2017 

Website Must Reveal Identities of Anonymous Comment Posters
(November 9, 2017)

Obligation to Pay Benefits to Pastor or Widow Is Unenforceable—C.A.
(November 9, 2017)

Illegal Entry Into U.S. Doesn’t Bar Deportation Relief
(November 8, 2017)

Defendant May Challenge Fruit of Unlawful Detention
(November 8, 2017)

C.A. Reinstates Son Versus Mother Suit for Civil Extortion
(November 8, 2017)

Judge Can’t Craft Exception to Sealing of Juvenile’s Records
(November 7, 2017)

C.A. Reverses Manslaughter Conviction of Caretaker Who Left the Premises
(November 7, 2017)

Voluntary Dismissal Didn’t Render Defendant ‘Prevailing Party’
(November 7, 2017)

YouTube Not Liable for Implications of Removal Notice
(November 6, 2017)

Enhancement Based on ‘Risk’ Factor Inapplicable In Seeking ‘Fees on Fees’ Award—C.A.
(November 6, 2017)

Brown Elevates Lui to PJ, Appoints Egerton to Appeals Court
(November 3, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Panel Yanks Judge Manuel Real Off a Case
( November 3, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Reinstates Action Based on Police Shooting
(November 2, 2017)

Federal Court Action Does Not Lie Against U.K. Company Over Emailed Ad
(November 2, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Vetoes Attorney Fee Award for Second Time
(November 1, 2017)

Can’t Enjoy Benefit of Two-Prong Settlement While Repudiating the Other Part of It
(November 1, 2017)

Disbarred Lawyer’s Equal Protection Claim Unreviewable
(October 31, 2017)

C.A. Affirms Fine Imposed on Property Owners Whose Tenant Unlawfully Sold Marijuana
(October 31, 2017)

LACBA Close to Selecting New Executive Director—Meyer
(October 30, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Affirms $1.1 Million Civil Tax Penalty
(October 27, 2017)

Anti-SLAPP Motion Lies Where Man Sues Ex-Wife for Turning Son Against Him
(October 27, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Orders Judge to Lift Sweeping Gag Order
(October 27, 2017)

Judge Can’t Restrict Responsive Pleading to an Answer
(October 27, 2017)

Court of Appeal Reinstates Class Action Despite Mootness
(October 26, 2017)

Appeals Court Affirms $94,000 Award Against Unsuccessful Plaintiff in FEHA Suit
(October 26, 2017)

Chief Justice Calls for End to Bail System
(October 25, 2017)

C.A. Finds New Trial Required in Case Where Juror Wouldn’t Deliberate
(October 25, 2017)

C.A. Affirms Discovery Sanction Based on Rudeness at Confab
(October 24, 2017)

‘Certificate of Merit’ Filed With Amended Pleading Doesn’t Relate Back to Original Filing—C.A.
(October 24, 2017)

‘No-Contest’ Clause Can’t Be Incorporated by Reference—C.A.
(October 24, 2017)

Funeral Mass Set for Thursday For Attorney Malcolm Romano
(October 24, 2017)

Untimely Creditors’ Claims Bars Action Against Chodos’s Estate
(October 23, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Vacates Order Remanding Class Action to Superior Court
(October 23, 2017)

Suit Over Use of ‘Voice Double’ Properly Dismissed
(October 20, 2017)

Veteran Attorney Malcolm J. Romano, 78, Dies
(October 20, 2017)

Appeals Court Faults Unpaid Lawyer for ‘Abandoning’ Client
(October 19, 2017)

C.A. Lambastes Hill Farrar Attorneys, Imposes Monetary Sanctions
(October 19, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Countermands Anderson’s Denial of Bail to Baca
(October 19, 2017)

Disbarred Lawyer’s Emotional Distress Suit Properly Dismissed
(October 18, 2017)

Judge Must Have Minute Order Corrected Though Abstact of Judgment Is Accurate
(October 18, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Panel Unsympathetic to Con Man’s Contentions
(October 18, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Leans Toward Reinstating Swimmer’s Action Over Commentary
(October 17, 2017)

C.A. Finds Judge Erred in Refusing to Exit Case
(October 17, 2017)

Settlement Between Yeager, Wife With Lawyers Improperly Sealed
(October 16, 2017)

South Gate Corruption Figure Alfred Robles Loses Bid for New Trial on Bribery Charges
(October 13, 2017)

Qualified Immunity Bars Action by Man Arrested Through Deputies’ Error
(October 13, 2017)

U.S. District Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell Dies
(October 12, 2017)

George Nicholson to Retire From Third District Court of Appeal
(October 12, 2017)

State Bar Charges Attorney With Stealing More Than $3.4 Million
(October 12, 2017)

Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Have Assured Internet Access in Juvenile Detention Facilities
(October 12, 2017)

Bus Company Isn’t Obliged to Warn of Dangers From Immobility
(October 11, 2017)

Court of Appeal: Trustee Properly Ousted for Not Running Ranch Like Business
(October 11, 2017)

Fired Janitor May Keep $550,000 FEHA Award—Appeals Court
(October 11, 2017)

Retroactive Lifting of Bankruptcy Stay Was Proper
(October 10, 2017)

Order Definitively Disposing of Matters in Contention Wasn’t a Judgment—C.A.
(October 10, 2017)

Admission to Bar Didn’t Boost Husband’s Earning Capacity
(October 10, 2017)

Judicial Elections Reform Bill Signed Into Law
(October 6, 2017)

Traffic Violator Ejected From Federal Court Over Claim of State Court Irregularities
(October 6, 2017)

Anti-SLAPP Statute Applies to Invocation of No-Contest Proviso
(October 6, 2017)

Gregory Dresser Is New State Bar Chief Counsel
(October 6, 2017)

Plaintiffs Proved Allegations That Snore Cure Is Worthless, Court of Appeal Holds
(October 5, 2017)

