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If it seems like there have been fewer attorneys in the California Legislature in recent years, it’s because there have been —...


A decision by multiple Silicon Valley companies to give up mandatory arbitration in such cases could cause logistical headaches.



Judge orders planes worth $35M to be returned

Nov. 26, 2018
By Sean Kagan

In a duel between aircraft service providers, a federal judge has granted a writ of possession, ordering Encompass Aviation LL...


Days after President Donald Trump attacked the impartiality of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, attorneys at the U.S. De...



After a year of record-low bar exam passage, stakeholders continue to be concerned by the downward trend.


‘One-Stop Shop’

Nov. 26, 2018

Health care firm Nelson Hardiman handles everything from transactions to litigation.



Staying Prepared

Nov. 26, 2018
By Arin Mikailian

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Ralph Hofer wins attorneys’ praise for the organized way he handles cases.


In a unanimous opinion issued earlier this year, the California Supreme Court made a major change in our state’s law in the ar...



A recent ruling demonstrates that multiple tests for independent contractor status continue.


While the cause of natural disasters is beyond our control, and stopping foreign governments’ malicious cyberattacks is daunti...



Stay what?

Nov. 26, 2018

Notices of appeal can get you less than you might think


Matthew Whitaker’s argument was a warning flare illuminating a new battlefield confronting public interest lawyers as they see...



Gov. Jerry Brown elevated two superior court judges to seats on the 1st District Court of Appeal on Wednesday. Meanwhile, his ...


In the potentially landscape-altering antitrust trial in which former National Collegiate Athletic Association student-athlete...



A federal judge will hear arguments over a motion to compel arbitration next month in a case pitting Postmates Inc. couriers a...


Russia-based news website sues Facebook for dropping it

Nov. 23, 2018
By Chase DiFeliciantonio

A Russia-based news website has sued Facebook Inc. over what it says was improper removal from the platform for alleged peddli...



Lawyers for the agribusiness giant’s parent company initiated the challenge this week.


A Virginia-based animal rights group lacks standing to sue an Orange County synagogue from practicing an ancient Jewish ritual...



Hostels and Hippos

Nov. 23, 2018
By Skylar Dubelko

Theresa Steen traveled the world to do some soul-searching and made a lot of friends.


Some 140 legal professionals attended the daylong event.



Adaptive Approach

Nov. 23, 2018
By Kibkabe Araya

Neutral Ana Sambold sees each dispute differently based on what’s at stake.


Welcome to the brave new world of legal ethics and professional responsibility.



Legal services tend to fall into three general categories when it comes to estimating fees: the “almost certainly” predictable...


Mediation buzzkill

Nov. 23, 2018

With apologies for various maritime metaphors, here are some examples of mediation buzzkill and ways to avoid it.



The U.S. Department of Justice wants a federal appeals court to rule that California cannot challenge new Trump administration...


Money bail supporters turn in signatures to stop change

Nov. 21, 2018
By Malcolm Maclachlan

A referendum to overturn California's new law phasing out cash bail is one step closer to the 2020 ballot.



A San Francisco federal judge’s decision to halt a Trump administration policy limiting asylum applications could portend a le...


Whether the two cases are substantially similar is the subject of debate between attorneys in the Riverside case.



First 2 lawsuits filed over Woolsey Fire

Nov. 21, 2018
By Justin Kloczko

Litigation over the Woolsey Fire has begun, as plaintiffs seek to hold Southern California Edison responsible for the blaze th...


The state Supreme Court has released new rules for death penalty cases, requiring a higher level of experience for counsel rep...