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Last month, the Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations describing the transition tax for controlled foreign corp...


Attorneys in a rare bench trial over minority voting power are emerging with two different views of the California Voting Righ...



An entrepeneur has filed a $223.8 million lawsuit against AT&T for gross negligence, accusing the company of failing to pr...


Former male legislator sues woman accuser

Aug. 16, 2018
By Malcolm Maclachlan

Former Assemblyman Matt Dababneh has filed a defamation lawsuit against the woman whose sexual harassment allegations forced h...



The court of appeal opinion rejected the Center for Biological Diversity’s argument that wells with disputed permits must be c...


Rep. Scott Peters, D-San Diego, on Tuesday introduced a bill that would provide tax credits to people who spend more than 30 p...



After successive, sudden departures of Judges Pregerson, Kozinski, and Reinhardt, the 9th Circuit's varying approach to decidi...


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Tesla shareholders have filed a proposed class action against the company and CEO Elon Musk, alleging that tweets he sent last...



Courts must confront the issue of personal jurisdiction over plaintiffs in venue-transfer cases rather than avoid it or assume...


DOJ increases scrutiny of successful naturalizations

Aug. 15, 2018
By Chase DiFeliciantonio

Experts said that as more records and information have become digitally available there are more opportunities for prosecutors...



Once more, Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain has written an opinion for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals striking down a state l...


Loeb & Loeb opens San Francisco office

Aug. 15, 2018
By Erin Lee

Loeb & Loeb LLP opened a new San Francisco office housing a former Cooley trusts and estates team.



How accurate is anecdotal wisdom about appellate briefs? I and a colleague tested it empirically and quantitatively. We found ...


Sandra Ann Thompson, 1947-2018

Aug. 15, 2018
By Justin Kloczko

LA County Superior Court Judge Sandra Ann Thompson, who spent all of her 35 years as a bench officer in the South Bay, has die...



$5.4M fee settlement ends 40-year case

Aug. 15, 2018
By Malcolm Maclachlan

A key legislative committee has approved a $5.4 million settlement in a case that started when a man bought a used car in 1976.


Life Experience

Aug. 15, 2018

Solano County Commissioner Robert Warshawsky was a ‘blue collar man’ before law school.



Legislation pending in California would help force the fraternity of “boys in blue” to confront a history of suppressing and c...


Two Americans who say federal officers deleted photographs they took of ports of entry on the U.S.-Mexico border while standin...



There are several core categories of expertise where outside professional help can be of benefit.


The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has extended a federal remedy available to plaintiffs seeking damages for constitutional...



Vincent D. Howard, whom the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has accused along with other attorneys at Howard Law PC of co...


A plaintiff in a fraud lawsuit against Buchalter APC said Tuesday she was surprised to learn of a family patriarch’s business ...



Bill to make organized theft a felony advances

Aug. 15, 2018
By Lila Seidman

Lawmakers have advanced a bill that would make organized retail theft a felony offense, responding to what some have called a ...


Prosecutor promises dead pelican won’t testify

Aug. 14, 2018
By Blaise Scemama

A frenzy broke out after the prosecution attempted to admit the carcass of a large pelican corpse as evidence.



Oyez Ioway

Aug. 14, 2018

The words “Iowa” and “explore” are rarely used in the same sentence. But Michael Avenatti, the current public face of the Cali...


A Santa Clara County jury has awarded a $66 million verdict to a San Jose LED manufacturer in a trade secrets case involving a...



Bill botches bail reform

Aug. 14, 2018

This week, the California State Senate will consider revisions to Senate Bill 10 that will eviscerate the right to pretrial re...


An internal memo instructs government attorneys to prioritize and pursue deportation cases that were indefinitely postponed an...



The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor issued its first significant guidance under the current administration r...


SB 923, introduced by Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), would require a statewide standardized set of procedures for law enforce...