2021

Arbitrator’s Award Marked by ‘Bizarre’ Aspects Can’t Stand
(March 15, 2021)

Judge Norman Tarle to Depart Superior Court
(March 15, 2021)

Four Months Was Too Long in Seeking Relief From Default
(March 12, 2021)

Judge Clifford L. Klein Slates Retirement
(March 12, 2021)

Gascón’s Office Appears to Sidestep Preliminary Injunction
(March 11, 2021)

Troubles for Beleaguered Girardi Mount As State Bar Strips Him of Active Bar Status
(March 11, 2021)

Attorney Fees May Be Shaved Based on Lawyer’s Incivility
(March 10, 2021)

California Has Specific Jurisdiction Over Blogger Who Resides in Canada—C.A.
(March 10, 2021)

$10 Million Verdict Voided in Bad-Faith Insurance Action
(March 9, 2021)

Defaming California Lawyer Does Not, Alone, Create Jurisdiction in California Courts
(March 9, 2021)

2016 Law Did Not Bar 2016 Firing Based on 2015 Conduct
(March 8, 2021)

California State University System Not Exempt From PAGA, C.A. Declares
(March 8, 2021)

Day-of-Trial Substitution of Attorney Wrongfully Denied
(March 5, 2021)

Judge Chalfant Failed to Yield to Discretion of Licensing Agency, Appeals Court Holds
(March 5, 2021)

Judgment Based on Acceptance of Faulty §998 Offer Is Void
(March 4, 2021)

Man Who Impregnated His Ex-Pupil, 18, in 2006 Properly Stripped of Teaching License
(March 4, 2021)

Government Agency Can’t Slip in Attorney-Fee Provision
(March 4, 2021)

Green Light to Outdoor Restaurant Dining Was Improper
(March 3, 2021)

Sellers Have No Claim Against PayPal Based On 180-Day Buyer Protection Policy—C.A.
(March 3, 2021)

Church Not Exempt From Property-Related Special Tax
(March 2, 2021)

Judge Did Not Abuse Discretion in Denying Probation to 73-Year-Old Assailant—C.A.
(March 2, 2021)

Decision Had Preclusive Effect Though Testimony Barred
(March 1, 2021)

Judge Didn’t Abuse His Discretion in Ordering Civil Trial to Commence Despite Pandemic
(March 1, 2021)

Taylor Points to Positive Outgrowth of Pandemic Response
(February 26, 2021)

Judge Rules Victims Lack Standing to Seek Recusal of District Attorney’s Office
(February 26, 2021)

Law Barring Trial of 14- and 15-Year-Olds As Adults Is Valid
(February 26, 2021)

Prostitute Has Reasonable Expectation of Privacy—C.A.
(February 25, 2021)

Allegations in Exhibit to Complaint Take Precedence Over Pleading’s Averments
(February 25, 2021)

Gascón Seeks Applications for Chief Deputy Post
(February 25, 2021)

C.A. Revives Suit Over Ouster From Disney’s Private Club
(February 24, 2021)

Blacknell to Hop From P.D.’s Office to D.A.’s
(February 24, 2021)

Defendant in D.A. vs. D.A. Clash Pleads Guilty to Murder
(February 23, 2021)

Third District C.A. Differs With Opinion Calling for Independent Review of Record
(February 23, 2021)

Judge’s Use of ‘Please’ Didn’t Signify Request, Was Order
(February 22, 2021)

L.A. County Bar Nears Accord Enabling Avoidance of Bankruptcy Filing
(February 22, 2021)

Precedent Did Not Require That Judge Decide Anew Arbitrated Issue of Contracts’ Validity
(February 22, 2021)

$15 Million Punitive Damage Award in Asbestos Case Scrapped
(February 22, 2021)

C.A. Reinstates Claim Based on Wi-Fi-Induced Illness
(February 19, 2021)

Retired Superior Court Judge DiLoreto Dies
(February 19, 2021)

S.C. Justice’s ‘Statement’ Is Appended to 2020 C.A. Opinion
(February 19, 2021)

CJP Publicly Admonishes Ex-Butte Judge
(February 19, 2021)

Classification of Instacart Shoppers Must Be Redecided
(February 18, 2021)

Apparent Effort to Evade Police Attention by Seeming to Tie Shoe Lace Justified Detention
(February 18, 2021)

Judges Advised They May Exchange Gifts With Staff Members, With Provisos
(February 18, 2021)

Threat to Contact State Bar for Help Wasn’t ‘Extortion’
(February 17, 2021)

Judge Can’t Bar Entry of Judgment Pursuant to Settlement, Ninth Circuit Declares
(February 17, 2021)

Insurer May Exclude UM Coverage to Domestic Partner
(February 16, 2021)

Superior Court Judges Perry, Tynan to Retire
(February 16, 2021)

$350,000 Restitution Award Proper to Cover Attorney Fees
(February 12, 2021)

Judge Properly Awards Attorney’s Fees, at Lawyer’s Normal Rates, for Clerical Work
(February 12, 2021)

Superior Court Candidate Says Consultant Cheated Him
(February 11, 2021)

Gascón Issues Special Directive in Light of Preliminary Injunction; ‘Script’ Abandoned
(February 11, 2021)

Forgetfulness Doesn’t Excuse Late Naming of Defendant
(February 10, 2021)

Justice Halim Dhanidina, 48, to Retire From Court of Appeal on April 1 After Short Stint
(February 10, 2021)

Judge Determines Some of Gascón’s Edicts Are ‘Unlawful’
(February 9, 2021)

Superior Court Issues Minute Order
(February 9, 2021)

Woman With No Monetary Injury Has Standing Under UCL
(February 8, 2021)