Lawyer Who Cheated Chico Marx’s Heirs Can’t Contest State Disbarment in Federal Court
(October 5, 2017)

Mistrial Required Where Lawyer Confessed Incompetence
(October 4, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Affirms Sanction Imposed On Lawyer Facing State Disbarment
(October 4, 2017)

Brown Signs Bill Separating Sections From State Bar
(October 3, 2017)

Unfilled Blank Space in Judgment Wasn’t Clerical Error, Court of Appeal Holds
(October 3, 2017)

C.A. Says Settlement Entails a ‘Penalty,’ Is Unenforceable
(October 3, 2017)

Attorney-Fee Award Can’t Be Based on Guesswork—Court of Appeal
(October 3, 2017)

DDA’s Excusal of Grand Juror Requires Dismissing Indictment
(October 2, 2017)

City May Condition Limited Immunity for Marijuana Shops on Past Tax Payments
(October 2, 2017)

Buckley, Meyer, Prager to Be Feted at 30th ‘Persons of the Year’ Dinner
(October 2, 2017)

Lawyer Too Late in Challenging Sanction Imposed by Sohigian Three Years Earlier
(September 29, 2017)

C.A. Dissent Spawns Novel Theory As to Date When Option Is Exercised
(September 29, 2017)

C.A. Affirms Summary Judgment in Case It Terms ‘Bizarre’
(September 28, 2017)

Man Who Retired, Transferred Business to His Wife, Not Entitled to End of Support to Ex-Wife—C.A.
(September 28, 2017)

Fourth District Court of Appeal Voids the Voiding of a Judgment
(September 28, 2017)

Inventor Loses Bid in Ninth Circuit to Enjoin Collection of Back Taxes
(September 27, 2017)

Voluntarily Dismissed Action Based on CC&Rs Yields Attorney Fees to Prevailing Party—C.A.
(September 27, 2017)

C.A. Invalidates Resentencing on Theft Count; Conviction Was Reversed 20 Years Ago
(September 27, 2017)

Ignorance That Contractor Had No License Can Be Inferred
(September 26, 2017)

Attorney Willmore F. Holbrow III Joins Buchalter in Los Angeles Office
(September 26, 2017)

Appellate Division Affirms Six-and-a-Half Year Sentence for Harassment
(September 26, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Denies Qualified Immunity in Fatal Shooting of 13-Year-Old Boy
(September 25, 2017)

Tort Action Against Casselman’s Law Firm Not a SLAPP—Court of Appeal
(September 22, 2017)

Gatorade Company Settles With State Over ‘Anti-Water’ Videogame, ‘Bolt!’
(September 22, 2017)

Showing Jurors Photos of Charles Manson Wasn’t Misconduct—Court of Appeal
(September 21, 2017)

Federal Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell Is in Coma, in ‘Stable’ Condition
(September 21, 2017)

Was No ‘Conspiracy’ Against High Profile Lawyer Kay—C.A.
(September 21, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Blocks Ordinance Requiring Warning in Soda Ads
(September 20, 2017)

Judge Erred in Refusing Continuance to Abandoned Clients—Appeals Court
(September 20, 2017)

Lawyer’s Mistake Was Excusable Because Rival Also Befuddled
(September 20, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Revives Action Over Copycat TV Show
(September 19, 2017)

Exclusion of Public From Voir Dire Requires Reversal
(September 19, 2017)

No Liability for Negligently Imposing Mental Health Hold
(September 19, 2017)

Trial Court Had Power to Vacate Judgment After Dismissal of Appeal
(September 18, 2017)

Judicial Elections Reform Bill Goes to Governor
(September 18, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Panel Reinstates State Ban on Foie Gras
(September 18, 2017)

State High Court Seeks Input on Bar Exam Scores
(September 18, 2017)

Adverse Employment Action May Be Based on ‘Political’ Factors
(September 15, 2017)

Judicial Election Reform Bill Nears Final Passage
(September 15, 2017)

C.A. Orders Immediate Release of ‘Illegally’ Incarcerated Man
(September 15, 2017)

C.A. Upholds Anti-SLAPP Order in Favor of Trotter, JAMS
(September 14, 2017)

Ninth U.S. Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Action Against Facebook for Blocking Page in India
(September 14, 2017)

C.A. Reinstates Suit Seeking to Establish Rock Hudson As Father
(September 13, 2017)

C.A.: Disabled Man Properly Denied Entry To Market With Untrained Service Dog
(September 13, 2017)

MICRA Inapplicable to Patient Who Tripped on Scale
(September 12, 2017)

C.A. Questions Whether Wende Applies to Appeals From Resentencing Denials
(September 12, 2017)

Judge Must Explain Mechanisms of Jury for Waiver to Be Valid
(September 12, 2017)

Man Denied Gun Permit Has No §1983 Cause of Action
(September 11, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Reinstates Action Against Medical Examiner
(September 8, 2017)

Blood Alcohol Evidence Excludable If Driver Didn’t Consent to Test
(September 8, 2017)

Federal Prosecutor Ryan Bounds Nominated to Ninth Circuit
(September 8, 2017)

Man Who Sued Under ‘Lemon Law’ Must Pay BMW $19,129
(September 7, 2017)

State Bar Trustees: No Preference on Proposal To Lower Required Bar Examination Score
(September 7, 2017)

Guilty Plea at Retrial Doesn’t Bar Suit Over Initial Conviction
(September 7, 2017)

Consumers Won’t Have to Arbitrate Action Over ‘Zombie Cookies’
(September 6, 2017)

Non-Testimonial Inculpatory Statements of Co-Defendants Are Now Admissible
(September 6, 2017)

Hot Air Balloon Operator Isn’t a ‘Common Carrier’—C.A.
(September 5, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Affirms Conviction of Former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka
(September 1, 2017)

Harassment Restraining Order Against Director In City Attorney’s Office Denied to Deputy
(September 1, 2017)

