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For three weeks in July, the main conference room at the Beverly Hills Bar Association functioned as an extension of England’s...


Here are some pointers on how to avoid putting a foot in your mouth when the judge says, “Cross-examination, please.”



A Servant’s Heart

Jul. 31, 2020

Listening to people tell their stories is a key step in getting disputes settled, says Jeffery Owensby .


Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday. The body also passed measures on wrongful death and workplace lawsuits during ...



The number one driver of nuclear verdicts is juror anger. The challenge for defense lawyers is to figure out how to defuse tha...


On July 8, the Supreme Court issued a blow to the ongoing fight for birth control access. The case in question involved a rule...



A former general counsel and litigator turned mediator's take on potential rude awakenings and steps to avoid them.


In his new book, “The Deviant’s War,” Eric Cervini chronicles how Kameny’s sheer determination began to chip away at homosexu...



U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt ruled Wednesday that federal trial prosecutors relied on false and misleading testimony ...


Ballot materials that Attorney General Xavier Becerra prepared for Proposition 22, whose gig economy backers he recently sued,...



Then-Attorney General Jerry Brown and then-District Attorney Michael Ramos said it was the biggest public corruption case in t...


The attorneys have been at odds since Brian Kabateck of Kabateck LLP entered the litigation over a year ago, tasked with inves...



Despite rulings from two federal judges going the other way in identical lawsuits, U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler said sh...


The state Supreme Court ruled narrowly Thursday against a union of Alameda County sheriff's deputies over the legality of a 20...



While some policyholders were in favor of consolidating the ever growing number of lawsuits into one big multi-district ligati...


Podcast Host Howard Miller interviews Micha Star Liberty, President of Consumer Attorneys of California, on current crisis in ...


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The first test of whether corporate “federal forum selection” clauses will be enforced by California courts will occur on Frid...


In November 2018, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California adopted the Procedural Guidance for...



As private sector management rights grow, public sector employers are seeing a growing imbalance.


The panel followed the lead of two other circuits, which also ruled in favor of male students who sued universities for allege...



In order to improve access to legal services, the State Bar should promote the use of online attorney referral and matching sy...


The July 27 column, “Time to end systematic abuse of California’s lemon law,” authored by two Hyundai Motor America in-house c...



In important ways, the John Bolton and Mary Trump cases are not representative of the broader ongoing efforts of Trump and his...


The Constitutional Rights Foundation appointed Amanda Susskind as president, effective Aug. 31.



Even those who say they share with the bill’s authors the belief that peremptory challenges can be discriminatory and biased a...


The chief executives of Amazon and Facebook were unable to guarantee to lawmakers they did not engage in practices that might ...



Stephen B. Sadowsky, 1948 - 2020

Jul. 30, 2020
By Blaise Scemama

White collar defender was brilliant jokester, mentor.


$17M for bank employee in termination case

Jul. 30, 2020
By Jessica Mach

A state appellate panel awarded a U.S. Bank employee $17 million, a reduction from the $24 million a jury originally granted t...



The move to a court that does not hold jury trials violated the plaintiff's rights under the California Constitution, wrote L...


In a case of first impression, a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel on Wednesday revived actress Ashley Judd's sexual har...