2019 


One Portion of Anti-Sanctuary Act Creates Unlawful Burden
(April 19, 2019)

Probable Cause Lacking for ADA Action Against Man With Interest in Business
(April 19, 2019)

Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association Honors a Founder: Presiding Justice Arthur Gilbert
(April 19, 2019)

No Expert Testimony Needed Where Malpractice Is Obvious
(April 18, 2019)

Ninth Circuit Approves $42 Million Award To Class Counsel in Action Against NCAA
(April 18, 2019)

C.A. Reinstates False Advertising Suit Against Major Retailers
(April 17, 2019)

Tamila Jensen to Head LACBA in 2020-21
(April 17, 2019)

Summary Judgment Improper Based on Procedural Oversight
(April 17, 2019)

Biological Daughter Barred From Suing for Wrongful Death
(April 16, 2019)

Fifth District Says Colleague, as Trial Judge, Failed to Apply Statute With Plain Meaning
(April 16, 2019)

CJP Has No Duty to Divulge Status of Complaint
(April 15, 2019)

No Need to Prove Fondler on Plane Knew Consent Lacking
(April 15, 2019)

In-Skies Crime Must Be Tried in Circuit Flown Over
(April 12, 2019)

Domestic Violence Restraining Order May Be Extended Without New ‘Abuse’
(April 12, 2019)

Manufacturer at Liberty to Mimic Ads of Competitor That Are ‘Non-Distinctive’
(April 12, 2019)

Employee Who Wouldn’t Sign Arbitration Agreement Bound by It
(April 11, 2019)

Judge Should Have Used Inherent Powers To Relieve Lawyer, Wife From Default
(April 11, 2019)

Work Product Privilege Yields to Right to Unbiased Jury
(April 10, 2019)

Judge Erred in Ordering Litigants To Supply Hair Follicle Evidence
(April 10, 2019)

No Reversal Based on Judge’s Misstatement of Law
(April 9, 2019)

No Additional Fees to Lawyers Who Garnered $10 Million in 2016
(April 9, 2019)

30-Year-Plus Incarceration for Robbery Was Cruel, Unusual
(April 8, 2019)

Noncustodial Parent Reasonably Ordered To Prove Decreasing Use of Marijuana
(April 8, 2019)

Search of Youth’s Electronic Devices Properly Ordered
(April 5, 2019)

Draft Opinion Cautions Against Use Of CMS for Judges’ Investigations
(April 5, 2019)

‘Absurd’Anti-SLAPP Motion Requires Imposition of Sanctions
(April 4, 2019)

Verdict Affirmed in Favor of City in Action Alleging False Arrest of Videographer
(April 4, 2019)

Legislature Can’t Abrogate Opinion Invalidating Fund Transfer
(April 3, 2019)

Judge Anderson Barred From Third Sentencing of Defendant
(April 3, 2019)

Public Has Access to Pre-2019 Police Personnel Files
(April 2, 2019)

Judge Erred in Not Upsetting Verdict Of No Pain-and-Suffering Damages
(April 2, 2019)

Challenge to Barring of 2018 Ballot Designation Is Moot
(April 2, 2019)

Client Can’t Be Penalized for Lawyer’s Failure to Attend to Duties Diligently
(April 2, 2019)

Man Asked Incriminating Questions By Police Was Not Under Detention
(April 2, 2019)

Malicious Prosecution Time-Bar Shorter in Suing Lawyers
(April 1, 2019)

C.A. Orders Publication of Portion of Opinion Lifting Prior Restraint
(April 1, 2019)

Accused Misdemeanant Gets Free Lawyer on Prosecution’s Appeal
(March 29, 2019)

Justice Liu Says Death Penalty System In State Is Ineffective, Dysfunctional
(March 29, 2019)

Action by Man Shot at Candlestick Park Time-Barred
(March 28, 2019)

Searches Not Infirm Based on Execution Of State Warrants by Federal Officers
(March 28, 2019)

Government Lawyer Properly Fired Over Political Views
(March 27, 2019)

Law Firm May Be Disqualified Based on Insights Ex-Employee Gained Earlier
(March 27, 2019)

Action Properly Dismissed Where Pro Pers Left Court to Scout for Substitute Judge
(March 27, 2019)

San Francisco Not Liable to Parents of Slain Woman
(March 26, 2019)

Arbitration Agreement’s Wording Broad Enough To Include Suit Already Filed Against Employer
(March 26, 2019)

Owner of Loans Might Be Liable for TCPA Violations
(March 25, 2019)

No Rehearing in Case Where County Seeks to Kill Dog Who Bit Intruders
(March 25, 2019)

