2024

Statutory Name-Change May Include the Word ‘Bimbo’
(March 15, 2024)

Prosecution for 1992 Slaying Is Not Barred Despite Dismissal After Two Mistrials—C.A.
(March 15, 2024)

Repecka Defeats Spear
(March 15, 2024)

Court Must Give Notice of Where Habeas Petition Is Sent
(March 15, 2024)

Challenger Repecka Appears to Have Defeated Judge Spear
(March 14, 2024)

Utility Companies Must Bear Cost of Relocation for Streetcar Project
(March 14, 2024)

Arbitration Clause in Mobile Home Lease Unconscionable
(March 14, 2024)

Warehouse Worker Qualified as Transportation Worker
(March 13, 2024)

School’s Announcement of Pupil’s Expulsion Was Not Protected Speech, C.A. Declares
(March 13, 2024)

Repecka’s Lead Over Spear Is Increasing
(March 13, 2024)

C.A. Clarifies Standards for Certificate of Appealability
(March 13, 2024)

Commissioner May Decide Application for TRO Without Stipulation of Parties, C.A. Declares
(March 13, 2024)

Judge Has Power to Make Interim Award of Attorney Fees
(March 12, 2024)

Judge Emily Spear Is Losing in Reelection Bid
(March 12, 2024)

C.A. Upholds Probation-Denial Despite Defendant’s Youth at Time of Slaying
(March 12, 2024)

Immigration Board Erred in Shunning Deportee’s Evidence
(March 12, 2024)

Convictions of ‘Crooked’ Disbarred Lawyer Layfield Upheld
(March 11, 2024)

C.A. Upholds Conviction for Kidnapping of Inebriated Victim in Absence of Force, Fear
(March 11, 2024)

S.F. Giants Did Not Commit Alleged Labor Code Violations
(March 11, 2024)

Official’s Warning Was Not First Amendment Retaliation
(March 8, 2024)

Judges Beckloff, Groman, Palazuelos to Retire
(March 8, 2024)

Superior Court Incumbents Fend Off Election Challenges
(March 7, 2024)

Misdemeanor During Probation Did Not Preclude Sealing of Juvenile Records
(March 7, 2024)

Failure to Notice, False Information Undermined Immunity
(March 6, 2024)

Conviction Does Not Require Knowledge Funds Were Acquired Through Extortion
(March 6, 2024)

Putative Class Action Against Google Properly Dismissed
(March 6, 2024)

Denying Out-of-Area Market Rates for Attorney Fees Was Error
(March 6, 2024)

Recovery Under Lemon Law Not Reduced by Credit
(March 5, 2024)

Conflict Between State, Federal Law on Marijuana Did Not Justify Abstention
(March 5, 2024)

Pundits See Victories for Court Incumbents, Brookens
(March 5, 2024)

Claims Filed Five Years After Expulsion Are Time-Barred
(March 4, 2024)

‘Facebook Factors’ Apply in Testing Prosecution Subpoena—C.A.
(March 4, 2024)

Judicial Estoppel Bars Contesting Awardability of Fees
(March 4, 2024)

Pundit Predicts Outcome of Judicial, D.A. Races
(March 4, 2024)

C.A. Declares Exception to Rule Laid Down in S.C. Opinion
(March 1, 2024)

Cellular Data Is Property for Purposes of Conversion Claim, Ninth Circuit Holds
(March 1, 2024)

University Did Not Promise Students In-Person Instruction
(March 1, 2024)

Recusal of Law Firm for Punitive Purpose Was Improper
(February 29, 2024)

Contempt Finding Based on Breach of Order That Was Not ‘Clear and Definite’ Vacated
(February 29, 2024)

Limitations Period for Survival Action Is Not Extended
(February 29, 2024)

Additional Insured Must Be Notified of Policy Cancellation
(February 28, 2024)

Past Acts of Abuse Sufficient to Renew Elder Abuse Protective Order—C.A.
(February 28, 2024)

Superior Court Judge James R. Dunn, 86, Dies
(February 28, 2024)

Doctrine of Transferred Intent Has Not Been Abrogated
(February 28, 2024)

S.C. Finds No Error in Denying Relief From Jury Waiver
(February 27, 2024)

ADDA Files Complaint Against Gascón Over ‘Outright Lies’ in Newspaper Interview
(February 27, 2024)

State Agency’s Decision Does Not Bar Federal Lawsuit
(February 27, 2024)

Identification of Narcotics by Laser Device Is Inadmissible
(February 26, 2024)

Denial of Motion to Acquit in Criminal Case Bars Malicious Prosecution Suit—C.A.
(February 26, 2024)

