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William T. Schmitt v. Frank LaRose, Ohio Secretary of State





Plaintiffs William T. Schmitt and Chad Thompson submitted proposed ballot initiatives to the Portage County Board of Elections that would effectively decriminalize marijuana possession in the Ohio villages of Garrettsville and Windham. The Board declined to certify the proposed initia... More...
   $0 (08-16-2019 - OH)

In re Simon Fletcher



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   $0 (08-14-2019 - TX)

Jose Robles v. Employment Development Department



This is the third chapter in our appellate review of this controversy, which
involves the wrongful denial of unemployment benefits by respondents Employment
Develop... More...
   $0 (08-04-2019 - CA)

Mary Hubbard v. Coastal Commission

Under the California Coastal Act (Pub. Resources Code, § 30000,
et seq.), anyone wishing to build a development in the coastal zone must
obtain a coastal development permit (CDP) from the California Coastal
Commission (Commission) or, if a local coastal program (LCP) has been
certified by the Commission, from the applicable local government
agency. (Pub. Resources Code, § 30600... More...
   $0 (08-01-2019 - CA)

City of Hesperia v. Lake Arrowhead Community Services District

Over the years since at least 1959, the Legislature has attempted to achieve a
balance between the state's interest in allowing local agencies to produce, generate, store,
and transmit water or electrical energy and the cites' and counties' control over local
building and zoning. This appeal requires the court to consider whether a solar energy
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project proposed by a local ag... More...
   $0 (07-21-2019 - CA)

Oxford Preparatory Academy v. Chino Valley Unified School District

This appeal arising from a mandamus action in the superior court presents novel
issues regarding the proper scope of judicial review of a school district's decision to deny
a petition to renew a charter school. Below, the trial court concluded it had to apply an
extremely deferential standard of review because it believed the governing board of the
Chino Valley Unified School Distr... More...
   $0 (07-14-2019 - CA)

Angie Christensen v. Will Lightbourne, as Director, etc.

We granted review to decide whether a household
member’s income that is used to pay child support for a child
living in another household counts as income “reasonably
anticipated” to be “received” by the paying household within the
meaning of Welfare and Institutions Code section 11265.2 for
purposes of determining eligibility for state welfare benefits.
The California Depa... More...
   $0 (07-09-2019 - CA)

Ex Parte Barry Moore


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On May 28, 2019, relator filed in this court an “Application for Writ of Habeas Cor... More...
   $0 (06-29-2019 - TX)

Sweetwater Union High School District v. Julian Union Elementary School District


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Julian Union Elementary School District (Julian) and Diego Plus Education
Corpo... More...
   $0 (06-29-2019 - CA)

County of Sonoma v. Mark Gustely

Respondent Mark Gustely failed to comply with an administrative order finding
various violations of county codes on his property and ordering him to abate the
violations and pay abatement costs and civil penalties. When the County of Sonoma
(County) filed an action in the superior court to enforce the codes, enjoin further
violations and recover penalties, costs and attorney fees, ... More...
   $0 (06-25-2019 - CA)

Robin Rudisill v. California Coastal Commission, Xingyun, LLC

The trial court awarded sanctions in the form of attorney
fees against Real Parties in Interest Xingyun LLC (Xingyun), 422
Grand Blvd LLC (422 Grand), 424 Grand Blvd LLC (424 Grand),
and 426 Grand Blvd LLC (426 Grand) (collectively, Real Parties)
for filing a frivolous motion to strike under the anti-SLAPP
statute (Code Civ. Proc., § 425.16).1 The anti-SLAPP motion
concerne... More...
   $0 (06-09-2019 - CA)

Boatworks, LLC v. City of Alameda


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The Mitigation Fee Act (Gov. Code, § 66000 et seq.)
authorizes local agencies to
impose fees on a d... More...
   $0 (05-28-2019 - CA)

Dane-Elec Corporation, USA v. Nessim Bodokh

Labor Code section 218.5, an attorney fee-shifting statute in actions for
nonpayment of wages, prohibits a prevailing party employer from recovering attorney
fees unless the trial court finds the employee brought the wage claim in bad faith. This
appeal presents an issue regarding the effect of Labor Code section 218.5 on a prevailing
party employer’s right to recover contract-base... More...
   $0 (05-25-2019 - CA)

