Supreme Court of California - May 2019 Opinion Summaries

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Heimlich v. Shivji

Supreme Court of California
Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
Clarified how California Code of Civil Procedure section 998 (relating to pretrial settlement offers) is used in arbitration. Held a request for costs...
05/30/2019 S243029

Plantier v. Ramona Municipal Water District

Supreme Court of California
Government Law, Water Law, Property Law & Real Estate
Clarified the procedure for challenging a local governmental agency's decision to impose or increase property-related fees. The question in this case...
05/30/2019 S243360

Southern California Gas Leak Cases

Supreme Court of California
Oil and Gas Law, Injury & Tort Law
Held that businesses may not recover compensation for purely economic losses suffered from mere proximity to an industrial accident (a massive,...
05/30/2019 S246669

In re Webb

Supreme Court of California
Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that courts may impose release conditions on persons who post bail. A defendant who posted bail contended that it was improper to require her to...
05/23/2019 S247074

People v. Erskine

Supreme Court of California
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
On an automatic appeal, affirmed a death judgment imposed for the first-degree murders of two people.
05/23/2019 S127621

People v. Rivera

Supreme Court of California
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
On an automatic appeal, affirmed a death judgment imposed on a man who murdered a peace officer.
05/23/2019 S153881

People v. Dalton

Supreme Court of California
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Modified a sentence imposed in a capital murder case, on an automatic appeal.
05/16/2019 S046848

FilmOn.com Inc. v. DoubleVerify Inc.

Supreme Court of California
Civil Procedure, Commercial Law, Constitutional Law
Interpreting the state's anti-SLAPP statute, the California Supreme Court addressed whether the commercial nature of a defendant's speech is relevant...
05/06/2019 S244157

Black Sky Capital, LLC v. Cobb

Supreme Court of California
Property Law & Real Estate, Banking Law
Interpreting Code of Civil Procedure section 580d, the California Supreme Court held that a creditor holding two deeds of trust on the same property...
05/06/2019 S243294

People v. Bell

Supreme Court of California
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a death judgment imposed on a man who robbed a convenience store and fatally shot the clerk.
05/02/2019 S080056