2019 


Woman Who Waived Attorney Fees Properly Awarded Them
(August 23, 2019)

C.A. Disbelieves Lawyer’s Recitation Of Facts, As Did Superior Court
(August 23, 2019)

LAPD Officer Entitled to Qualified Immunity in Shooting
(August 22, 2019)

Skating Champion Brought Suit in Own Name —But She Wasn’t Party to Underlying Contract
(August 22, 2019)

Non-Beneficiary Had Standing to Contest Widow’s Probate Petition, C.A. Holds
(August 21, 2019)

Judge Reasonably Pared Attorney Fees From $7.2 Million to $3.6 Million in Class Action
(August 21, 2019)

Dismissal of Appeal Based on Death Consumes 12 Pages
(August 21, 2019)

C.A. Issues Writ in DWP Case Ordering Action Already Taken
(August 20, 2019)

Ninth Circuit Limits Order Blocking New Asylum Policy
(August 19, 2019)

Defendant Sentenced to 165 Years to Get New Hearing on Motion to Strike Prior
(August 19, 2019)

Statute Aimed at Thwarting Sexual Exploitation Results in Reversal
(August 16, 2019)

Judge Thomas Trent Lewis to Retire From Superior Court in December
(August 16, 2019)

Assigned Judge Can’t Provide Legal Advice to Rotarians
(August 16, 2019)

C.A. Clarifies How to Determine If Recovery Exceeds §998 Offer
(August 15, 2019)

State Lawsuit Brought Against Defendant In Bankruptcy Is Nullity—Appeals Court
(August 15, 2019)

Appellate Division Must Appoint Counsel for Indigent Defendant
(August 15, 2019)

Antitrust Class Action Against DirecTV, NFL May Proceed
(August 14, 2019)

Judge Erred in Requiring Defense Before Final Prosecution Witness Was Heard
(August 14, 2019)

No Liability for ‘Wrongful Sex’ With Husband Of Plaintiff by Health Care Employee
(August 14, 2019)

Search of Home Not Subject to ‘Community Caretaking’ Rule
(August 13, 2019)

Unruh Act Bars Discriminatory Denial Of Services by Website—High Court
(August 13, 2019)

$700,000 Penalty for Missed Payment Was Unenforceable
(August 12, 2019)

Trial Court Can’t Order Forgiveness of Past-Due Child Support—C.A.
(August 12, 2019)

Services Pending for John E. Chemeleski, 71, Former Court Commissioner
(August 12, 2019)

Claims Based on Armenian Genocide Not Revived by Statute
(August 9, 2019)

Driver Privacy Statute Not Violated Where Information Doesn’t Come From DMV
(August 9, 2019)

California Law Precludes Ordering Arbitration in Dispute
(August 8, 2019)

Superior Court Had No Power to Stay Commencement of Trial—C.A.
(August 8, 2019)

Health Care Plans in State Must Cover All Abortions
(August 7, 2019)

Finding of Abuse by Husband Against Wife Did Not Necessitate Issuance of DVRO
(August 7, 2019)

Faulty Declaration Seeking Order for Publication Voids Judgment
(August 7, 2019)

Client’s Failure of Disclosure to Lawyers Constituted Fraud
(August 6, 2019)

Commerce Clause Not Violated by Tolling Time Bar When Defendant Is Out of State
(August 6, 2019)

Chaney Was ‘Silent Partner’ in Action For Jurists’ Back Pay, Mallano Says
(August 5, 2019)

Jurisdiction Lies Over Foreign Defendants Operating Websites Aimed at U.S. Users
(August 5, 2019)

District Court Judge Must Hear Challenge to State Court Delay
(August 5, 2019)

‘Trail Immunity’ Applied to Injury Incurred on Stairs in Woods
(August 2, 2019)

Subcontractor of Repair Shop Not Exempt From Statute Requiring Written Authorization
(August 2, 2019)

Appeal by Mexican Gay Seeking Asylum Must Be Restored
(August 1, 2019)

Judge’s Finding That Action Against Raiders Not Arbitrable on Class Basis Wasn’t Void
(August 1, 2019)

Attorney Fees May Be Awarded Based on Indemnity Clause Where Party Itself Sues
(July 31, 2019)

