California Official Reports: Electronic Advance Sheet For Monday, April 23, 2012

California Official Reports: Electronic Advance Sheet For Monday, April 23, 2012

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  • Index of new California opinions
  • Index of actions without opinion

Index of new California opinions:

1. In re Kaylee H., D060499, COURT OF APPEAL OF CALIFORNIA, FOURTH APPELLATE DISTRICT, DIVISION ONE, 2012 Cal. App. LEXIS 451 Shepardize , April 20, 2012, Opinion Filed

CORE TERMS: juvenile, guardianship, social worker, probate, guardian, custody, dependency, temporary, dependency petition, dependency proceedings ...

2. Collins v. City of L.A., B228882, COURT OF APPEAL OF CALIFORNIA, SECOND APPELLATE DISTRICT, DIVISION THREE, 2012 Cal. App. LEXIS 455 Shepardize , April 20, 2012, Opinion Filed

CORE TERMS: overhead, attorney fees, class member's, billed, fee award, monetary recovery, financial burden, private enforcement, paralegal, prejudgment interest ...

3. Sierra Club v. Napa County Bd. of Supervisors, A130980, COURT OF APPEAL OF CALIFORNIA, FIRST APPELLATE DISTRICT, DIVISION FOUR, 2012 Cal. App. LEXIS 454 Shepardize , April 20, 2012, Opinion Filed

CORE TERMS: parcel, ordinance, sequential, Map Act, ministerial, environmental, discretionary, exemption, adjoining, zoning ...

4. Salmon Prot. & Watershed Network v. County of Marin, A133109, COURT OF APPEAL OF CALIFORNIA, FIRST APPELLATE DISTRICT, DIVISION THREE, 2012 Cal. App. LEXIS 458 Shepardize , April 20, 2012, Opinion Filed

CORE TERMS: tolling, limitations period, interveners, settlement, challenging, negotiations, public agency, real party in interest, toll, time limits ...

5. In re M.L., A132667, COURT OF APPEAL OF CALIFORNIA, FIRST APPELLATE DISTRICT, DIVISION FIVE, 2012 Cal. App. LEXIS 459 Shepardize , April 20, 2012, Opinion Filed, CERTIFIED FOR PARTIAL PUBLICATION** Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rules 8.1105(b) and 8.1110, this opinion is certified for publication with the exception of part II.F.

CORE TERMS: grandparent's, exemption, grandfather, placement, juvenile, grandmother, criminal records, criminal history, foster, emergency ...

6. People v. Bejasa, E051308, COURT OF APPEAL OF CALIFORNIA, FOURTH APPELLATE DISTRICT, DIVISION TWO, 2012 Cal. App. LEXIS 441 Shepardize , April 19, 2012, Opinion Filed, CERTIFIED FOR PARTIAL PUBLICATION** Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rules 8.1105(b) and 8.1110, this opinion is certified for publication with the exception of part II.B.

OVERVIEW: A trial court erred in refusing to suppress evidence of statements defendant made to the police, including his estimation of time made during a Romberg field sobriety test, because defendant had been placed in custody when he was handcuffed and placed in the police car, but he was not given his Miranda advisements until after he was interrogated.

CORE TERMS: custody, methamphetamine, testimonial, sentence, interrogation, driving, warning, traffic, police car, incriminating ...

7. People v. Durant, A131004, COURT OF APPEAL OF CALIFORNIA, FIRST APPELLATE DISTRICT, DIVISION FIVE, 2012 Cal. App. LEXIS 442 Shepardize , April 19, 2012, Opinion Filed

OVERVIEW: Although defendant, who was stopped for failure to signal a left turn, argued that his motion to suppress should have been granted because the traffic stop was illegal and a patdown was the product of that unlawful detention, any illegality in the initial detention was attenuated by defendant's probation search condition.

CORE TERMS: traffic stop, search condition, probation, seizure, detention, signal, intervening circumstance, arrest, attenuation--, traffic ...

8. Bankhead v. ArvinMeritor, Inc., A131587 & A132985, COURT OF APPEAL OF CALIFORNIA, FIRST APPELLATE DISTRICT, DIVISION FOUR, 2012 Cal. App. LEXIS 443 Shepardize , April 19, 2012, Opinion Filed

OVERVIEW: Although a punitive damages award in an asbestos personal injury case exceeded the company's net worth, the company was financially sound; thus, the award was not excessive under California law because it was not disproportionate to the company's ability to pay. It also did not violate federal due process requirements of the Fourteenth Amendment.

CORE TERMS: punitive damages, punitive, net worth, damage award, compensatory damages, ratio, wealth, excessive, reprehensibility", ability to pay ...

9. Alexis S. v. Alejandro S., B234147, COURT OF APPEAL OF CALIFORNIA, SECOND APPELLATE DISTRICT, DIVISION FOUR, 2012 Cal. App. LEXIS 444 Shepardize , April 19, 2012, Opinion Filed

OVERVIEW: Because the evidence did not support a finding that a father posed a risk to his sons under Welf. & Inst. Code, § 361, subd. (c)(4), a dispositional order detaining his sons and limiting him to monitored visitation was error. Evidence that he had inappropriately touched their adolescent half-sister did not establish that his sons were at risk.

