2016 

Archuleta, Aceves, Townsend, Nguyen Win Judgeships
(November 10, 2016)

Sanction for Frivolous Appeal Was Frivolous
(November 10, 2016)

Hugging Employee, Kissing on Cheek, Can Give Rise to Lawsuit
(November 10, 2016)

C.A. Rejects Claim That Officer’s Removal From SWAT Team Violated State Law
(November 10, 2016)

Bar Leaders See Inadequate Reforms in LACBA
(November 9, 2016)

Court of Appeal Rejects ‘Death Spiral’ Class Action Against Blue Shield
(November 9, 2016)

County Bar to Phase Out Civic Mediation Project
(November 8, 2016)

Judge Rejects UCLA Professor’s Bid for Data on Bar Exam Applicants
(November 8, 2016)

Award Invalid Because Arbitrator Was Phony Lawyer
(November 7, 2016)

Attorney General Charges Disbarred Lawyer With Defrauding Immigrants
(November 7, 2016)

C.A. Increases Bad Faith Award on Remand From S.C.
(November 4, 2016)

Bar Owner Not Liable for Conduct of Worker Who Drove Drunk—Court of Appeal
(November 4, 2016)

Retired Commissioner Harold Vites Dies at 73
(November 4, 2016)

Libertarian Candidate Has Three Californians on Short List for High Court
(November 4, 2016)

Lawyer-Against-Lawyers Lawsuit Properly Dismissed
(November 3, 2016)

Teacher Who Possessed Child Pornography Won’t Get Unemployment Pay—C.A.
(November 3, 2016)

C.A. Clarifies Statute of Limitations in Misdiagnosis Cases
(November 2, 2016)

C.A. Partially Upholds City’s Plan to Fund Road Repairs Without Public Vote
(November 2, 2016)

Judge’s Comments About Plumbers Result in Reversal
(November 1, 2016)

Ninth Circuit: Larry Klayman Cannot Represent Cliven Bundy in BLM Standoff Case
(November 1, 2016)

C.A. Upholds Order Tossing Counsel in Apple Wage Suit
(October 31, 2016)

Superior Court Judge Van Sicklen to Retire
(October 31, 2016)

Court Calls Prosecutors Vindictive, Tosses New Murder Charges Against ‘Big Evil’
(October 28, 2016)

Court of Appeal Tosses Suit Accusing Lawyer Of Advising Landlord to Harass Tenants
(October 28, 2016)

Vaino Spencer, Trailblazing Lawyer, Judge, Appeals Court PJ, Dies at 96
(October 27, 2016)

C.A. Says Expert Testimony on Homelessness Should Have Been Allowed at Murder Trial
(October 27, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Revives Laid-Off Worker’s Claim Against Labor Union
(October 27, 2016)

C.A. Rejects Creditor’s Bid to Seize Campaign Funds
(October 26, 2016)

Driving Co-Workers to Employer-Paid Hotel Held Not to Create ‘Going-and-Coming’ Exception
(October 26, 2016)

Panel Upholds $100,000 Award to Pasternak for Fees to His Attorney
(October 26, 2016)

Defense Verdict for Driver Who Admitted ‘Mistake’ Upheld
(October 25, 2016)

C.A. Overturns Order Allowing County to Ignore Advance Health Care Directive
(October 25, 2016)

C.A. Takes Pro-Plaintiff View on Proof of Medical Damages
(October 24, 2016)

CarMax’s Inspection Reports Don’t Comply With Law
(October 21, 2016)

S.C. to Resolve Conflict Over Standard of Proof in Three Strike Cases
(October 21, 2016)

CJP Brings Laundry List of Misconduct Charges
(October 20, 2016)

C.A: Malpractice Time-Bar Applies to Suit Over Fall From Hospital Gurney
(October 20, 2016)

Staenberg, Skobin, Chiang Are MetNews ‘Persons of the Year’
(October 20, 2016)

Judge Mitchell Continues on Winning Spree in C.A.
(October 20, 2016)

Terminating Sanctions in LAPD Case Must Fall
(October 19, 2016)

Retired Superior Court Judge Michael Farrell Dies at 78, Services Set for Monday
(October 19, 2016)

Medical Marijuana Use by Probationers Still Criminal
(October 18, 2016)

C.A. Rejects Refugee’s Bid for Juvenile Placement
(October 18, 2016)

No Liability for Injury Caused by Escaping Horse
(October 17, 2016)

CJP Charges ‘Birther’ Judge Gary Kreep With Multiple Misconduct Counts
(October 17, 2016)

Former State Bar President Anthony Capozzi Under Criminal Investigation
(October 14, 2016)

Lawmaker Not Always Entitled to Continuance
(October 14, 2016)

Appeals Court Takes Broad View of Statute Waiving Tort Claim Filing in Child Sex Abuse Cases
(October 14, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Dismisses Action for Wrongful Towing
(October 13, 2016)

C.A. Treats Statement of Decision as Final Judgment
(October 13, 2016)

Judge Daviann Mitchell Affirmed Four Times in Two Days
(October 13, 2016)

Susan Townsend Continues to Outpace All in Spending
(October 12, 2016)

C.A. Rules That Cities No Longer Have to Pay Into Subsidized Housing Funds
(October 12, 2016)

C.A. Tosses Royalty Claim by Heirs of ‘Little Bill’ Artist
(October 11, 2016)

Ninth U.S. Circuit Court Upholds Sentences in Deadly Fire Caused by Drug-Making
(October 11, 2016)

State Bar Board Approves Ethics Rule on Prosecutors’ Duties
(October 7, 2016)

Court of Appeal Revives Class Action Over Alleged Hospital-Record Overcharges
(October 7, 2016)