Access to License-Plate Data May Be Possible, S.C. Rules
(September 1, 2017)

C.A. Upholds $3.8 Million Award Against Tobacco Company
(August 31, 2017)

Value of Item Is the Price Marked, Plus Sales Tax—Court of Appeal
(August 31, 2017)

Word ‘Socialize’ in Condition of Probation Is Too Broad
(August 30, 2017)

One-Year Period for Complaining to DFEH Began on Last Day of Employment—C.A.
(August 30, 2017)

Non-Lawyer LaBran Reappointed To State Bar Board of Trustees
(August 30, 2017)

Man Who Bilked Investors Must Be Resentenced
(August 29, 2017)

Voters May Enact Local Taxes at Special Elections
(August 29, 2017)

High Court Opinion Refers to a Party as ‘Doe 1’
(August 29, 2017\)

First Amendment Coalition Entitled to Attorney Fees
(August 28, 2017)

Bar the Press From LACBA Board of Trustees Meetings
(August 25, 2017)

C.A. Justices Affirm Dismissal of Action Alleging the Gap Engaged in Consumer Flimflamming
(August 25, 2017)

C.A. Reverses Convictions Because Juror Had Been Victim’s School Teacher
(August 24, 2017)

Insurance Doesn’t Cover Lakers in Lawsuit Over Their Automatic Dialing at Games
(August 24, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Affirms $250 Sanction for Bad-Faith Tactic
(August 24, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Affirms $8.5 Million Settlement in Google Case
(August 23, 2017)

Restitutionary Fine Is Not Akin to Disgorgement in a Civil Case
(August 23, 2017)

C.A. Rejects Assault on Federal ‘Dual Sovereignty Doctrine’
(August 23, 2017)

Alien’s Use of False Identity, Birth Certificate, Might Be Forgivable
(August 22, 2017)

Appeals Court Orders New Hearing Without Specifying Any Flaw in First Hearing
(August 22, 2017)

Parties Can’t Remove District Court Suits to Bankruptcy Court
(August 22, 2017)

C.A. Finds Justification for Controlling Probationer’s Place of Residence
(August 22, 2017)

Absence of Defendant From Resentencing Hearing Harmless—C.A.
(August 22, 2017)

Typographical Errors in Complaint Can Lead to Liability
(August 21, 2017)

Lawyers Seek Disqualification of Judge Without Viable Grounds—C.A.
(August 21, 2017)

No Showing Judge Real Is Biased Against Yagman’s Ex-Wife
(August 18, 2017)

State Bar President James P. Fox Is Appointed by High Court to New Term on Board of Trustees
(August 18, 2017)

Judge Can’t Order Deletion of Convictions From Website
(August 17, 2017)

Unwanted Electronic Communications Justified Three-Year Protective Order
(August 17, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Upholds San Francisco Billboard Ordinance
(August 17, 2017)

Judge Is Banished From Case After Five Efforts
(August 16, 2017)

No Error in Replacing Appointed Counsel Over Criminal Defendant’s Objection
(August 16, 2017)

Website Inaccuracy Might Breach Fair Credit Reporting Act
(August 16, 2017)

Judge Must Justify Secrecy of ‘Does’ in Fetal Research Case
(August 15, 2017)

Court of Appeal Orders Publication of Case Affirming Trial Court’s Dictum
(August 15, 2017)

C.A. Hands Victory to Airbnb in Tenants’ Challenge
(August 14, 2017)

Son in Disrepute Loses in Claim to Share of Parents’ Fortune
(August 11, 2017)

City Attorney’s Human Relations Director Ordered to Stay 10 Yards From Deputy
(August 11, 2017)

Panel Upsets Sanctions Award Against Lawyer, Clients
(August 11, 2017)

Kewalramani Takes Office As U.S. Magistrate Judge
(August 11, 2017)

Singer’s Action Against Facebook Was a SLAPP
(August 10, 2017)

Restitution Order May Be Based on Estimate, Not Bill, Court of Appeal Says
(August 10, 2017)

C.A. Orders New Trustees of Herbalife Founder’s Fortune
(August 9, 2017)

Appeal by B.H. Unified School District Is Premature
(August 9, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Affirms $42 Million Judgment Against Safeway
(August 8, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Finds Klausner’s Rulings ‘Illogical’
(August 8, 2017)

D.A.’s Office Seeks Inquiry on Possible Conflicts
(August 7, 2017)

Action Against Beverly Hills Timely, but Meritless
(August 7, 2017)

Lamps Plus Must Arbitrate Class Action by Employees
(August 4, 2017)

C.A. Reverses First Degree Murder Conviction
(August 4, 2017)

C.A. Approves Lifetime Sex Registration for Minors
(August 3, 2017)

High Court Decision Barring Arbitration of PAGA Claims Doesn’t Affect Wages Suit
(August 3, 2017)

Brazile to Replace Buckley on Judicial Council
(August 3, 2017)

Dismissed Class Action Against Vitamin Shoppe to Continue
(August 2, 2017)

Court of Appeal Won’t Order Reinstatement Of Medical Doctor’s Unrestricted License
(August 2, 2017)

Defendant Can’t View Witness’s Sealed Juvenile Records
(August 1, 2017)

C.A. Rejects Inventive Argument by Store Robber
(August 1, 2017)

Plaintiff in Action Against Buchalter, Sedgwick Faulted Over Conflict
(July 31, 2017)

C.A. Remands Case, Expressing Bewilderment As to What the Parties Are Contending
(July 31, 2017)

State Bar Court Puts Former Contra Costa DA on Interim Suspension
(July 31, 2017)

C.A. Affirms Defense Judgment in Last of Lockheed Cases
(July 28, 2017)

Court of Appeal Affirms Summary Judgment Without Examining Merits
(July 28, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Reverses Conviction for Illegal Reentry
(July 28, 2017)

C.A. Shows Deference to Deceased Lawyer—Withholds Identity
(July 28, 2017)

