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U.S. Supreme Court, Securities

The Supreme Court’s ruling in Jarkesy v. SEC, which gave defendants the right to a jury trial before facing monetary pe...


Ethics/Professional Responsibility

Implementing safeguards and planning ahead when work takes attorneys out on the road or in the air can help reduce their risk ...



Construction

In 5th and LA v. Western Waterproofing Company, Inc., the 2nd District Court of Appeal held that a second lawsuit again...


Military Law

The trauma of killing remotely

Jul. 8, 2024
By Eileen C. Moore

The public should be aware of the sacrifices and consequences of drone warfare, and the courts should be prepared to address t...



Private equity acquisitions of healthcare businesses have been shown to negatively impact quality of care, physician autonomy,...


U.S. Supreme Court

Why Moyle was no victory for abortion rights

Jul. 8, 2024
By Beth Parker, Deborah J. Rotenberg

The Supreme Court’s decision in Moyle v. United States has delayed or avoided ruling on the most critical question pres...



U.S. Supreme Court, Labor/Employment

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review the 11th Circuit's recent holding in Stanley v. City of Sanford to address ...


U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS issues decisions on social media content moderation

Jul. 5, 2024
By Allonn E. Levy , Meesha Reiisieh

In a 9-0 decision, the Supreme Court took a pass on one internet moderation case, but suggested that the other two are unconst...



Constitutional Law

The majority’s ruling could allow the government to indirectly censor speech by pressuring social media companies behind the s...


Government

How the CNN debate moderators failed us all

Jul. 5, 2024
By Selwyn D. Whitehead

The press has a duty to correct misrepresentations and ensure the public can make informed choices, especially during a presid...



California Supreme Court

The California Supreme Court left trial courts with substantial discretion to determine if evidence, whether admissible under ...


Entertainment & Sports

California’s first celebrity lawyer

Jul. 3, 2024
By John S. Caragozian

Earl Rogers, a legendary California trial lawyer, successfully defended numerous individuals in criminal prosecutions. Hiram J...



The California Supreme Court has affirmed a death sentence in People v. Nadey, despite evidence of systemic racial discriminat...


Litigation & Arbitration

Read before you let your freak flag fly

Jul. 3, 2024
By Panda L. Kroll

The United States Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Christian group’s request to raise a Christian flag outside of Boston ...



The state is taking steps to enhance safety standards, and Caltrans recently announced it will spend approximately $930 millio...


Education Law, Constitutional Law

Two students won a $1 million jury verdict after being wrongly expelled, setting a precedent for addressing procedural abuses ...



Guide to Legal Writing, Appellate Practice

More 'cleaning up' to do: 'cleaned up' in federal courts

Jul. 2, 2024
By Benjamin G. Shatz , Patrice Ruane

The momentum is swinging heavily in favor of the 'cleaned up' legal citation format, making it a likely permanent addition to ...


Real Estate, Contracts

California Civil Code Section 1951.2 defines the remedies available to a landlord in the event of a tenant’s breach and abando...



State Bar & Bar Associations, Law Practice, Ethics/Professional Responsibility

Aware that many other states would severely restrict or entirely ban abortion care, ORLP sought ethical guidance from the Cali...


Adoptive parents frequently encounter legal and financial hurdles when finalizing adoptions, often lacking the same access to ...



Research has shown that hate is typically caused by bias and can be reduced or kept in check through self-other awareness, whi...


Education Law

The case method of teaching law, which involves dissecting cases in class, was developed in the 19th century but was never de...



Land Use, California Supreme Court

State Supreme Court cites the passage of Assembly Bill 1307 and concludes that social noise created by public university colle...


Judges and Judiciary

A day in the life

Jul. 1, 2024
By Arthur Gilbert

The justice reflects on a Sunday morning ritual, maintaining standards of excellence in the legal profession and the loss of a...



Tax, Government, California Supreme Court

The California State Legislature and the Office of the Governor successfully challenged a ballot initiative that would have im...


Law Practice, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Quantum meruit: As much as one has deserved

MCLE
Jun. 28, 2024
By David M. Majchrzak

California does not have a system to arbitrate fee disputes among lawyers who have worked on the same case under different fee...



Criminal, Constitutional Law

Federal, state, and individual remedies are available for interference with religious freedom. The Federal FACE Act grants a r...


Civil Litigation

Critically, the new legislation codifies that a PAGA plaintiff may bring a claim for only those violations of the Labor Code t...



Civil Litigation

PAGA at 20: New legislation could reduce litigation

Jun. 28, 2024
By Tal Burnovski Yeyni

California has amended its Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) and is awaiting a signature from Gov. Gavin Newsom. The amendm...


U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law

The Supreme Court found that Section 922 (g)(8) is analogous to the surety laws in England and Massachusetts, which allowed ma...