Patrick Barber v. The California State Personnel Board, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Real Party in Interest

This is plaintiff and appellant Patrick Barber’s second appeal in this case and
raises an issue of first impression.
Upon remand from Barber’s first appeal (Barber I),
defendant and respondent, the California State Personnel Board (SPB), awarded Barber a
lump sum back pay award, which resulted in Barber incurring increased income tax
liability. SPB denied Barber’s motion for r... More...
   $0 (05-18-2019 - CA)

Richard Molina v. The Superior Court of Orange County, The People, Real Party in Interest


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Original proceedings; petition for a writ of mandate to challenge an order of
the Superior Court of Or... More...
   $0 (05-18-2019 - CA)

Anthony Inzana v. Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors


Irrigation District (TID) is an irrigation district formed and existing under
the Irrigation District Law (Water Code, § 20500 et seq.),1 which grants irrigation

1 Undesignated statutory references are to... More...
   $0 (05-16-2019 - CA)

RJA DOZER SERVICE LLC. v. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS of FORD COUNTY, KANSAS, comprised of SHAWN TASSET, CHRIS BOYS, and KEN SNOOK; and DEBBIE COX, FORD COUNTY CLERK


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The Board of County Commissioners of Ford County invited bids for a landfill project. The invitation—requiring a... More...
   $0 (05-12-2019 - KS)

Steven M. Goldstein v. California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board

Steven M. Goldstein appeals following the denial of his petition for writ of
administrative mandate to compel the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals
Board (the Board) to set aside its decision denying unemployment insurance benefits.
We agree with Goldstein that the Board misapplied the governing law, thereby
committing an abuse of discretion. However, because Goldstein fail... More...
   $0 (05-04-2019 - CA)

Steven M. Goldstein v. California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board

Steven M. Goldstein appeals following the denial of his petition for writ of
administrative mandate to compel the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals
Board (the Board) to set aside its decision denying unemployment insurance benefits.
We agree with Goldstein that the Board misapplied the governing law, thereby
committing an abuse of discretion. However, because Goldstein fail... More...
   $0 (05-01-2019 - CA)

In Re: Sheriff Richard Wiles





Reyes-Landeros is charged with a misdemeanor offense in cause number 20170C09802
and the case is pending in the County Criminal Court No. 4. According to the mandamus petition, the Department of Homeland Security placed an ICE detainer on R... More...
   $0 (04-29-2019 - TX)

SHAWNDELL MAYS v. STATE OF KANSAS












In affirming Mays' convictions, the Kansas Supreme Court summarized the under... More...
   $0 (04-27-2019 - KS)

Tanimura & Antle Fresh Foods, Inc. v. Salinas Union High School District




In this appeal we consider whether a school district acted reasonably in imposing
school impact fees on a new residential development project intended to house adult
seasonal farmworkers employed by the company. The trial court found that there was no
reasonable relationshi... More...
   $0 (04-27-2019 - CA)

Carolina Poncio v. Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery

The Division of Recycling within the Department of Resources Recycling and
Recovery (CalRecycle) granted Carolina Poncio a probationary certificate to run a
recycling center. CalRecycle revoked her probationary certificate after Poncio’s husband
Victor attempted to bribe a CalRecycle employee assigned to audit Poncio’s recycling
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center. After a CalRecycle hearing officer uph... More...
   $0 (04-24-2019 - CA)

Connie Jean Smith v. SEECO, Inc.





In this appeal four groups of prospective intervenors—the Arnett I, Arnett II, Charter Land Co. LLC, and Wyborny appellants—challenge the district court’s1denials of their motions to intervene in a class action lawsuit by named plaintiffConnie Jean Smith against SEECO, Inc., et ... More...
   $0 (04-23-2019 - AR)

Lucinda Cox v. Hollis Griffin


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The lesson in this case is there are important distinctions between the torts of false
imprisonment and malicious pro... More...
   $0 (04-19-2019 - CA)

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