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From The Archive

Update: On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Navy exonerated the Port Chicago 50. "Today's action by the Navy cements the lega...


MCLE

What California businesses need to know about the evolving AI legal framework

Jul. 18, 2024

With hundreds of AI-related bills pending at the federal ...

By John Brockland, Vassiliki Iliadis

CBRE v. Superior Court: A significant decision on the Privette doctrine

Jul. 16, 2024

The court’s ruling reinforces the strong protections affo...

By Bayan Salehi

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

Jul. 12, 2024

California recognizes that a defendant owes a duty of car...

By Bruce A. Broillet, Ivan Puchalt

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Insurance, California Supreme Court

The court overturned a divided appellate court, stating that the one-year deadline outlined by Sec. 2071 of the California Insurance Code did not apply to cl...


Law Practice, Government

On Saturday, Federal Defender Charles J. Snyder filed an application to delay the Aug. 6 trial to October on the basis that the defense team was "simply not ...


The lawsuit claims that Allbirds' back rent payments amount to $51,486 but seeks damages of more than $1 million.


Civil Litigation

Richard Montañez said the company's statements to the media denying his involvement in the creation of Flamin' Hot Cheetos have caused him to lose income fro...


Columns

Tax

Taxpayers often come out better if they don't represent themselves, even considering the cost of professional fees. F. Lee Bai...


Tax

A rare California Supreme Court move shelters LA’s Mansion Tax

Jul. 19, 2024
By Andrew S. Ong , Ariel E. Rogers

The California Supreme Court has removed a ballot measure from the November 2024 ballot that would have broadened the definiti...


Administrative/Regulatory

The Supreme Court's decision in Loper Brigh...



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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Special Reports

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

Administrative Agencies

Gonzales & Gonzales Bonds & Insurance Agency Inc. v. U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

The Federal Vacancies Reform Act's "Ratification Bar" applies only to functions or duties that are singularly entrusted by statute or regulation to that officer, i.e., "nondelegable" duti...


Employment Discrimination

Kama v. Mayorkas

Temporal proximity alone was insufficient to demonstrate employer's stated reason for firing employee was pretextual where, during same period, employee failed to cooperate with a separat...


Civil Rights, Disability Discrimination

Bell v. Williams

Refusing to give a detainee wheelchair accommodations in a cell extraction was an unreasonable use of unnecessary force, even if even if the detainee previously disobeyed orders.


Criminal Law and Procedure

U.S. v. Rundo

Repetitive and organized nature of violent conduct, previous criminal history, and strength of evidence were sufficient to set defendant and purported similarly-situated comparator conduc...