37 Cited authorities

  1. Brendlin v. California

    551 U.S. 249 (2007)   Cited 2,097 times   13 Legal Analyses
    Holding that when police make a traffic stop, a passenger in the vehicle, like the driver, is seized for Fourth Amendment purposes and may challenge the stop's constitutionality
  2. Woods v. Young

    53 Cal.3d 315 (Cal. 1991)   Cited 207 times
    Holding statute of limitations for medical malpractice actions is one year and 90 days when the plaintiff sends the physician-defendant a 90-day notice of intent to sue
  3. Wilson v. Sunshine Meat & Liquor Co.

    34 Cal.3d 554 (Cal. 1983)   Cited 174 times
    In Wilson, the statute at issue stated, " '[t]he court, in its discretion, may dismiss an action... if it is not brought to trial within two years.' "
  4. Luz v. Lopes

    55 Cal.2d 54 (Cal. 1960)   Cited 216 times
    In Luz v. Lopes (1960) 55 Cal.2d 54 (Luz), the court stated: "[I]t is and has been the law of this state that notices of appeal are to be liberally construed so as to protect the right of appeal if it is reasonably clear what [the] appellant was trying to appeal from, and where the respondent could not possibly have been misled or prejudiced."
  5. In re Johnson

    62 Cal.2d 325 (Cal. 1965)   Cited 190 times
    Expressing concern that imposing the same requirements in misdemeanor cases as in felonies would unduly burden the system
  6. Lee v. Placer Title Co.

    28 Cal.App.4th 503 (Cal. Ct. App. 1994)   Cited 61 times   2 Legal Analyses
    In Lee v. Placer Title Co. (1994) 28 Cal.App.4th 503, the clerk of the trial court served notice of dismissal on plaintiff at the wrong address. (Id. at p. 507.)
  7. Reid v. Balter

    14 Cal.App.4th 1186 (Cal. Ct. App. 1993)   Cited 59 times
    Denying appellate relief because party failed to seek writ review of an order denying a motion to dismiss for failure to prosecute
  8. Factor Health Management v. Superior Court

    132 Cal.App.4th 246 (Cal. Ct. App. 2005)   Cited 37 times
    In Factor Health, the court held that defendants who filed ex parte applications for discovery related to the merits of the case before filing their motion to quash had made a general appearance and submitted to the court's jurisdiction.
  9. Sharp v. Union Pacific R.R. Co.

    8 Cal.App.4th 357 (Cal. Ct. App. 1992)   Cited 47 times   1 Legal Analyses

    Docket No. F015353. July 22, 1992. Appeal from Superior Court of Stanislaus County, No. 223315, Hugh Rose III, Judge. COUNSEL Arnold Laub and A. Marquez Bautista for Plaintiff and Appellant. Michael L. Whitcomb and James C.E. Barclay for Defendant and Respondent. OPINION BEST, P.J. Plaintiff has appealed from the summary judgment entered in favor of defendant ordering that plaintiff take nothing by his first amended complaint. This complaint sought damages for personal injuries sustained in a diving

  10. Vibert v. Berger

    64 Cal.2d 65 (Cal. 1966)   Cited 98 times
    In Vibert v. Berger (1966) 64 Cal.2d 65, 48 Cal.Rptr. 886, 410 P.2d 390 (Vibert), we held that a notice of appeal from an order sustaining a demurrer could be construed to incorporate the judgment of dismissal entered thereon.
  11. Rule 4 - Summons

    Fed. R. Civ. P. 4   Cited 69,563 times   122 Legal Analyses
    Holding that if defendant is not served within 90 days after the complaint is filed, the court—on a motion, or on its own following notice to the plaintiff—must dismiss the action without prejudice against that defendant or order that service be made by a certain time
  12. Section 1382 - Dismissal of action

    Cal. Pen. Code § 1382   Cited 1,152 times
    Setting presumptive 60-day limit for trial in a criminal case
  13. Section 26500 - Generally

    Cal. Gov. Code § 26500   Cited 111 times
    Providing "district attorney . . . shall attend the courts, and within his or her discretion shall initiate and conduct on behalf of the people all prosecutions for public offenses"
  14. Section 40300.5 - Arrest without warrant

    Cal. Veh. Code § 40300.5   Cited 2 times

    In addition to the authority to make an arrest without a warrant pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 836 of the Penal Code, a peace officer may, without a warrant, arrest a person when the officer has reasonable cause to believe that the person had been driving while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage or any drug, or under the combined influence of an alcoholic beverage and any drug when any of the following exists: (a)The person is involved in a traffic crash. (b)The