Chemerinsky Says He Has ‘Most Cash on Hand’
(February 26, 2024)

School District’s Actions After Girl Reported Rape Reflected No ‘Deliberate Indifference’
(February 26, 2024)

Arbitrator in Fee Dispute Not Obliged to Disclose Specialty
(February 23, 2024)

Settlement of a Class Action Against Facebook for $90 Million Over Privacy Breaches Stands
(February 23, 2024)

Candidate Hochman Raises More Than $2 Million
(February 23, 2024)

Noncompliance With Discovery Orders Justified Axing Suit
(February 23, 2024)

Court of Appeal Upholds Judgment Against Online University
(February 22, 2024)

C.A.: Civil Code §1717 Broadens Attorney Fee Provision to Apply to ‘Entire Contract’
(February 22, 2024)

Dismissal of Bellicose Juror Results in Conviction Reversal
(February 22, 2024)

Expert Testimony That Defendant Fired Shot Was Improper
(February 21, 2024)

Membership on Rural Advisory Council Rendered Lawyer a Public Figure—C.A.
(February 21, 2024)

Write-In Candidate Emerges for Superior Court Seat
(February 21, 2024)

Eve-of-Trial Departure of Lawyer Was Not Prejudicial—C.A.
(February 20, 2024)

Order That Motion for Attorney Fees Be Filed, Heard Before Dismissal Was Improper
(February 20, 2024)

Shout of ‘Don’t Let Cops In’ Rendered Search Nonconsensual
(February 16, 2024)

City Did Not Abuse Its Broad Discretion in Competitive Bidding by Modifying Terms
(February 16, 2024)

Length of Sentence Is Relevant to Public-Safety Analysis
(February 16, 2024)

Court of Appeal Takes Expansive View of Racial Justice Act
(February 15, 2024)

C.A. Finds ‘Public Interest’ Exception to Enforceability of Releases Inapplicable
(February 15, 2024)

Motion to Compel Arbitration Properly Denied Where Defendant Delayed in Making Motion
(February 15, 2024)

Fee Waiver in Agreement Didn’t Have Prospective Effect
(February 14, 2024)

UCLA Not Subject to Suit Under Unruh Act
(February 14, 2024)

Court of Appeal Rejects A.G.’s Sentencing Concession
(February 13, 2024)

Lawyer’s Diversion of Funds From Trust Shocks the Conscience—State Bar
(February 13, 2024)

Settlement Is Enforceable Despite Some Unresolved Details
(February 9, 2024)

Officer Used Excessive Force in Shooting at Mentally Ill Homeless Man—Ninth Circuit
(February 9, 2024)

CJP Accuses Judge of Anti-Semitic Slur, Other Misconduct
(February 8, 2024)

C.A. Reinstates Constructive Termination Suit Against Archdiocese by Assaulted Employee
(February 8, 2024)

Defendant May Only Seek FEHA Costs by Noticed Motion
(February 7, 2024)

City Not Liable in Fatal Shooting of Woman Believed to Be Fleeing Felon—Ninth Circuit
(February 7, 2024)

Two ‘Friends With Benefits’ Lacked a ‘Dating Relationship’
(February 6, 2024)

C.A. Restores Privacy Suit Based on Revealing Plaintiff Had Not Received COVID Shot
(February 6, 2024)

Suit Restored Over Seizure of Two Children From Home
(February 5, 2024)

Defendant Didn’t Breach Consumer Laws by Declining Return of Pillows Sold Online
(February 5, 2024)

ADDA Sues Gascón Over Denial of Its CPRA Requests
(February 2, 2024)

C.A. Thwarts Disbarred Lawyer in Effort Judge Salkin Labeled ‘Gamesmanship’
(February 2, 2024)

C.A. Affirms Judgment for Cerritos in Action by Norwalk
(February 2, 2024)

C.A. Won’t Restore $2.5 Million Suit Against Clippers, West
(February 1, 2024)

Statute Authorizing Recording ‘Entirety’ of Examination of Insured Given Broad Effect
(February 1, 2024)

One Side of Campaign Mailer Might Be Libelous, C.A. Says
(February 1, 2024)

O’Melveny Fails to Get Bill-Padding Allegations Stricken
(January 31, 2024)

Bacigalupo Readies for Retirement From Bench
(January 31, 2024)

Five Named to Los Angeles Superior Court
(January 31, 2024)

John McKinney Is Overwhelming Favorite of Deputy D.A.s
(January 30, 2024)

Conduct Giving Rise to a Cause of Action Doesn’t Instantly Create ‘Dispute’—C.A.
(January 30, 2024)

Officer Was Culpable but Entitled to Qualified Immunity
(January 29, 2024)