Lawsuit Over Botched Film Credits For ‘Good Kill’ Held SLAPP
(October 6, 2016)

Kevin Brazile Elected Assistant Presiding Judge
(October 6, 2016)

C.A. Affirms Perjury Conviction of Ex-Buena Park Politico
(October 5, 2016’)

C.A. Approves Searches of Probationer’s Cell Phones, Computers, Other Devices
(October 5, 2016)

Judge Erred in Deciding a Motion Under Statute That Was Not Invoked—Court of Appeal
(October 5, 2016)

Conviction Reversed Because Judge Denigrated Plumbers
(October 4, 2016)

C.A. Scuttles Trial Court’s Acceptance of CCP §170.6 Challenge
(October 4, 2016)

Parties Can’t Compel Court to Decide a Matter ‘De Novo’—C.A.
(October 4, 2016)

California Public Officials Issue Statements in Press Releases
(Snippets, October 4, 2016)

C.A. Tosses Order to Disclose ‘Revenge Porn’ Plaintiff’s Identity
(October 3, 2016)

Court Adopts ‘Reasonably Probable’ Standard For Plaintiff’s Future Earning Capacity
(October 3, 2016)

Time for Michael Lyden Memorial Changed
(October 3, 2016)

CJP Publicly Scolds Judge Clarke for Juror Comments
(September 30, 2016)

Retired Chief Justice Malcolm Lucas Dies at 89
(September 29, 2016)

C.A. Upholds Closing of Strip Club Once Linked to Scandal
(September 29, 2016)

Governor Brown Signs Legislation Easing Standard of Proof of Wrongful Conviction
(September 29, 2016)

C.A. Rejects Veteran’s Bid to Deny Payments to Ex-Spouse
(September 28, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Revives Suit in Battle Over Picasso Photos
(September 27, 2016)

Fourth District Panel Says Visitation Order Skirted Domestic Violence Law
(September 27, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Rejects Green Party’s Ballot Access Suit
(September 26, 2016)

C.A. Revives Wrongful Firing Suit Against Local Company
(September 23, 2016)

S.C. to Rule on Liability for Injuries Sustained While Walking From Overflow Parking Lot
(September 23, 2016)

Actor’s Diminished Income Didn’t Justify Child Support Reduction
(September 23, 2016)

Panel Rejects Bid to Deport Alleged Supporter of Terrorism
(September 22, 2016)

Supreme Court to Review Order Compelling Removal of Yelp Web Reviews
(September 22, 2016)

Court Rejects Bid for Counsel for Immigrant Children
(September 21, 2016)

DOJ, Superior Court Reach Agreement on Services for Speakers of Limited English
(September 21, 2016)

Celebration of Life for Attorney Lyden Set for Oct. 8
(September 21, 2016)

S.C. Explains Standard for ‘New’ Project CEQA Review
(September 20, 2016)

C.A. Rejects Restriction on Housing Unit Mergers
(September 20, 2016)

C.A. Rejects Claimed Exception to ‘Going-and-Coming’ Rule
(September 19, 2016)

S.C. to Consider Summer Jobless Benefits for Teachers
(September 16, 2016)

Kevin Brazile, Michael Vicencia in Battle for APJ as Nominations Close
(September 16, 2016)

S.C. Allows Forced-Abortion Suit Against Scientology
(September 15, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Revives Union’s Suit Saying LAX Security Firm Broke Labor Law
(September 15, 2016)

State Supreme Court Names Jorge Navarette Clerk/Administrator
(September 15, 2016)

C.A. Affirms $8.5 Million Award in Fight Over Aaliyah Royalties
(September 14, 2016)

Yelp Held Immune From Liability for Content Posted by Reviewers
(September 13, 2016)

Former Newhall Attorney Among Three Killed in Crash at Reno Airport
(September 13, 2016)

Panel Upholds Doctor’s Conviction for Reusing Equipment
(September 12, 2016)

Fourth District C.A. Justice McDonald Dies at 79
(September 12, 2016)

Items From 1925 Time Capsule to Be Displayed at Bar Event
(September 12, 2016)

Court of Appeal Strikes Death Blow To Schreiner’s Ballot Title Challenge
(September 9, 2016)

Memorial Service Set for Retired Judge Smith
(September 9, 2016)

Court Says Drivers Must Arbitrate Claims Against Uber
(September 8, 2016)

CalArts Executive Named Vice President/COO At Southwestern Law School
(September 8, 2016)

Attorney’s Impairment Is Ground to Set Aside Ruling—C.A.
(September 7, 2016)

Trust Can Be Tapped for Child Support Despite ‘Shutdown’ Clause—Court
(September 7, 2016)

Court of Appeal Says Prosecutor Running For Judge Committed Misconduct
(September 6, 2016)

State Bar Says It Will Ask High Court to Assess Fees
(September 2, 2016)

Appeals Court Rejects Neighbors’ Challenges To Expansion of Buddhist Retreat
(September 2, 2016)

Judge Rejects Candidate’s ‘Domestic Violence Attorney’ Designation
(September 2, 2016)

C.A. Tosses Disbarred Solicitor’s Privacy Suit as SLAPP
(September 1, 2016)

Medical Marijuana Users Can Be Banned From Buying Guns—Ninth Circuit
(September 1, 2016)

Court: ‘No-Fly’ Plaintiff May Be Entitled to Bigger Fee Award
(August 31, 2016)

High Court: Nonresidents Can Join Plavix Lawsuit
(August 30, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Rules for LAPD in Beating Suit By Former Universal Pictures Executive
(August 30, 2016)

