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Brian M. Hoffstadt

Associate Justice

California Courts of Appeal

California Court of Appeal

California Courts of Appeal

Phone: (213) 830-7000



Rulings
Case Category Published
Douglass v. Serenivision, Inc.
JUDGE
Arbitration Feb. 12, 2018
People v. The North River Insurance Co. and Bad Boys Bail Bonds
JUDGE
Criminal Law and Procedure Dec. 22, 2017
QDOS Inc. v. Signature Financial LLC
JUDGE
Torts Dec. 1, 2017
Burd v. Barkley Court Reporters Inc.
concurring JUDGE
Government Dec. 1, 2017
JetSuite v. County of Los Angeles
JUDGE
Taxation Oct. 11, 2017
Mission Beverage Co. v. Pabst Brewing Co. LLC
JUDGE
Anti-SLAPP Sep. 26, 2017
People v. Washington
JUDGE
Criminal Law and Procedure Sep. 6, 2017
In re R.T.
JUDGE
Juveniles Jul. 21, 2017
Tustin Field Gas & Food v. Mid-Century Ins. Co.
JUDGE
Jul. 5, 2017

Columns
Title Category Published
A penny for your thoughts U.S. Supreme Court, Criminal, Constitutional Law, California Supreme Court, California Courts of Appeal Feb. 15, 2018
How do you spell ‘G-U-I-D-A-N-C-E’? U.S. Supreme Court, Judges and Judiciary, Appellate Practice Dec. 12, 2017
Beginning to see the light U.S. Supreme Court, Criminal, Constitutional Law, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Oct. 17, 2017
Tailoring the Emperor’s New Clothes U.S. Supreme Court, Civil Litigation, Judges and Judiciary, California Supreme Court, Appellate Practice Aug. 14, 2017
SEARCH WARS: Return of the Judiciary U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law May. 17, 2017
SEARCH WARS: The Fifth Amendment Strikes Back U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law May. 16, 2017
SEARCH WARS: A New Hope for Definitional Clarity U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law May. 15, 2017
The unbreakable structure of structural errors U.S. Supreme Court, Criminal, Constitutional Law Mar. 16, 2017
When analogies fail U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law Jan. 12, 2017
Filling a void in the law U.S. Supreme Court, Judges and Judiciary, Criminal, California Supreme Court, California Courts of Appeal Nov. 9, 2016
The Fourth Amendment pendulum U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law Sep. 15, 2016
Doctrinal synergy U.S. Supreme Court, Criminal, Constitutional Law Jul. 7, 2016
Which one of these things is not like the others? U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law Jun. 17, 2016
Which one of these is not the same? U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law Jun. 17, 2016
Where does the right to obtain evidence prior to trial fall? Constitutional Law, California Supreme Court Apr. 21, 2016
Electronic evidence laws raise questions U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law Feb. 9, 2016
Then again, maybe not U.S. Supreme Court, Judges and Judiciary Dec. 15, 2015
Same basic facts, different conclusion Appellate Practice Oct. 20, 2015
Brady's self-help exception Criminal, California Supreme Court Aug. 25, 2015
When is enough enough? U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law Jun. 18, 2015
'It's alive!'... But what is it? Constitutional Law Apr. 22, 2015
A first bite at the apple U.S. Supreme Court, Judges and Judiciary, Constitutional Law, California Supreme Court Feb. 21, 2015
Brady v. Pitchess: real conflict or fairy tale? U.S. Supreme Court, Criminal, Constitutional Law, California Supreme Court Dec. 23, 2014
Deputizing the whole wide countryside U.S. Supreme Court, Intellectual Property Oct. 29, 2014
Fourth Amendment geometry U.S. Supreme Court, Criminal, Constitutional Law Sep. 16, 2014
Shades of Gray: to err in jury selection Constitutional Law Jul. 9, 2014
'Reading tea leaves,' or: applying the Crawford decision U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law May. 8, 2014
Encryption issues under Fifth Amendment purview Constitutional Law Mar. 6, 2014
A new version of 'reasonable suspicion' U.S. Supreme Court Jan. 9, 2014
Oversimplified slippery slope arguments U.S. Supreme Court Oct. 15, 2013
'Snapshot' judging Judges and Judiciary Aug. 20, 2013
Crowd sourcing as a source? Law Practice Jul. 2, 2013
The invincibility of arbitration clauses May. 17, 2013
Biometrics and Fourth Amendment 'overbreadth' U.S. Supreme Court Mar. 29, 2013
What do judges do? U.S. Supreme Court Feb. 12, 2013
Dog sniffs and that new Fourth Amendment smell U.S. Supreme Court Dec. 19, 2012
When is A majority THE majority? U.S. Supreme Court Oct. 31, 2012
Stolen valor and prosecutorial discretion Constitutional Law Sep. 11, 2012
Judicial philosophies collide in Williams Constitutional Law Jul. 31, 2012
Criminal procedure and the reasonable person U.S. Supreme Court Jun. 26, 2012
What is the best medicine in Lafler? Criminal May. 18, 2012
When is an advisory opinion 'too advisory'? Law Practice Apr. 6, 2012
To object or not to object: What is the consequence? U.S. Supreme Court Feb. 28, 2012
The other majority opinion in the US Supreme Court's GPS case U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law Feb. 8, 2012
The good, the bad and the inconsistency: Peremptory challenges and their potential for abuse Constitutional Law Jan. 10, 2012
A criminal defendant’s pre-trial right to discovery: constitutional or not? Criminal Nov. 30, 2011
A pocket full of clouds: digital devices and the Fourth Amendment U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law Sep. 21, 2011
The roles of judge and jury: Is the US Supreme Court of two minds? U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law Aug. 26, 2011
Procedural protections of the Sixth Amendment: The means to an end, or an end in themselves? U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law Jul. 21, 2011