Governor Signs Bill Blocking State Bar From Seeking Mental Health Records
(July 31, 2019)

Supervisors Postpone Action on $300,000 Pay-Out to DDA
(July 31, 2019)

Class May Be Certified Without Plan for Notification
(July 30, 2019)

State Bar, Supreme Court Issue Statements On Snafu Relating to Bar Examination
(July 30, 2019)

Facts Behind Planned $300,000 Pay-Out to DDA Withheld
(July 30, 2019)

Judge Properly Declined to Strike as SLAPP Defamation Allegations Against Cosby
(July 29, 2019)

Texas Man Convicted of Phishing Attack On Los Angeles Superior Court in 2017
(July 29, 2019)

C.A. Reinstates Action Based on Uncertainty Over Timeliness
(July 29, 2019)

Death Sentence Must Fall Because Prosecutor Accentuated Defendant’s Neo-Nazi Beliefs
(July 26, 2019)

Dispute Over Early Photos of Disneyland to Go to Trial
(July 26, 2019)

Action for Retaliation Against Student Newspaper Wrongly Axed
(July 25, 2019)

Court May Bar Messages Linking Company To Employee’s Alleged Child Molestation
(July 25, 2019)

Class Can’t Be Certified Without Finding That Plaintiff Is Member of That Class
(July 25, 2019)

Wife Can’t Regain Arms Seized Based on Husband’s Mental State
(July 24, 2019)

County Fees for Copies of Public Documents May Take Into Account Overhead Costs
(July 24, 2019)

Journalist’s Wrongful Firing Action Against CNN Is a SLAPP
(July 23, 2019)

Choice-of-Law Decision Need Not Be Revisited by Trial Court—S.C.
(July 23, 2019)

No New Trial for Company That Sought $24.8 Million
(July 23, 2019)

California’s Ballot Access Requirements for Independent Candidates Are Constitutional
(July 22, 2019)

Emergency-Aid Doctrine Justified Breaking Into Premises Based on Fear a Captive Needed Help
(July 22, 2019)

Good Cause Need Not Be Shown for Access to Court Files
(July 19, 2019)

Lawyer Won’t Need to Pay Sanction Imposed Under Statute Applying Only to Parties
(July 19, 2019)

Vouching by ‘Rogue Juror’ Requires Reversal of Judgment
(July 18, 2019)

Testimony of Young Children Properly Barred At Termination-of-Parental-Rights Hearing
(July 18, 2019)

Joint Bar Meeting Held on Getting Laws Passed
(July 18, 2019)

Voters’ Fraud Action Against Jarvis Association Must Be Stricken
(July 17, 2019)

Conversion Action Against Ex-Paramour Not a SLAPP Arising From Litigation
(July 17, 2019)

Staenberg to Retire as CEO Of B.H. Bar Association
(July 17, 2019)

C.A. Strikes Down Los Angeles Superior Court Local Rule
(July 17, 2019)

Man Who Cut Brake Lines ‘Used’ Jeep as Deadly Weapon
(July 16, 2019)

Ninth Circuit to Decide En Banc Whether Attorney’s Dallying Created Tolling
(July 16, 2019)

Ninth Circuit Strips L.A. City of Victory in Funding Dispute
(July 15, 2019)

Supreme Court Response to Certified Question Won’t Be Applied
(July 15, 2019)

C.A. Imposes Nearly $30,000 in Sanctions for Frivolous Appeal
(July 12, 2019)

Judge Scott Gordon to Retire From Bench, Ending 42-Year Public Service Career
(July 12, 2019)

County Not Liable for Gross Negligence of Volunteer Officer
(July 11, 2019)

Default Properly Scrapped Based on Insistence Of Man That He Didn’t Know of Lawsuit
(July 11, 2019)

San Bernardino Judge Mangled Concept of Collateral Estoppel
(July 11, 2019)

C.A. Gives Token Victory to Victims of SoCal Gas Leak
(July 10, 2019’)

University Did Not Show ‘Deliberate Indifference’ To Claim of Alleged Rape Victim—Ninth Circuit
(July 10, 2019)

Daniel Aaron Bress Confirmed as Judge Of Ninth Circuit Appeals Court
(July 10, 2019)

