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The 2nd District Court of Appeal denied a writ petition Wednesday by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office seeking...


Many politicians and activists claim that President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is anti-labor. But have they read Jud...



In a lawsuit filed Monday, Uber has been sued for misclassifying its workers as contractors by an unlikely plaintiff: a compet...


The California Coastal Commission's emerging requirements for shoreline development follow a new report predicting accelerated...



A former Buchalter APC shareholder at the center of a $200 million fraud and negligent hiring lawsuit said he believes he did ...


A federal judge has nullified a nearly century-old California prohibition on firearms dealers displaying handgun advertisement...



Newly retired Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rita Miller has joined ADR Services Inc. after 18 years on the bench.


Bills signed by governor to affect attorneys, defendants

Sep. 13, 2018
By Malcolm Maclachlan

While much of the year’s highest profile legislation is still awaiting action on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, numerous bills affec...



In an event on diversity, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discussed the progress made in the decades since she first entered law s...


Family Law Veteran

Sep. 13, 2018

Los Angeles County Judge Randall Pacheco has been dealing with marriage dissolutions for 15 years.



Ongoing conversations online could inadvertently create serial meetings.


Last month, the musician Will.i.am lost a five-year battle against the USPTO attempting to register the mark #WILLPOWER in cla...



Peloton Interactive Inc., known for its at-home fitness bicycles, filed a patent infringement lawsuit Wednesday against Flywhe...


The review will play a role in potential California bar exam changes.



Governor signs bill to bypass court-ordered debt payment

Sep. 12, 2018
By Malcolm Maclachlan

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a controversial bill designed to get the state out of repaying a $331 million court-ordered debt. ...


It is the nature of the analysis supplied by Troester that suggests more is yet to be said about the implications of this prin...



Trump seeks to make actress’ lawsuit moot

Sep. 12, 2018
By Steven Crighton

The adult film actress, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, filed a lawsuit contending she was paid $130,000 as part of a n...


Whether they reciprocate, or others join me in doing so, I will respect the lawyers who represent clients because they need th...



The panel said required major donor disclosures do not infringe on nonprofit groups’ First Amendment rights, reversing previou...


Should Gov. Jerry Brown sign into law Senate Bill 1437, criminals in California can no longer be punished for the natural and ...



There were fireworks on the final day of the Commission on Judicial Performance hearing into misconduct claims against attorne...


Racial identity was the focus with the city’s last witness, Mayor Pro Tempore Gleam Davis, in the bench trial over at-large el...



Attorneys will soon have to explain the implications of mediation confidentiality to their clients and obtain written consent ...


Streaming device manufacturer TickBox agreed to a $25 million stipulated judgment and a permanent injunction Tuesday, removing...



Attorney Douglas Richards said he filed a complaint against Deputy Attorney General Brett Morris.


A heiress to a dairy fortune that’s at the center of a $200 million fraud and negligent hiring case against Buchalter APC told...



New Perspective

Sep. 12, 2018

Time on the bench has changed how Judge Tim Kam, an ex-prosecutor, sees drug offenders.


But to be successful, it is important to set the stage properly. Among other things, the right players need to be at the table.



A good estate plan requires a clear understanding as to which assets are controlled by the trust terms. Counsel who rely on th...


It doesn’t appear that anyone worried too much about sexual harassment plaintiffs. In an employment context — and most such cl...