Judicial Profiles
Title Court Published
Brian M. Hoffstadt Los Angeles County Superior Court (West Covina) Jul. 17, 2011
Title Court Published
Brian M. Hoffstadt Los Angeles County Superior Court (West Covina) Jul. 17, 2011
Case Category Published
Douglass v. Serenivision, Inc.
JUDGE
Arbitration Feb. 12, 2018
People v. The North River Insurance Co. and Bad Boys Bail Bonds
JUDGE
Criminal Law and Procedure Dec. 22, 2017
QDOS Inc. v. Signature Financial LLC
JUDGE
Torts Dec. 1, 2017
Burd v. Barkley Court Reporters Inc.
concurring JUDGE
Government Dec. 1, 2017
JetSuite v. County of Los Angeles
JUDGE
Taxation Oct. 11, 2017
Mission Beverage Co. v. Pabst Brewing Co. LLC
JUDGE
Anti-SLAPP Sep. 26, 2017
People v. Washington
JUDGE
Criminal Law and Procedure Sep. 6, 2017
In re R.T.
JUDGE
Juveniles Jul. 21, 2017
Tustin Field Gas & Food v. Mid-Century Ins. Co.
JUDGE
Jul. 5, 2017
Title Category Published
A penny for your thoughts U.S. Supreme Court, Criminal, Constitutional Law, California Supreme Court, California Courts of Appeal Feb. 15, 2018
How do you spell ‘G-U-I-D-A-N-C-E’? U.S. Supreme Court, Judges and Judiciary, Appellate Practice Dec. 12, 2017
Beginning to see the light U.S. Supreme Court, Criminal, Constitutional Law, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Oct. 17, 2017
Tailoring the Emperor’s New Clothes U.S. Supreme Court, Civil Litigation, Judges and Judiciary, California Supreme Court, Appellate Practice Aug. 14, 2017
SEARCH WARS: Return of the Judiciary U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law May. 17, 2017
SEARCH WARS: The Fifth Amendment Strikes Back U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law May. 16, 2017
SEARCH WARS: A New Hope for Definitional Clarity U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law May. 15, 2017
The unbreakable structure of structural errors U.S. Supreme Court, Criminal, Constitutional Law Mar. 16, 2017
When analogies fail U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law Jan. 12, 2017
Filling a void in the law U.S. Supreme Court, Judges and Judiciary, Criminal, California Supreme Court, California Courts of Appeal Nov. 9, 2016
The Fourth Amendment pendulum U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law Sep. 15, 2016
Doctrinal synergy U.S. Supreme Court, Criminal, Constitutional Law Jul. 7, 2016
Which one of these things is not like the others? U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law Jun. 17, 2016
Which one of these is not the same? U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law Jun. 17, 2016
Where does the right to obtain evidence prior to trial fall? Constitutional Law, California Supreme Court Apr. 21, 2016
Electronic evidence laws raise questions U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law Feb. 9, 2016
Then again, maybe not U.S. Supreme Court, Judges and Judiciary Dec. 15, 2015
