06/28/2018 S138474

People v. Lopez

Supreme Court of California
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the judgment of an automatic death penalty case. The defendant argued cumulative errors during the trial and coercion in reaching the...
06/28/2018 S099549

Nat. Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc. v. State of California

Supreme Court of California
Judgement Enforcement, Civil Procedure
Reversed and remanded the judgment of the Court of Appeal which had found that a court could declare a statute unenforceable when complying with the...
06/28/2018 S239397

Samara v. Matar

Supreme Court of California
Civil Procedure, Professional Malpractice
Affirmed. In this suit involving claim preclusion, plaintiff sued two dentists for professional negligence. The first dentist was granted a summary...
06/25/2018 S240918

County of Los Angeles v. Financial Casualty & Surety, Inc

Supreme Court of California
Asset Forfeiture, Criminal Law & Procedure
Reversed. The California Supreme Court held that the jailer’s authority to set a time and place for the appearance of the arrested person makes that...
06/25/2018 S230213

People v. Ghobrial

Supreme Court of California
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Criminal death penalty case. Affirmed. Defendant was found guilty of first degree murder of a 12 year-old boy, special circumstances applied because...
06/21/2018 S105908

People v. Farwell

Supreme Court of California
Sentencing, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Reversed. Defendant entered into a stipulation that admitted all of the elements of the charged crime, but was neither advised of, nor expressly...
06/21/2018 S231009

In re Cowan

Supreme Court of California
Judges & Judiciary, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
In this jury misconduct claim, the court found that the juror in question did not intentionally fail to disclose a previous misdemeanor conviction and...
06/18/2018 S158073

P. v. Gonzalez

Supreme Court of California
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Holding that the special circumstance finding that a murder was committed during a robbery rendered the trial court's error in failing to instruct the...
06/04/2018 S234377

Liberty Surplus Insurance Corporation v. Ledesma & Meyer Construction Company, Inc.

Supreme Court of California
Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Labor & Employment Law
Affirming that when a third party sues an employer for the negligent hiring, retention, and supervision of an employee who intentionally injured a...
06/04/2018 S236765