February 3, 2012

Summary of February 1, 2012 conference report for civil cases

The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been granted, (2) review has been denied but one or more justices has voted for review, or (3) the Court has ordered depublished an opinion of the Court of Appeal.

Review Granted


Review Denied (with dissenting justices)

County of Los Angeles v. North River Insurance Company, S198658—Review Denied [Kennard, J., voting for review]—February 2, 2012

The issue is (1) whether the trial court erred as a matter of law in finding Code of Civil Procedure section 473 applicable in this bail forfeiture proceeding; (2) whether plaintiff demonstrated a probability of prevailing on her tenant harassment cause of action.

The Court of Appeal, First District, Division 5, held in People v. North River Insurance Company (November 3, 2011, B226042) 200 Cal.App4th 712, that Code of Civil Procedure section 473, authorizing relief from default, was applicable to summary judgment on a forfeited bail bond.



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