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The California Supreme Court just approved an overhaul of the Rules of Professional Conduct. Many of the new rules are revisio...


Patent owners may have finally caught a break with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s recent rules announcement that would...



The California Supreme Court made a sweeping change to California’s gig economy in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court.


Recent attorney disbarments, suspensions, probations, and public reprovals in California.



A federal judge said he would approve the final settlement in a class action alleging Wells Fargo Bank NA employees offered re...


A federal jury correctly awarded nearly $1 million in damages to five Los Angeles county inmates who were beaten by sheriff's ...



The Commission on Judicial Performance publicly admonished San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Lisa A. Novak for making impr...


The family of a well-known entertainment lawyer who was killed when a distracted sheriff’s deputy ran into him has reached an ...



Just The Facts

May 31, 2018

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Renee Korn asks detailed jury questions and focuses on gathering information.


A fair and impartial judiciary is a cornerstone of our democracy. Yet, throughout our state, keeping the courts free from the ...



New rules of conduct: Rule 1.3, Diligence

May 31, 2018
By Ben Armistead

Prior to the Supreme Court’s adoption of this new rule, the duty of diligence was a component of current Rule 3-110, Failing t...


Simple, fail to allege any facts let alone material facts in the expert declaration that would allow the court to determine w...



Here is my advice to the grand poo-bahs who run Starbucks: Treat everybody alike and prioritize comfort and convenience.


Trump exercised his discretion in granting temporary exemptions to Canada, Mexico, South Korea, Argentina, Australia, Brazil a...



A judge on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has requested the court rehear en banc the famed “monkey selfie” case, indica...


One might ask what happens in other parts of the country when similar precepts are brought forth in litigation. Here is a rece...



A crop of district attorney races across California have been defined by progressive challengers, including defense attorneys ...


Amongst the modified rules is Rule 1.13, which will replace current Rule 3-600, dealing with organizational clients, on Nov. 1...



A trial that could potentially cost Facebook Inc. billions of dollars in damages was postponed Tuesday after the 9th U.S. Circ...


FDA citizen petition abuse is an instrumental anti-competitive tool that pharmaceutical companies use to delay market entry of...



Attorney General Xavier Becerra is constitutionally ineligible to hold and run for the office, according to a lawsuit filed by...


Trial of Patience

May 30, 2018

Judge David Hirsch allows defendants a fair hearing, even when they drag out proceedings.



What happens when parents are split on whether to vaccinate a child?


The embattled school is leaving the San Diego property that resulted in millions in debt.



Gamers angry about the Linux operating system being removed from their PlayStation 3 in 2010 are on the verge of receiving a p...


Temporary path for foreign entrepreneurs

May 29, 2018
By Chase DiFeliciantonio

The Trump administration will rescind an Obama-era regulation allowing foreign entrepreneurs to temporarily work in the U.S. a...



The legal presumption of irreparable harm in Lanham Act cases may have been retired, but a 9th Circuit case suggests the logic...


After repeated attempts over the past decade, two bills aimed at addressing the timeliness of DNA analysis of rape kits as wel...



Numerous articles have been have focused on the correct method of computation when a flat-sum bonus is paid and the retroactiv...


It appears that a candidate for San Bernardino County Superior Court judge is running against a judge who enforced a restraini...