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Ronald D. Mass v. Franchise Tax Board

Ronald D. and Pamela S. Mass (Taxpayers) bought shares
in a company that invests in government bonds. They received
dividends derived from interest on those bonds. Because the
Ca... More...
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Vincent Pina v. County of Los Angeles

Appellant Vincent Pina brought this personal injury
suit against respondents County of Los Angeles and Los
Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (collectively the
County), alleging, inter alia, that the County... More...
   $0 (08-08-2019 - CA)

Michele Lee v. Department of Parks and Recreation

Plaintiff Michele Lee injured herself on a stairway in the Bootjack Campground
within Mt. Tamalpais State Park and sued respondent California State Department of
Pa... More...
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Donald Wilson v. County of San Joaquin

Donald Wilson entered a plea of no contest on a charge of felony child abuse in
connection with events culminating in the death on his infant son. He and his wife
(plaintiffs) then sued several individuals and entities who undertook to provide lifesaving
services for the infant, asserting causes of action for medical malpractice, professional
negligence, and intentional infl... More...
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Leanne Hollingsworth v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles, Heavy Transport, Inc., Real Party in Interest

“Pursuant to constitutional mandate, the Legislature has
vested the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) with
exclusive jurisdiction over claims for workers’ compensation
benefits. (Cal. Const., art. XIV, § 4, Lab. Code, § 5300.)” (La
Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc. v. Industrial Indemnity Co.
(1994) 9 Cal.4th 27, 35.) Thus, in an action involving a worker
injured dur... More...
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California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform v. Karen Smith

Health and Safety Code section 1418.8 (section 1418.8) sets forth procedures to be
followed for nursing home residents who lack capacity to make their own health care
decisions. Most of the affected residents are elderly, many are poor, and all may be
described as “unbefriended” in the sense they are without family members, friends or
other legal surrogates to make health care deci... More...
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On March 30, 2017, Appellant was indicted for aggravated burglary, attempted ... More...
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Rebecca Megan Quigley v. Garden Valley Fire Protection District

The Government Claims Act (Gov. Code, § 810 et seq.)
authorizes plaintiffs to bring certain tort claims against public
entities, while also immunizing public entities from liability in
particular circumstances. One of the act’s immunity provisions
bars any statutory liability that might otherwise exist for
injuries resulting from the condition of firefighting equipment
or f... More...
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Billy F. May v. Juan Segovia

Billy F. May, a former federal prisoner, brought this action in federal district
court under Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents, 403 U.S. 388 (1971). Mr. May
claims he was denied his due process rights as a prisoner when he was quarantined
without a hearing during a scabies infestation at the prison. The magistrate judge
granted Mr. Segovia summary judgment on two issues: first, th... More...
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Leroy Guillory v. Michele Hill

LeRoy Guillory and 11 other plaintiffs appeal from the court’s denial of
their 42 U.S.C. section 1988 (§ 1988) motion for attorney fees as prevailing parties in
their civil rights claim against defendant Orange County Sheriff’s Department
Investigator Michele Hill. Plaintiffs contend the court abused its discretion when it
denied their request for attorney fees.
Section 1988 au... More...
   $0 (06-25-2019 - CA)

American Legion, et al. v. American Humanists Association, et al.

Since 1925, the Bladensburg Peace Cross (Cross) has stood as a tribute to 49 area soldiers who gave their lives in the First World War. Eighty-nine years after the dedi-cation of the Cross, respondents filed this lawsuit, claim-ing that they are offended by the... More...
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Jeremy Swanson, Individually and as Successor In Interest v. County of Riverside, Melody Anderson-Martin, Individually and as Successor In Interest, etc., v. County of Riverside

Brandon M. was taken to Riverside County Medical Center by the Corona Police
Department for an involuntary hold, pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code1 section
5150. He was released before 72 hours had elapsed, and he returned home, where he
bludgeoned three people to death with a baseball bat. Surviving family members, who
are successors in interest or heirs, (collectively Res... More...
   $0 (06-18-2019 - CA)

Dorian Johnson v. City of Ferguson, Missouis; Thomas Jackson; Darren Wilson

In Johnson v. City of Ferguson, 864 F.3d 866 (8th Cir. 2017), a panel of our
court affirmed the district court’s ruling that Dorian Johnson had alleged sufficient
facts to state 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claims of unlawful seizure and the use of excessive
fo... More...
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City and County of San Francisco v. Uber Technologies, Inc.

Appellants Uber Technologies, Inc., Raiser-CA, LLC, and Rasier, LLC
(collectively, Uber) challenge an order directing them to comply with administrative
subpoenas issued by the City Attorney of San Francisco (the City Attorney) for reports
and data submitted to the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC).1
We find that it was within the City Attorney’s investigative powers... More...
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The State’s evidence at trial established the followin... More...
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Rashad J. Smith a/k/a Rashad Jamale Smith a/k/a Rashad Smith a/k/a Twin v. State of Mississippi

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The undisputed trial evidence showed that Salem fatally shot Sam on the eveni... More...
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Brad Tschida v. Jonathan Motl and Jeff Mangan

The panel reversed the district court’s summary judgment
in favor of defendant Montana state officials and affirmed the
district court’s summary judgment granting qualified
immunity to Montana’s former Commissioner of Political
Practices in an action b... More...
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Tobias Kahan v. City of Richmond

Tobias Kahan purchased property in Richmond, California at a foreclosure sale.
Shortly before the sale, the City of Richmond (City) had recorded a “special assessment”
lien against the property for unpaid garbage collection fees, pursuant to a municipal
ordinance. When Kahan later sold the property, he had to pay the delinquent garbage
fees as well as administrative charges and esc... More...
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Erie Insurance Company, a/s/o v. Amazon.com, Inc. and Ebay, Inc.

The main issue before us is whether Amazon.com, Inc., is subject to liability for a defective product that a customer purchased on its website from a third-party seller with Amazon “fulfilling” the transaction by storing the product and shipping it to the customer.
Trung... More...
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Valentine Underwood v. Patrick Barrett

When plaintiff refused to exit a prison
recreation cage to be brought to a new cell, prison officials used
oleoresin capsicum ("pepper spray"), physical force, and handcuffs
to secure his compliance with the officials' orders. Plaintiff
subsequently brought this l... More...
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Daniel B. Norfleet v. Heather Renner

Judy Farris is a Tennessee judicial commissioner. She issued a warrant for Daniel Norfleet’s arrest based on an affidavit from his probation officer saying that he had violated his probation. Norfleet went to jail for several months. A state court judge dismissed the... More...
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Ricky Jackson, Kwame Ajamu and Wiley Edward Bridgeman v. City of Cleveland

Appellants Ricky Jackson, Wiley Bridgeman, and Kwame Ajamu served a long time in prison for a crime they did not commit. For Jackson, it was thirty-nine years; for Bridgeman, thirty-seven years; for Ajamu, twenty-five years. They each spent close to two and... More...
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Abinel Zemon v. Associate Justice Guzman

This federal case is brought
by an aggrieved litigant who asks us to step in and change the way
some things turned out for him in state court in Massachusetts.
Specifically, appellant Abinel Zenon sought a declaratory judgment
labelling as unconstitutional a prote... More...
   $0 (05-15-2019 - MA)

United States of America v. Sushil A. Sheth

Dr. Sushil Sheth amassed significant
wealth as a cardiologist, but, as he later admitted in a plea
agreement, he did so in a scheme to overbill government and
private insurers by approximately $13 million. In his p... More...
   $0 (05-13-2019 - IL)

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