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The possibility that the IRS can audit forever is chilling. The potential for large civil penalties and perhaps even criminal ...


Swimming with the bees

Sep. 26, 2022

The Chief Justice is telling us, I think, that the issue in the case is not simply whether, in ordinary parlance, bumble bees ...



Derek W. Loeser of Keller Rohrback LLP and Lesley E. Weaver of Bleichmar, Fonti & Auld say forcing Gibson Dunn to pay as o...


The primary difference between SB 62 and the similar legislative reform efforts that came before it is the law’s dramatic expa...



PG&E sued over almost contained Mosquito Fire

Sep. 26, 2022
By Skyler Romero

Plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed by Singleton Schreiber LLP include people who lived or owned property in the area of the blaze...


FBI agent’s counsel seeks to discredit DOJ witness

Sep. 26, 2022
By Sunidhi Sridhar

San Francisco attorney Steven F. Gruel tried to use suspended attorney Edgar Sargsyan’s unexpected admission that he never too...



The abortion issue may clarify how much power Attorney General Rob Bonta and Gov. Gavin Newsom have over elected officials in ...


Tesla argued that when the department accused the company of allowing and enabling widespread race discrimination at its Fremo...



Judge Richard Honn was elevated from the Review Panel and took his new office on Aug. 22, for the remaining four years of his ...


Calm and Candid

Sep. 23, 2022

Wayne Peterson applies a patient, honest approach to dispute resolution, lawyers say.



The allegations appear to be unique to Sacramento Municipal Utility District but lawyers said they point to the importance of ...


“Regardless of the plaintiff’s belief that the lease is unfair or that the lease payments are inflated, the city has consisten...



“Senator Jones’ bill is just another indication of this intensifying campaign against the homeless,” said Anthony D. Prince, g...


“If experience is any guide, our decision not to order review will be misconstrued by some as an affirmative determination by ...



Florida and its foes – industry groups representing companies including Meta Platforms Inc., Alphabet Inc.-owned YouTube and T...


Retired Contra Costa County judge joins ADR Services Inc.

Sep. 23, 2022
By Douglas Saunders Sr.

“I didn’t really have a true appreciation for Alternative Dispute Resolution until I was exposed to it on the bench,” Judge An...



Judicial mentorship program is statewide now

Sep. 23, 2022
By Ricardo Pineda

“The whole goal is for this not to be a mysterious process. Our mentees tell me they really appreciate getting a realistic vie...


Edgar Sargsyan was admitted to the California Bar in 2016 and practiced at Pillar Law Group on Rodeo Drive for four years. He ...



Lambda Legal to honor Jones Day Foundation for $1M gift

Sep. 23, 2022
By Douglas Saunders Sr.

“We are delighted to recognize the substantial gift in honor of Curt at our 2022 San Francisco Soiree, one of Lambda Legal’s m...


The fear that suddenly an armed IRS force combing through neighborhoods to collect taxes is completely unfounded, as the IRS C...



Marketing SB 1304 as a public safety measure is wrong. The reasons for criminal behavior are complicated and driven by a varie...


Even with planning, the estates of artists and other creators can present complex valuation problems because of the unique nat...



Divide & Prejudice

Sep. 23, 2022

Which interest(s) – and hence which rule – will prevail? When our Supreme Court takes up the question, as it just did in Dezi ...


The recent case grows out of a separate lawsuit in Silicon Valley. In 2020, the department sued Cisco System Inc. and two "hig...



Collin Greene was called as the first witness for the defense in the prosecution of Joseph Sullivan, a former chief of securit...


Araceli Martinez-Olguin jumped ahead of others nominated by President Joe Biden, such as U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew G. Schop...



En banc hearing nixed for ADA suit against Marriott

Sep. 22, 2022
By Ricardo Pineda

Dennis J. Price of Potter Handy, however, noted that while the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling provides some clarity,...


The motion filed Tuesday by the defendant’s counsel — Mark D. Selwyn and James M. Dowd of WilmerHale — asserts that the Califo...



Sadly, observing the plethora of legal advertising, publicity-seeking irresponsible comments, and a general reckless casting p...


U.S. District Judge Gregory W. Pollack in San Diego ruled the case would not proceed because the court was being asked to beco...