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Changes to the state’s bail system will continue even if a voter referendum on the issue qualifies for the 2020 ballot, Califo...


The PTO's recent rule change specifies that the Phillips standard will apply to both America Invents Act proceedings involving...



A federal jury on Thursday convicted the Mongols motorcycle club of racketeering and conspiracy to commit racketeering, settin...


I've reviewed the DOJ's memo from 2000, titled "A Sitting President's Amenability to Indictment and Criminal Prosecution." It ...



Retired 1st District Court of Appeal Justice William A. Newsom III died Wednesday. He was 84.


You don’t need to include every little detail, but you want to be able to point to the basic provisions and show that indeed, ...



The five-year legal battle over copyrights for parts of the hit song “Blurred Lines” finally ended with a federal judge orderi...


Journey to Ultra

Dec. 14, 2018
By Skylar Dubelko

For Margaret Tides, the road to a 100-mile race’s finishline was a trip through hallucinations, and it made her a better advoc...



An attorney for a former Tesla Inc. worker suing for alleged discrimination said the company is trying to have its cake and ea...


Judge and former judge admonished for conduct

Dec. 14, 2018
By Arin Mikailian

A Los Angeles County judge and a retired Orange County jurist were publicly admonished by the Commission on Judicial Performance.



No Gamesmanship

Dec. 14, 2018

Ventura County Judge Benjamin Coats is known for his mild disposition and eagerness to learn.


Richard Wirick reviews Ramachandra Guna’s latest book, “Gandhi: The Years that Changed the World.”



Practical Value

Dec. 14, 2018

Among legal professionals, the breadth of experience that solo mediator and arbitrator Michael Leb brings to bear is rare, if ...


It is all but certain that the USDA and FDA will play a role in regulating various aspects of slaughter-free meat, but the det...



Prosecutors have a right to review otherwise confidential records, such as psychiatric evaluations, when prosecuting civil com...


A split 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel blocked Trump administration rules allowing more employers to opt out of providing ...



After the first full year since the start of the #MeToo movement, attorneys say executives manage crises at an increasingly gr...


The 2nd District Court of Appeal has overturned a Title IX case, ruling a USC student expelled as a result of a sexual assault...



Attorney for musicians joins Davis Wright Tremaine

Dec. 13, 2018
By Steven Crighton

Peter J. Anderson has joined the firm’s media and entertainment practice group in Los Angeles.


The Santa Clara County judge ousted from the bench after a contentious recall vote is now asking supporters for donations to p...



Former Paul Hastings LLP partners Tiffany K. Lee and Matthew D. Berger have joined Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and launch...


Pacific Gas and Electric Co. provided a detailed description of the transmission tower that plaintiffs in lawsuits claim start...



Attorney Dale Galipo is seeking a big damages verdict in a police excessive force lawsuit


Capable Counselor

Dec. 13, 2018

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Bruce Brodie helps African American law students pass the State Bar exam.



Latham & Watkins LLP, Cooley LLP and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP handled the most initial public offerings in 2018, acco...


Kenneth K. Lee, a nominee to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, failed to disclose controversial writings on affirmative a...



When it comes to the movement to reform abusive guardianship and conservatorship systems, there is an advocacy void when it co...


Internal Revenue Service Forms 1099 usually arrive in January, and serve to kick off the tax season. If you receive them, they...



With its recent opinion, the Court of Appeal fully implemented the policy considerations behind the duty colleges and univers...


It’s time to rethink and redraft executive contracts. Management should not have to wait for a legal verdict in order to do th...