Juror Miscoduct Can’t Be Shown Based on Declaration by Attorney AS to What Juror Told Him— Appeals Court
(February 8, 2021)

D.A. Press Releases to Spotlight Gascón, Not His Office
(February 5, 2021)

Difficulty in Collecting on Judgment Doesn’t Justify Appointment of a Receiver—C.A.
(February 5, 2021)

L.A. Judge Properly Declined to Award $0 in Attorney Fees
(February 4, 2021)

Committee Floats Draft Opinion on Judges Giving Legal Help to Family Members
(February 4, 2021)

No Ruling Made on ADDA’s Bid to Block Gascón’s Policies
(February 3, 2021)

Action Challenging Removal of Statue Depicting Indian Properly Dismissed
(February 3, 2021)

Billionaire Was Collaterally Estopped From Denying Article Dealt With Public Issue
(February 2, 2021)

Award Under CC §1717 Proper Though Action Was on Tort
(February 1, 2021)

MOU Between County, ALADS, Prevails Over Bar on Recouping Wage Overpayments
(February 1, 2021)

D.A. Gascón Appears to Sever Relations With CDAA
(January 29, 2021)

State High Court Denies Review of Justice Johnson’s Ouster
(January 28, 2021)

Judicial Misconduct in Bolstering Case for Prosecution Requires Reversing Conviction
(January 28, 2021)

Non-Participants in Mediation to Get No Share of Trust
(January 27, 2021)

Suit Alleging Supposed Sex-Enhancing Pills Are Ineffective Won’t Be Revived—C.A.
(January 27, 2021)

Wife Exercised Undue Influence by Securing Husband’s Assent to Revocation of Prenup
(January 27, 2021)

LACBA Nears Filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
(January 26, 2021)

California May Ban Indoor Worship Services During Epidemic
(January 26, 2021)

Veteran Jurists Ramona G. See, Gary Ferrari to Depart Their Posts on L.A. Superior Court
(January 26, 2021)

Supervisor Barger Lectures Gascón on Constitutional Responsibilities
(January 25, 2021)

Order Allowing San Diego Restaurants to Reopen Invalidated
(January 25, 2021)

Restitution in Criminal Case Can Include Attorney Fees
(January 22, 2021)

Child Molester Must Be Resentenced Based on L.A. Superior Court Judge’s Remarks
(January 22, 2021)

Improper Argument Requires Reversal of $14.4 Judgment
(January 21, 2021)

D.A. Gascón Disclaims Duty, Under Statutes, to Allege Priors
(January 20, 2021)

Blacknell Is Not to Become a Gascón Advisor; Trujillo Gets Post She Was Expected to Fill
(January 20, 2021)

No Cease-Fire Yet in A.G. Becerra’s Assaults on Trump
(January 20, 2021)

HARRY L. HATHAWAY: He’s Been an ‘Ace Lawyer’ and a Bar Leader Who Made a Difference
(Person of the Year, January 20, 2021)

NOWLAND C. HONG: Lawyer Is Leading Force in Bar Group Which Denied His Father Membership
(Person of the Year, January 20, 2021)

JOHN L. MORIARITY: Music and Military, Law Enforcement and Reagan, Are Trial Lawyer’s Interests
(Person of the Year, January 20, 2021)

Cause of Action Against Eye Doctor Erroneously Tossed Out
(January 19, 2021)

Dynamex Holding Applies Retroactively to Non-Final Cases
(January 15, 2021)

Trial Should Have Proceeded in Absence of Defendant in Civil Case—Appeals Court
(January 15, 2021)

Label for Vitamin Need Not Disclose General Uselessness
(January 14, 2021)

No Equitable Tolling Based on Lawyer’s Blunder
(January 14, 2021)

Statewide Prosecutors Group to Aid ADDA’s Battle Against Gascón
(January 13, 2021)

Gascón Urges Federal Ban on Death Penalty
(January 13, 2021)

Sacramento D.A. Slams Gascón Over His ‘Extreme’ Directives
(January 12, 2021)

L.A. Superior Court Offers Remote Access to Court Proceedings, With Audio-Only
(January 12, 2021)

Allegation of Strike As to One Count Applies to Others
(January 11, 2021)

San Diego District Attorney Withdraws Consent for Trial of Charges in L.A.
(January 8, 2021)

Requiring Daily Visits to Probation Officer by Homeless Probationer Was Valid—C.A.
(January 8, 2021)

Deported Alien Who Reenters U.S. Legally, but Stays Too Long, Commits ‘Unlawful Reentry’
(January 8, 2021)

Tort Action Restored Against Auto Club for Delay of Truck
(January 7, 2021)

Resentencing May Be Denied Based on Facts Recited in C.A. Opinion Affirming Conviction
(January 7, 2021)

Arbitrator Has Authority to Act on Demurrer—C.A.
(January 7, 2021)

Deputy D.A. Speaks Out Against Gascón’s No-Strikes Policy
(January 6, 2021)

Gascón Speaks Out Against Cash Bail System
(January 6, 2021)

DDA Tells Off Gascón; Message Gains Wide Circulation
(January 5, 2021)

Irma J. Brown, Co-Founder of BWL, to Retire As Superior Court Judge
(January 5, 2021)

New Los Angeles Superior Court Judges Are Sworn In
(January 5, 2021)

DA Extends Olive Branch to Deputies; DDA Scoffs at Gesture
(January 5, 2021)

Tributes Offered to Joan Dempsey Klein, Former Presiding Justice, Who Dies at 96
(January 4, 2021)

Justice Stanley Mosk’s Abhorrence of Sentences for ‘Ghosts’ Again Rejected
(January 4, 2021)




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