(1) Vazquez (Gerardo) et al. v. Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc., S258191
View Argument | Opinion filed 1-14-2021
Vazquez v. Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc., S258191. (9th Cir. No. 17-16096; 939 F.3d 1045; Northern District of California No. 3:16-cv-05961-WHA.) Request under California Rules of Court rule 8.548, that this court decide a question of California law presented in a matter pending in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The question presented is: Does the decision in Dynamex Operations West Inc. v. Superior Court (2018) 4 Cal.5th 903, apply retroactively?
(2) In re Palmer II (William M.) on Habeas Corpus, S256149
View Argument | Opinion filed 1-28-2021
#19-100 In re Palmer, S256149. (A154269; 33 Cal.App.5th 1199; Riverside County Superior Court; CR29074.) Review on the court’s own motion after the Court of Appeal granted relief on a petition for writ of habeas corpus. The court limited review to the following issues: (1) Did this life prisoner’s continued confinement become constitutionally disproportionate under article I, section 17 of the California Constitution and/or the Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution? (2) If this life prisoner’s continued confinement became constitutionally disproportionate, what is the proper remedy?