Same basic facts, different conclusion Appellate Practice Oct. 20, 2015
Brady's self-help exception Criminal, California Supreme Court Aug. 25, 2015
When is enough enough? U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law Jun. 18, 2015
'It's alive!'... But what is it? Constitutional Law Apr. 22, 2015
A first bite at the apple U.S. Supreme Court, Judges and Judiciary, Constitutional Law, California Supreme Court Feb. 21, 2015
Brady v. Pitchess: real conflict or fairy tale? U.S. Supreme Court, Criminal, Constitutional Law, California Supreme Court Dec. 23, 2014
Deputizing the whole wide countryside U.S. Supreme Court, Intellectual Property Oct. 29, 2014
Fourth Amendment geometry U.S. Supreme Court, Criminal, Constitutional Law Sep. 16, 2014
Shades of Gray: to err in jury selection Constitutional Law Jul. 9, 2014
'Reading tea leaves,' or: applying the Crawford decision U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law May. 8, 2014
Encryption issues under Fifth Amendment purview Constitutional Law Mar. 6, 2014
A new version of 'reasonable suspicion' U.S. Supreme Court Jan. 9, 2014
Oversimplified slippery slope arguments U.S. Supreme Court Oct. 15, 2013
'Snapshot' judging Judges and Judiciary Aug. 20, 2013
Crowd sourcing as a source? Law Practice Jul. 2, 2013
The invincibility of arbitration clauses May. 17, 2013
Biometrics and Fourth Amendment 'overbreadth' U.S. Supreme Court Mar. 29, 2013
What do judges do? U.S. Supreme Court Feb. 12, 2013
Dog sniffs and that new Fourth Amendment smell U.S. Supreme Court Dec. 19, 2012
When is A majority THE majority? U.S. Supreme Court Oct. 31, 2012
Stolen valor and prosecutorial discretion Constitutional Law Sep. 11, 2012
Judicial philosophies collide in Williams Constitutional Law Jul. 31, 2012
Criminal procedure and the reasonable person U.S. Supreme Court Jun. 26, 2012
What is the best medicine in Lafler? Criminal May. 18, 2012
When is an advisory opinion 'too advisory'? Law Practice Apr. 6, 2012
To object or not to object: What is the consequence? U.S. Supreme Court Feb. 28, 2012
The other majority opinion in the US Supreme Court's GPS case U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law Feb. 8, 2012
The good, the bad and the inconsistency: Peremptory challenges and their potential for abuse Constitutional Law Jan. 10, 2012
A criminal defendant’s pre-trial right to discovery: constitutional or not? Criminal Nov. 30, 2011
A pocket full of clouds: digital devices and the Fourth Amendment U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law Sep. 21, 2011
The roles of judge and jury: Is the US Supreme Court of two minds? U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law Aug. 26, 2011
Procedural protections of the Sixth Amendment: The means to an end, or an end in themselves? U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law Jul. 21, 2011