The Court of Appeal has denied writ petitions brought by the State of California and manufacturers of GPS tracking devices in a case involving a murder committed by two sex-offender parolees who were supposed to be subject to continuous GPS monitoring. Martin represented the family of the decedent, and filed a 30-page opposition to the petitions before they were denied.
The Court of Appeal has denied a writ petition brought by a homeowner whose son’s dog bit the tip off an eight-year old boy’s nose. Martin represented the boy on appeal, and he filed a 20-page opposition to the petition before it was denied.
In a published opinion, the Court of Appeal has affirmed a $90 million settlement between Shell and 1,491 residents of a housing tract contaminated with hydrocarbons from decommissioned oil tanks. Martin represented the plaintiffs in opposing a writ petition filed by developer defendants who challenged the settlement.