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Hers has been a lifetime of firsts.


The Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law’s program will feature 70 percent online learning and 30 percent in-person



This obligation has taken on new importance in recent years, as law firms find themselves targeted by hackers who realize that...


Deep Respect

Mar. 9, 2018

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer has an abiding love of legal craft, and lawyers have a devotion to him.



The Communicator

Mar. 9, 2018

Former judge Bonnie Sabraw wins praise from attorneys for listening to and hearing their clients.


A federal judge ruled Thursday that jurors in a civil trial related to a courthouse brawl can hear evidence about Orange Count...



Many plaintiffs will face higher taxes on their lawsuit settlements under the recently passed tax reform law.


A former Department of Justice attorney has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for trying to sell sealed lawsuits he stole ...



Veterans and especially the disabled have largely been left behind in California judicial appointments.


The U.S. Senate has confirmed McGregor Scott as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California.



After a couple years in the making Los Angeles Superior Court will begin hearing matters in the vacated Spring Street federal ...


A Santa Cruz County jury handed down a $2.6 million verdict Wednesday in favor of a male Beverly Fabrics Inc. ex-employee who ...



Vine Artist

Mar. 9, 2018
By Shane Nelson

A longtime wine collector, Manatt litigator Phillip Kaplan began producing his own wine commercially in 2012.


The ruling was based on a standard set by Tellabs Inc. v. Makor Issues & Rights Ltd., which requires that scienter must be...



With social media evidence increasingly used at criminal trials, do defendants have a constitutional right to subpoena relevan...


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California appellate courts have issued conflicting opinions on what ascertainability means.



Plaintiffs seeking to hold the U.S. government responsible for allegedly disregarding the threat of carbon dioxide emissions f...


In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has added considerable clarity surrounding the avoidance powers of bankruptcy ...



A new trend is underway where media sources are threatening and suing celebrities for copyright infringement, and demanding m...


Two more iPhone users have joined a slew of plaintiffs who have filed lawsuits against Apple for allegedly intentionally slowi...



According to employment law attorneys, a bill introduced in the state Assembly that seeks to make medical marijuana cardholder...


Though premised on violation of the state cannabis regulations, these claims will be actionable under state consumer protectio...



The Brown administration has appointed Hispanic jurists at nearly double the rate they found upon taking office in 2011.


A state appellate court has told a world-class wine collector to stop complaining after he was swindled out of about $18 milli...



A lawsuit filed in the Central District of California accuses Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp of infringing messaging innovat...


Legal scholars said a complaint filed by the Trump administration against California over three of its state immigration laws ...



Managing the Drama

Mar. 8, 2018

LA County Judge Clifford Klein sees plenty of unusual twists while presiding in probate court.


U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and one of his fiercest critics, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, will each add...



A federal judge has ordered the Law School Admission Council Inc. to comply with stringent new conditions that ensure it will ...


A trio of bills introduced in the state Assembly aim to make it harder for landlords to evict renters as legislators face pres...