35 Cited authorities

  1. Flatley v. Mauro

    39 Cal.4th 299 (Cal. 2006)   Cited 837 times   7 Legal Analyses
    Holding that anti-SLAPP protection is not available where the "assertedly protected speech or petition activity [is] illegal as a matter of law"
  2. Pitchess v. Superior Court

    11 Cal.3d 531 (Cal. 1974)   Cited 1,689 times
    In Pitchess v. Superior Court, 522 P.2d 305 (Cal. 1974), the California Supreme Court recognized that a criminal defendant may, in some circumstances, compel the discovery of evidence in the arresting law enforcement officer's personnel file that is relevant to the defendant's ability to defend against a criminal charge.
  3. Vons Companies, Inc. v. Seabest Foods, Inc.

    14 Cal.4th 434 (Cal. 1996)   Cited 501 times   6 Legal Analyses
    Concluding "that a nonresident defendant may be subject to the specific jurisdiction of this state if the defendant purposefully has availed itself of forum benefits through an ongoing franchise agreement and there is a substantial nexus or connection between the defendant's forum activities and the plaintiff's claim"
  4. In re Jesusa V

    32 Cal.4th 588 (Cal. 2004)   Cited 261 times
    Holding that Cal. Fam. Code § 7540's conclusive presumption "is not really a presumption at all but instead is a rule of substantive law," as contrasted with Cal. Fam. Code § 7611's rebuttable presumptions
  5. Copley Press v. Sup. Court

    39 Cal.4th 1272 (Cal. 2006)   Cited 91 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Finding no First Amendment right of access to State administrative records
  6. International Federation of Eng. v. Superior Court

    42 Cal.4th 319 (Cal. 2007)   Cited 85 times

    No. S134253. August 27, 2007. Appeal from the Superior Court of Alameda County, No. RG04166830, Steven Brick, Judge. Davis Reno and Duane W. Reno for Petitioners. Carroll, Burdick McDonough, Ronald Yank, David M. Rice and Troy M. Yoshino for CDF Firefighters as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Petitioners and Real Party in Interest Oakland Police Officers' Association. Weinberg, Roger Rosenfeld, Antonio Ruiz and M. Suzanne Murphy for Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3 as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Petitioners

  7. Comm. on Peace Off. Stand. v. Superior Court

    42 Cal.4th 278 (Cal. 2007)   Cited 84 times
    Compiling cases concluding that police officers are public officials for purposes of defamation claims
  8. California Ass'n of Psychology Providers v. Rank

    51 Cal.3d 1 (Cal. 1990)   Cited 133 times
    In CaliforniaAssn. of Psychology Providers v. Rank (1990) 51 Cal.3d 1, 9, we said that "our minute orders... cannot serve as precedent to guide future decisions."
  9. Times Mirror Co. v. Superior Court

    53 Cal.3d 1325 (Cal. 1991)   Cited 113 times   2 Legal Analyses
    Holding wholesale production of almost five years of governor's calendars and schedules not supported by identifiable public interest
  10. Franklin Mint Co. v. Manatt

    184 Cal.App.4th 313 (Cal. Ct. App. 2010)   Cited 59 times

    No. B190482. May 3, 2010. Appeal from the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, No. BC285388, Warren L. Ettinger, Judge. Retired judge of the former Municipal Court for the Pasadena Judicial District, assigned by the Chief Justice pursuant to article VI, section 6 of the California Constitution. Loeb Loeb, Andrew S. Clare, Lawrence B. Gutcho; Akin Gump Strauss Hauer Feld, William A. Norris, Edward P. Lazarus, L. Rachel Helyar, Michael C. Small and Rex Heinke for Plaintiffs and Appellants. Horvitz

  11. Section 552 - Public information; agency rules, opinions, orders, records, and proceedings

    5 U.S.C. § 552   Cited 10,396 times   509 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the Court's entering of a “Stipulation and Order” approving the parties' terms of dismissal did not amount to a “court-ordered consent decree” that would render the plaintiff the prevailing party
  12. Section 6250 - Legislative intent

    Cal. Gov. Code § 6250   Cited 397 times   10 Legal Analyses

    In enacting this chapter, the Legislature, mindful of the right of individuals to privacy, finds and declares that access to information concerning the conduct of the people's business is a fundamental and necessary right of every person in this state. Ca. Gov. Code § 6250

  13. Section 832.7 - Peace officer or custodial officer personnel records

    Cal. Pen. Code § 832.7   Cited 356 times   3 Legal Analyses

    (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), the personnel records of peace officers and custodial officers and records maintained by any state or local agency pursuant to Section 832.5, or information obtained from these records, are confidential and shall not be disclosed in any criminal or civil proceeding except by discovery pursuant to Sections 1043 and 1046 of the Evidence Code. This section shall not apply to investigations or proceedings concerning the conduct of peace officers or custodial

  14. Section 832.8 - "Personnel records," "Sustained," and "Unfounded" defined

    Cal. Pen. Code § 832.8   Cited 71 times

    As used in Section 832.7, the following words or phrases have the following meanings: (a) "Personnel records" means any file maintained under that individual's name by his or her employing agency and containing records relating to any of the following: (1) Personal data, including marital status, family members, educational and employment history, home addresses, or similar information. (2) Medical history. (3) Election of employee benefits. (4) Employee advancement, appraisal, or discipline. (5)

  15. Section 6255 - Justifying withholding record; denial of request in writing

    Cal. Gov. Code § 6255   Cited 53 times

    (a) The agency shall justify withholding any record by demonstrating that the record in question is exempt under express provisions of this chapter or that on the facts of the particular case the public interest served by not disclosing the record clearly outweighs the public interest served by disclosure of the record. (b) A response to a written request for inspection or copies of public records that includes a determination that the request is denied, in whole or in part, shall be in writing.

  16. Section 904 - How appeal taken

    Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 904   Cited 23 times

    An appeal may be taken in a civil action or proceeding as provided in Sections 904.1, 904.2, 904.3, and 904.5. Ca. Civ. Proc. Code § 904 Amended by Stats 2007 ch 263 (AB 310),s 9.5, eff. 1/1/2008.