Judge Bowick Issued Improper Turnover Order to Nuns
(July 27, 2017)

LACBA’s President Meyer Wins Support for Seeking Contract to Provide Free Legal Help
(July 27, 2017)

Judges Must Exercise Caution in Dealing With Vendors
(July 27, 2017)

Three New Health Care Litigators Join Buchalter In Los Angeles
(July 27, 2017)

Lawsuit Over Labeling of Websites Was a SLAPP
(July 26, 2017)

Basic Speed Law Can Apply to Driving Unsafely
(July 26, 2017)

C.A. Says Argument Was Raised Too Late, but Considers Its Merits
(July 26, 2017)

Lawyer Gets No Fee Though Client Received Benefit
(July 25, 2017)

Judges May Again Get Paid for Performing Marriage Ceremonies on Weekends, Holidays
(July 25, 2017)

Hospital Must Pay Though Patient Wasn’t Harmed—C.A.
(July 25, 2017)

Rick Cohen Resigns as LACBA’s Interim CEO
(July 24, 2017)

C.A. Upholds Order to Sterling’s Former Girlfriend
(July 21, 2017)

Parents Need Not Be Blameworthy to Lose Custody
(July 21, 2017)

Plaintiff Might Be Able to Unmask Anonymous Critics
(July 20, 2017)

Minority Shareholder Can’t Gain Access to Attorney Bills—Court of Appeal
(July 20, 2017)

C.A. Reverses Denial of Law Firm’s Anti-SLAPP Motion
(July 19, 2017)

Judicial Elections Reform Bill, SB 235, Heads for Assembly Floor
(July 19, 2017)

Firing of Campus Police Officer Was Justified—C.A.
(July 19, 2017)

Board Didn’t Breach Patients’ Privacy Rights
(July 18, 2017)

Napa Superior Court Judge Agrees To Resign and Receive CJP Censure
(July 18, 2017)

Colantuono Chosen as New State Bar President
(July 17, 2017)

C.A. Says Twitter’s Tweet Wasn’t Tortious
(July 17, 2017)

Meyer Pledges End to Secrecy in LACBA
(July 14, 2017)

No Reversal Based on Judge Reading Tweets on Case
(July 14, 2017)

LACBA’s CEO Says Subsidizing Charitable Efforts Must End
(July 13, 2017)

C.A. Says It Doesn’t Know Officers’ True Names
(July 13, 2017)

LACBA Releases Detailed Financial Information
(July 12, 2017)

Court of Appeal Finds Injunction Against Sheriff’s Department Inadequate
(July 12, 2017)

Presiding Judge’s Guidelines Didn’t Have Force of Law
(July 11, 2017)

The Word ‘Sex’ Isn’t Ambiguous, C.A. Declares
(July 11, 2017)

Court Reinstates Action Over Painting Looted by Nazis
(July 11, 2017)

Wrongful Shooting Case Against Pasadena to Proceed
(July 10, 2017)

Affidavit of Fault From Out-of-State Lawyer Suffices
(July 10, 2017)

Police Have No Privacy Rights At Scene of Raid—C.A.
(July 7, 2017)

Resentencing of Youth Requires Notice, Hearing, Court of Appeal Rules
(July 7, 2017)

Man Accused of Murder Must Be Released—C.A.
(July 6, 2017)

Doctors Summoned Into Operating Room Protected by ‘Good Samaritan’ Law
(July 6, 2017)

Puncture of Underground Storage Unit Wasn’t an Insured ‘Collapse’
(July 6, 2017)

Court of Appeal Upholds Firing of LAPD Officer for Lying
(July 5, 2017)

Ninth Circuit: One Movie on Shakespeare Doesn’t Violate Copyright on Another
(July 5, 2017)

African American Male Robbery Defendant Wasn’t Prejudiced By Barring Mention of Publicized Police Shootings
(July 5, 2017’)

C.A. Reverses Order That Lecherous Deputy Be Fired
(July 3, 2017)

Courts of Appeal Have Strayed From 1978 S.C. Holding
(June 30, 2017’)

Judge Leland H. Tipton Sets July 31 Retirement
(June 30, 2017)

C.A. Panel Withdraws Threat to Appellants’ Counsel
(June 29, 2017)

Gretchen Nelson Appointed to Judicial Council
(June 29, 2017)

State Bar Needs to Improve Its Financial Policies
(June 28, 2017)

C.A. Holds BB Gun Was ‘Deadly Weapon’ Although Victim Was Across the Street
(June 28, 2017)

Independent Contractor May Be Subject to Conflicts Law
(June 27, 2017)

Ninth U.S. Circuit Won’t Interfere With Denial of State Bar Admission
(June 27, 2017)

Ex-Husband Doesn’t Get Rental Properties Restored
(June 26, 2017)

Convictions of Bell Scandal Figure Reversed On Five Counts of Misappropriation
(June 26, 2017)

Employment Discrimination Judgment for Employer Reversed
(June 23, 2017)

Court of Appeal Decides to Publish Its Opinion On Los Angeles County Jail-Beatings Invoices
(June 23, 2017)

No Merit to Action Against Sheppard Mullin—C.A.
(June 22, 2017)

Terrence Howard Must Adhere To Settlement Agreement
(June 22, 2017)

California’s Impounding Law Is Unconstitutional
(June 22, 2017)

‘Direct Supplier’ Might Include Indirect Supplier
(June 21, 2017)

C.A. Takes Narrow View of ‘Going and Coming’ Rule
(June 21, 2017)

Supervisors Authorize $3 Million Agreement for Legal Defense of Illegal Aliens
(June 21, 2017)

Wife’s Statement Exonerating Spouse Properly Barred
(June 20, 2017)

Blank Space in Plea Form Causes Slash in Fine
(June 20, 2017)

Board’s Tie Vote Did Not Constitute Non-Decision
(June 19, 2017)

