Supreme Court Oral Argument
Tuesday June 04 to Wednesday June 05, 2024
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Supreme Court Oral Argument

This oral argument session will be held in-person in Los Angeles.

The live webcast will begin at 9:00 a.m. on June 4 and 9:30 a.m. on June 5.

View the Oral Argument Calendar | Briefs

In accordance with Administrative Order 2023-05-11, the Supreme Court has resumed in-person oral argument sessions. Counsel have the option to appear in person at these sessions, or remotely via video. The public may attend in person and will also continue to have access to argument via live-streaming on the judicial branch website: https://supreme.courts.ca.gov/.

The following cases are placed upon the calendar of the Supreme Court for hearing at its courtroom in the Ronald Reagan State Office Building, 300 South Spring Street, Third Floor, North Tower, Los Angeles, California, on June 4 and 5, 2024.

TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2024 — 9:00 A.M.

(1) In re Dezi C., S275578
Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed orders in a juvenile dependency proceeding.  This case presents the following issue:  What constitutes reversible error when a child welfare agency fails to make the statutorily required inquiry concerning a child’s potential Indian ancestry? 

(2) Stone (Tamelin) et al. v. Alameda Health System, S279137
(Evans, J., not participating; Segal, J. assigned justice pro tempore)
Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed in part and reversed in part an order in a civil action.  This case presents the following issues:  (1) Are all public entities exempt from the obligations in the Labor Code regarding meal and rest breaks, overtime, and payroll records, or only those public entities that satisfy the “hallmarks of sovereignty” standard adopted by the Court of Appeal in this case?  (2) Does the exemption from the prompt payment statutes in Labor Code section 220, subdivision (b), for “employees directly employed by any county, incorporated city, or town or other municipal corporation” include all public entities that exercise governmental functions?  (3) Do the civil penalties available under the Private Attorneys General Act of 2004, codified at Labor Code section 2698 et seq., apply to public entities?

(3)  In re Tellez (Victor Raul) on Habeas Corpus, S277072
Petition for review after the Court of Appeal denied a petition for writ of habeas corpus.  The court ordered the following issues to be briefed and argued:  (1) Does constitutionally effective assistance of counsel require defense counsel to advise a defendant that a guilty plea may subject the defendant to commitment proceedings under the Sexually Violent Predator Act (Welf. & Inst. Code, § 6600 et seq.; SVPA)?  If so, did petitioner in this case suffer prejudice?  (2) In the alternative, should this Court, in the exercise of its supervisory powers (see, e.g., People v. Howard (1992) 1 Cal.4th 1132, 1175; Bunnell v. Superior Court (1975) 13 Cal.3d 592, 605), require that a defendant be advised that a guilty plea may subject him to SVPA commitment proceedings?  If so, is petitioner entitled to relief?

1:30 P.M.

(4) People v. Williams (Jeremiah Ira), S262229
(Evans, J., not participating; Smith, J. assigned justice pro tempore)
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:  Under California law, are claims for fraudulent concealment exempted from the economic loss rule?

(5) Rattagan (Michael R.) v. Uber Technologies, Inc., S272113
Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action.  This case presents the following issues:  (1) What analytical framework should be applied in determining the enforceability of co-tenancy provisions in retail lease agreements?  (2) Did the Court of Appeal correctly determine that the co-tenancy provision in this case is enforceable?

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2024 — 9:30 A.M.

(6) JJD-HOV Elk Grove LLC v. Jo-Ann Stores, LLC, S275843
Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed an order in a civil action.  This case presents the following issue:  Is a court’s authority to impose monetary sanctions for misuse of the discovery process limited to circumstances expressly delineated in a method-specific provision of the Civil Discovery Act, or do courts have independent authority to impose monetary sanctions for such discovery misconduct, including under Code of Civil Procedure sections 2023.010 and 2023.030?

(7) City of Los Angeles v. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC, S277211
(Groban, J., not participating; Snauffer, J. assigned justice pro tempore)
Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed a judgment of conviction of criminal offenses.  The court limited review to the following issue:  Does Penal Code section 3051, subdivision (h), violate the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment by excluding young adults convicted and sentenced for serious sex crimes under the One Strike law (Pen. Code, § 667.61) from youth offender parole consideration, while young adults convicted of first degree murder are entitled to such consideration? 

(8) Meinhardt (David) v. City of Sunnyvale (Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety, Real Party in Interest and Respondent), S274147
(Guerrero, C. J., not participating; Sanchez, J. assigned justice pro tempore)
Petition for review after the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal from the judgment in an action for writ of administrative mandate.  The court limited review to the following issue:  Did the Court of Appeal correctly dismiss the appeal as untimely?

Location

Supreme Court Oral Argument

Supreme Court Oral Argument

Ronald Reagan State Office Building
300 South Spring Street, 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
United States

Ronald Reagan State Office Building

300 South Spring Street, 3rd Floor

Los Angeles CA 90013

United States