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Ceci n'est pas un contrat

Jun. 12, 2024

The Legislature has not created an evidentiary privilege ...

By Ashfaq G. Chowdhury

Whiplash and Whiplash-Associated Disorder is no joke

Jun. 5, 2024

Many people with whiplash recover in one to three months,...

By Reza Torkzadeh, Allen P. Wilkinson

Navigating the 'junk fee' crackdown

May 31, 2024

California has banned undisclosed fees across various ser...

By Alejandro Moreno, Skylar Stoudt

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Technology, Law Practice, Ethics/Professional Responsibility

WATCH NOW: Ready to deploy new technologies to simplify your work? Legal tech experts offer guidance in legal prompting and th...

Today's News Weekly Quiz

U.S. Supreme Court, Securities, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

The lawsuit alleges that Nvidia executives misled investors by failing to disclose that its soaring revenues were based not on gaming but on sales to cryptoc...

Judges and Judiciary

Data from Los Angeles County Superior Court backs comments from judges and attorneys regarding growing caseloads.

Environmental & Energy, Administrative/Regulatory

The Center for Biological Diversity and 30 other advocacy groups filed a petition on Monday asking FEMA to amend its regulations under the Stafford Act to in...

Labor/Employment, Civil Rights

The California Civil Rights Department had accused the social media company of systemically paying female employees less than male workers.


U.S. Supreme Court

US Supreme Court rejects challenge to mifepristone

Jun. 19, 2024
By Philip M. Howe

The Supreme Court unanimously decided that the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine and other parties did not have standing to ch...

U.S. Supreme Court

The tossing of the bump stock ban

Jun. 20, 2024
By Philip M. Howe

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a bump stock modification of a semi-automatic rifle did not convert it to an illegal machine...

The decision benefits insureds by giving them flexibility to choose how best to use their insurance assets. It also enables in...

Verdicts & Settlements

Construction Site Accident Guadencio Romero and Albert... $7,000,000
Auto v. Motorcycle John Doe v. Jane Doe $5,505,500
Wage and Hour Isaias Vasquez and Linda He... $3,500,000
Auto v. Auto Juan C. Escamilla Toledano ... $1,762,492
Wage and Hour Kevin Murphy v. Fusion Lear... $1,250,000
Breach of Warranty Robert Green, Juan Aispuro,... $1,250,000
Auto v. Auto John Doe v. Roe Driver $1,000,000
Malpractice Doe Widow v. Roe Doctor $900,000
Virginia Martinez v. Cade M... $600,000
Wage and Hour Gabriela Soto Hurtado, indi... $575,000

On the Move

Hanson Bridgett

Jun. 14, 2024

Brian M. Schnarr as Partner in San Rafael

Schnarr is the new market leader of the firm's San Rafael office. Schnarr takes over from Brad Rogerson, who led the office from 2020. Schnarr, an integral part of Hanson Bridgett's Construction Practice Group since 2017, is a nationally recognized and award-winning trial attorney with a successful record of accomplishment in high-stakes, high-profile disputes. He has successfully represented various clients - including contractors, developers, and public entities - in complex construction disputes, contract negotiations, and risk management.

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Community News

Community News

San Diego law firm honored for supporting Navy Reserve

Jun. 20, 2024
By Douglas Saunders Sr.

The all-day event aboard the Midway included demonstrations by military working dogs and a chance to meet members of the Navy ...

Attorney Profiles

Special Reports

Top Women Lawyers 2024

Jun. 19, 2024

The annual awards supplement honors the best 100 women lawyers practicing across California.

Daily Appellate Report

Employment Law

Ibarra v. Chuy & Sons Labor, Inc.

Defining aggrieved employees in a prelitigation notice is not required for a Private Attorneys General Act claim to proceed.


Soltero v. Precise Distribution

Trial court did not err in determining equitable estoppel doctrine inapplicable where party requesting arbitration was a nonsignatory and signatory was not a party to the lawsuit.


Talley Amusements, Inc. v. The 32nd District Agricultural Association

Remedies for violations of competitive bidding process for public contracts did not apply to carnival contract because it was not a contract for services to be rendered to the state.

Criminal Law and Procedure, Juveniles

Modification: In re A.M.

Conviction as adult for crime committed at 14 years old was nonfinal after conditional reversal, entitling defendant to benefit from laws barring transfer of such cases to adult criminal ...

Constitutional Law

Bacon v. Woodward et. al

Firefighters plausibly alleged free exercise violations where Spokane refused to grant COVID vaccination exceptions, but worked with neighboring cities' firefighters who had been granted ...