California Supreme Court

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“California Supreme Court issues first State Bar antitrust policy”

The Daily Journal today reports [subscription] on the administrative order the Supreme Court issued on Tuesday that states — and requires the State …

Antitrust Laws

California Supreme Court: Access To License Plate Data May Be Possible

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It would violate people’s privacy to publicly release raw data collected by automated license plate readers that police use to …

California Supreme Court Reverses Protections for Elephants Confined at Los Angeles Zoo - Animal Legal Defense Fund

<b>Posted by Nicole Pallotta, Academic Outreach Manager on September 8, 2017</b><p>“All is not well at the Elephants of Asia exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo. …

Wildlife

California Appellate Court Determines Life Insurance Policy Purchased with Joint Funds Is Community Property

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court of California issued a written opinion in a California property division case that required the court to …

Divorce

How Often Do Governmental Entities Win in Civil Cases?

Home > Data Analytics > How Often Do Governmental Entities Win in Civil Cases?<p>Last week, we began our review of the Court’s experience with …

How Common Are Governmental Parties in the Court’s Civil Docket?

Home > Data Analytics > How Common Are Governmental Parties in the Court’s Civil Docket?<p>For the past several weeks, we’ve looked at the Court’s …

Publications California Supreme Court Fall 2017 Round-Up

Spearheaded by Daniel M. Kolkey, a former Associate Justice on the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, and former Counsel to the …

Law

California Court: Some of Employee’s Claims Must Go to Arbitration

Employers often have applicants or newly hired employees sign arbitration agreements. However, the California Supreme Court has held that an …

Judiciary

California Supreme Court Confirms Work Product Protection for…

California Supreme Court Confirms Work Product Protection for Attorney-Directed Investigations #ellis #act #california<br>http://colorado.nef2.com/california-supreme-court-confirms-work-product-protection-for-attorney-directed-investigations-ellis-act-california/<p># Employment Law and Litigation California Supreme Court Confirms Work Product Protection for Attorney-Directed Investigations The California Supreme Court recently clarified the extent of the attorney work product privilege under …

California Supreme Court Affirms California Fair Plan Ass’n v. Garnes, and Preserves Homeowners’ Interests - Advise & Consult, Inc.

Stephanie Poll | Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog | August 17, 2017<p>The California Department of Insurance recently issued a press release …

Judiciary

Measuring Influence in Death Penalty Cases – Which Justices Were Most Often in the Majority (Part 2)?

Home > Data Analytics > Measuring Influence in Death Penalty Cases – Which Justices Were Most Often in the Majority (Part 2)?<p>Yesterday, we began our …

Measuring Influence in Death Penalty Cases – Which Justices Were Most Often in the Majority (Part 1)?

Home > Data Analytics > Measuring Influence in Death Penalty Cases – Which Justices Were Most Often in the Majority (Part 1)?<p>Earlier this week, we …

🚩California Supreme Court Reverses Protections for Elephants…

<b>🚩California Supreme Court Reverses Protections for Elephants Confined at Los Angeles Zoo:</b><p>By Nicole Pallotta | September 8, 2017<p><b>“All is not well at the Elephants of Asia exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo. Contrary to what the zoo’s representatives may have told the Los Angeles City Council in order to get construction of the $42 million exhibit approved and funded, the elephants are not healthy, happy, and thriving.”– Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John Segal</b><p><b>The above is an excerpt from an</b> …

California Supreme Court Rules Against Police Collection of License Plate Data

<i>Privacy and civil liberties advocates won a small victory this week as the California Supreme Court ruled that license plate data secretly gathered</i> …

Surveillance

California Supreme Court: Local tax hikes proposed via initiative are different from those by elected officials

California’s highest court weighed in Monday on how voters raise revenue for local governments, deciding that tax increases proposed by city and county elected officials should be treated differently than those put on the ballot through citizen initiatives.<p>No consensus has emerged over how …

California

California Supreme Court Rules That Independent Contractors Are Not Excluded From Section 1090’s Conflict Provisions

The California Supreme Court ruled on June 26, 2017 in People v. Superior Court of Riverside County that the Government Code prohibition against a …

Privacy

California Supreme Court backs plan to speed death penalty cases

California’s state Supreme Court on Thursday upheld Proposition 66. The voter initiative is meant to speed up the state’s death penalty cases, which …

Judiciary

Tracking the Importance of Recusals in Criminal Cases (Part 2)

Home > Data Analytics > Tracking the Importance of Recusals in Criminal Cases (Part 2)<p>Yesterday, we began our review of the Court’s experience with …

How Often Has the Defense Won Certified Question Appeals?

Home > Data Analytics > How Often Has the Defense Won Certified Question Appeals?<p>Last week, we began our look at the California Supreme Court’s …

High Court Announces Electronic Filing

If all courts were like the U.S. Supreme Court, then access to the law would literally be free. They might also take a little longer to allow …

Do Certified Question Appeals Tend to Be More Closely Divided?

Home > Data Analytics > Do Certified Question Appeals Tend to Be More Closely Divided?<p>Earlier this week on the <i>Illinois Supreme Court Review,</i> we …

Pension ruling a setback for San Diego City Hall

In April, when an appeals court protected the city’s pension reforms by safeguarding elected officials’ ability to enact them, The San Diego …

What Worries a Calif. Supreme Court Justice About AI and the Law

Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar isn't afraid of the robot uprising. But when is reliance on AI arbitrary and capricious? That's a heavy question.

Kirk Jenkins Elected to American Academy of Appellate Lawyers | Our Firm | Sedgwick

Sedgwick LLP is pleased to announce that Chicago partner <b>Kirk Jenkins</b> has been elected a Fellow in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (AAAL). …

Clarification: California High-Speed Rail story | Miami Herald

In a story July 27 about a lawsuit with implications for California's high-speed rail project, The Associated Press reported that the case pitted the …

California Supreme Court Issues Split Decision in CEQA Preemption Case

August 2, 2017<p>The California Supreme Court has ruled in an important case that the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is not fully preempted …

e-Discovery Trumps Privacy at California Supreme Court

In a recent case, the California Supreme Court held class action plaintiffs could get personal information in discovery—despite data privacy concerns.

Class Action Update: Arbitration Clauses Cannot Bar Claims for Public Injunctive Relief

Today, many businesses use arbitration as a means of resolving claims that arise. Indeed, many California consumer agreements contain arbitration …

High-Speed Rail Could Face New Delay as California Environmentalists Win in Court

A California Supreme Court ruling last week in favor of environmentalists opposing the state’s reopening of an abandoned lumber train may cost the …