Sanction Based on Action of Former Counsel Is Invalid
(July 9, 2019)

Employer That Requires Staff to Wear No-Slip Shoes Need Not Supply Them
(July 9, 2019)

Ninth Circuit Revives Libel Action Over Letter to Stock Exchange
(July 9, 2019)

Appellant Can’t Prevail Because Lawyer Failed to Provide Copy of Judgment
(July 9, 2019)

District Court May Appoint Counsel for State Proceeding
(July 8, 2019)

Granting of New Trial on Punitive Damages Precludes Any Enforcement of Judgment
(July 8, 2019)

‘Grisly or Gruesome Displays’ Can’t Be Barred by Shopping Centers
(July 5, 2019)

$8.1 Million Judgment Against Company Chartered by Tribe Is Affirmed
(July 5, 2019)

Mandating Warning of Cell Phone Dangers Is Valid
(July 3, 2019)

Inyo County Judge Receives Admonishment For Violating 90-Day Rule, False Affidavits
(July 3, 2019)

Potashner Reappointed as Federal Public Defender
(July 3, 2019)

Suit Against Lawyers to Recoup Stolen Funds Not a SLAPP
(July 2, 2019)

Fee Award for Only Five Hours Spent on Anti-SLAPP Motion Is Inadequate
(July 2, 2019)

Selma Smith Receives Award at ‘Lawyers’ Phil Concert
(July 2, 2019)

Robert Bonner Pays Tribute to Judge Manuel Real
(July 2, 2019)

Manuel Real, Most Senior Federal Judge, Dies At 95 After More Than 52 Years on Bench
(July 1, 2019)

Dismissal, Refiling of Charges Enables CCP §170.6 Challenge
(June 28, 2019)

Justice Accuses Colleagues of Evading California Supreme Court Decision
(June 28, 2019)

Dues Increase, Assessment, Sought by State Bar Is Excessive
(June 27, 2019)

Governor Dispenses With ‘Secret Committees’ To Evaluate Judicial Appointment-Seekers
(June 27, 2019)

Ninth Circuit Won’t Rehear ‘Ministerial Exception’ Case
(June 26, 2019)

Separatist Party Member, Beaten Five Times By Police in India, to Be Deported
(June 26, 2019)

‘Kill Zone’ Theory Requires Specific Intent to Slay Everyone
(June 25, 2019)

Memorial Service Set for Thursday For Retired Judge Philip Hickok
(June 25, 2019)

C.A. Reverses Restraining Order Because Cross-Examination Was Barred
(June 25, 2019)

Birthday Party Held for Judge Mackey
(June 25, 2019)

C.A. Kills Injunction Against Protesting on Private Property
(June 24, 2019)

Arsonist Properly Ordered to Pay Value Of Jewelry Stolen From Among Debris
(June 24, 2019)

Appeals Court Affirms Order That Husband, Wife May Not Cohabitate Despite Their Wishes
(June 24, 2019)

Local Entity May Compel State Unit to Collect Parking Taxes
(June 21, 2019)

Lawyer From Whom Fees Were Disgorged Properly Denied Extraordinary Fees—C.A.
(June 21, 2019)

Measure Barring Trial of 14-, 15-Year-Olds as Adults Is Valid
(June 20, 2019)

Judge Properly Used Power of Remittitur To Subtract $5 Million From Award
(June 20, 2019)

Funeral Services Are Pending for Retired Judge Philip H. Hickok
(June 20, 2019)

C.A. Affirms Judgment in Favor of JAMS, Ex-Justice Sonenshine
(June 20, 2019)

Judge Meiers Misread Retainer Agreement, Failed to Employ Lodestar Method
(June 20, 2019)

Ninth Circuit Judges Get a Surprise at Argument: Deputy A.G. Agrees With Position of Inmate
(June 19, 2019)

C.A. Rejects First Amendment Attack On Order Restraining Harassment
(June 19, 2019)

$6 Million in Penalties in Insurance Fraud Case Affirmed
(June 19, 2019)

Contradiction of Deposition Testimony Wasn’t ‘Sham Declaration’
(June 18, 2019)

Murderer Waited Too Long to Sue Lawyer for Allegedly Stolen Funds
(June 18, 2019)

Nate Holden’s 90th Birthday Celebrated
(June 18, 2019)

