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Crista Ramos, et al. v. Chad F. Wolf

San Francisco, CA - Immigration





The Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program is a congressionally created humanitarian program administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that provides temporary relief to nationals of designated foreign coun... More...
   $0 (09-15-2020 - CA)

United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria v. Gavin C. Newsom, as Governor, etc.

This is a case about how California law applies to the
delicate juncture of executive power, federalism, and tribal
sovereignty. Under the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act
(IGRA; 25 U.S.C. § 2701 et seq.), the United States Secretary
of the Interior (Interior Secretary) may permit casino-style
gaming on certain land taken into federal trust for an Indian
tribe, so long ... More...
   $0 (09-08-2020 - CA)

Kerrie Reilly v. Marin Housing Authority






The federal Housing Choice Voucher program is a key
program in section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937.
(42 U.S.C. § 1437 et seq., as amended by § 201(a) of the Housing
and Communit... More...
   $0 (09-07-2020 - CA)

In re: Michael T. Flynn

On Emergency Petition for Writ of Mandamus

In December 2017, Michael T. Flynn
(“Petitioner”) pleaded guilty to making false statements to FBI
agents in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1001. See Transcript of
Proceedings at 7:22–13:15, United States v. Flynn, No. 1:17-
cr-232, ECF No. 103 (D.D.C. Dec. 18, 2018); Transcript of
Proceedings at 16:1–15, Flynn, No 1:17-cr-232, ECF ... More...
   $0 (08-31-2020 - DC)

James Gund v. County of Trinity

We entrust to police officers the enormous responsibility
of ensuring public safety with integrity and appropriate
restraint, a mission they sometimes pursue by requesting help
from the very public they’re sworn to protect. When members
of the public engage in “active law enforcement service” at a
peace officer’s request, California law treats those members of
the public as... More...
   $0 (08-31-2020 - CA)

Ruben Lona v. City of Fullerton Police Department

Ruben Lona is an admitted former member of a criminal street gang who
claims he left his gang in 2016. In 2018, invoking the procedure in Penal Code1
section
186.34, Lona asked the City of Fullerton Police Department (the Department) to remove
his name from a shared gang database that lists him as a suspected gang member or
associate. The Department denied his request; Lona the... More...
   $0 (08-26-2020 - CA)

Facebook, Inc. v. Lance Touchstone, Real Party in Interest; Summer Stephan as District Attorney, etc. Intervenor

We granted review to address the propriety of a criminal
defense subpoena served on Facebook, seeking restricted posts
and private messages of one of its users who is also a victim and
critical witness in the underlying attempted murder
prosecution.
In addition to discussing the Fifth and Sixth Amendment
issues presented in this and recent related litigation (Facebook
v... More...
   $0 (08-24-2020 - CA)

Janice Jarman v. HCR Manorcare, Inc.

Health and Safety Code1 section 1430, subdivision (b)
gives a current or former nursing care patient or resident the
right to bring a private cause of action against a skilled nursing
facility for violating certain regulations. The available remedies
include injunctive relief, costs and attorney fees, and “up to five
hundred dollars ($500)” in statutory damages. The question we... More...
   $0 (08-23-2020 - CA)

Facebook, Inc. v. The Superior Court of San Diego County, Lance Touchstone, Real Party in Interest; Summer Stephan, as District Attorney, etc. Intervener





Opinion of the Court by Cantil-Sakauye, C. J.
We granted review to address the propriety of a criminal
defense subpoena served on Facebook, seeking restricted posts
and private messages of one of its users who is also a victim and
critical witness in the ... More...
   $0 (08-17-2020 - CA)

Angela Bolger v. Amazon.com, LLC

Plaintiff Angela Bolger bought a replacement laptop computer battery
on Amazon, the popular online shopping website operated by defendant
Amazon.com, LLC. The Amazon listing for the battery identified the seller as
“E-Life,” a fictitious name used on Amazon by Lenoge Technology (HK) Ltd.
(Lenoge). Amazon charged Bolger for the purchase, retrieved the laptop
battery from its loc... More...
   $0 (08-16-2020 - CA)

Virginia Duncan v. Xavier Becerra





In the wake of heart-wrenching and highly publicized mass shootings, the state of California barred its citizens from owning so-called “large capacity magazines” (LCMs) that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. But even well-intentioned laws must pass constitu... More...
   $0 (08-15-2020 - CA)

Golden Door Properties, LLC v. The Superior Court of San Diego County, County of San Diego, Real Party in Interest

After referring the discovery disputes to a referee, the superior court adopted the
referee's recommendations to deny the motions to compel. The referee concluded that
although section 21167.6 specifies the contents of the record of proceedings, that statute
does not require that such writings be retained. In effect, the referee interpreted section
21167.6 to provide that e-mails e... More...
   $0 (08-02-2020 - CA)

American Chemistry Council v. Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

