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New ruling impacts real estate companies representing both buyers and sellers

Dee Thompson Dec. 1, 2016, 7:12pm

SACRAMENTO, California – On Nov. 22, the California Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that promises to have a significant impact on how real estate transactions are handled in this state.

California Supreme Court rules against Coldwell Banker in real estate case

Dawn Geske Nov. 27, 2016, 9:45pm

LOS ANGELES – The Supreme Court of California has ruled in favor of a home buyer in a real estate case against a brokerage firm.

California Supreme Court ruling in public employee pension case seeks to clarify "reasonable" pension

Karen Kidd Nov. 27, 2016, 3:55pm

SACRAMENTO – A possible California Supreme Court ruling in a public employee pension case could clarify what a so-called "reasonable" pension for a state worker would be.

California Franchise Tax Board will take action on pending claims

S. Laney Griffo Nov. 27, 2016, 3:38pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- California's franchise tax board (FTB) has announced actions it will take in cases that were being held up pending a decision in the Gillette Company & Subs v. California Franchise Tax Board case.

California Supreme Court ruling in medical negligence cases has far reaching effect

Dee Thompson Nov. 26, 2016, 10:42pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- A recent California Supreme Court court ruling has broken new ground when it comes to the interpretation of the statute of limitations regarding medical negligence lawsuits.

Citizens for Ceres stops legal fight against new Wal-Mart development

Carrice Quinnie Nov. 23, 2016, 4:44pm

SAN FRANCISCO – Citizens for Ceres missed the Nov. 14 deadline to petition the California Supreme Court to stop construction of the Mitchell Ranch Shopping Center, which would be anchored by a Wal-Mart Supercenter. 

California Supreme Court hears arguments in case alleging overreach by insurance commissioners

Cheyenne Dickerson Nov. 22, 2016, 7:15pm

SAN FRANCISCO – Arguments were heard on Nov. 1 in the California Supreme Court regarding the Association of California Insurance Companies (ACIC) versus Dave Jones, one of many California insurance commissioners, regarding regulations and possibly misleading issues around insurance costs.

Supreme Court rules Eureka police arrest video should be available to public

Cassandra Stone Nov. 17, 2016, 10:11pm

EUREKA -- According to a ruling by the California Supreme Court, police arrest videos must be made available to the public and cannot be considered part of confidential officer personnel records.

Court ruling limits charter schools' expansions with satellite campuses outside their territory

Joe Dyton Nov. 17, 2016, 9:57pm

SAN DIEGO — A California appellate court recently ruled that charter schools cannot expand throughout their home county by opening satellite campuses outside of the district that granted them authorization.

Appeals court upholds Orange County's disqualifying of judge

Seth Sandronsky Nov. 15, 2016, 11:54am

California Code of Civil Procedures section 170.6 provides an opportunity for a litigant, either defendant or plaintiff, to remove a judge from a case with no proof of bias and prejudice.

UC Davis hosts appeal court hearings

Chandra Lye Nov. 14, 2016, 8:52am

DAVIS — University of California, Davis Law School hosted appellate court hearings in the school’s King Hall last month, giving students and the public an opportunity to see how the judicial system works.

Courts to rule on whether calling in to work equals reporting to work

Deb Rogers Nov. 6, 2016, 10:55pm

SAN FRANCISCO – A decision regarding whether waiting for a call to head into work is actually considered working has been bouncing around California courts.

California Supreme Court: Business friend or foe?

Seth Sandronsky Nov. 6, 2016, 5:57pm

That's an important question. Much is at stake, as the Golden State is the sixth largest economy in the world.

California Supreme Court to examine standards for evidence in product defect cases

Chandra Lye Nov. 3, 2016, 10:41pm

SAN FRANCISCO – The type of evidence allowed at product defect cases may soon change, pending a decision by the California Supreme Court.

City of San Ramon service tax may head to California Supreme Court

Chandra Lye Nov. 3, 2016, 5:02pm

SAN RAMON, CALIFORNIA — A decision by a state appeals court that upheld a tax on new development within City of San Ramon may be heading to the California Supreme Court.

Suction dredge mining moratorium supported by Supreme Court

Kerry Goff Nov. 3, 2016, 3:12pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court recently upheld a statewide moratorium on recreational suction dredge mining for gold, noting the regulations were valid for protecting water supplies, fisheries, wildlife and cultural resources. 

State Bar of California seeks Supreme Court ruling to collect dues

Michelle de Leon Oct. 30, 2016, 11:48pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- Despite the controversial issues darkening the California State Bar, including concerns about the group's expenses, a Senate bill initially anticipated to resolve such matters was not passed by the state legislature.

Lawyer: California high court leaning toward keeping L.A. County attorney bills CPRA-exempt

Karen Kidd Oct. 28, 2016, 11:56am

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) – State Supreme Court justices appear to be leaning in favor of considering defense bills as privileged attorney-client communications in a California Public Records Act case, an attorney who attended oral arguments earlier this month said during a recent interview.

Supreme Court decision in Bristol Myers Squibb case will impact products liability lawsuits

Dee Thompson Oct. 23, 2016, 11:37pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- A recent California Supreme Court decision involving the pharmaceutical company Bristol Myers Squibb will greatly impact products liability lawsuits in California and possibly in other states, experts say.

Warriors' arena project lawsuit appeal gains support

Carrie Salls Oct. 23, 2016, 12:33pm

SAN FRANCISCO – The Center for Biological Diversity, Coalition for Clean Air, Communities for a Better Environment and the Sunset Coalition have filed a “friend of the court” brief in support of those opposing the Golden State Warriors’ proposed 18,000-seat arena.