Wife-Beater Who Was Deported Had Right to Child-Reunification Services—C.A.
(June 19, 2017)

Results of LACBA’s March Election Are Certified
(June 16, 2017)

Small Amount of Drugs in Man’s Possession Rebuts Notion He Intended to Sell—C.A.
(June 16, 2017)

C.A. Asks Supreme Court to Decide ‘Fee’ vs. ‘Fine’ Issue
(June 16, 2017)

County Might Be Liable for Killing of Woman by Dogs
(June 15, 2017)

C.A. Affirms 53 Years to Life Sentence for Assaults
(June 15, 2017)

Judge to Block LACBA Election if a Plaintiff Is Challenged
(June 14, 2017)

Landlords Liable for Telling of Tenant’s Plight
(June 14, 2017)

Press Denied Records Thought to Reflect Racist Messages
(June 13, 2017)

C.A. Upholds Beck’s Firing of Officer Who Used Official Resources to Locate Woman He Fancied
(June 13, 2017)

C.A. Partially Reverses Despite Filing of Wende Brief
(June 13, 2017)

Judge Aviva K. Bobb Had No Need to Make Disclosure
(June 12, 2017)

Panel Threatens Sanctions for Challenging Sentences
(June 12, 2017)

C.A. Affirms Attorney’s Vexatious Litigant Status
(June 9, 2017)

Proposition 57 Is Not Retroactive—Court
(June 9, 2017)

Plaintiffs Invoke Maxim in Urging Validation of Election
(June 8, 2017)

C.A. Panel Divided on Requisites for Faretta Waiver
(June 8, 2017)

Habeas Corpus Petition Filed in 2010 to Be Considered
(June 7, 2017)

Citizen Need Not Be Property Owner to Challenge Spending
(June 6, 2017)

Attorney Is Expected to Be Aware That Court Reporters Aren’t Provided—C.A.
(June 6, 2017)

ACLU to Receive New Hearing on Jail-Beatings Invoices
(June 6, 2017)

C.A. Upholds $6.5 Million Fine for Online Trickery
(June 5, 2017)

LACBA’s CEO to Draw Lower Pay Than Suchil
(June 5, 2017)

LACBA Says Bylaws Were Validly Amended in Closed Session
(June 2, 2017)

CJP Admonishes Judge Over Facebook Election Post
(June 1, 2017)

Court Rules En Banc That Routine Shackling Of Pretrial Detainees Is Unconstitutional
(June 1, 2017)

Order Denying Renewed Motion Not Appealable—C.A.
(May 31, 2017)

City of Los Angeles Loses Two Appeals in FHA Cases
(May 30, 2017)

S.C. Rejects Taxpayer Suit as Means to Enforce Penal Laws
(May 26, 2017)

Charter City May Not Extend Parking Tax to UC Campus, Court of Appeal Rules
(May 26, 2017)

S.C. Will Not Review Anti-SLAPP Ruling in Favor of Facebook
(May 25, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Finds Equitable Tolling, Revives Suit Against Chinese Firm
(May 25, 2017)

Judicial Candidate Designations Bill Passes State Senate
(May 24, 2017)

Superior Court Judge Stuart Rice to Helm CJA
(May 24, 2017)

C.A. to Hold Special Session To Honor Presiding Justice Richard Schauer
(May 24, 2017)

Plaintiffs Seek Order to LACBA Chief to Perform Duty
(May 23, 2017)

Governor Brown Names 23 Trial Judges, Including Nine in Los Angeles County
(May 23, 2017)

Paul Turner Memorial Scheduled for Next Week
(May 23, 2017)

C.A. Presiding Justice Paul Turner Dies
(May 22, 2017’)

LACBA Renominates February Nominees; Lawsuit Nonetheless Continues
(May 22, 2017)

S.C. Agrees to Decide Whether Pandora Must Pay Performers
(May 19, 2017)

C.A. Denies Fees to Lawyer Who Prevailed In Suit Over Defects in His Home
(May 19, 2017)

C.A. Expands Prefiling Order Against Disbarred Attorney
(May 18, 2017)

Judge Hammock Jokes About LACBA Dispute
(May 18, 2017)

Judge Chalfant Denies TRO in Action Against LACBA
(May 17, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Rejects ‘Genericide’ Challenge Seeking Cancellation of Google Trademark
(May 17, 2017)

Corporate Partner Paul Wassgren Joins DLA Piper in Los Angeles
(May 17, 2017)

LACBA Sued Over Election-Results Nullification
(May 16, 2017)

Less Than 35 Percent of Applicants Pass February 2017 State Bar Exam
(May 16, 2017)

Immunity Protects Deputy From Suit Over Shooting—Court
(May 15, 2017)

C.A. Upholds Dismissal of Claims for Damage to Lawyer’s Home as Untimely
(May 15, 2017)

Another Section Condemns LACBA’s Election Action
(May 12, 2017)

High Court to Hear Privacy Challenge to Child Abuse Reporting Law
(May 12, 2017)

Retired Presiding Justice Schauer Dies
(May 11, 2017)

C.A. Says Man’s Intent to Create Trust for Elderly Stepmother Must Be Honored
(May 11, 2017)

Ninth Circuit to Hear ‘Data Throttling’ Dispute En Banc
(May 10, 2017)

Bill to Regulate Judicial Ballot Designations, SB235, Advances in California Senate
(May 10, 2017)

S.C. Clarifies Employers’ Duties Under ‘Day of Rest’ Statutes
(May 9, 2017)

Court of Appeal Orders Review of Plans to Demolish College Buildings
(May 9, 2017)

Court Orders In Camera Review in Economic Spying Case
(May 8, 2017)

S.C. Takes Restrictive View of Anti-SLAPP Law
(May 5, 2017)

C.A. Upholds Anti-SLAPP Ruling in Suit Against Journalists
(May 4, 2017)