Authorized ‘Capacity’ of Child-Care Center Not Gauged by Enrollment, C.A. Declares
(January 29, 2024)

O.C. Man Must Pay Nevada Gambling Debts
(January 29, 2024)

Ninth Circuit Changes Name of Appellant to ‘Doe’; Opinion Was Already Released With True Name
(January 29, 2024)

Decision on Expert Testimony on Confessions Stands
(January 26, 2024)

Man Who Raped Child Qualifies for Sex Offender De-Registration—C.A.
(January 26, 2024)

C.A. Says That Emailing Invoice Is Not ‘Electronic Service’
(January 25, 2024)

Discovery Sanction Against Deponent Barred Once Motion to Compel Was Withdrawn
(January 25, 2024)

FBI Must Purge Records of Searches of Safe Deposit Boxes
(January 24, 2024)

C.A. Rejects Exception to Rule on Second Lis Pendens
(January 23, 2024)

Conviction of Drug Peddler for Causing Death of Customer Must Be Reversed—Ninth Circuit
(January 23, 2024)

C.A. Reinstates $11 Million Fraud Action Against Buchalter
(January 22, 2024)

Retired Judge Malcolm Mackey Reminisces
(January 22, 2024)

Trial Courts Have No Inherent Power to Strike PAGA Claims
(January 19, 2024)

No Liability to Third Parties Based on Failure to Warn Purchaser of Dog as to Dangerousness
(January 19, 2024)

S.C. Decision Doesn’t Alter Conclusion That Immunity Applies
(January 18, 2024)

Change in DVRA’s Attorney-Fee Provision Is Retroactive, Court of Appeal Declares
(January 18, 2024)

Child Might Be Returned to Mother Who Is Fugitive in Mexico
(January 17, 2024)

Judges Hall, Nelson, Stern to Retire From LASC
(January 17, 2024)

Hochman Urges Firing of Blacknell as Chief of Staff
(January 17, 2024)

Ninth U.S. Circuit Reverses Decision It Previously Affirmed
(January 16, 2024)

Banning Probationer’s Use of Cellphone Without Permission Is Reasonable
(January 16, 2024)

Website Owner Has No Property Interest in Image on Screen
(January 12, 2024)

Americana at Brand Has No Liability to Man Struck by Teenager Falling to His Death—C.A.
(January 12, 2024)

DAVID A. BERGER
(Person of the Year, January 12, 2024)

RANDOLPH M. HAMMOCK
(Person of the Year, January 12, 2024)

RUTH ANN KWAN
(Person of the Year, January 12, 2024)

THOMAS P. CACCIATORE
(Person of the Year, January 12, 2024)

LLOYD W. PELLMAN
(Person of the Year, January 12, 2024)

V. AHDA SANDS
(Person of the Year, January 12, 2024)

Past Failed Treatment Did Not Justify Denial of Diversion
(January 11,2024)

C.A. Rejects Allegations Against Judge Kaddo
(January 11,2024)

L.A. Superior Court Judge Richard J. Burdge Dies
(January 11,2024)

Museum in Madrid May Retain Painting Looted by Nazis
(January 10, 2024)

District Court May Not Enjoin Acts of State Judges, Ninth Circuit Declares
(January 10, 2024)

No Abuse of Discretion in Tossing $1.75 Million Verdict
(January 9, 2024)

Class Must Be Certified in Challenge to Ban on Employees Leaving Premises During Breaks
(January 9, 2024)

Criminal Lawyer’s Advice Did Not Violate Racial Justice Act
(January 8, 2024)

Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Suit Claiming Discrimination Against Rape Victims
(January 8, 2024)

Expert Testimony Wrongfully Barred at Wrongful Death Trial
(January 5, 2024)

Trial Court Must Order Compassionate Release of Murderer Who Is Debilitated, Moribund
(January 5, 2024)

Decision in Probate Code §11700 Proceeding Wasn’t Preclusive
(January 4, 2024)

Two Warnings to Suspect Spawned Need to Make Choice, Not Confusion, Ninth Circuit Holds
(January 4, 2024)

Hochman Reportedly Raises More Than $1.25 Million
(January 4, 2024)

C.A. Upholds $24.3 Million Award to Lawyer for Retaliation
(January 3, 2024)

Lawsuit Reinstated Against Online Propagators in Czech Republic of Child Pornography
(January 3, 2024)

Judge Amy Pellman Provides Reflections
(January 3, 2024)

Wife Not Liable for Debts Linked to Husbandís Crimes
(January 2, 2024)

Ninth Circuit Senior Judge: District Court Failed to Abide by 2018 Panelís Mandate
(January 2, 2024)




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