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A federal grand jury indicted the former CEO of Bumble Bee Foods LLC on allegations of conspiring to fix prices of canned tuna...


On May 14, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that the burden of establishing proper venue under Section 1...



A three-judge panel of the court on Wednesday affirmed U.S. District Judge William Orrick’s denial of a motion to strike and d...


It's been a roller coaster. But the ride appears to be over.



A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel affirmed the life sentence handed down to a juvenile gang leader who participated in...


Despite high stakes and legal issues that have long been well defined, the courts are far from reaching consensus as to when s...



Lawyers warn employers of foreigners: comply with laws

May. 17, 2018
By Chase DiFeliciantonio

As U.S. immigration authorities step up work site inspections and audits, employers should implement rigorous procedures for c...


9th Circuit considers ‘Empire’ copyright suit

May. 17, 2018
By Steven Crighton

The chances of revival for a $500 million copyright infringement lawsuit against the creators of the Fox series “Empire” could...



Changing Lives

May. 17, 2018

Orange County Superior Court Judge Maria Hernandez is bringing her passion for engagement to a new court.


Chinese innovators look to U.S. leadership and partnership as the world’s most complex problems are solved through joint techn...



There are plenty of crypto-related startups, some of which have gotten quite big and quite valuable. That means options, cryp...


Earlier this month the California Energy Commission adopted new building standards that will require new construction projects...



A lawsuit over what constitutes timely public access to state court filings is headed to trial after a federal judge said that...


A Riverside County Superior Court judge struck down an assisted suicide law Tuesday after a lawsuit claimed it was illegally p...



Three U.S. senators are examining whether AT&T may have engaged in a “pay for play” arrangement to buy influence or to ach...


9th Circuit hears arguments on DACA rescission

May. 16, 2018
By Nicolas Sonnenburg

The reviewability of the Trump administration’s decision to rescind Obama-era rules against deportation of immigrants brought ...



This month nonprofits should know about a new bill could affect charitable crowdfunding, the California Supreme Court’s recent...


In their second debate leading up to the June 5 primary, candidates for California attorney general called incumbent Xavier Be...



On May 10, the California Supreme Court issued an order approving a new set of Rules of Professional Conduct, the first compre...


Superior courts across the state are holding what have become known as Humphrey hearings to determine a defendant’s financial ...



Oakland loses coal battle with shipping terminal

May. 16, 2018
By Joshua Sebold

Oakland lost its battle to ban coal from its shipyard Tuesday, although the ruling won’t have the kind of scope supporters of ...


Self Made

May. 16, 2018

Judge Lucy Armendariz overcame humble beginnings to claim a seat on the State Bar Court.



When the California Supreme Court ruled that many independent contractors must be reclassified as employees, it may have unint...


Uber will no longer arbitrate sex assault claims

May. 16, 2018
By Steven Crighton

The policy change, which applies retroactively, also extends to harassment claims.



A group suing Oakland to obtain information related to Mayor Libby Schaaf’s alert that immigration agents would target Norther...


In praise of quiet

May. 15, 2018

I find myself appreciating quiet as I would not have anticipated before reaching 51 years of age.



The White House’s efforts to fill a raft of vacancies on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals have hit a roadblock in Califor...


The faculty vote came on the heels of the ABA’s legal education council supporting eliminating the admissions test mandate



I worry that judicial independence is too abstract a value to resonate with most voters. That is why the burden falls on lawye...


The constitutionality of shackling defendants as a matter of policy during pretrial proceedings remains up in the air, with th...