U.S. Not Liable for Inept Parole Officers, Panel Rules
(August 29, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Reinstates Trademark Suit Against Owner of Canada’s ‘Pirate Joe’s’
(August 29, 2016)

State Supreme Court Clerk/Administrator Frank McGuire to Retire Next Month
(August 29, 2016)

C.A. Upholds Disabled Man’s Criminal Threats Conviction
(August 26, 2016)

High Court Disbars Lawyer Involved in Stun Gun Incident
(August 26, 2016)

Lawyer Pleads Not Guilty to Sex With 14-Year-Old Boy
(August 26, 2016)

Court Orders New Trial in Anaheim Police Shooting Case
(August 25, 2016)

Supreme Court to Resolve Conflict Over Delayed-Discovery Rule in Toxics Cases
(August 25, 2016)

Panel Upholds L.A. Hotel Worker Minimum Wage Law
(August 24, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Questions Deportation Based On Cockfighting Conviction
(August 24, 2016)

Hearing Set as Aceves Challenges ‘Domestic Violence’ Ballot Title
(August 23, 2016)

High Court Reverses Death Sentence on Rehearing
(August 23, 2016)

Candidate Schreiner Again Challenges Archuleta’s Ballot Designation
(August 19, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Upholds Bay Area Lawyer’s Conviction for Money Laundering
(August 19, 2016)

Brown Signs Bill Barring Immigration Status Evidence
(August 18, 2016)

C.A. Upholds Anti-‘Pension Spiking’ Legislation
(August 18, 2016)

Senate Passes Bill Mandating Pro Bono for Law Students
(August 17, 2016)

C.A. Says Public Interest Group Can Sue to Block Covina Car Dealership
(August 17, 2016)

Judge Denies Motions She Sought to Postpone, Render Moot
(August 17, 2016)

S.C. Tosses Death Sentence in Murders at Target Store
(August 16, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Upholds Open Primary, Says It Does Not Violate Democrats’ Rights
(August 16, 2016)

Affair Admissible to Dispute Consortium Claim—C.A.
(August 15, 2016)

Court Says Judge’s Vacation No Excuse for Not Hearing New Trial Motion by Deadline
(August 15, 2016)

S.C. Upholds $6.33 Million Fee Award in Class Action
(August 12, 2016)

Supreme Court Overturns Death Sentence, Says Juror’s Removal Was Improper
(August 12, 2016)

S.C. Denies Review of Ruling in USC Sexual Assault Probe
(August 11, 2016)

State Settles With Contractors, Lawyers Who Allegedly Evicted Military Families Illegally
(August 11, 2016)

C.A. Rejects Brown Act Suit Against City Council as SLAPP
(August 10, 2016)

Superior Court Judge John Henning to Retire
(August 10, 2016)

Montebello Officials Satisfied First Prong of Anti-SLAPP Law
(August 9, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Denies Relief to Defendant Whose Sentence Was Increased After Trial
(August 9, 2016)

C.A. Tosses Order That City Refund Marijuana Penalties
(August 8, 2016)

Ninth Circuit to Review Southern District’s Detainee Shackling Policy En Banc
(August 8, 2016)

Counsel for Justice Might Be Separated From LACBA
(August 5, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Court Upholds Dismissal of ‘Comfort Woman’ Statute Challenge
(August 5, 2016)

End Elections to State Bar Board of Trustees—Task Force
(August 4, 2016)

General Release Invalidated §998 Offer—C.A.
(August 4, 2016)

C.A. Affirms Anti-SLAPP Motion Won by TMZ, Harvey Levin
(August 3, 2016)

Defendant Appearing in Action As a ‘Doe’ Need Not Reveal Identity—C.A.
(August 3, 2016)

Signature on Employment Application Can’t Be Assumed to Be That of Applicant—Court
(August 3, 2016)

Retired Court of Appeal Justice Jack E. Goertzen Dies
(August 2, 2016)

S.C. Resolves Conflict Over Anti-SLAPP Rulings
(August 2, 2016)

Wrongful Termination Suit Against UC No SLAPP, C.A. Rules
(August 1, 2016)

S.C. Upholds Ruling in Bias Suit Against Elway Dealership
(July 29, 2016)

State Supreme Court Denies Review of SLAPP Ruling Favoring Law Firm
(July 29, 2016)

Court of Appeal Allows Misrepresentation Suit Against JAMS
(July 28, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Upholds Sacramento Lawyer’s Conviction on Tax Evasion Charges
(July 28, 2016)

Brown Signs Family Law Bill Defining ‘Date of Separation’
(July 27, 2016)

Stevens Names Bankruptcy Judge Sheri Bluebond Assistant Vice President of LACBA
(July 27, 2016)

Panel Allows Libel Suit by Actress Against British Tabloid
(July 26, 2016)

Bar Leaders Criticize County Bar Over Cy Pres Funds
(July 25, 2016)

State Bar Board Elects James Fox President
(July 25, 2016)

Ruling on Beach Access Left Standing, but Depublished
(July 22, 2016)

Police Video of Arrest Held Subject to Public Disclosure
(July 21, 2016)

Panel Rejects Ineffective Assistance Claims In San Diego Triple-Slaying Case
(July 21, 2016)

Art Dealer’s Son Too Late to Sue for Legal Malpractice—C.A.
(July 20, 2016)

Funeral Services Today for Judge Ralph Dau
(July 20, 2016)

Brown Reappoints Coby King to Engineers Board
(July 20, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Suit by Wynn Resorts Shareholders
(July 19, 2016)

S.C. Upholds Death Sentences in Three Murders
(July 19, 2016)

C.A. Overturns Approval of Weight-Loss Class Settlement
(July 18, 2016)