CORE TERMS: sexual abuse, touching, dispositional order, substantial risk, jurisdictional, emotional, custody, monitored, inappropriately, touched ...

10. People v. Borg, A129258, COURT OF APPEAL OF CALIFORNIA, FIRST APPELLATE DISTRICT, DIVISION ONE, 2012 Cal. App. LEXIS 450 Shepardize , April 2, 2012, Opinion Filed, The Publication Status of this Document has been Changed by the Court from Unpublished to Published April 18, 2012.

CORE TERMS: conduct credits, new trial, presentence, prisoner, classification, custody, substitution of counsel, equal protection, ineffective assistance of counsel, dissatisfaction ...

11. Jordan R. v. Carlos R., D059985, COURT OF APPEAL OF CALIFORNIA, FOURTH APPELLATE DISTRICT, DIVISION ONE, 2012 Cal. App. LEXIS 452 Shepardize , March 27, 2012, Opinion Filed, The Publication Status of this Document has been Changed by the Court from Unpublished to Published April 20, 2012.

CORE TERMS: polygraph examination, juvenile, scientific community, polygraph, scientific, wrestling, sexual abuse, sexual, reliability, reliable ...

12. Pers. Court Reporters v. Rand, B229358, COURT OF APPEAL OF CALIFORNIA, SECOND APPELLATE DISTRICT, DIVISION FOUR, 2011 Cal. App. LEXIS 1789 Shepardize , April 20, 2011, Opinion Filed

CORE TERMS: cause of action, protected activity, free speech', lawsuit, petitioning, reporting, frivolous, threshold, protected speech, official proceeding ...

Index of actions without opinion

1. Duea (David J.) v. County of San Diego, S200863, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3565 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

2. People v. Townsel (Anthony Letrice), S022998, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3550 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

3. People v. Beck (James David) & Cruz (Gerald Dean), S029843, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3545 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

4. Accusation of Reed, S200936, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3546 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

5. People v. Chhoun (Run Peter) & Pan (Samreth Sam), S105403, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3553 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

6. People v. Poore (Christopher Eric), S104665, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3552 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

7. People v. Banks (Kelvyn Rondell), S080477, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3557 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

8. People v. Manibusan (Joseph Kekoa), S094890, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3554 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

9. People v. Nunez (Daniel) & Satele (William Tupua), S091915, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3558 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

10. People v. Suarez (Arturo Juarez), S105876, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3555 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

11. Thornton (Mark Scott) on H.C., S158512, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3551 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

12. Masters (Jarvis J.) on H.C., S130495, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3547 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

13. People v. Hin (Mao), S141519, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3548 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

14. People v. Ghobrial (John Samuel), S105908, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3549 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

15. People v. Steskal (Maurice Gerald), S122611, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3563 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

16. People v. Stayner (Cary Anthony) , S112146, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3544 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

17. Kelly (Douglas Oliver) on H.C., S161036, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3562 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

18. Vantilburg (Clifford John) on H.C., S194628, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3570 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

19. Hardy (Kristin L.) on H.C., S194417, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3560 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

20. People v. Molano (Carl Edward), S161399, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3559 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

21. Eubanks (Susan Dianne) on H.C., S190405, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3568 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

22. Dalton (Kerry Lyn) on H.C., S178504, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3556 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

23. People v. Dixon, Jr., (James Winslow), S163417, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3569 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

24. People v. Scully (Robert Walter), S062259, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3573 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

25. People v. Tate (Gregory O.), S031641, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3567 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

26. McDaniel (Jon Bruce) on H.C., S195192, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3566 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

27. Romero (Orlando Gene) on H.C., S197824, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3564 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

28. Sum (Brian) on H.C., S196356, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3578 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

29. Wheeler (Leroy) on H.C., S197586, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3574 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

30. In re Gabriel K., S201232, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3571 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

31. People v. Ramirez (Juan Villa), S099844, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3561 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

32. People v. Ramirez (Juan Villa), S099844, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3572 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed, Application granted by People v. Ramirez (Juan Villa), 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3561 Shepardize (Cal., Apr. 6, 2012)

33. People v. Smith, S065233, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3611 Shepardize , April 5, 2012, Filed

34. People v. Pops & Wilson, S087533, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3602 Shepardize , April 5, 2012, Filed

35. People v. Johnson, S075727, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3600 Shepardize , April 5, 2012, Filed

36. People v. Rhoades, S082101, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3603 Shepardize , April 5, 2012, Filed

37. Balint v. Court of Appeal, S196998, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3601 Shepardize , April 5, 2012, Filed

38. People v. Hass, S199833, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3598 Shepardize , April 5, 2012, Filed

39. People v. Merriman, S097363, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3606 Shepardize , April 5, 2012, Filed

40. People v. Barrett, S124131, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3607 Shepardize , April 5, 2012, Filed