Court of Appeal Rejects Immunity Defense In Suit by Child Hit by Errant Golf Ball
(May 4, 2017)

C.A. Rejects Teacher’s Suit Against LAUSD, Hospital
(May 3, 2017)

Judicial Elections Reform Bill Advances in Senate
(May 3, 2017)

Ethics Committee: Judges Should Not Serve on Charter School Boards
(May 3, 2017)

S.C. Approves Prosecutorial Ethics Changes, in Part
(May 2, 2017)

C.A. Upholds Medical Board’s Right to Subpoena Psychiatrist’s Records
(May 2, 2017)

C.A. Reinstates Bid to Move Bicycle Accident Suit to Canada
(May 1, 2017)

Author of ‘Killer Inside Me’ Screenplay Has No Right to Remake—Court of Appeal
(May 1, 2017)

Los Angeles County Bar Trustees Invalidate Elections
(April 28, 2017)

LACBA Endorses Judicial Elections Reform Bill
(April 28, 2017)

S.C. Declines to Review Contractual Jury Waiver Issue
(April 27, 2017)

State Bar Names Bay Area Prosecutor to Chief Trial Counsel Post
(April 25, 2017)

C.A. Upholds Rulings in Dispute Over Sex Toy Companies
(April 26, 2017)

Panel Revives Claims Over Disabled Access to Flyaway
(April 25, 2017)

Supreme Court Orders New Sentencing for Defendant Who Killed at 16
(April 25, 2017)

Court Declines to Grant En Banc Review of Travel Ban
(April 24, 2017)

Lawsuit Against Union by Fired Employee No SLAPP, Court of Appeal Rules
(April 24, 2017)

Juror’s Racially Charged ‘Experiment’ Results in Reversal
(April 21, 2017)

Funeral Services Set for Judge John Noonan Jr.
(April 21, 2017)

C.A. Upholds Firm’s Disqualification Over Email Handling
(April 20, 2017)

Courtrooms to Close as Family Law Management System Implemented
(April 20, 2017)

Panel Upholds Award of ‘Fees-on-Fees’ Under Statute
(April 19, 2017)

Court of Appeal Invalidates Support Order Against Debtor’s Medical Corporation
(April 19, 2017)

S.C. Upholds Death Sentence in Van Nuys Stabbing Murder
(April 18, 2017)

Court Says Consolidated Case Not ‘Mass Action’ Under CAFA
(April 17, 2017)

Judge Teresa Sanchez-Gordon to Retire After 20 Years on Trial Bench
(April 17, 2017)

Federal Agent Not Immune From Suit for ‘Degrading’ Treatment of Elderly Woman
(April 14, 2017)

Mandatory Relief Statute Does Not Apply to Failure to File Administrative Record—C.A.
(April 14, 2017)

C.A. Upholds San Diego’s Voter-Approved Pension Overhaul
(April 13, 2017)

S.C. Declines Review of Ruling Tossing Ban on Grand Jury Police Shooting Probes
(April 13, 2017)

LASD, Baca Properly Granted Summary Judgment
(April 12, 2017)

Pro Per Lawyer Who Failed to Participate in Malpractice Trial Is Denied a Reversal
(April 12, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Overturns Parents’ Judgment Against U.S.
(April 11, 2017)

Denial of Civil Jury Trial Reviewable by Writ, State High Court Unanimously Rules
(April 11, 2017)

Court Revives Suit Over LiveJournal’s Use of Celebrity Photos
(April 10, 2017)

Court of Appeal Affirms Sanctions Award Against Nonparty Deponents
(April 10, 2017)

High Court Upholds Denial of Reciprocal Attorney Fees
(April 7, 2017)

Amendment to Bare-Bones Complaint Did Not Relate Back—C.A.
(April 7, 2017)

C.A. Upholds Mallano Class Action Ruling, Says State Owes Judges Millions
(April 6, 2017)

C.A. Allows Campground Injury Suit to Go Forward
(April 6, 2017)

Man Sentenced Without Lawyer Not Entitled to Reversal
(April 5, 2017)

Retired Judge Lillian M. Stevens Dies at 87
(April 5, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Accuses Insurer of Acting in Self Interest
(April 4, 2017)

Los Angeles County Law Library to Auction Books From 17th, 18th Centuries
(April 4, 2017)

Debtor’s Interest in Jointly Held Realty Subject to Creditor’s Claim
(April 3, 2017)

State High Court to Weigh Choice of Law in Suit Over Arizona Tour Bus Rollover
(April 3, 2017)

S.C.: EIR for Coastal Homes Project Was Inadequate
(March 31, 2017)

Justice Richard Aldrich to Retire From C.A.
( March 31, 2017)

Former LACBA President John ‘Jack’ Quinn Dies at 84
(March 31, 2017)

LACBA Chief Executive Clark Brown to Retire
( March 31, 2017)

Panel Revives Tattooer’s Challenge to Long Beach Zoning
(March 30, 2017)

Retired Justice Betty Barry-Deal Dies at 95
(March 30, 2017)

C.A. Tosses Part of Ex-Fiancee’s Suit Against Mayweather
(March 29, 2017)

Court Rejects American Apparel Founder’s Defamation Suit Against Hedge Fund
(March 29, 2017)

$12 Million Judgment Upheld Based on Inadequate Record
(March 28, 2017)

Los Angeles County Bar Association to Probe Possible Leak From Nominating Panel
(March 28, 2017)

C.A. Again Upholds Deputy P.D.’s Driver’s License Suspension
(March 27, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Revives Action Against Company Sending Unwanted Text Messages
(March 27, 2017)

S.C. Adopts Broad Interpretation of ‘Shoplifting’
(March 24, 2017)

Kabateck Unopposed for Post of LACBA President-Elect
(March 24, 2017)

Stealing From Coin-Operated Machine Was ‘Shoplifting’
(March 23, 2017)

Kabateck, Jensen, Lam Expected to Be Unopposed For County Bar Association Officer Positions
(March 23, 2017)

