Supreme Court of California - July 2019 Opinion Summaries

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Noel v. Thrifty Payless

Supreme Court of California
Class Actions, Evidence, Consumer Protection Law
Reversed. The trial court and the court of appeals denied class action certification to Plaintiff who sought to bring an action against retailers who...
07/29/2019 S246490

People v. Young

Supreme Court of California
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Automatic death penalty appeal. Judgment as to guilt affirmed. Reversed judgment as to death sentence and remand for new penalty determination....
07/25/2019 S148462

Wilson v. Cable News Network, Inc.

Supreme Court of California
Labor & Employment Law, Civil Rights, Civil Procedure
Affirmed in part and reversed in part. Plaintiff filed suit for employment discrimination, retaliation and defamation. Defendant filed an anti—SLAPP...
07/22/2019 S239686

Chen v. LA Truck Centers, LLC.

Supreme Court of California
Transportation, Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
Reversed. Plaintiffs brought a tort action against Defendants for a fatal tour bus accident that occurred in Arizona. The parties originally included...
07/22/2019 S240245

Satele v. Superior Court

Supreme Court of California
Habeas Corpus, Evidence
Vacate order and remand. The trial court denied Plaintiff access to ballistics evidence used at his trial to file a habeas corpus petition. The trial...
07/18/2019 S248492

In re Rogers

Supreme Court of California
Habeas Corpus, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Writ of habeas corpus is granted. Death sentence vacated on grounds that false testimony was given at trial.
07/15/2019 S084292

Quigley v. Garden Valley Fire Protection Dist.

Supreme Court of California
Government Law, Civil Procedure
Reversed and remanded. The Government Claims Act immunity for public entities is an affirmative defense that can be waived or forfeited if not timely...
07/15/2019 S242250

Monster Energy Co. v. Schechter

Supreme Court of California
Judgement Enforcement, Injury & Tort Law
Reversed appeal court ruling. The parties entered into a confidential settlement agreement following a tort action. Plaintiff alleged that Defendant,...
07/11/2019 S251392

Christensen v. Lightbourne

Supreme Court of California
Government Law, Family Law
Affirmed. The Appeals court held that the current policy of the California Department of Social Services treating court-ordered child support as...
07/08/2019 S245395

Stoetzl v. Dept. of Human Resources

Supreme Court of California
Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
Reversed. Plaintiffs are state correctional employees who sought additional compensation for pre and postwork activities that include walking from...
07/01/2019 S244751