California 1st District Court of Appeal News

Appeals court partially upholds ruling in stock-sharing case

By Nicholas Gueguen | Apr 24, 2017

The California First District Court of Appeal partially upheld the San Mateo County Superior Court's decision in Applied Medical Corporation vs. T. Peter Thomas et al.

Appeals court denies father's petition for custody of daughter

By Nicholas Gueguen | Apr 23, 2017

The California First District Court of Appeal recently denied the appellant's petition "for extraordinary writ relief" in the case of Jaime O. vs. The Superior Court of Marin County and Marin County Health and Human Services.

Court of appeal rules against Pacific Gas and Electric Company in camping injury case

By Nicholas Gueguen | Apr 21, 2017

The California First District Court of Appeal recently upheld the Superior Court of San Mateo County's decision to not award Pacific Gas and Electric Company immunity in the case of a 12-year-old boy who was injured in a camping accident.

Appeals court grants writ of mandate in construction permit case

By Nicholas Gueguen | Apr 20, 2017

The California First District Court of Appeal recently granted a plaintiff's petition for a writ of mandate and ordered "the trial court to vacate its order sustaining the Hearing Board’s demurrer" in Grist Creek Aggregates LLC vs. the Superior Court of Mondecino County and Mendocino County Air Quality Management District, et al.

Appeals court upholds lower court's decision in tenant harassment case

By Nicholas Gueguen | Apr 20, 2017

The California First District Court of Appeal recently decided to uphold the Alameda County Superior Court's decision to deny an anti-strategic lawsuit against public participation (anti-SLAPP) motion to strike on six counts and remanded 1918 Lakeshore Tenants Union et al vs. Lakeshore Apartments LP "for further proceedings" based on two decisions, including its own.

Appeals court reverses rent ordinance decision

By Nicholas Gueguen | Apr 19, 2017

The California First District Court of Appeal recently decided to reverse the San Francisco City and County Superior Court's decision in Danger Panda LLC etc. vs. Nancy Ann Launiu, et al and said "that a minor is not a tenant under the Rent Ordinance provisions that pertain to Ellis Act evictions."

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

By Cassandra Stone | Nov 17, 2016

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.

Environmental groups seek state's help

By Michelle de Leon | Oct 30, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO -- With the November elections right around the corner, supporters of the state's water, forest and oak woodland protection initiative are seeking the help of the state's 1st District Court of Appeals to overturn the initial ruling on the project.

Warriors' arena project lawsuit appeal gains support

By Carrie Salls | Oct 23, 2016

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.  

Court rules that public employees' retirement benefits can be reduced

By Joe Dyton | Sep 19, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – California public employees recently learned they might have to reconsider how they handle their retirement after the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that the legislature can trim public employee retirement benefits for anyone who’s still on the job.

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