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The owner of a defective 2005 F-350 Ford pickup truck has been awarded $2.8 million after a Riverside County jury ruled agains...


Racing to Resolution

Jul. 20, 2018

If fair results can’t be reached in a day, neutral Bob Friedenberg brings up more options for parties.



The state Supreme Court removed the controversial initiative to split California into three states from the November ballot We...


Patricia Glaser said she helped Schnatter with several letters to the board of directors demanding an investigation into the c...



The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has requested upwards of $529,000


ADR Services hires a new mediator

Jul. 19, 2018
By Chase DiFeliciantonio

Veteran Bay Area trial attorney Ralph Lombardi has joined ADR Services Inc. in Oakland as a neutral and mediator.



Judge certifies class in water rates lawsuit

Jul. 19, 2018
By Meghann Cuniff

A judge has granted class certification to residents of the Orange County city where a successful challenge to a tiered water ...


The Surfrider Foundation has filed a citizen complaint against the U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission.



A Sacramento County judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to kick incumbent Attorney General Xavier Becerra off the fall ballo...


Two doorbell companies dueling in a patent infringement case are now engaged in a spat over whether lawyers from Orrick, Herri...



The proliferation of these fun, mobile vehicles presents several challenges from a legal standpoint.


Sacramento’s latest foray into reshaping our criminal justice system is an utter disaster that violates the state Constitution...



What if criminal court judges answered to the prosecutor, and the prosecutor could evaluate the judges’ job performance based ...


If one were to take a guess as to the strongest asset class for investment, considerations such as fine art, rare wine or blue...



Settlement Style

Jul. 19, 2018

LA Judge Huey Cotton assigns cases to his bench mates based on their particular strengths.


MGM Resort International’s lawsuits against the victims of the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas is the first test of a 16-year-...



Beginning January 2019, employers can anticipate having applicants and current employees who present identification documents ...


The U.S. Department of Labor has rescinded a rule requiring additional disclosures of anti-union activity by employers which w...



On May 21, in a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that businesses do not violate the National Labor Relations Act...


The panel must determine whether the convict’s constitutional rights were violated by a 15-year delay in holding a post-convic...



Dynamex throws a major wrench in an employer’s decision to classify workers as independent contractors by making employee stat...


Oil spill trial testimony focuses on bird damage

Jul. 18, 2018
By Blaise Scemama

In a criminal negligence trial, a veterinarian testified about the damage to wildlife allegedly caused by the 140,000-gallon o...



Attorneys and fellow jurists insist Court of Appeal Justice William Dato was born for the job.


Navigating the maze of complex requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act can prove to be a daunting task, and the...



A federal judge approved certification of a securities class action against Twitter Inc. in an order Tuesday morning.


On June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision holding that mandatory agency shop fees violated the First...



Law enforcement agencies have received new tools to fight political dirty tricks under a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown this ...


A decision in closely watched timekeeping case is due any day now.



Venture capitalist Tim Draper is representing himself against an effort to get the state Supreme Court to throw his Three Cali...


Assembly Bill 2841 ought to amend Section 246 of the Labor Code to increase the accrual of paid sick time for employees in Cal...