Proposition 65, also known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement
Act of 1986 (Health & Saf. Code, §§ 25249.5-25249.13), requires the Governor to
publish a “list of those chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive
toxicity.” (Health & Saf. Code, § 25249.8.) In 2013 the Carcinogen Identification
Committee (Committee) voted to list the chemical diisononyl ... More...
   $0 (07-12-2020 - CA)

Pico Neighborhood Association v. City of Santa Monica

A neighborhood organization and a resident sued the City
of Santa Monica, which uses at-large voting to elect its City
Council. The plaintiffs claimed this system discriminated against
Latinos, which is the term all parties use. After a bench trial, the
trial court agreed and ordered the City to switch to district-based
voting. We reverse and enter judgment for the City because... More...
   $0 (07-10-2020 - CA)

Jimcy McGirt v. State of Oklahoma







On the far end of the Trail of Tears was a promise. Forced to leave their ancestral lands in Georgia and Alabama, the Creek Nation received assurances that their new lands ... More...
   $0 (07-09-2020 - OK)

Stanford Vina Ranch Irrigation Company v. State of California

Stanford Vina Ranch Irrigation Company (Stanford Vina) sued the State Water
Resources Control Board (the Board), among other defendants, challenging the Board’s
issuance of certain temporary emergency regulations in 2014 and 2015, during the height
of one of the most severe droughts in California’s history. The challenged regulations
established minimum flow requirements on three t... More...
   $0 (07-07-2020 - CA)

City and County of San Francisco v. All Persons Interested In The Matter of Proposition C

In California, “[a]ll political power is inherent in the people,” who
retain “the right to alter or reform” government by voter initiative “when the
public good may require.” (Cal. Const., Art. II, § 1.)1 The question in this
case is whether the people of a city or county may exercise this initiative
power to adopt a special tax when a majority of voters concludes it would
serv... More...
   $0 (07-01-2020 - CA)

Abelardo Martinez v. San Diego County Credit Union

Abelardo Martinez, who is blind, brought an action against San Diego County
Credit Union (Credit Union) claiming its website is incompatible with software
permitting him to read website content. He alleged this defect denied him equal access
to, and full enjoyment of, the Credit Union's website and its physical locations. Martinez
asserted a single cause of action under the Unruh C... More...
   $0 (06-20-2020 - CA)

Gerald Lynn Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia


Sometimes small gestures can have unexpected consequences. Major initiatives practically guarantee them. In our time, few pieces of federal legislation rank in significance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. There, in Title VII, Congress outlawed discrimination in the workplace on thebasis of r... More...
   $0 (06-15-2020 - GA)

Guillermo Hernandez v. Department of Motor Vehicles

BACKGROUND
Individual taxpayers (Plaintiffs) filed a writ petition and complaint for
declaratory and injunctive relief, seeking to compel the DMV to stop
suspending driver’s licenses without notification of a violation of the
Misdemeanor Statute.
The parties stipulated to the following facts. The DMV provides courts
with electronic and paper methods to notify it of a person... More...
   $0 (06-03-2020 - CA)

STATE OF OHIO v. TERRANCE DASHAWN CRAIG

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On October 30, 2017 at 7:42 a.m., Sydney Williams called 911 to report that
Dawon Brigham was s... More...
   $0 (05-24-2020 - OH)

Crosno Construction, Inc. v. Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America

North Edwards Water District (the District) selected Clark Bros., Inc. (Clark) as its
general or direct contractor on a public works project to build an arsenic removal water
treatment plant. Clark hired subcontractor Crosno Construction (Crosno) to build and
coat two steel reservoir tanks. The subcontract contained a "pay-when-paid" provision
that stated Clark would pay Crosno wit... More...
   $0 (04-18-2020 - CA)

Justin Kim v. Reins International California, Inc.

This case presents an issue of first impression: Do
employees lose standing to pursue a claim under the Labor Code
Private Attorneys General Act of 2004 (PAGA; Lab. Code, § 2698
et seq.)1
if they settle and dismiss their individual claims for
Labor Code violations? We conclude the answer is no.
Settlement of individual claims does not strip an aggrieved
employee of stan... More...
   $0 (04-13-2020 - CA)

Amgen, Inc. v. Health care Services

Health and Safety Code section 127677, enacted as part of
Senate Bill No. 17 (Stats. 2017, ch. 603, § 4), requires
pharmaceutical manufacturers to provide 60-days’ notice to
public and private registered purchasers, including state entities
and health insurers, before increasing the wholesale acquisition
cost of a drug (we will refer to the notice as a “price increase
notic... More...
   $0 (04-11-2020 - CA)

Amgen, Inc. v. Health care Services

Health and Safety Code section 127677, enacted as part of
Senate Bill No. 17 (Stats. 2017, ch. 603, § 4), requires
pharmaceutical manufacturers to provide 60-days’ notice to
public and private registered purchasers, including state entities
and health insurers, before increasing the wholesale acquisition
cost of a drug (we will refer to the notice as a “price increase
notic... More...
   $0 (04-11-2020 - CA)

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