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Damages are the end-game for contingency fee lawyers who are typically paid 40% of the total recovery in a personal injury law...


California litigants and courts are well aware of the general rule that an opinion of a California Court of Appeal or an appel...



There is an old expression that describes an effort to exaggerate or magnify the significance of a dispute — “You don’t need t...


Disappearing and self-destructive messages were a considered a “thing of the future” not too long ago. With technological adva...



In his May 5 column, “Civil rights agencies in California are MIA for conservatees,” Thomas Coleman states repeatedly that the...


Earlier this year, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order extending authorization for local governments to halt evictions...



The Heavy

May 13, 2021
By David Houston

1st District Court of Appeal Justice James Richman doesn’t hold back when he feels litigants or their attorneys have crossed a...


Some lawyers say the public meeting failed to give those listening in a substantive update on the findings and accomplishments...



Appellate shots fired in state labor statute challenge

May 13, 2021
By Malcolm Maclachlan

The California Business & Industrial Alliance sued the state in 2018, claiming the Californian’s Private Attorney General...


U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers said Apple might have a “duty to deal” with developers because “all of these compet...



Loan forgiveness might also prompt more young attorneys to live in less populated areas of the country where there is currentl...


Testifying via Zoom Wednesday, medical marketing expert Matthew Perrie, formerly of the University of Georgia, said the drugma...



Richard A. Paez is the third 9th Circuit judge to take senior status this year.


San Francisco County Superior Court judges Samuel K. Feng, Monica F. Wiley and Loretta M. Giorgi have all been announced as aw...



The Pasadena-based church challenged Gov. Gavin Newsom’s ban on gatherings for indoor worship services last summer.


“Make no mistake, right now we are in a full-on state of crisis, a full-on state of emergency when it comes to violence agains...



State AG digs in on compact fight gaming tribes

May 12, 2021
By Malcolm Maclachlan

On Monday, Bonta’s office filed a reply to the tribes’ opposition motion. The state is seeking to stay an order in favor of tr...


The approach aims to streamline and settle consumer and employment cases in a more efficient and cost-effective manner, ensuri...



Last year, Hyundai and Kia agreed to put aside $760 million to settle the claims but that number could rise as claims are stil...


The sold out three-day trial college in Cabo San lucas is one of largest in-person legal events to be held in the era of the p...



U.S. judge says county of LA can’t duck out of homelessness litigation


David R. Lira and Keith D. Griffin worked for prominent plaintiff’s attorney Thomas V. Girardi and all three are accused of mi...



Tuesday marked the seventh day of an antitrust trial over Apple barring marketplaces for apps aside from its own and other pol...


Role Model

May 12, 2021

The daughter of Mexican immigrants, Judge Blanca A. Bañuelos admires powerful women, who are ahead of their time.



The California Supreme Court held that Robert Vivar, who pleaded guilty to a nonviolent drug offense without understanding tha...


On April 26, the Department of Labor updated its guidance concerning the Fair Labor Standards Act and its application to commo...



Recent surveys indicate that the C-suite continues to slowplay those erstwhile funding requests by in-house legal counsel seek...



Decision maker

May 11, 2021

Judge Kevin Brazile was responsible for LA courts during the pandemic.


37.2% passed the February exam this year, or 1,151 people, the State Bar reported late on Friday. The results come after an al...