Amicus Curiae Law
Amanda Frlekin v. Apple, Inc.

Industrial Welfare Commission wage order No. 7-2001
(Wage Order 7) requires employers to pay their employees a
minimum wage for all “hours worked.” (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 8,
§ 11070, subd. 4(B).) “Hours worked” is defined as “the time
during which an employee is subject to the control of an
employer, and includes all the time the employee is suffered or
permitted to work, w... More...
   $0 (02-14-2020 - CA)

State of New Jersey v. Luis Melendez, a/k/a Arturo Melendez and Pito Melendez

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In this appeal, we consider whether a defendant’s answer to a civil
forfeiture... More...
   $0 (02-04-2020 - NJ)

State of New Jersey v. Randy K. Manning

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Cell-phone records can reveal intimate details about peoples’ lives and
relationships -- the persons and groups with whom they associate, t... More...
   $0 (02-04-2020 - NJ)

State of New Jersey v. Donna M. Alessi

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We adduce the following facts from the trial record, suppression hearing,
an... More...
   $0 (02-04-2020 - NJ)

State of West Virginia vs. Crystal W.

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Petitioner Crystal W., by counsel Dana F. Eddy, appeals the Circuit Court of Greenbrier County’s September 18, 2017, order sentenci... More...
   $0 (02-02-2020 - WV)

Tamika Schmidt v. Superior Court, County of Ventura

Two court employees alleged a security guard named David
Jacques sexually harassed them with his metal detecting wand
during the courthouse entry screening process. All security
screening was in public and on video. None of the video
supported the allegations. After a lengthy bench trial, the trial
court ruled the plaintiffs had not proved their allegations. The
employees a... More...
   $0 (01-26-2020 - CA)


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State Route 16 (“S.R. 16”) generally travels east-west through Licking County, in large part as a four-lane, limited-access, divided highway. Until late 2016, Cherry Valley Road, a.k.a. Coun... More...
   $0 (01-16-2020 - OH)

Dignity Health v. Local Initiative Health Care Authority of Los Angeles County

Plaintiffs and appellants Dignity Health and Northridge
Hospital Medical Center (Northridge Hospital; collectively,
plaintiffs) appeal from a grant of summary judgment in favor of
defendant and respondent Local Initiative Health Care Authority
of Los Angeles County dba L.A. Care Health Plan (defendant).
Defendant is a managed care health plan that provides health
care cover... More...
   $0 (01-12-2020 - CA)

Jackson Women's Health Organization, et al. v. Thomas E. Dobbs, M.P.H., et al.

This case concerns a Mississippi law that prohibits abortions, with limited exceptions, after 15 weeks’ gestational age. The central question before us is whether this law is an unconstitutional ban on pre-viability abortions. In an unbroken line dating to Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court’s abortion cases have established (and affirmed, and re-affirmed) a woman’s right to choose an abortion before v... More...   $0 (12-16-2019 - MS)

Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Jr., Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, et al. v. Deutsche Bank, AG

This appeal raises an important issue concerning the investigative authority
of two committees of the United States House of Representatives and the
protection of privacy due the President of the United States suing in his individual,
not official, capacity with respect to financial records. The specific issue is the
lawfulness of three subpoenas issued by the House Committee on Fi... More...
   $0 (12-04-2019 - NY)

United States of America v. Roberto Arturo Perez

If this were an Encyclopedia Brown mystery, it might be called The Case of the Polite Bank Robber.1 Without any weapons, Defendant-Appellant Roberto Arturo Perez calmly walked into two different banks. He handed a teller at each bank a note with instructions using words like “please” and “thank you,” made no reference to any type of weapon, bargained pleasantly with one teller for $5,000, and allo... More...   $0 (12-02-2019 - FL)

Sarah Anderson v. City of San Jose

In this appeal we decide whether a California charter city’s policy for the sale of
surplus city-owned land is preempted by the state’s affordable housing law.
The dispute centers on the City of San Jose’s passage of City Policy 7-13 (Policy
7-13), which appellants Sarah Anderson, Joana Cruz, Urban Habitat Program, and
Housing California contend violates the Surplus Land Act (Gov. ... More...
   $0 (11-29-2019 - CA)

Jessica Millan Patterson v. Alex Padilla, as Secretary of State, etc.

We must decide in this case whether portions of the
recently enacted Presidential Tax Transparency and
Accountability Act (Elec. Code, § 6880 et seq.) (the Act) conflict
with article II, section 5, subdivision (c) of the California
Constitution (article II, section 5(c)) and are therefore invalid.
At issue are the Act’s provisions that prohibit the Secretary of
State from p... More...
   $0 (11-24-2019 - CA)

United States of America ex rel. Robert Kraus and Paul Bishop v. State of New York, ex rel. Paul Bishop, et al.

