Supreme Court of California - July 2018 Opinion Summaries

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People v. Buycks

Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Interpreted a section of the California Penal Code that permits individuals previously convicted of felony offenses that Proposition 47 reduced to...
07/30/2018 S231765

In re Manriquez

Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
Held that a juror's failure to disclose her history of childhood abuse did not entitle a criminal defendant to habeas relief. The defendant, sentenced...
07/26/2018 S141210

Troester v. Starbucks Corp.

Labor & Employment Law
Answered a certified question regarding compensation of store employees for the several minutes that they spend closing the store after clocking out....
07/26/2018 S234969

People v. Woodruff

Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Reversed a death sentence because of the erroneous exclusion of a prospective juror during jury selection. The defendant, who was convicted of...
07/19/2018 S115378

People v. Spencer

Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the death sentence of a defendant who was convicted of murdering a man while robbing him and burglarizing his place of business. The...
07/12/2018 S057242

Lopez v. Sony Elec.Inc

Environmental Law, Civil Procedure
Reversed the trial court order which had granted summary judgment for defendant in a case where plaintiff (a minor) was born with multiple birth...
07/05/2018 S235357

Jameson v. Desta

Professional Malpractice, Judgement Enforcement, Civil Procedure
Reversed and remanded an order that had granted non-suit in favor of the defendant in a malpractice action against the defendant doctor for medical...
07/05/2018 S230899

Hassell v. Bird

Civil Procedure, Communications Law
Reversed and remanded a default judgment against Yelp in a defamation case which had directed it to remove certain consumer reviews from its website....
07/02/2018 S235968

People v. Mora & Rangel

Criminal Law & Procedure, Judges & Judiciary, Evidence
Affirmed judgment on an automatic appeal in a death penalty case where defendants argued that there were several errors in the guilt and penalty...
07/02/2018 S079925
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