Medical Doctor Facing Probe Must Turn Over Patient Records
(June 17, 2019)

Attendee at Noisy Party Who Refused to Leave Hotel Was Properly Arrested for Trespassing
(June 17, 2019)

Ninth Circuit Revives Putative Class Action Against Facebook
(June 14, 2019)

Lawyer’s Contact With Witness Who Was Employee Of Government-Defendant Was Not Unethical
(June 14, 2019)

$1 Million Default Judgment Against Lawyer Can’t Stand
(June 13, 2019)

Person in Proximity of Backyard Ball Game Does Not Necessarily Assume Risk—C.A.
(June 13, 2019)

Citibank Might Be Liable for Thefts From Safe Deposit Boxes
(June 13, 2019)

Judge Fitzgerald Not Disqualified Based on Brother’s Job
(June 12, 2019)

Attorney-in-Fact Exceeded Powers by Conveying To Himself Real Property Owned by Principal
(June 12, 2019)

Denial of §1538.5 Motion Didn’t Bar Bid Under §995
(June 11, 2019)

Ninth Circuit Grants En Banc Hearing in Copyright Action Against Led Zeppelin
(June 11, 2019)

Victim of Infraction Has Entitlement to Restitution Hearing
(June 10, 2019)

Retirement of Dan T. Oki, Now Sitting As Assigned Judge, Eludes Notice
(June 10, 2019)

Case Remanded With Order That It Not Be Returned to Judge Real
(June 10, 2019)

No Error in Approving $210 Million Hyundai Settlement
(June 7, 2019)

Ninth Circuit: Attendance at Graduation Is Not a ‘Recreational’ Activity
(June 7, 2019)

Ninth Circuit Won’t Consider Cooley’s Appeal of Contempt Fine
(June 6, 2019)

Judge Margaret S. Henry to Retire From Los Angeles Superior Court
(June 6, 2019)

Judges: State Fails to Effect Needed Courthouse Repairs
(June 6, 2019)

Lewis Brisbois Properly Disqualified Based on Conflict
(June 5, 2019)

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Speer To End 21-Year Career on the Bench
(June 5, 2019)

Consumer Can’t Seek to Enjoin Ads for ‘Worthless’ Product
(June 4, 2019)

Judge Glennon to Retire From Superior Court
(June 4, 2019)

Plaintiffs Who Sought $3.8 Million in Fees Properly Awarded $0
(June 3, 2019)

Arbitrator May Add Post-Award Costs Based on CCP §998
(May 31, 2019)

Ninth Circuit Revives Putative Class Action Against Saks for Alleged Price-Fudging
(May 31, 2019)

Cheerleader Doesn’t Overcome Assumption of Risk Defense
(May 30, 2019)

Bank Not Liable for Death of Woman Evicted Following Foreclosure
(May 30, 2019)

Prisoner With Severe Back Pain Not Entitled to MRI
(May 29, 2019)

Theft From Locker Room Was Shoplifting, Not Burglary
(May 28, 2019)

Condition of Parole Ordering Man to Stay Away From Woman Or Son Was Impermissibly Vague
(May 28, 2019)

Judge Erred in Adhering to California Supreme Court Decision
(May 24, 2019)

Magistrate Has Inherent Authority to Impose Reasonable Restrictions as Bail Conditions
(May 24, 2019)

Majority Says Defective Deportation Notice Can’t Be Cured
(May 23, 2019)

C.A. Won’t Depart From 2005 Decision On Non-Receipt of Claim Rejection
(May 23, 2019)

Reconstituted Panel May Vacate Initial Decision, Redecide
(May 22, 2019)

Ninth Circuit Bars Judge Real From Case, Finds He Applied Wrong Burden of Proof
(May 22, 2019)

Judge Jose Sandoval Draws Public Admonishment From CJP
(May 21, 2019)

No Need to Strike Testimony of Witness Who Withheld Source—Ninth Circuit
(May 21, 2019)

10-Day Rule for Dumping Judge Inapplicable to Resentencing Bid
(May 20, 2019)

No Relief for Man Put in Higher Tax Bracket Through Lump Sum Payment of Back Wages
(May 20, 2019)

Ban on Gun Possession by Foreign National Is Constitutional
(May 17, 2019)