Good Conduct Behind Bars Does Not Aid Expungement Bid
(March 22, 2019)

Anheuser-Busch’s Suit Against Ex-Employee for Baring Trade Secrets May Proceed
(March 22, 2019)

Lawyer’s Threat to Expose Doctor ‘Probably’ Not Extortion
(March 21, 2019)

Officers Entitled to Qualified Immunity in Action Alleging Theft of Seized Property
(March 21, 2019)

Funeral Services Set for Steven L. Berman, Retired Superior Court Commissioner
(March 21, 2019)

Action Over Seized Romanian Film Company May Proceed
(March 20, 2019)

Preliminary Injunction Against Alleged Scam Was Proper Despite Extraterritorial Effect
(March 20, 2019)

Text of Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye’s State of the Judiciary Address
(March 20, 2019)

Eligibility Provisos May Be Imposed on Sheriff Candidacy
(March 19, 2019)

Placing GPS Device on Parolee’s Car Requires No Warrant
(March 18, 2019)

Rent Payment One Cent Short Won’t Suffice, but Defense to UD Possible
(March 18, 2019)

Attorneys Declaration of Fault Must Come From Lawyer Who Caused Client’s Default
(March 18, 2019)

Representation of Client Ended When She Picked Up File
(March 15, 2019)

Santa Monica’s Short-Term Rentals Law Doesn’t Breach CDA
(March 14, 2019)

Gov. Gavin Newsom Signs Moratorium on Death Penalty
(March 14, 2019)

Liability Attaches if Portable Toilets Are Not ADA-Compliant
(March 13, 2019)

Vodka-Maker Garnered Sufficient Damages In Action Over Infringing Trade Dress
(March 13, 2019)

Ninth Circuit Urged to Restore Robocall Suit Against Facebook
(March 12, 2019)

Drug Trafficker/Money Launderer Fails To Show Outrageous Government Acts
(March 12, 2019)

Plea Bargain Bars Invoking Later Ameliorative Statute
(March 11, 2019)

C.A. Grants Reprieve to Dog County Ordered Killed
(March 8, 2019)

Clicking ‘I Agree’ Button Did Not Indicate Assent to Arbitrate
(March 7, 2019)

Probationer Who Used Methamphetamine Properly Ordered Not to Drink Alcohol
(March 7, 2019)

$2.5 Million Default Judgment Was Excessive Discovery Sanction
(March 6, 2019)

Insurer Might Have Duty to Defendants Who Were Sued for Illegal Practices
(March 6, 2019)

Legislature Validly Halted Sales of Public Employee Service Credits
(March 5, 2019)

Malpractice Insurance Does Not Cover Order To Make Restitution to Former Clients
(March 5, 2019)

Clarification
(March 5, 2019)

Patient’s Fretting Not Akin to Knowledge of Malpractice
(March 4, 2019)

Lawyer Who Likened Court Commissioner To Sex-Crazed She-Demon Is Chastised
(March 4, 2019)

Bribery Admissions Properly Considered at Anti-SLAPP Hearing
(March 1, 2019)

Civil Compromise Not Available Where Charge Is Misdemeanor Hit-and-Run
(March 1, 2019)

Order Against Postings on Divorce Case Was Unconstitutional
(February 28, 2019)

Yum Yum Did Not Forfeit All Recompense for Lost Goodwill by Not Relocating Donut Shop
(February 28, 2019)

Value of Property Received From Two Thefts Can’t Be Combined to Create Felony
(February 28, 2019)

Lawyer, Wife Received Inadequate Notice From IRS
(February 27, 2019)

Constitution Does Not Allow Chartered City To Deviate From Minimum Wage Statute
(February 27, 2019)

Ninth Circuit Erred in Counting Vote By Judge Reinhardt After His Death
(February 26, 2019)

Man Who Addressed Council Committee Had Right to Address Full Body in Special Session
(February 26, 2019)

Criminal Defense Lawyer Felipe Plascencia Among Three Dying in Plane Crash
(February 26, 2019)

Action on Petition for Arbitration Can’t Await Ruling on Lawyer-Recusal Motion
(February 25, 2019)

Word Meaning ‘Condensed’ Can Be Protected As Brand Name—Ninth Circuit
(February 25, 2019)

Songwriter Didn’t Pirate Works of Comic-Book Artist—Ninth Circuit
(February 22, 2019)

Judge Erred in Declaring Bail Forfeited Without Considering Medical Condition of Defendant
(February 22, 2019)

Probable Cause Lacking for Arrest Based on General Description
(February 21, 2019)

