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Defendants can be held liable for injuries on non-owned property

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Technology, Consumer Protection Law, Civil Litigation

The lawsuit, which names several popular social media companies including Meta Platforms Inc., Tiktok Inc., and Google LLC's YouTube, is scheduled for trial ...

9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

A 9th Circuit panel will consider the statute, AB 2273, which requires special online protections for underage internet users.

Judges and Judiciary, Government

One of the defendant's attorneys said the decision was an important reminder that the rights of unhoused individuals are myriad, given the Supreme Court's re...

Judges and Judiciary

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judges Michelle Williams Court and Anne Hwang, and State Bar Court Judge Cynthia Valenzuela Dixon all advanced on party lin...


Torts/Personal Injury

Defendants can be held liable for injuries on non-owned property

Jul. 12, 2024
By Bruce A. Broillet , Ivan Puchalt

California recognizes that a defendant owes a duty of care for injuries that occur on property which it does not own when the ...

Education Law

Not too long ago, Japan had a shortage of attorneys, which hindered access to justice for the poor and affected the country’s ...

Entertainment & Sports

When docudrama disclaimers don’t go far enough

Jul. 15, 2024
By Ericka DiMeglio

The cases of “When They See Us,” “Inventing Anna,” and “Baby Reindeer” highlight the challenges studios face in balancing ente...

Verdicts & Settlements

Wage and Hour Daniel Ludlow, individually... $135,200,000
Undue Influence Vacek Family Trust of 1994 $9,060,000
Dangerous Condition of Public Property Mason Masuda v. City and Co... $9,000,000
Wage and Hour Ernie Valdez, individually,... $2,900,000
Negligent Supervision Yara Brighton Wilde, an ind... $2,225,000
School Incident Maria Elena Garcia, an indi... $1,800,000
Retaliation Jeffrey Pailet v. City and ... $835,000
Wage and Hour Joss Harris v. ISP2 Inc. $775,000
Wage and Hour Jose Martinez, individually... $450,000
Auto v. Auto Irina Ushakova v. Jianling ... $220,000

On the Move

Alston & Bird

Jul. 11, 2024

Gabrielle Cuskelly as Partner in Century City from Sidley Austin.

Cuskelly guides private equity funds, management companies, investment banks, institutional lenders, life insurance companies, and other real estate investors through cross-border and domestic real estate finance and other real estate transactions. She has significant expertise in organizing permanent, bridge, or construction mortgage and mezzanine loans, negotiating inter-creditor and co-lender relationships, joint ventures, and portfolio and "one-off" acquisitions and dispositions.

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The event, hosted by the Southwestern Alumni Association, celebrated the achievements of the school's distinguished alumni and...

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CLAY Awards 2024

Jun. 26, 2024

The annual list highlighting some of the best lawyers and legal work in California over the past year.

Daily Appellate Report

Criminal Law and Procedure

People v. Velador

Trial courts have jurisdiction to grant mental health diversion to criminal defendants after the issue of defendant's competency has been raised but before competency has been decided.

Criminal Law and Procedure

People v. Nguyen

Petitioner was ineligible for imputed malice resentencing relief where jury instructions necessarily meant jurors had found he harbored his own specific intent to kill.


WasteXperts, Inc. v. The City of Los Angeles

Declaratory relief claim did not arise from protected prelitigation activity where the dispute would exist even if defendant had not sent prelitigation correspondence.


In re J.M.

Minor originally directly charged as an adult was entitled to retroactive application of ameliorative changes in the law that made it more difficult to transfer cases to adult criminal co...

Probate and Trusts

Asaro v. Maniscalco

Settlement agreement did not release beneficiary's claims for breach of fiduciary duty against trustee of irrevocable trust.