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)

Soda Pop Ordinance Breaches Commercial-Speech Rights
(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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