Officer Who Socialized With Murder Suspect Loses Benefits
(March 22, 2017)

No Right to Provide TV Shows Over the Internet
(March 22, 2017)

Court of Appeal Tosses Suit Over Hospital Workers’ Meal Periods
(March 22, 2017)

Court Upholds $5.8 Million Award in Asbestos Case
(March 21, 2017)

Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence for Former Plumber Who Killed Ex-Girlfriend
(March 21, 2017)

C.A. Orders Review of Jason Patric Custody Ruling
(March 20, 2017)

State Supreme Court Declines to Review CJP Admonishment of Judge Clarke
(March 20, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Judge Slams ‘Personal Attacks’ on Jurists
(March 17, 2017)

C.A. Revives Challenge to Forfeiture Proceedings
(March 17, 2017)

Ex-Attorney General Van de Kamp Dies at 81
(March 16, 2017)

Supervisors Approve Payment for Deputy P.D.’s Defense
(March 15, 2017)

Court of Appeal Rejects Privilege Claim in Libel Suit by Charles Schwab
(March 15, 2017)

C.A. Rejects Class Action Over Tax on Diabetic Supplies
(March 14, 2017)

Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to $200,000 Attorney Fee Award Against LAUSD
(March 14, 2017)

C.A. Approves Comparative Fault in Lawyer Malpractice
(March 13, 2017)

Services Scheduled for Retired Justice Curry
(March 13, 2017)

C.A. Throws Out $12 Million Judgment Against Caltrans
(March 10, 2017)

Dependency Detention Hearing Not ‘Contested’ Under Code of Civil Procedure §170.6—C.A.
(March 10, 2017)

Justice Kathryn Werdegar to Retire This Summer
(March 9, 2017)

Ninth Circuit, Sitting En Banc, Overturns Gay Man’s Deportation to Mexico
(March 9, 2017)

Supervisors Again Postpone Action on Public Defender Funding Request
(March 9, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Revives Damages Award to Sculptor
(March 8, 2017)

Superior Court Commissioner Rebecca Omens Slates Retirement From Bench
(March 8, 2017)

Minor Not Necessarily Entitled to Late Claim Relief—S.C.
(March 7, 2017)

Taxpayer’s Suit Challenges State’s Use of Counsel Outside Attorney General’s Office
(March 7, 2017)

Discovery Rules Apply to Public Records Litigation—C.A.
(March 6, 2017)

S.C. to Decide Whether Ex-Producer’s Suit Against CNN Was a SLAPP
(March 6, 2017)

‘Trailblazers’ Hailed at Senior Lawyers, IALA Dinner
(March 6, 2017)

Officials’ Private Emails May Be Public Records—S.C.
(March 3, 2017)

Motion to Withdraw Triggered Time to Sue Attorneys for Malpractice—C.A.
(March 3, 2017)

Bench’s Diversity Continues Slow, but Steady, Increase
(March 2, 2017)

C.A. Overturns $30 Million Arbitration Award
(March 2, 2017)

Committee Backs Kabateck as LACBA President-Elect
(March 1, 2017)

Nearly 40 Percent of Brown Judicial Appointees Have Been Women, Annual Report Says
(March 1, 2017)

Court of Appeal Clarifies Time Limit for Election Contest
(March 1, 2017)

Supervisors Again Postpone Action on Public Defender Funding Request
(March 1, 2017)

Public Defender: Deputy’s Conduct Appears ‘Questionable’
(February 28, 2017)

S.C. Upholds Death Sentence in Prison Murder
(February 28, 2017)

C.A. Says Church’s Suit Against Donor Was a SLAPP
(February 27, 2017)

Two Judges, Commissioner Slate Retirements
(February 27, 2017)

State Bar Charges Carmen Trutanich With Suppressing Evidence in Murder Case
(February 24, 2017)

Ex-Federal Prosecutor John Early Named U.S. Magistrate Judge for Central District
(February 24, 2017)

Youth Leagues Must Search Backgrounds of Coaches—C.A.
(February 23, 2017)

Becerra Urges Review of Ruling Striking Down Ban on Grand Jury Police Shooting Probes
(February 23, 2017)

Court of Appeal Upholds Dismissal of Suit by Poker Players
(February 22, 2017)

Brown Reappoints Michael Moodian to CJP
(February 22, 2017)

Public Defender Accused of Lying to County Supervisors
(February 21, 2017)

C.A. Rejects Joint Venture Theory in Suit by Wildfire Victim Against San Diego Lawyers
(February 21, 2017)

Company Can’t Sue Competitors Over Wage Violations
(February 17, 2017)

State High Court Agrees to Decide Whether Underpaid Worker Can Sue ADP
(February 17, 2017)

Lawyer’s Defamation Suit Against Facebook Held SLAPP
(February 16, 2017)

Court of Appeal Holds a Life Sentence for Voluntary Manslaughter Unconstitutional
(February 16, 2017)

C.A. Largely Upholds Verdict in Police Recruits’ Bias Suit
(February 15, 2017)

Supervisors Approve $15,000 Payment for Deputy P.D.’s State Bar Defense
(February 15, 2017)

Fresno Sheriff Exonerates Anthony Capozzi, Ex-State Bar President, in Smuggling Probe
(February 14, 2017)

C.A. Upholds Rent Control Waivers of Rights
(February 14, 2017)

Elwood Lui in Line for Appointment as Div. Two’s Presiding Justice
(February 13, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Rejects Suit Against Bush, Cheney and Others Over Iraq War
(February 13, 2017)

C.A. Rules Statute Requires Strict Adherence to ‘Right to Repair’ Deadlines
(February 13, 2017)

Ninth U.S. Circuit Panel Rejects Trump Travel Ban
(February 10, 2017)

Court of Appeal Affirms Order Tossing Suit Against Actor Marlon Wayans as SLAPP
(February 10, 2017)

