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An attorney argued that his case contending McDonald’s Corp. is jointly liable for a franchisee’s labor code violations was im...


The state Supreme Court ignored the letter and appointed 7 superior court judges to hear the appeal Thursday afternoon.



Three employees of a local agency have filed unfair labor practice charges alleging they were harassed for not joining a union.


Bone Sweet Bone

Oct. 19, 2018
By Skylar Dubelko

Orange County Judge Antony Ufland spends his time off the bench finding homes for dogs.



A canned tuna distributor agreed Thursday to plead guilty and cooperate in an ongoing investigation into price fixing in the p...


Attorneys for the Banc of California’s former CEO alleged Thursday a board director pushed for the chief executive’s resignati...



The plaintiff seeks $100 million, the jury was told, while the defense suggested $7 million.


U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has decided to determine a case that was returned to the immigration courts by the U.S. Su...



Swipe to sue

Oct. 19, 2018
By Justin Kloczko

It’s now possible to file a lawsuit with the tap of a smartphone after the app DoNotPay began allowing users to fast-track sma...


Second Chances

Oct. 19, 2018

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Theodor Albert believes robust capitalism requires room for mistakes.



Gillian A. Brady thought she would spend her life traveling the world as a diplomat or a human rights lawyer. Instead she help...


For the first time, SCOTUS' law clerk class is majority female. With that milestone following a bitter confirmation fight that...


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Real estate-focused law firm Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP celebrated its 50th anniversary at the Porsche Experience Center ...


Law schools tiptoe into cannabis law

Oct. 19, 2018
By Erin Lee

Nearly half of California’s nationally accredited law schools offer cannabis law courses.



Trial over stage diving injury to start in LA

Oct. 19, 2018
By Steven Crighton

Argument in a month-long trial over an alleged stroke-inducing stage dive brought against the musician Skrillex begins Friday,...


The concept of being able to "get out of our environment" has become widely publicized and adopted in many forums -- for good ...



The real need for small business capital coupled with the inability of small businesses to attract traditional financing sourc...


Artists who have been living under these oral percentage fee agreements should consider fully researching their rights before ...



New ex officio director law, donor disclosures and more nonprofit news


The federal government is pushing the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to finish its review of a universal injunction blockin...



An appellate court on Wednesday rejected constitutional challenges to five California Coastal Commission policies that restric...


Algorithmic risk assessment tools central to pretrial decisions about releasing criminal defendants are coming under increased...



Attorneys who represent criminal defendants in marijuana cases say a San Francisco County Superior Court appellate division ru...


Netflix argues in its defense that “legacy studio employment practices create unenforceable obligations under California law.”



Defense rests in seizure-prone driver trial

Oct. 18, 2018
By Blaise Scemama

A defendant’s wife gave teary testimony Wednesday before the defense rested in a personal injury jury trial involving a seizur...


Lawyers are ethically obligated to monitor data breaches and notify current and former clients should data be compromised, the...



Plaintiffs allege Facebook Inc. lied about when it learned it was misrepresenting viewership data to advertisers, did not imme...


The Right Fit

Oct. 18, 2018

San Diego County Superior Court Judge Daniel Belsky aims for appropriate sentences in emotional cases.



Keker Van Nest & Peters celebrates 40 years

Oct. 18, 2018
By Matthew Sanderson

San Francisco-based Keker Van Nest & Peters LLP celebrated Monday the 40-year milestone since John Keker and his law schoo...


Dismissing more severe fraud allegations made by Securities and Exchange Commission prosecutors, an SEC judge ruled founder Ro...