This case arises out of the 2008 financial crisis. This appeal—appellants’
second—asks us to decide whether the False Claims Act (the “Act” or the
“FCA”), 31 U.S.C. § 3729 et seq., applies to persons who defraud the emergency
lending facilities of the Federal Reserve System (the “Fed”).
Paul Bishop and Robert Kraus (“relators”) allege that Wells Fargo &
Company and Wells ... More...
   $0 (11-22-2019 - NY)

Jane Doe v. Dallas Independent School District

Appellant Jane Doe appeals the district court’s dismissal of her Title IX complaint for failure to exhaust administrative remedies under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”). For the reasons set forth below, we REVERSE the distri... More...
   $0 (10-25-2019 - TX)

Anthony Rudick v. State Board of Optometry

This is an appeal from judgment after the trial court denied the petition for writ of
mandate filed by plaintiffs Anthony Rudick, O.D., and Ridge Eye Care, Inc. (Ridge) and
granted summary judgment in favor of defendant State Board of Optometry (Board) and
against plaintiffs on their related complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief. On
appeal, plaintiffs seek reversal of the... More...
   $0 (10-15-2019 - CA)

Blakely Mchugh v. Protective Life Insurance

This appeal raises one fundamental issue: whether Insurance Code sections
10113.71 and 10113.721 ("the statutes"), which came into effect on January 1, 2013,
apply to term life insurance policies issued before the statutes' effective date. In 2005,
Protective Life Insurance Company (Protective Life) issued William Patrick McHugh a
60-year term life policy (the policy) that provided... More...
   $0 (10-13-2019 - CA)

Jessica Ferra v. Loews Hollywood Hotel, LLC

Does “regular rate of compensation” for calculating meal
or rest break premium payments mean the same thing as
“regular rate of pay” for calculating overtime premium payments,
and does facially neutral “rounding” of employee work time
systematically undercompensate Jessica Ferra and a class of
employees of Loews Hollywood Hotel, LLC (Loews)? We agree
with the trial court th... More...
   $0 (10-10-2019 - CA)

Travelers Property Casualty Company pf America v. Worker's Compensation Appeals Board and California Insurance Guarantee Association

Two employers agreed that the general employer would
obtain workers’ compensation insurance for employees it leased
to the special employer.1
Relying on this agreement, the special
employer obtained workers’ compensation insurance for its own
employees with a “limiting endorsement” excluding coverage for
special employees. These agreements were in place for several
year... More...
   $0 (10-04-2019 - CA)

Gustavo Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services, Inc.

Named plaintiff and class representative Gustavo Naranjo and a
certified class of former and current employees took their lawsuit
against defendant Spectrum Security Services, Inc. (Spectrum) to trial.
They alleged Labor Code section 226.71 meal break violations and
sought premium wages, derivative remedies pursuant to sections 203
(waiting time penalties) and 226 (itemized wag... More...
   $0 (09-28-2019 - CA)


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William Harold Thomas, Jr. v. Clay Bright, Commissioner of Tennessee Department of Transportation

Under Tennessee’s Billboard Act, anyone intending to post a sign along a Tennessee roadway must apply to the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) for a permit, unless the sign falls within one of the Act’s exceptions. This case presents a constitutional chal... More...
   $0 (09-16-2019 - TN)

J. Endres v. Northeaster Ohio Medical University

Northeast Ohio Medical University (“NEOMED”) dismissed Julian Endres, a medical student, for cheating on a test. Endres denies cheating, but his guilt or innocence is not relevant to this appeal. Instead, this appeal presents two questions. The first concerns when Endres should have brought ... More...
   $0 (09-08-2019 - OH)

Pitzer College v. Indian Harbor Insurance Company

California’s notice-prejudice rule generally allows
insureds to proceed with their insurance policy claims even if
they give their insurer late notice of a claim, provided that the
late notice does not substantially prejudice the insurer.
(Campbell v. Allstate Ins. Co. (1963) 60 Cal.2d 303, 307
(Campbell).) In this context, we consider two narrow questions
from the United S... More...
   $0 (09-02-2019 - CA)

Keschel Collins v. Tony Thurmond, as Superintendent, etc.

The present case arises from information released to the public regarding
suspensions, transfers, and other disciplinary proceedings in the Kern High School
District of Kern County (KHSD). The data released allegedly demonstrates that racial
bias has affected how KHSD disciplines minority stude... More...
   $0 (08-29-2019 - CA)

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