Supreme Court of California - February 2019 Opinion Summaries

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People v. Amezcua

Supreme Court of California
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the death sentences of two men convicted of multiple first-degree murders and other gang-related crimes, on an automatic appeal.
02/28/2019 S133660

Sweetwater Union High School District v. Gilbane Building Co.

Supreme Court of California
Civil Procedure
Clarified the type of evidence a court may consider in ruling on a pretrial anti-SLAPP motion in determining a plaintiff's probability of success....
02/28/2019 S233526

In re J.G.

Supreme Court of California
Juvenile Law
Remanded for a new hearing on a juvenile offender's ability to pay a restitution award. Held that his receipt of Supplemental Security Income Program...
02/25/2019 S240397

Meza v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC

Supreme Court of California
Civil Procedure, Evidence
Answered a question certified by the Ninth Circuit regarding hearsay evidence in so-called limited civil cases. Clarified the prerequisites for...
02/15/2019 S242799

Goonewardene v. ADP, LLC

Supreme Court of California
Labor & Employment Law
Held that an employee could not sue a payroll company (that is, an independent payroll service provider) for violating California wage orders. The...
02/07/2019 S238941

People v. Armstrong

Supreme Court of California
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a defendant's convictions for kidnapping, rape and murder but reversed his death sentence because multiple prospective jurors were improperly...
02/04/2019 S126560

Rand Resources, LLC v. City of Carson

Supreme Court of California
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Construction
In an opinion that clarifies the scope of the anti-SLAPP statute, the California Supreme Court held that only certain causes of action here arose from...
02/04/2019 S235735

People v. Westerfield

Supreme Court of California
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a death judgment imposed on a defendant convicted of kidnapping and murdering a child.
02/04/2019 S112691