Today's DJ features an article by H&L's Jessica Di Palma titled Review Influential Appellate Decisions From This Year, pointing to six notable decisions this year: Hartford Cas. Ins. Co. v. J.R. Mktg., L.L.C., 61 Cal. 4th 988 (2015); In re Estate of Duke, 61 Cal. 4th 871 (2015); In re Marriage of Davis, 61 Cal. 4th 846 (2015); People v. Superior Court (Johnson), 61 Cal. 4th 696 (2015); Aghaian v. Minassian, 234 Cal. App. 4th 427 (2015); and Noe v. Superior Court, 237 Cal. App. 4th 316 (2015).
Also worth pointing out is this zinger of a footnote from Beds, J., recently in Harkey v. Wyland, G050197, Dec. 8, 2015, p. 3, fn. 2:
“Anti-SLAPP motions are so common now that explaining the acronym at this late date feels almost zombie-like. On the off-chance there are any readers who don’t already know, though, SLAPP stands for ‘strategic lawsuit against public participation,’ the idea being that a defendant has been sued for an exercise of free speech. A SLAPP suit is a bad thing.”
Speaking of Beds, J., here's his latest column:
A Criminal Waste of Space: A Zamboni and a Bad Choice