Ninth Circuit Remands Case to Allow Judge To Clarify His Intent in Imposing Sentence
(May 17, 2019)

Judgment for Maker of Homeopathic Remedies Cannot Stand
(May 16, 2019)

Court of Appeal Rejects Contention That Remand Would Be Pointless
(May 16, 2019)

County Department Wins Dispute With County Commission
(May 16, 2019)

One Judge’s Retirement Pay Gets Unique Treatment
(May 15, 2019)

Memorial Service Set for Edward Hinz, Retired Court of Appeal Justice
(May 15, 2019)

Youth Must Petition in Trial Court to Gain Resentencing
(May 14, 2019)

Qualifications of Expert Witness Is Not for Jury Determination
(May 13, 2019)

Felony Reduced Retroactively to Misdemeanor Is Still a Felony for Deportation Purposes
(May 13, 2019)

No-Adult-Pornography Probation Condition Invalidly Imposed
(May 10, 2019)

Newsom Revises Proposed Budget, Adds 25 Superior Court Judges
(May 10, 2019)

$27.6 Million Fine Properly Imposed on Mercury Insurance
(May 9, 2019)

Rule Allowing Union Organizers to Enter Worksite, Solicit Workers, Is Valid
( May 9, 2019)

No Need to Instruct on Victim’s Past Threats to Third Parties
(May 8, 2019)

Appeals Court: County Has No Duty to Provide Sleeping Facilities for Homeless
(May 8, 2019)

Husband Properly Awarded Wedding Ring He Gave to Wife; It Was a Community Asset
(May 8, 2019)

State High Court Rejects Broad View of Anti-SLAPP Statute
(May 7, 2019)

Stop Near Border Based on More Than ‘Hunch’ In Light of Time, Locality, Tinted Windows
(May 7, 2019)

First District Panel Rejects Reasoning of Opinions on SB 620
(May 6, 2019)

Fifth District Affirms Attorney Fee Award of More Than $1.8 Million in Probate Case
(May 6, 2019)

Action Against USC by Fraternities, Sorority May Proceed
(May 3, 2019)

Judge Must Determine Defendant’s Competency to Stand Trial Once Lawyer Expresses Doubt
(May 3, 2019)

Attorney Must Be Paid by Estate Before Distributing to Heirs
(May 2, 2019)

Yagman’s Action Seeking CIA Records On Torture Must Be Reinstated
(May 2, 2019)

Superior Court Judge Lisa B. Lench Appointed to Judicial Council
(May 2, 2019)

Auditor Says State Bar Seeking Excessive Licensing Fees
(May 1, 2019)

Student Who Was Given ‘F’ on Essay Should Be Given Chance to Re-Plead
(May 1, 2019)

District Court Has Jurisdiction in Dispute Over Puccini Aria
(April 30, 2019)

Superior Court Had No Jurisdiction to Vacate Order Granting Affirmed Habeas Relief
(April 30, 2019)

Insurers’ Alleged Hacking Didn’t Violate Federal Legislation
(April 29, 2019)

Rebate in Form of Pre-Paid Debit Card Is Equivalent of Cash—Appeals Court
(April 29, 2019)

Kabateck: LACBA’s Charitable Projects Will ‘Likely’ Be Axed
(April 26, 2019)

Officer Who Tackled, Handcuffed Man Offering No Resistance Has Immunity
(April 26, 2019)

Disney’s Film ‘Zootopia’ Doesn’t Infringe Plaintiff’s ‘Zootopia’
(April 25, 2019)

C.A. Denies Request by Party Seeking Anonymity to Seal Released Opinion
(April 25, 2019)

UPS’s ‘Next Day Air’ Service Does Not Connote Air Transport
(April 24, 2019)

Commissioner Matthew St. George Jr., 70, Former Bar Leader, Dies
(April 24, 2019)

DVRO Can Be Issued Without Acts of Domestic Violence
(April 23, 2019)

Presenting New Basis on Appeal for Suppression Requires Good Cause
(April 23, 2019)

USC Student Subject to ‘F’ for Possessing Notes During Exam
(April 22, 2019)

Newsom Will Look for ‘Humility,’ Above All, in Appointing Judges
(April 22, 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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