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There are many seemingly innocuous situations where — if an attorney is not careful — a party could believe or a court could f...


9th Circuit hears arguments on double jeopardy

Feb. 9, 2018
By L.J. Williamson

The defense opposed retrial after a jury acquitted on conspiracy and obstruction and hung 10-2 for acquittal on lying to the F...



Luxury home cases are a far cry from the mass produced tract home or condominium construction defect cases that typically arise.


U.S. District Judge George Wu said there was no evidence of an illegal agreement that would justify such an order.



The Feb. 3 event ostensibly pitted the “Patriots” against the “Chicanos.” They were separated by the police-laden Logan Avenue...


Skadden hires IP lawyer from Quinn Emanuel

Feb. 9, 2018
By Caroline Hart

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates has hired intellectual property attorney John “Jay” Neukom as a pa...



California law is very specific about what is considered a violation and what would be preempted by federal law.


After four tries, a superior court judge once again held off on approving a $3.5 million settlement between the operator of th...



The trustworthiness of a report prepared by forensic experts for Uber Technologies Inc. was the main source of debate at trial...


Field Judge

Feb. 9, 2018
By Shane Nelson

Longtime Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP partner Howard Slavin spent nearly three decades as an on-field and replay of...



Professor Zachary Price (UC Hastings College of the Law) discusses why courts should be wary of overstating the reliance inter...


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A Kern County judge has ruled that a Christian baker has the right to refuse to make cakes for same-sex weddings, declaring th...



Filing public nuisance suits against oil companies for making and distributing fossil fuels is not the right way to fashion in...


It was a rough day for ride-hailing app maker Uber Technologies Inc. in the trade secrets trial where autonomous driving compa...



The ruling is the first to hold an internet service provider liable for copyright infringement by its customers, making it a c...


Barry Currier, the ABA’s managing director of accreditation and legal education, said legislation could lead to fewer law scho...



While establishing loss causation in securities fraud actions is not always factually simple, it is helpful to be reminded tha...


How much character testimony is too much?

Feb. 8, 2018
By Meghann Cuniff

A string of courtroom appearances by Orange County luminaries testifying in defense of a corporate executive accused of inside...



An Open Mind

Feb. 8, 2018

San Diego County Judge Judith Hayes keeps discussing a tentative ruling, sometimes changing it.


Agencies are increasingly finding small errors in the reports and assessing significant penalties — they consider these paperw...



A constructive termination and sex discrimination jury trial against UCLA Medical Center grew heated Wednesday as witnesses so...


Despite the fact these contracts end up in civil court when litigated, few civil attorneys, let alone family law attorneys, ha...



Large developer sues over Porter Ranch leak

Feb. 8, 2018
By Justin Kloczko

A luxury home builder is suing Southern California Gas Company over the 2015 Aliso Canyon gas leak, claiming the local real es...


Judges are required to be fair, neutral and impartial and to be perceived as such at all times.



A botched attempt to notify HIV patients about their medication has ballooned into multimillion-dollar litigation.


Settlement stops long-awaited Ovitz trial

Feb. 8, 2018
By Steven Crighton

The case, stemming from an incident in 2002, settled just days before trial was to begin.



Health care attorneys move to Nelson Hardiman

Feb. 8, 2018
By Skylar Dubelko

Health care lawyers Hope R. Levy-Biehl and Stacie K. Neroni joined Nelson Hardiman LLP as partners from Hooper, Lundy & Bo...


Prominent attorney Jon B. Eisenberg has filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Insurance and its commissioner, D...



After 10 years of litigation and two trips to the 9th Circuit, a U.S. District judge ruled last week that the due process clau...


Former Uber Technologies Inc. CEO Travis Kalanick seemed to defy his reputation as an irreverent tech brat when he took the st...