C.A. Reinstates Suit Over Brokerage Commission
(February 9, 2017)

Court Revives Suit Against Metrolink Over Equestrian’s Death on Railroad Bridge
(February 9, 2017)

C.A. Declines to Apply Arbitration Clause to Labor Claims
(February 8, 2017)

Court Rejects Claims Against Trustees of Church of Pastor Convicted of Embezzling
(February 8, 2017)

Retired Ventura Judge Dies in Apparent-Murder Suicide
(February 7, 2017)

Presiding Justice Roger W. Boren Retires After 33 Years on Bench
(February 7, 2017)

Company’s Suit Against Ex-Executive’s Attorney Held SLAPP
(February 6, 2017)

C.A. Upholds Dismissal of Claim Against Ambulance Firm
(February 3, 2017)

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Challenge to Voter-Approved Death Penalty Measure
(February 3, 2017)

Court of Appeal Tosses Part of Judgment in Loan Dispute
(February 2, 2017)

Remembrance Set for Charles Scarlett, Retired Superior Court Judge
(February 2, 2017)

Services in San Rafael Sunday for Retired District Judge William W. Schwarzer
(February 2, 2017)

C.A. Rejects Beneficiary’s Claim for ‘Opportunities Lost’
(February 1, 2017)

Ethics Committee Seeks Comment on Whether Judges Can Own Marijuana Businesses
(February 1, 2017)

Suit Over Anti-Domestic Violence Speech Held SLAPP
(January 31, 2017)

Los Angeles Superior Court to Require Electronic Filing for Probate Cases
(January 31, 2017)

29th Annual ‘Persons of the Year’ Dinner Held
(Persons of the Year, January 31, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Dissenters Blast Overturning of Conviction
(January 30, 2017)

Retired Ninth Circuit Judge Norris Dies at 89
(January 30, 2017)

‘Trail’ Immunity Bars Suit by Man Hit by Golf Ball—C.A.
(January 27, 2017)

S.C. Upholds Death Sentence for Parolee in Oakland Robbery-Murder
(January 27, 2017)

Panel Overturns Debt Collection Class Action Settlement
(January 26, 2017)

C.A. Overturns Suspension, Fine Imposed on Quarter Horse Trainer De La Torre
(January 26, 2017)

C.A. Rules for School District in Fight Over Zoning
(January 25, 2017)

Court of Appeal Rules Irrigation District Is Not a ‘Municipal Corporation’
(January 25, 2017)

S.C. Overturns Lower Court Holdings on Insurance Rule
(January 24, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Upholds Rejection of Claims by Alleged ‘Copyright Troll’
(January 24, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Rejects Yagman Challenge to L.A.’s Parking Citation Process
(January 23, 2017)

Appeals Court Orders New Trial in Tour Bus Rollover Suit
(January 20, 2017)

S.C. Says Time Limit for Affidavits Supporting Motion for New Trial Not Jurisdictional
(January 20, 2017)

C.A. Revives Alta Dena Heirs’ Suit Against Buchalter Nemer
(January 19, 2017)

Senior U.S. District Judge Robert Timlin Dies
(January 19, 2017)

C.A. Affirms Suspension of Drugstore’s Liquor License
(January 18, 2017)

Court: Teen Seeking Extended Foster Care Did Not Waive Therapist Privilege
(January 18, 2017)

C.A. Upholds Deputy P.D.’s Driver’s License Suspension
(January 17, 2017)

Standing by Truck Containing Baseball Bat Does Not Constitute Possession of Billy
( January 17, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Revives Consumers’ Action Against Apple
(January 13, 2017)

C.A. Derides Appellant’s Contention, Tone of Brief
(January 13, 2017)

Allegations About Architect of Massive Fraud Privileged
(January 12, 2017)

Legislature Can’t Bar Grand Jury Probes Into Fatal Police Shootings—C.A.
(January 12, 2017)

JOHN CHIANG: Trained in Law, His Background Is in Politics
(Person of the Year, January 12, 2017)

MARC STAENBERG: Onetime Auto Racer and Entertainment Lawyer Guides ‘Active and Activist’ Bar Association
(Person of the Year, January 12, 2017)

ALAN SKOBIN: A Man Defined by Work, Family and Public Service
(Person of the Year, January 12, 2017)

Decision to Retry Former Sheriff Baca Is Questioned
(January 11, 2017)

Courts to Receive $3.6 Billion Under Brown’s Proposed Budget
(January 11, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Judges Divided on California Time Bar
(January 10, 2017)

C.A. Orders Judge to Consider Trial-by-Telephone
(January 10, 2017)

Court of Appeal Says $12.7 Million Award Was Excessive
(January 9, 2017)

Anti-SLAPP Not Dependent on Subject Matter Jurisdiction
(January 6, 2017)

WalMart-Backed Initiative Violated Brown Act—Court of Appeal
(January 6, 2017)

Lessor Barred From Regaining Possession of Unit
(January 5, 2017)

Dismissal of Drug Charges Against Pilot Doesn’t Bar Yanking Aircraft Certificate
(January 5, 2017)

C.A. Imposes $15,000 Sanction for Frivolous Appeal
(January 5, 2017)

No Need to Show Feasible Means of Identifying Class
(January 4, 2017)

Public Defender Ronald L. Brown Retires
(January 4, 2017)

Kenealy Becomes Acting Attorney General
(January 4, 2017)

PAGA Claim Is Not Subject to Arbitration Clause—C.A.
(January 4, 2017)

Entering Laundry Room Through Window to Steal Coins Is Not ‘Shoplifting’—C.A.
(January 4, 2017)

Ninth Circuit: Real Imposed Unlawful Sentence
(January 4, 2017)

No Immunity for Majority of Jail Officers In Fatal Maricopa County Beating
(January 3, 2017)

DWP Pay-for-No-Work Case Returns to S.C.
(January 3, 2017)




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