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The Reluctant Son

Jun. 18, 2019

Judge Christopher Honigsberg resisted following his father's footsteps into law but it turns out he is a natural, lawyers say.


Today, we’re continuing our series of analytics-driven profiles of each justice of the California Supreme Court in order of le...



After the four-week legal malpractice trial Superior Court Judge Terry A. Green called “the strangest case I think I’ve ever s...


Many baseball fans grew up learning about statistics like Batting Average, Runs-Batted-In and Home Runs. These were the Triple...



The wrinkle in a recent 9th Circuit case? Although there is, of course, a federal courthouse serving Linn County, and cases fi...


. The struggle to promote civility in the profession is a never-ending one, and we should be thankful that Justice Bedsworth u...



Earlier this month, the 9th Circuit issued its new opinion in Altera v. Commissioner. Like last year’s opinion, which was subs...


LA-ABOTA program update

Jun. 18, 2019

You won't find a better close-up audience experience to hone your trial skills than by watching and hearing the state's very b...



The FCC recently adopted a declaratory ruling allowing carriers to automatically opt consumers into call blocking programs. Th...


The state Senate announced the addition of two non-lawyers to its Judiciary Committee, which is soon expected to hear key bill...



A jury deliberated for two hours Monday before finding for the California Institute of Technology in a wrongful termination su...


A former female partner at Jones Day, who filed a lawsuit against the firm arguing it underpaid female attorneys and failed to...



Judge denies Monster Energy’s motion for preliminary injunction against defendant Vital Pharmaceuticals over false advertising...


A federal jury found video service VidAngel Inc.'s stated ignorance of the law was no excuse for infringement, granting a $62....



A special masters panel found Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge John T. Laettner committed willful misconduct in office...


Budget includes funds for 25 more judges

Jun. 18, 2019
By Malcolm Maclachlan

Gov. Gavin Newsom may get to have an early impact on the judiciary, thanks to the state budget, which includes long delayed m...



Woolsey Fire trial to start in January

Jun. 18, 2019
By Gina Kim

Judge William F. Highberger indicates he will establish a leadership structure in Woolsey fire litigation, over individual pla...


Mazda North America GC Shawn Murphy thought he’d work in the financial services industry. But as in the automative industry, w...



For 30 years -- since Avis Ridley-Thomas founded it in 1989 -- the Dispute Resolution Program has been providing free mediatio...


Starry ace trial lawyer Flash Feinberg and his trusty sidekick Professor Plato



The California Supreme Court heard oral argument on June 5 in a case that has the potential to be the next significant change ...


The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found the government violated an immigrant worker's rights in a mass roundup executed in...



A proposed structure that would allow attorneys for local governments to negotiate and accept settlements for roughly 25,000 c...


As it became apparent that a damages trial, originally estimated to take two days, was heading for a second week, U.S. Distric...



University of San Francisco School of Law has appointed its interim dean Susan Freiwald to the position full-time, effective J...


David H. Wright, who worked on restoring ratepayer trust regarding the utility’s water billing issues since assuming the lead ...



Reloading for the Future

Jun. 17, 2019
By Glenn Jeffers

Kendall, Brill & Kelly began a decade ago as a small group of powerhouse litigators. The firm has been careful to continue...


Second Chances

Jun. 17, 2019

Merced Judge Jeanne Schechter sees repeat offenders as humans, urges them to try again



In the last days of May two opinions were filed that explained and changed some of the rules for arbitration under the Mandato...


Digital reporting has shown that it can effectively fill the gap caused by inadequate numbers of shorthand reporters and keep ...