Supreme Court Oral Arguments for Jan 5, 2012

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SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA ORAL ARGUMENT CALENDAR SAN FRANCISCO SESSION
JANUARY 5, 2012

The following cases are placed upon the calendar of the Supreme Court for hearing at its courtroom in the Earl Warren Building, 350 McAllister Street, Fourth Floor, San Francisco, California, on January 5, 2012.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2012—9:00 A.M.

  (1) S171382 Quarry et al. v. Doe 1 et al.
  (2) S188982 C.A., a Minor, etc., et al. v. William S. Hart Union High School District et al.
  (3) S064733 People v. Abel (John Clyde) [Automatic Appeal]

CANTIL-SAKAUYE
Chief Justice

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SUPREME COURT OF CALIFORNIA ORAL ARGUMENT CALENDAR SAN FRANCISCO SESSION
JANUARY 5, 2012

The following case summaries are issued to inform the public and the press of cases that the Supreme Court has scheduled for oral argument and of their general subject matter.  Generally, the descriptions set out below are reproduced from the original news release issued when review in each of these matters was granted and are provided for the convenience of the public and the press.  The descriptions do not necessarily reflect the view of the court or define the specific issues that will be addressed by the court.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2012—9:00 A.M.

(1) Quarry et al. v. Doe 1 et al., S171382
#09-30  Quarry et al. v. Doe 1 et al., S171382.  (A120048; 170 Cal.App.4th 1574; Superior Court of Alameda County; HG07313640.)  Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in a civil action.  This case presents the following issue:  Did the Court of Appeal err in concluding that plaintiffs were entitled to rely on the delayed discovery provisions of the statute of limitations (Code Civ. Proc., § 340.1) for claims of childhood sexual abuse against specified non-perpetrators who knew of the abuse and had the ability to prevent it but failed to do so?

(2 ) C.A., a Minor, etc., et al. v. William S. Hart Union High School District et al., S188982
#11-17  C.A., a Minor, etc., et al. v. William S. Hart Union High School District et al., S188982.  (B217982; 189 Cal.App.4th 1166; Superior Court of Los Angeles County; PC044428.)  Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action.  This case presents the following issue:  May a school district be held liable for the negligent hiring, retention, or supervision of a school guidance counselor who molests a student, when district employees who hired the counselor knew that the counselor had a history of child molestation?

(3) People v. Abel (John Clyde), S064733 [Automatic Appeal]
This matter is an automatic appeal from a judgment of death.

 

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