Pro Per Can’t Obtain Sanctions Under CCP §128.7
(February 21, 2019)

Company’s Whistleblowing Activity Barred by Consent Decree
(February 20, 2019)

Defendant’s Arbuckle Right Not Forfeited By Failing to Raise It at Sentencing—C.A.
(February 20, 2019)

Premarital Agreement Can Be Attacked as Fraudulent Transfer
(February 19, 2019)

Foreclosure Sale Valid Even if Party Purporting to Be Beneficiary Wasn’t
(February 19, 2019)

Pro Per With Seven Failed Actions Not Vexatious Litigant
(February 15, 2019)

Conviction to Stand Despite Prosecutor’s Effort to Arouse Jurors’ Passion
(February 15, 2019)

Ninth Circuit Won’t Block Deportation of Sexual Predator
(February 14, 2019)

Woman’s Action for Wrongful Handcuffing by Police Fails
(February 14, 2019)

Man Entitled to Trial in Wrongful Imprisonment Case
(February 13, 2019)

Lacey: Immigrant Fraud Unit Nabbing Con Artists
(February 13, 2019)

Ninth Circuit Affirms Convictions of Former Sheriff Leroy D. Baca
(February 12, 2019)

Asylum Can’t Be Denied Based Solely on Alien’s Lies
(February 12, 2019)

$44 Million Award Against Cigar-Maker Must Be Restored
(February 11, 2019)

New Trial Not Warranted Based on Juror Blurting Out ‘Stupid’—C.A.
(February 11, 2019)

Parole Wrongly Revoked Based on Explained Delay in Reporting
(February 11, 2019)

Time for Challenging Judge Triggered by Opposing Transfer
(February 8, 2019)

Invocation of Attorney-Client Privilege Barred Order for In Camera Inspection of Emails
(February 8, 2019)

County May Ban Cannabis Businesses Without Voter Assent
(February 8, 2019)

C.A. Denies Publication Request; Bedsworth Laments Flood of Reported Decisions
(February 8, 2019)

Losing Respondent to Pay $1.4 Million Cost of Appeal Bond
(February 7, 2019)

Ex-Players’ Action Against NFL Clubs Over Policy on Injuries Is Time-Barred
(February 7, 2019)

Jurist Defied Due Process by Not Hearing Both Sides
(February 6, 2019)

Lawyer Properly Sanctioned $50,000 for Deposition Questions—Court of Appeal
(February 6, 2019)

No Anti-SLAPP Motion Where Protected Activity Tangential
(February 5, 2019)

Relief Not Mandatory Under CCP §473 Where Judge Disbelieves Assertion of ‘Mistake’—C.A.
(February 5, 2019)

Employees’ Telephonic Check-In Is Compensable ‘On-Call’ Time
(February 5, 2019)

Singer’s Exclusion of Drummer From Band Constituted ‘Protected Conduct’—C.A.
(February 4, 2019)

Paid-in-Full Judgment Creditor Properly Declined to Acknowledge Satisfaction
(February 4, 2019)

No Basis for Relief From 2010 Decision Against Estate of Anna Nichole Smith
(February 4, 2019)

Attorney Fees May Be Sought in Responsive Pleading
(February 1, 2019)

Judgment Not Assailable on Basis of Bias Where Lawyer’s Shenanigans Irked Judge
(February 1, 2019)

Judge Can’t Countermand Arbitrator’s Denial of Attorney Fees
(January 31, 2019)

Contract Action Against Ex-Fiancé Over Frozen Embryos Not a SLAPP
(January 30, 2019)

Panel Expresses Annoyance Over Appeals From Denials of Unmeritorious Anti-SLAPP Motions
(January 30, 2019)

Judge’s In-Chambers Inspection of Gun Not Misconduct
(January 30, 2019)

Rule Barring Sex Offenders From Early Parole Invalid
(January 29, 2019)

Order That Antipsychotic Drugs Be Administered to Rapist Must Fall
(January 29, 2019)

Metropolitan News-Enterprise Holds 31st ‘Persons of the Year’ Dinner
(Persons of the Year, January 30, 2019)

Reliance Can’t Be Placed on Government Staff Members
(January 29, 2019)

Violation of Improperly Amended Judgment Is Not a Contempt—Court of Appeal
(January 29, 2019)

Lawyer Properly Sanctioned in Judge’s Retirement System Suit—C.A.
(January 29, 2019)

Label Saying That Olives Are ‘Pitted’ Doesn’t Authorize Action Based on Injury From Pit
(January 28, 2019)

