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California Judicial Center Library

The California Judicial Center Library (CJCL) is a law library serving the Justices and staff of the California Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District and staff of the Administrative Office of the Courts. All state and federal primary legal resources and major secondary legal resources are found in CJCL collections.


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Note : Intermittent fading. Description : Oral argument by attorneys before the California Supreme Court on September 1, 1994 in an action to recover damages by a woman who was injured in an automobile collision against the automobile manufacturer. Courts in federal and other state jurisdictions have followed the court's rulings in this case 23 times during the period 1994-2013. Additional Description : Soule v. General Motors Corp. (1994) 8 Cal. 4th 548 (Citation); Label on tape: "9-1-94,...
Topics: californialightandsound, Strict liability, Products liability--Motor vehicles, California. Supreme...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note : Part 1: ends abruptly. Description : Oral argument by attorneys before the California Supreme Court on March 4, 1999 concerning the evidence in the case of a woman who was severely burned during surgery when a medical device ignited flammable gases. Courts in federal and other state jurisdictions followed the court's rulings in this case 10 times during the period 1999-2013. Additional Description : Temple Community Hospital v. Superior Court (1999) 20 Cal. 4th 464 (Citation); Label on...
Topics: californialightandsound, Burns and scalds, Medical personnel--Malpractice
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note : Ends abruptly. Description : Oral argument by attorneys before the California Supreme Court on April 7, 1992, concerning whether the defendant, charged with multiple crimes, had not had effective legal representation, in violation of his constitutional rights. Courts in federal and other state jurisdictions followed the court's rulings in this case 18 times during the period 1992-2013. Additional Description : In re Alvernaz (1992) 2 Cal. 4th 924 (Citation); Label on tape: "4-7-92,...
Topics: californialightandsound, Right to counsel, Criminal law--California--Cases, California. Supreme...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note : Short periods of silence throughout. Description : Oral argument by attorneys before the California Supreme Court on February 11, 1998, concerning the evidence in an action for negligence brought by the plaintiff, who was injured at birth, against the defendant hospital. Courts in 12 federal and other state jurisdictions followed the court's rulings in this case 23 times during the period 1998-2013. Additional Description : Cedars-Sinai Medical Ctr. v. Superior Court (1998) 18 Cal. 4th 1...
Topics: californialightandsound, Evidence, Medical personnel--Malpractice, Birth injuries, Evidence...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description : Oral argument by attorneys before the California Supreme Court on December 5, 1995 in a suit by an employee terminated from his management position who sued his former employer on multiple claims including fraud in inducing him to agree to an employment contract. Courts in federal and other state jurisdictions have followed the court's rulings in this case 307 times during the period 1996-2013. Additional Description : Lazar v. Superior Court (1996) 12 Cal. 4th 631 (Citation);...
Topics: californialightandsound, Employees--Dismissal of, Fraud--California, California. Supreme Court
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description : Oral argument before the California Supreme Court on November 2, 1988, concerning whether a defendant, who chose to represent himself during the penalty phase of his trial on charges of murder, had received ineffective assistance from his advisory counsel, in violation of his constitutional rights. Courts in federal and other state jurisdictions followed the court's rulings in this case 9 times during the period 1989-2013. Additional Description : People v. Bloom (1989) 48 Cal. 3d...
Topics: californialightandsound, Right to counsel, Criminal law--California--Cases, California. Supreme...
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note : Intermittent fading and distortion. Description : Oral argument by attorneys before the California Supreme Court on August 30, 1994 in a case where evidence from a horizontal gaze nystagmus field sobriety test was introduced in a case where the defendant was accused of driving under the influence of alcohol. Courts in federal and other state jurisdictions have followed the court's rulings in this case 9 times during the period 1994-2003. Additional Description : People v. Leahy (1994) 8...
Topics: californialightandsound, Drunk driving, Evidence, Criminal law--California--Cases, Admissible...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note : Part 1: content does not start until 00:00:45; Part 2: content ends at 00:02:15. Description : Oral argument by attorneys before the California Supreme Court on June 12, 1990, concerning whether a crime charged against a parolee that was not the basis for revocation of his parole at his parole hearing could later be charged and the defendant tried for the crime. Courts in federal and other state jurisdictions followed the court's rulings in this case 106 times during the period...
Topics: californialightandsound, Parole, Criminal law--California--Cases, California. Supreme Court
Source: 1 Tapes of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description : Oral argument by attorneys before the California Supreme Court on March 6, 1996 in a case concerning custody of children where the custodial parent elected to move to a city 40 miles distant for employment-related reasons and the noncustodial parent sought permanent custody of the children. Courts in federal and other state jurisdictions have followed the court's rulings in this case 4 times during the period 1996-2013. Additional Description : Joint custody of...
Topics: californialightandsound, Joint custody of children--California, California. Supreme Court
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description : Oral argument by attorneys before the California Supreme Court on May 30, 2000 in a suit brought by terminated employees against their former employer concerning the enforceability of an arbitration agreement in the employees' application papers. Courts in federal and other state jurisdictions have followed the court's rulings in this case 152 times during the period 2000-2013. Additional Description : Armendariz v. Foundation Health Psychcare Services (2000) 24 Cal. 4th 83...