41. People v. Miranda-Guerrero, S118147, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3605 Shepardize , April 5, 2012, Filed

42. People v. Mitchell, S147335, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3610 Shepardize , April 5, 2012, Filed

43. People v. Young, S142959, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3609 Shepardize , April 5, 2012, Filed

44. Harvey, S194472, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3604 Shepardize , April 5, 2012, Filed

45. People v. Peterson, S132449, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3599 Shepardize , April 5, 2012, Filed

46. Mungia, S166477, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3608 Shepardize , April 5, 2012, Filed

47. M.C. v. S.C. (Butte County Department of Employment & Social Services), S201306, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3587 Shepardize , April 4, 2012, Opinion Filed

48. Anderson on Resignation, S201106, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3577 Shepardize , April 4, 2012, Opinion Filed

49. Bateman on Resignation, S201108, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3582 Shepardize , April 4, 2012, Opinion Filed

50. Garrison on Resignation, S201128, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3580 Shepardize , April 4, 2012, Opinion Filed

51. Heinemann on Resignation, S201130, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3576 Shepardize , April 4, 2012, Opinion Filed

52. French on Resignation, S201124, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3586 Shepardize , April 4, 2012, Opinion Filed

53. Floyd on Resignation, S201123, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3579 Shepardize , April 4, 2012, Opinion Filed

54. Christaldi on Resignation, S201122, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3575 Shepardize , April 4, 2012, Opinion Filed

55. Garratt on Resignation, S201126, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3585 Shepardize , April 4, 2012, Opinion Filed

56. Jones on Resignation, S201144, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3583 Shepardize , April 4, 2012, Opinion Filed

57. Lee on Resignation, S201147, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3581 Shepardize , April 4, 2012, Opinion Filed

58. Jenks on Resignation, S201132, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3584 Shepardize , April 4, 2012, Opinion Filed

59. Shorr v. Shorr, S201231, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3591 Shepardize , April 3, 2012, Filed

60. Simmons, S201084, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3596 Shepardize , April 3, 2012, Filed

61. Schrader, S201082, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3595 Shepardize , April 3, 2012, Filed

62. Morrissey v. State Bar Court, S201276, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3589 Shepardize , April 3, 2012, Filed

63. Nove, S201102, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3588 Shepardize , April 3, 2012, Filed

64. Vanwinkle, S201100, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3597 Shepardize , April 3, 2012, Filed

65. Smith, S201087, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3590 Shepardize , April 3, 2012, Filed

66. Tung, S201097, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3594 Shepardize , April 3, 2012, Filed

67. Thomas, S201094, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3593 Shepardize , April 3, 2012, Filed

68. Percy, S201105, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3592 Shepardize , April 3, 2012, Filed

69. Nungaray v. Litton Loan Servicing Lp, S199578, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3542 Shepardize , April 2, 2012, Filed

70. In re G.K., S201232, SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA, 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3541 Shepardize , April 2, 2012, Filed, Amended by In re Gabriel K., 2012 Cal. LEXIS 3571 Shepardize (Cal., Apr. 6, 2012)

71. People v. Wells, C065806, COURT OF APPEAL OF CALIFORNIA, THIRD APPELLATE DISTRICT, 2012 Cal. App. LEXIS 453 Shepardize , April 20, 2012, Opinion Filed

72. In re A.G., A132447, COURT OF APPEAL OF CALIFORNIA, FIRST APPELLATE DISTRICT, DIVISION THREE, 2012 Cal. App. LEXIS 457 Shepardize , April 20, 2012, Opinion Filed

73. People v. Ybarra, D058842, COURT OF APPEAL OF CALIFORNIA, FOURTH APPELLATE DISTRICT, DIVISION ONE, 2012 Cal. App. LEXIS 445 Shepardize , April 12, 2012, Opinion Filed

74. People v. Tom, A124765, COURT OF APPEAL OF CALIFORNIA, FIRST APPELLATE DISTRICT, 2012 Cal. App. LEXIS 449 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

75. People v. Willingham, A129975, COURT OF APPEAL OF CALIFORNIA, FIRST APPELLATE DISTRICT, 2012 Cal. App. LEXIS 447 Shepardize , April 6, 2012, Opinion Filed

76. People v. Vassallo, A129625, COURT OF APPEAL OF CALIFORNIA, FIRST APPELLATE DISTRICT, 2012 Cal. App. LEXIS 448 Shepardize , April 5, 2012, Opinion Filed

77. Verizon Cal. v. Carrick, H037431, COURT OF APPEAL OF CALIFORNIA, SIX APPELLATE DISTRICT, 2012 Cal. App. LEXIS 456 Shepardize , April 4, 2012, Opinion Filed

78. Asahi Kasei Pharma Corp. v. Cotherix Inc., A129146, COURT OF APPEAL OF CALIFORNIA, FIRST APPELLATE DISTRICT, 2012 Cal. App. LEXIS 446 Shepardize , April 3, 2012, Opinion Filed

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