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Intellectual Property

The ruling is the first to hold an internet service provider liable for copyright infringement by its customers, making it a c...


Judges and Judiciary, Letters

Judges are required to be fair, neutral and impartial and to be perceived as such at all times.



Judges and Judiciary, Law Practice

Suffice it to say, when addressing Siri, I did not use the four-letter word, the first letter of which appears toward the last...


Civil Rights, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law

The Constitution protects an adult’s personal decision to engage in intimate, sexual activity with another adult, whether the ...



U.S. Supreme Court, Securities, Constitutional Law, Administrative/Regulatory

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the Securities and Exchange Commission's use of administrative law judges violates ...


Year in Review Column, Administrative/Regulatory, U.S. Supreme Court, Environmental & Energy, California Supreme Court

With the appointments of Scott Pruitt (administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency), Ryan Zinke (secretary of the Int...



Administrative/Regulatory, Labor/Employment, Government, Corporate

The New Parent Leave Act expands access to 12 weeks of job-protected baby bonding leave to qualifying workers who work for emp...


Civil Litigation, Judges and Judiciary, Year in Review Column

The Legislature enacted of Code of Civil Procedure Section 430.41 in 2016, and earlier this month a new set of changes took ef...



Civil Rights, U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law

When a new pope is selected by the assemblage of cardinals at the Vatican, the papal conclave releases white smoke into the sk...


Labor/Employment

Ninth Circuit and the Department of Labor clarify when an intern is entitled to minimum wages and other employment benefits. ...



Books, Law Practice

Jack Walker's powerful, insightful and moving "Eye Corps: Coming of Age at the DMZ," details his experiences as a recon patr...


U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law, Civil Rights

High school journalism has been losing ground since the 1970s due to education budget cuts -- and rulings of the U.S. Supreme ...



Civil Litigation, Year in Review Column, Law Practice, State Bar & Bar Associations

In the Matter of Ethics

Dec. 29, 2017

The State Bar Court Review Department issued a range of attorney discipline opinions this year. As usual, the most common comp...


Administrative/Regulatory

The Federal Communications Commission defied the facts, flouted the law, and ignored the will of millions of Americans when it...



California Supreme Court, Constitutional Law, Criminal, U.S. Supreme Court

People v. Buza provides an opportunity to ensure that fewer people in the state are convicted of crimes they did not commit an...


Corporate, Tax, Government, Administrative/Regulatory

Here, we have tried to provide an early and high-level overview of federal income tax issues with which California attorneys s...



Civil Rights, U.S. Supreme Court, Criminal

Two weeks ago, body camera footage of the police killing of Daniel Shaver flooded news outlets across the country, along with ...


Appellate Practice, Contracts, California Courts of Appeal

A cautionary tale on the perils of "plugging in" those standard settlement terms when more careful drafting is warranted.



Administrative/Regulatory, Government, Constitutional Law, California Supreme Court

Imagine that you're one of the more than 350,000 women in California who becomes unexpectedly pregnant every year. Maybe you f...


Appellate Practice, U.S. Supreme Court, Judges and Judiciary

Although the courts' hesitancy to give guidance for future cases seems maddening at first blush, there is some method to that ...



Government, Administrative/Regulatory

As Los Angeles County's first cannabis management officer, it is my job to implement the cannabis regulatory policies of the L...


Real Estate

California is a leader in promoting alternative energy sources, including the use of solar power in connection with residences...



Labor/Employment, Constitutional Law, California Supreme Court

The California Supreme Court unanimously upheld the constitutionality of California's "mandatory mediation and conciliation" p...


Constitutional Law, U.S. Supreme Court, Civil Rights

Cake goes to court

Dec. 6, 2017

As fires consumed the outskirts of the Los Angeles basin fueled by strong Santa Anas, religious fervor heated up Tuesday morni...



Corporate, Transportation

Last month, Bob Lutz, former vice chairman of General Motors, issued a harsh criticism of Tesla, stating that its fixed costs ...


Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, U.S. Supreme Court, Judges and Judiciary

In 1962, Dorothy and Lincoln Mulkey were living and working in Santa Ana in pursuit of the American Dream.



Judges and Judiciary

His extraordinary legal career and life in the service of others reflected the great courage with which he served as a United ...


Judges and Judiciary, Appellate Practice

Perfectly acceptable words can become detestable through overuse and misuse. "Incredibly" and "iconic" vie for first place on ...



Intellectual Property, Year in Review Column, U.S. Supreme Court, Civil Litigation

Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court made clear that venue in patent cases based on where a corporation "resides" is limi...


U.S. Supreme Court, Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

A federal lawsuit filed in the Southern District of California provided a key link in the evolutionary chain of school desegre...