Schuman v. Ignatin, B215059, concerned a challenge to the the trial court's entry of judgment in favor of the defendant, in plaintiffs' suit against their neighbors seeking to block proposed construction. In reversing the judgment, the court held that, because challenges to recorded amendments to CC&Rs must be brought within four years, defendant's challenge is time-barred. The court also held that plaintiffs' failure to plead the statute of limitations did not waive the affirmative defense of statute of limitations.
People v. Woods, B223793, concerned a prosecution of defendant for cocaine possession and misdemeanor marijuana possession. The court modified the judgment as, when a defendant is placed on probation pursuant to Penal Code section 1210.1(a), a court facility assessment pursuant to Gov. Code section 70373(a), restitution fine pursuant to Penal Code section 1202.4(b)(1), and a court security fee pursuant to Penal Code section 1465.8(a)(1), may not be stayed.
People v. Cabrera, G042390, concerned a challenge to a conviction of defendant for various crimes including, carjacking, possession of a firearm by a felon and street terrorism. The court held that a reasonably jury could find that Highland Street was a street gang, and that the evidence supports a determination that defendant's actions, committed without another Highland Street member present, promoted or furthered the gang's felony conduct. The court also held that sufficient evidence supports the gang enhancement, and that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in excluding defendant's statement. Lastly, because the jury was instructed on car theft, even assuming the trial court should also have instructed on the drug crimes, failure to do so was harmless.
- Read the Full Decision in Sheppard v. N. Orange County Reg'l Occupational Program, G041956
- Read the Full Decision in Schuman v. Ignatin, B215059
- Read the Full Decision in People v. Woods, B223793
- Read the Full Decision in People v. Cabrera, G042390