California 3rd District Court of Appeal News

Appellate court agrees plaintiffs in foreclosure case did not file 'frivolous' suit

By Erianne Leatherman | Mar 28, 2018

SACRAMENTO – An appeals court has reversed a trial court’s order centered on monetary sanctions in a lawsuit involving a home foreclosure.

Court of appeal finds 'optional' gratuities to be mandatory payments under the state's tax laws

By Nicholas Echevarria | Mar 23, 2018

SACRAMENTO – On March 9, the 3rd Appellate District for the Court of Appeal of the state of California found the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration was justified in collecting tax on the gratuities added by GMRI Inc. and its subsidiary restaurants.

Charter school resource center limits in line with democratic principles, supporters argue

By John Breslin | Aug 29, 2017

Supporters of restrictions on charter school resource centers said they believe the limits are in line with democratic principles that elected representatives should retain control of operations in their districts.

California charter school centers set to close, but many expected to receive one-year waivers

By John Breslin | Jun 27, 2017

Charter school resource centers may begin shuttering this week following a court ruling limiting where they can operate, but many will remain open for at least another year after receiving waivers from the state Board of Education.

Appeals court validates assessment against Manteca Unified School District

By Carrie Salls | Apr 18, 2017

The California Third District Court of Appeal recently reversed a ruling in which Judge Bobby W. McNatt of the Superior Court of San Joaquin County found that flood control and drainage assessments levied by Water Reclamation District No. 17 against Manteca Unified School District were not valid.

Insurer loses latest round in fight against Prop. 103-related rate decreases

By Carrie Salls | Feb 18, 2017

SACRAMENTO — The California insurance industry recently lost another battle against a law that protects consumers against excessive rate hikes when the California Court of Appeal upheld a lower-court ruling in a challenge brought by Mercury Casualty Co. and industry lobbying groups.

UC Davis hosts appeal court hearings

By Chandra Lye | Nov 14, 2016

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.

Fire Mountain Casino construction delayed after United Auburn Tribe filed an appeal

By Cheyenne Dickerson | Oct 30, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria has filed an appeal in California's 3rd District Court of Appeal regarding the approval of the Enterprise Rancheria Fire Mountain Casino to continue construction outside of Sacramento.

Water supplier temporarily blocked from Delta Island purchase

By Dawn Geske | Jun 23, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Two counties in California and an environmental group have partnered together to file an appeal against Southern California’s biggest water supplier, blocking its purchase of the Delta farm islands.

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