C.A. Affirms $5 Million Jury Award in Sexual Assault
(July 15, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Revives Vodka Trademark Suit
(July 15, 2016)

S.C. Closes Case of Ventura ‘Snoring Dog’ Judge Ayers
(July 14, 2016)

Court Rejects Subpoena for Former Governor’s Personal Emails
(July 14, 2016)

LACBA’s Net Worth Shrinks by $1 Million in 2015
(July 13, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Appeals Panel Partially Reverses Facebook’s $3 Million Spam Award
(July 13, 2016)

Court Revives Claims That Venable Aided Stock Fraud
(July 12, 2016)

S.C. Tosses Death Sentence in Stockton Murder
(July 12, 2016)

C.A. Rejects Lawyer’s Suit Over Listing as a Top Tax Debtor
(July 11, 2016)

Senate Judiciary Committee Set to Take Up Judge Koh’s Nomination Wednesday
(July 11, 2016)

Court Upholds Denial of Asylum to Salvadoran Politician
(July 8, 2016)

National Center for State Courts to Honor Sherri Carter
(July 8, 2016)

Court Says DHS Must Release Immigrant Children
(July 7, 2016)

CJP Slates Argument in Case Against Judge Clarke
(July 7, 2016)

Los Angeles Attorney Peter Navarro Elected Commissioner
(July 7, 2016)

C.A. Revives Suit by Worker Claiming Apple Got Him Fired
(July 6, 2016)

Court Restores Arbitration Award to PG&E In Dispute Over AB 32 Compliance
(July 6, 2016)

C.A. Tosses Order County Pay Damages Imposed on Deputies
(July 5, 2016)

C.A. Upholds Injunction Against Union Protests at Walmart
(July 1, 2016)

Superior Court Commissioner Cites Free Speech, Denies TRO in El Pueblo de Los Angeles Case
(July 1, 2016)

Defrauding Insurance Company Did Not Warrant Lifting Medical License—C.A.
(July 1, 2016)

C.A. Rejects Libel Suit Against Lawmaker as SLAPP
(June 30, 2016)

Brown Names 18 to Superior Courts, Seven in Los Angeles
(June 29, 2016)

Court of Appeal Rejects Immunity Claims, Upholds Conviction in ‘Revenge Porn’ Case
(June 29, 2016)

S.C. Overturns Conviction in Downtown Hotel Slayings
(June 28, 2016)

Brown Signs Budget With $600 Million for Courts
(June 28, 2016)

Restraining Order Against School Board Member Affirmed
(June 27, 2016)

Former Judicial Candidate Agrees to Disbarment
(June 27, 2016)

S.C. Limits Scope of ‘Component Parts’ Protection
(June 24, 2016)

High Court Upholds Death Penalty in Killing of Maywood Officer, Valley Merchant
(June 24, 2016)

C.A. Revives Homeowners’ Suit Against Ex-President
(June 23, 2016)

LACBA Approves Appointments to Executive Posts
(June 23, 2016)

C.A. Revives Disability Bias Suit by UC San Diego Employee
(June 22, 2016)

Supervisors Vote Not to Appeal Injunction Against Cross on L.A. County Seal
(June 22, 2016)

Court Blasts Lawyer Over Estate, Refers Matter to D.A.
(June 21, 2016)

Court: AA Meeting Host Not Responsible for Attack on Woman Away From Premises
(June 21, 2016)

Arbitrator Revives Dunn Claims Against State Bar, Holden
(June 20, 2016)

‘Reform’ Slate Won LACBA Elections by Huge Margins, Results Show
(June 20, 2016)

S.C. Revives Funds Misuse Case Against Former BHUSD Head
(June 17, 2016)

Justices to Decide Whether Delayed Accrual For Sex Abuse Cases Applies to Government
(June 17, 2016)

Client Who Couldn’t Afford Arbitration Can Sue in U.S. Court
(June 16, 2016)

Religious Freedom Act Does Not Protect Marijuana Use
(June 15, 2016)

Court Grants Review in Gay Man’s Deportation Case
(June 15, 2016)

Michael Meyer Chosen LACBA President-Elect
(June 14, 2016)

Ninth Circuit, in En Banc Ruling, Upholds Concealed Carry Limits
(June 10, 2016)

High Court Will Decide Whether School District Can Sue Contractors
(June 10, 2016)

Three Judicial Incumbents Win Easily, Four Open Seats Go to Runoffs
(June 9, 2016)

Supreme Court Issues Alternative Writ in Case of Ventura ‘Snoring Dog’ Judge Nancy Ayers
(June 9, 2016)

C.A. Upholds Attorney Fee Order in San Diego Email Dispute
(June 8, 2016)

Court of Appeal Upholds Order Compelling Removal of Yelp Web Reviews
(June 8, 2016)

S.C. Sides With Brown on Prison Reform Ballot Initiative
(June 7, 2016)

Court of Appeal Rejects Unemployment Benefits for Teachers Not Working in Summer
(June 7, 2016)

Townsend Donations Dwarf Rivals’ as Campaign Nears End
(June 6, 2016)

Mallano Denounces CJA-Brown Administration Accord
(June 3, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Suit Charging Madonna With Copyright Infringement
(June 3, 2016)

Superior Court Names Five New Commissioners
(June 3, 2016)

Congressional Candidate Hits Opponent Over ‘Prosecutor’ Language in Slate Mailer
(June 3, 2016)

No Fees for Man Who Established City’s Breach—C.A.
(June 2, 2016)

Set-Offs May Be Sought in Posttrial Motion to Vacate
(June 2, 2016)

Supreme Court Adopts Rule Change Affecting Citability of C.A. Decisions
(June 2, 2016)

Marijuana Dispensary Can’t Regain Grandfathered Status
(June 1, 2016)

Alleged Brown Act-Violations Case Is Reinstated
(June 1, 2016)

Service Set for Philip Goar, Longtime C.A. Attorney
(June 1, 2016)

C.A. Affirms $16.3 Million Age Discrimination Award
(May 27, 2016)

S.C. Grants Habeas Relief in Bite-Mark Case
(May 27, 2016)

Election Challenger Portrays Judge Solorzano as Atheist
(May 26, 2016)

C.A. Affirms Conviction of Man in ‘Cold’ Murder Case
(May 26, 2016)

Court of Appeal Finds Attorney in Contempt for Insults
(May 25, 2016)

Attorney Accused of Shady Conduct Loses Round
(May 25, 2016)

Court of Appeal Upholds Convictions of Ex-Senator Wright
(May 25, 2016)

Governor’s Office Won’t Oppose Automatic Judicial Pay Hikes
(May 24, 2016)

C.A. Rejects Challenge to County Marijuana Ban
(May 24, 2016)

Prosecutor’s Insistence That Presumption of Innocence Vanished Was ‘Harmless’
(May 24, 2016)

Ventura Judge Pushes Back Forcefully Against CJP
(May 23, 2016)

S.C. to Review Issue of Life Sentences for Minors
(May 23, 2016)

Commissioner Orders Lawyer to Stay Away From Council President
(May 23, 2016)

S.C. Limits Scope of Elder Abuse Law Claims Against Doctors
(May 20, 2016)

Prosecutor Alfred Coletta Launches 2018 Campaign for Los Angeles Superior Court Judge
(May 20, 2016)

LACBA Elections Committee Restores Two Candidates
(May 19, 2016)

C.A. Eases Wrongful Foreclosure Suit Burden
(May 19, 2016)

School District Not Liable for Bullied Student’s Suicide—C.A.
(May 18, 2016)

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Holly Fujie to Receive CWL Award
(May 18, 2016)

CJP Issues Public Admonishment of Sacramento Jurist
(May 17, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Revives Challenge to Zoning Law Aimed at Alameda County Gun Stores
(May 17, 2016)

Services Thursday for Retired Judge Kenneth A. Black
(May 17, 2016)

Delayed-Discovery Rule in Toxics Cases Inapplicable—C.A.
(May 16, 2016)

Espinoza to Leave Court for Mental Health Post
(May 16, 2016)

35.7 Percent of Applicants Pass State Bar Exam
(May 16, 2016)

S.C. to Review Gang Member’s Attempted Murder Conviction
(May 13, 2016)

Retired Judge Kenneth A. Black Dies at 66
(May 13, 2016)

Justice McIntyre to Retire From Fourth District C.A.
(May 13, 2016)

White Supremacist Attorney Bill Johnson Says He Has Stepped Aside as Trump Delegate
(May 12, 2016)

Paralyzed Ex-LAPD Officer Settles With Gunmaker
(May 12, 2016)

Trump’s Campaign Names William D. Johnson, Racist Ex-Judicial Candidate, as GOP Delegate
(May 11, 2016)

C.A. Finds Heir’s Suit Against Law Firm Untimely
(May 11, 2016)

Loaded Gun in Backpack Is Carried ‘On the Person’—S.C.
(May 10, 2016)

Court of Appeal Strikes Down Law Allowing It To Directly Review ALRB Decisions
(May 10, 2016)

County Bar Set for First Contested President-Elect Race in 35 Years
(May 9, 2016)

C.A. Revives College Employee’s Bid for Defense Costs
(May 9, 2016)

Judge Draws Challenge From a Candidate-in-Hiding
(Judicial Elections, May 9, 2016)

Vexatious Litigant Defendant Does Not Need Leave to Appeal
(May 6, 2016)

Malpractice Statute of Limitations Applies to Suit Over Fall From Hospital Bed—High Court
(May 6, 2016)

Confusion Over Verdict Form Requires New Trial, C.A. Rules
(May 5, 2016)

Court of Appeal Orders Publication of Ruling on School Contractor’s Conflict of Interest
(May 5, 2016)

Aceves, Molina, Ribons, Zuzga Compete for Open Seat
(Judicial Elections, May 5, 2016)

C.A. Affirms Ex-Surgeon’s Manslaughter Conviction
(May 4, 2016)

Court Says Libel Suit Against Law Firm Was SLAPP
(May 4, 2016)

One Prosecutor, One Court Commissioner, Two Private Lawyers Are in Battle
(Judicial Elections, May 4, 2016)

Court Lifts Injunction Against Arizona Identity Theft Laws
(May 3, 2016)

Services Held for Retired Commissioner Roberta Lee
(May 3, 2016)

Senate Passes Bill Barring Some Arbitration Appeals
(May 3, 2016)

State Bar Says Complaint Backlog at Seven-Year Low
(May 2, 2016)

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Emilie Elias to Retire
(May 2, 2016)

C.A. Says County Failed to Justify Public Records Cost
(April 29, 2016)

Superior Court Judge Jane L. Johnson to Retire
(April 29, 2016)

Old Land Grant Trumps Public Beach Access—C.A.
(April 28, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Court to Rule En Banc Whether ‘Hybrid’ City Elections Violate Equal Protection
(April 28, 2016)

Ex-Managing Partner Returns to Buchalter Nemer
(April 28, 2016)

Prosecutors Perez, Townsend, Yun, Along With Litigator Weissman, Compete
(Judicial Elections, April 28, 2016)

Legislative Committees Approve Bills Limiting Arbitration
(April 27, 2016)

LACBA Committee Rejects Berger’s Appeal
(April 27, 2016)

C.A. Tosses Suit by Man Claiming Credit for ‘Avatar’ Ideas
(April 26, 2016)

Commissioner Zuzga Reports ‘Well Qualified’ Rating
(April 26, 2016)

C.A. Affirms Conviction of Police Officer/Rapist
(April 25, 2016)

Courts Can’t Force State to Provide ‘Quality’ Education
(April 22, 2016)

State Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence, Rejects Defense’s Incompetence Claim
(April 22, 2016)

Court Upholds Lengthy Sentence for Theft of Remains
(April 21, 2016)

Schreiner Reports ‘Well Qualified’ LACBA Rating
(April 21, 2016)

Five, From Varied Backgrounds, Seek Open Seat
(Judicial Elections, April 21, 2016)

Estate of Judge Swearinger’s Widow Loses Appeal
(April 20, 2016)

Attorney Robert H. McNeill Jr. Dies at 75
(April 20, 2016)

Three Prosecutors, a Deputy A.G, Private Practitioner Seek Open Seat
(Judicial Elections, April 20, 2016)

Four Candidates Report ‘Well Qualified’ Rating From LACBA
(April 19, 2016)

Services Set for Thursday for Richard Mosk, Retired Court of Appeal Justice
(April 19, 2016)

Four Government Attorneys, One Private Practitioner Compete
(Judicial Elections, April 19, 2016)

C.A. Bars in Camera Review to See if Privilege Applies
(April 18, 2016)

High Court to Rule on Evidence of Industry Custom In Defense of Products Liability Case
(April 18, 2016)

C.A. Upholds Statutes on Teacher Tenure and Dismissal
(April 15, 2016)

LACBA President-Elect’s Plan Generates Scorn
(April 15, 2016)

Mandatory Fee Arbitration Debt Held Dischargeable in Bankruptcy
(April 15, 2016)

Brown Names Member to State Bar Board of Trustees
(April 15, 2016)

Commissioner Issues Domestic Violence TRO Against Assemblyman Hernandez
(April 14, 2016)

Loyola Law School’s Waterstone Named Next Dean
(April 14, 2016)

C.A. Revives Conflict of Interest Claim Against Builder
(April 13, 2016)

C.A. Rejects Insurer’s Bid to Avoid Sharing Defense Costs
(April 12, 2016)

Steve Kim Named U.S. Magistrate Judge for Central District of California
(April 12, 2016)

Court: Conservative Student Activist Has Retaliation Claim
(April 8, 2016)

Judge Orders Cross Removed From County Seal
(April 8, 2016)

Englander May Not Use ‘Police Officer’ in Ballot Designation—Judge O’Brien
(April 8, 2016)

Judge Rejects Schreiner ‘Gang Murder’ Designation
(April 7, 2016 )

Chief Justice Names Dalila Corral Lyons as Voting Member of State Judicial Council
(April 7, 2016)

Nominating Committee Chooses Annaluisa Padilla for Los Angeles County Bar Association Vice President
(April 7, 2016)

Archuleta ‘Violent Crimes Prosecutor’ Designation Upheld
(April 6, 2016)

C.A. Says USC Unfair to Male Student Suspended In Sexual Assault Investigation
(April 6, 2016)

Panel Rejects Challenge to State Bar Discipline Rules
(April 5, 2016)

S.C. Rules for Employees in Dispute Over Seating
(April 5, 2016)

CJP Says It Disciplined 41 Judges Last Year
(April 4, 2016)

Alcoholic Beverage Distributor Challenges Veteran Superior Court Judge
(Judicial Elections, April 4, 2016)

Shipbuilders Not Liable for Sailor’s Asbestos-Related Death
(April 1, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Says Traffic Stop Legal, Even Though Officer Lied About Reason
(April 1, 2016)

Hufstedler, Ex-Cabinet Member, Ninth Circuit Judge Dies at 90
(March 31, 2016)

Justice Richard Mosk to Retire From Court of Appeal
(March 31, 2016)

C.A. Overturns Ouster of Official Who Claimed Retaliation
(March 30, 2016)

Three Prosecutors, One Civil Practitioner, Fight Over Judgeship
(Judicial Elections, March 30, 2016)

Injunction Clause Did Not Render Arbitration Pact Invalid
(March 29, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Revives Habeas Corpus Action, Panel Says Client May Have Been Abandoned
(March 29, 2016)

Three Prosecutors, One Civil Practitioner, Fight Over Judgeship
(Judicial Elections, March 29, 2016)

Judge Solorzano to Challenge Warren’s New Ballot Designation, Lawyer Says
(March 28, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Revives Claim That Racial Bias Triggered Rezoning Denial
(March 28, 2016)

Restaurateur’s Daughter Wins Appeal in Trust Dispute
(March 25, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Panel Says Law on Deportation of ‘Habitual Drunkards’ Is Unconstitutional
(March 25, 2016)

CJP Publicly Admonishes Judge Patrick Connolly
(March 24, 2016)

Drug Dealer Released From Prison Might Regain Child Custody, Under Ruling
(March 24, 2016)

Two Writ Challenges to Ballot Designations Are Filed
(March 23, 2016)

2012 Judicial Candidate Admits Source of Funds Was Concealed
(March 22, 2016)

Court of Appeal Finds Slayer Didn’t Prevail in PRA Action
(March 21, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Affirms Judgment for Ion Cable Network
(March 21, 2016)

Kiesel Pledges No Ramrodding of Proposed Bylaw Amendment
(March 18, 2016)

One Judicial Candidate Bows Out, Another Enters
(March 18, 2016)

Candidates Spar Over Validity of Ballot Designation
(March 17, 2016)

Deputy City Attorney Jumps in Race for Open Seat
(March 17, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Rejects Challenge by Stephen Yagman to Amounts Taken From Benefits to Satisfy Debt
(March 17, 2016)

No Award of Costs for Exhibits Not Used, Court of Appeal Rules
(March 17, 2016)

Candidate Changes Ballot Designation, Heeding Criticism
(March 16, 2016)

Judge Properly Disqualified Law Firm That Conferred With Mediator Who Had Confidential Information
(March 16, 2016)

Superior Court to Move From CCW to Federal Courthouse
(March 15, 2016)

Judge Properly Barred Marijuana Delivery App—C.A.
( March 15, 2016)

Two Take Out Papers to Join Race for Superior Court
(March 15, 2016)

Deputy Public Defender Challenges Judge in Whose Courtroom She Worked
(Judicial Elections, March 15, 2016)

Judge Fox Drops From Race, Filing Deadline Extended
(March 14, 2016)

C.A. Upholds City of Los Angeles Ban on New Billboards
(March 11, 2016)

Two Slot Into Judicial Races as Filing Deadline Nears
(March 11, 2016)

Retired Municipal Court Judge Harold Cherness Dies at 93
(March 11, 2016)

Santana Draws Challenge, as Prosecutor Drops From Races
(March 10, 2016)

S.C. Turns Down Challenge to Local Judicial Benefits
( March 10, 2016)

Challengers Return Papers for Races Against Solorzano, Kaddo
(March 9, 2016)

Services Scheduled for Retired Judge Hugh Gardner
(March 9, 2016)

Judge Gustavo Sztraicher Dodges Campaign Contest
(March 8, 2016)

Judge Clarke Denies He Demeaned Possible Jurors
(March 8, 2016)

Ethics Committee Warns Judges on Limits on Political Activity
(March 7, 2016)

Judge O’Donnell to Retire From Superior Court Bench
(March 7, 2016)

C.A. Allows ‘Every Exposure’ Theory to Be Argued
(March 4, 2016)

State Law Allowing Withholding of Funds From Some Localities Held Unconstitutional
(March 4, 2016)

Panel Upholds $4 Million Award in Shooting by Deputies
(March 3, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Rejects Claim to ‘Evel’ Knievel Rights
(March 3, 2016)

Council Reports Slow Increase in Diversity on Bench
(March 2, 2016)

Use of Conditional Examination Testimony Violated Confrontation Clause—C.A.
(March 2, 2016)

C.A. Rejects Ruling That Slashed Fee Award 70 Percent
(March 1, 2016)

Appellate Panel Construes Lease/Purchase Agreement As Allowing for Buyer’s Eviction From House
(March 1, 2016)

Panel: Terror Victims Can Attach Judgment Won by Iran
(February 29, 2016)

S.C. Elects Four Commissioners From New List
(February 29, 2016)

State, Union Lawyers Urge Panel to Overturn Schools Ruling
(February 26, 2016)

S.C.: Mediation Stay Did Not Toll Five-Year Period
(February 26, 2016)

President Nominates Koh to Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
(February 26, 2016)

School District’s Suit Against Contractors No SLAPP—C.A.
(February 25, 2016)

Supreme Court Declines to Review Dismissal Sanction Against ‘Outrageous’ San Diego Lawyer
(February 25, 2016)

Court of Appeal Rules for Doctors in Wrongful Death Case
(February 24, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Says Accountants Not Liable for Failure to Detect Client’s Role in Ponzi Scheme
(February 24, 2016)

Prosecutor Is First Candidate to Drop Out of Judgeship Race
(February 23, 2016)

Brown C.A. Choices Win Easy Confirmation
(February 23, 2016)

C.A. Says Lawyer Can Be Prosecuted in Ex-Wife’s Murder
(February 22, 2016)

S.C.: Foreclosed-on Borrower Can Attack Loan Assignment
(February 19, 2016)

Military Service Set for Retired Judge Emerson
(February 19, 2016)

Three Lawyers Join Local Judicial Races at Last Minute
(February 18, 2016)

CJP Admonishes Judge for Ex Parte Conversation
(February 18, 2016)

Services Set for Retired Judge Robert Roberson Jr.
(February 18, 2016)

Services Tomorrow for Judge Daniel Brenner
(February 18, 2016)

Candidates Scramble for Multiple Seats as Filing Period Ends
(February 17, 2016)

Superior Court Judge Daniel L. Brenner Killed in Accident
(February 17, 2016)

Civil Litigator, Prosecutor Enter Races for Open Seats
(February 16, 2016)

Divided Appeals Panel Throws Out Whistleblower Suit
(February 16, 2016)

Three Lawyers File Last-Day Challenges Against Judges
(February 12, 2016)

High Court Says Killer Was Competent, Upholds Death Sentence in Murders of Wife’s Relatives
(February 12, 2016)

Deputy Public Defender Challenges Judge Kathryn Solorzano
(February 11, 2016)

Motion to Set Aside Default Need Not Be Sworn to—C.A.
(February 11, 2016)

Lawyers Lose Bid for Fees in Suit Over Pension Contributions
(February 10, 2016)

Court of Appeal Reverses Dismissal Based on Plaintiff’s Failure to Amend Complaint
(February 10, 2016)

C.A. Says Photographer’s Suit Against Getty No SLAPP
(February 9, 2016)

Retired Superior Court Judge Birney Dies at 84
(February 9, 2016)

Judge Kathleen O. Diesman Says She Will Not Seek Reelection
(February 8, 2016)

C.A. Rejects Term-Limits Challenge to Ex-Stockton Mayor’s Candidacy
(February 8, 2016)

Two Prosecutors File for Court Seat Opened by Judge’s Exit
(February 5, 2016)

Judge’s Use of Vulgar Language Held Unethical, But Not Basis for Death Sentence Reversal
(February 5, 2016)

Judge Michelle Rosenblatt Says She Will Not Run for New Term
(February 4, 2016)

Deputy Attorney General Tops Commissioner List
(February 4, 2016)

Prosecutor, Commissioner File for Superior Court Seat
(February 3, 2016)

Court of Appeal Upholds Maywood’s Decision to Disband Its Police Department
(February 3, 2016)

Deputy D.A, Deputy A.G. File for Superior Court Seat
(February 2, 2016)

Court of Appeal Upholds Defense Judgment for Singer Courtney Love in Libel Case
(February 2, 2016)

C.A. Cites Conflict of Interest, Overturns Huge Fee Award
(February 1, 2016)

Justice Jeffrey King Retires From C.A.
(February 1, 2016)

Attorney’s Declaration of Fault Need Not State Reasons—C.A.
(January 29, 2016)

Brown Names Prosecutor to San Diego Superior Court
(January 29, 2016)

Panel Upholds Restrictions on Judicial Candidate Speech
(January 28, 2016)

A.G. Warns School Districts on Bond Promotion Deals
(January 28, 2016)

New Law on Attorney Fees Applies to Pending Cases—C.A.
(January 27, 2016)

Lacey Sues to Oust Carson Mayor From Board
(January 27, 2016)

A.G. Opines on Brown Act Web Posting Requirement
(January 26, 2016)

CJP Admonishes Judge for Abuse of Staff
(January 26, 2016)

C.A. Orders New Hearing in International Abduction Case
(January 25, 2016)

Valley Attorney Says He Will Seek Open Judicial Seat
(January 25, 2016)

S.C. Says Anti-Deficiency Law Applies to Short Sales
(January 22, 2016)

Victim Testimony Issue Splits High Court, but Death Sentence Unanimously Affirmed
(January 22, 2016)

C.A. Tosses Alarcons’ Convictions for Lying About Their Residency
(January 21, 2016)

Services Set Monday for Attorney Richards Barger
(January 21, 2016)

C.A. Upholds Judgment for Toyota in Highway Accident
(January 20, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Says Federal Law Bars Suit Over Disabled Access to Airline Kiosks
(January 20, 2016)

Private Mediation Does Not Toll Five-Year Statute—C.A.
(January 19, 2016)

Defendant Found Weaponless Was ‘Armed’—Panel
(January 19, 2016)

C.A. Denies Bid to Shut Down L.A. Zoo’s Elephant Exhibit
(January 15, 2016)

C.A. Rejects Latest Challenge to Los Angeles Proposition D
(January 15, 2016)

No Liability for Death on Bikeway—Court of Appeal
(January 14, 2016)

Supreme Court Declines to Review Revival of Nicolette Sheridan ‘Whistleblower’ Suit
(January 14, 2016)

EDITH MATTHAI: From Small Town Girl to Top Notch Big City Lawyer
(Person of the Year, January 14, 2016)

MICHAL NASH: Hard-Charging Prosecutor Becomes a Champion for Children
(Person of the Year, January 14, 2016)

DEANELL REECE TACHA: From Kansas to Malibu, Federal Judge-Turned-Law School Dean Has ‘Done It All’
(Person of the Year, January 14, 2016)

C.A. Approves Fourth Murder Trial After Three Hung Juries
(January 13, 2016)

Local Sports Executive Not ‘Public Figure’ —C.A.
(January 13, 2016)

Law on Wearing of Phony Medals Unconstitutional—Panel
(January 12, 2016)

Court of Appeal Revives Suit Against Lawyers Over Alleged Mishandling of Trust Assets
(January 12, 2016)

C.A. Throws Out $1.1 Million Verdict in Police Shooting Case
(January 11, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Panel Rules for Creditors Over Investors in Viatical Settlement Dispute
(January 11, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Affirms Fraud Conviction of Man Who Posed as Doctor
(January 11, 2016)

California Chief Justice Hails Budget Earmarking $3.8 Billion for Courts
(January 8, 2016)

Best Buy Loses Bid for $8.6 Million Attorney Fee Award
(January 8, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Rejects Objections to $20 Million Settlement
(January 8, 2016)

C.A. Imposes $5,000 Sanction on Pro Per Attorney
(January 7, 2016)

Appeals Court Invalidates Stay-Away Order to Man Who Killed Mother’s Dog
(January 7, 2016)

State Bar Hires New Counsel in Dunn Action
(January 7, 2016)

Unlicensed Driver Who Caused Injuries Can Be Deported
(January 6, 2016)

Harris, Feuer, Others Praise Gun Crackdown
(January 6, 2016)

McComb Appointed State Public Defender
(January 6, 2016)

Court of Appeal Upholds Conviction of Father For Kidnapping of His Own Daughter
(January 6, 2016)

Legislature May Put Advisory Measure on Ballot—S.C.
(January 5, 2016)

Can’t Use Conservatorship Action to Block Son’s Marriage
(January 5, 2016)

Woman Who Threatened to Kill Security Guard Created a ‘Nuisance’
(January 5, 2016)

Abused Child Can’t Veto Visitation Rights—C.A.
(January 5, 2016)

Court of Appeal Faults Judge for Deciding Case Without Hearing It
(January 5, 2016)

Restraining Order Against Pastor’s Detractors Was Too Broad
(January 4, 2016)

Law Firm Must Be Disqualified From Representing Shareholder in Action Against Corporation—C.A.
(January 4, 2016)




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