Insurer Has No Duty to Defend Porn Studio In Action Brought by Actors Over HIV
(January 28, 2019)

Proposition 47 Inapplicable to Entries in Non-Public Areas
(January 25, 2019)

Anti-SLAPP Motion Was Properly Granted in Issa’s Action Over Campaign Commercials
(January 25, 2019)

Los Angeles’s Access to Data Doesn’t Establish ‘Possession’
(January 24, 2019)

College Players’ Discrimination Lawsuit Can Continue—Court of Appeal
(January 24, 2019)

No Fees for Non-Class Counsel in Volkswagen Settlement
(January 23, 2019)

Services Set for Retired Judge Peter Smith
(January 23, 2019)

Case Remanded for New Trial Under Court Reporter Ruling
(January 23, 2019)

Term ‘Grant’ in Deed Did Not Transmute Community Property
(January 22, 2019)

Judge Properly Granted Anti-SLAPP Motions In Black-Balled Blogger’s Suit Against Times
(January 18, 2019)

Ninth Circuit Asks S.C. for Guidance on Insurance Coverage
(January 17, 2019)

Unlawfully Collected Evidence Need Not Be Suppressed—Court of Appeal
(January 17, 2019)

Blind Man’s ADA Suit Against Domino’s Is Reinstated
(January 16, 2019)

Governor Newsom Names Justice Jenkins Judicial Appointments Secretary
(January 16, 2019)

C.A. Lifts Sanction on Attorney for Nondisclosure of Witness
(January 16, 2019)

Ninth Circuit Retracts Habeas Relief for Slayer/Rapist
(January 15, 2019)

Jurors’ Conversation Outside Chambers Should Have Triggered Inquiry
(January 15, 2019)

Baca Not Liable for Prisoner Being Denied Bed in Jail
(January 14, 2019)

Judge Faulted for Blocking Enforcement of Judgment Earlier Jurist in Case Ordered
(January 14, 2019)

First Refusal Purchase Right Didn’t Continue to Holdover Tenancy
(January 14, 2019)

Evidence That Consuming Vitamin E Can Lead to Death Insufficient for Action to Proceed
(January 11, 2019)

No Reversal Based on Lawyer Telling Jury His Client Was Guilty on Count
(January 11, 2019)

C.A. Won’t Decide if Client Abandonment Tolls Period for Bringing Case to Trial
(January 11, 2019)

Overcoming Adversity, He Became a Mega-Star Trial Lawyer, Accomplished Mayor
(Persons of the Year, January 11, 2019)

He’s a Lawyer With a Capacity for Straightening Things Out
(Persons of the Year, January 11, 2019)

She’s an Attorney With a Sense of Humor, a Quest to Be a Leader, and a Devotion to Law
(Persons of the Year, January 11, 2019)

Restitution Fines Unconstitutional Absent Proof, At a Hearing, of an Ability to Pay—C.A.
(January 10, 2019)

No Vicarious Liability for Controller’s Office In Action for Abuse of Process—C.A.
(January 10, 2019)

Facebook Postings About Ex-Husband Can Be Barred—C.A.
(January 9, 2019)

Restaurant’s Refusal to Provide Hearing Aid Wasn’t Discrimination in Violation of Law
(January 9, 2019)

Law Barring Illegal Aliens From Having Guns Is Constitutional
(January 9, 2019)

C.A.: Must Yank Firm From Case Because Lawyer Had Job With Adverse Party
(January 8, 2019)

City May Not Award 10 Percent Preference to Bidder Based on Post-Bidding Pledge
(January 8, 2019)

USC’s Disciplinary Process Is ‘Fundamentally Flawed’—C.A.
(January 7, 2019)

New Piece-Rate Wage Law Is Constitutional
(January 7, 2019)

Default Judgment Void Where Pleading Didn’t Specify Damages
(January 7, 2019)

CCP §998 Offer at Opening of Lawsuit Was Ineffective
(January 4, 2019)

Defendant Not Liable for Lost Profits on RVs He Destroyed—C.A.
(January 4, 2019)

Attorney Fees Aren’t Costs in Appellate Court—Court of Appeal
(January 4, 2019)

Gathering Evidence for Use in Arbitration Not ‘Protected’
(January 3, 2019)

Order for Attorney Fees in Probate Case Invalid for Lack of Evidentiary Hearing
(January 3, 2019)

C.A. Revives Malicious Prosecution Suit Against Eviction Lawyer
(January 2, 2019)

Wife Can’t Withhold Foreign Bank Records To Shield Husband Facing Tax Probe
(January 2, 2019)




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