Topics: californialightandsound, Employees--Dismissal of, California. Supreme Court, Arbitration...
Source: 1 Tapes of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note : Parts 1 and 2 end abruptly. Distortion recorded in the original tape. Description : Oral argument by attorneys before the California Supreme Court on February 2, 1993 in a case where two defendants were convicted of murder with special circumstances in the killing of a peace officer in the performance of his duties. Courts in federal and other state jurisdictions have followed the court's rulings in this case 8 times during the period 1993-2013. Additional Description : People v....
Topics: californialightandsound, Right to counsel, Criminal law--California--Cases, California. Supreme...
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note : Part 2: No content after 00:10:21. Description : Oral argument by attorneys before the California Supreme Court on April 11, 1990 in a case where a defendant charged with multiple counts of sexually molesting children appealed his convictions, asserting that the victims' testimony was "generic" and not sufficient to establish his guilt. Courts in federal and other state jurisdictions have followed the court's rulings in this case 28 times during the period 1990-2013. Additional...
Topics: californialightandsound, Child sexual abuse, Liability for child sexual abuse, Child witnesses,...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description : Oral argument by attorneys before the California Supreme Court on October 7, 1997 in a matter concerning fee recovery by a law firm and unauthorized practice of law in California. Courts in federal and other state jurisdictions have followed the court's rulings in this case 4 times during the period 1998-2013. Additional Description : Birbrower, Montalbano, Condon & Frank v. Superior Court (1998) 17 Cal. 4th 119 (Citation); Label on tape: "10-7-97, Los Angeles, Birbrower...
Topics: californialightandsound, Lawyers--Malpractice, Unauthorized practice of law, California. Supreme...
Source: 1 Tapes of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note : Speakers are muffled and difficult to understand due to low levels and hiss on original tape and speaker distance from microphone. Description : Oral argument by attorneys before the California Supreme Court on April 2, 1991 in a suit brought by a former electrician against a manufacturer alleging that the electrician contracted asbestosis and other lung ailments through exposure to asbestos in the course of his work. Courts in federal and other state jurisdictions have followed the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Asbestosis, Products liability--Asbestos, California. Supreme Court
Source: 1 Tapes of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description : Oral argument by attorneys before the California Supreme Court on November 2, 1993 in a suit concerning damages to be awarded to residents living near a landfill where dumping of toxic substances had occurred. Courts in federal and other state jurisdictions have followed the court's rulings in this case 114 times during the period 1993-2013. Additional Description : Potter v. Firestone & Rubber Co. (1993) 6 Cal. 4th 965 (Citation); Label on tape: "11-2-93, Sacramento,...
Topics: californialightandsound, Hazardous wastes--California, Liability for emotional distress,...
Source: 1 Tapes of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note : Ends abruptly. Description : Oral argument by attorneys before the California Supreme Court on September 4, 1990 in a suit first brought by trustees of a family trust to recover from their insurer for damages to an apartment building owned by the trust. Courts in federal and other state jurisdictions have followed the rulings in this case 20 times during the period 1991-2013. Additional Description : Prudential-LMI Com. Insurance v. Superior Court (1990) 51 Cal. 3d 674 (Citation); Label...
Topics: californialightandsound, Limitation of actions--California, Insurance claims--California,...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note : Content begins around 00:01:45. Ends abruptly. Description : Oral argument by attorneys before the California Supreme Court on October 2, 1990 in a suit brought by a corporation to determine whether a claim for environmental cleanup costs was covered by the issuing insurer under the corporation's comprehensive general liability policy. Courts in federal and other state jurisdictions have followed the court's rulings in this case 34 times during the period 1990-2013. Additional...
Topics: californialightandsound, United States. Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note : Some speakers are difficult to understand due to distance from microphone. Part 1: Ends abruptly. Description : Oral argument by attorneys before the California Supreme Court on June 5, 1992 in a case concerning liability where a plaintiff was injured in an informal touch football game. Courts in federal and other state jurisdictions have followed the court's rulings in this case 22 times during the period 1992-2013. Additional Description : Knight v. Jewett (1992) 3 Cal. 4th 296...
Topics: californialightandsound, Touch football, Personal injuries, Liability for personal injuries,...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note : Part 1: content drops out from 00:30:00 to 00:31:05; ends abruptly. Description : Oral argument by attorneys before the California Supreme Court on November 7, 1990, in a suit originally brought by a homeowner convicted of criminal sexual child molestation against the insurer of his homeowner's policy to recover damages under the policy for injuries allegedly sustained by the child victim and the child's mother. Courts in federal and other state jurisdictions have followed rulings in...
Topics: californialightandsound, Homeowners insurance--California, California. Supreme Court
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note : Channel instability recorded in the original tape. Description : Oral argument by attorneys before the California Supreme Court on June 7, 1995 in a suit brought by an insured corporation against the insurer that issued its comprehensive general liability policy. Courts in federal and other state jurisdictions have followed the court's rulings in this case 88 times during the period 1995-2013. Additional Description : Waller v. Truck Ins. Exchange, Inc. (1995) 11 Cal. 4th 1 (Citation);...
Topics: californialightandsound, Insurance, Liability insurance claims, California. Supreme Court
Source: 1 Tapes of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette