2018 

Sheppard Mullin Gains Reversal of C.A. Opinion Barring Fees
(August 31, 2018)

Videoconferencing in Infraction Trial, Over Objection, Subject to Harmless Error Rule
(August 31, 2018)

Ballot Designations Claimed by Hunter, Ribons Fall
(August 30, 2018)

Suit Over Michael Jackson Album Cover Was a SLAPP—Court of Appeal
(August 30, 2018)

Senate Passes Bill Maintaining 2019 State Bar Dues at $390
(August 29, 2018)

Orange Superior Court Judge Displayed Apparent Gender Bias
(August 29, 2018)

Ribons Files Opposition to Writ Action Claiming Court Lacks Jurisdiction
(August 29, 2018)

Industry Custom Evidence Admissible in Product Liability Cases
(August 28, 2018)

Brown Readying to Appoint Joshua Groban As Court of Appeal Presiding Justice
(August 28, 2018)

Three-Minute Limit on Public Comment Not Unlawful Restraint
(August 28, 2018)

Antitrust Action Against Airlines Over Pricing Must Fall
(August 27, 2018)

Ninth U.S. Circuit Reinstates Action by Man Claiming He Was Fleeced in Buying Artwork
(August 27, 2018)

S.C. Names Jason Lee, Alan Steinbrecher as Officers of State Bar Board of Trustees
(August 27, 2018)

Hunter Says If Her Ballot Designation Fails, So Does Michel’s
(August 27, 2018)

Michael Ribons Can’t Be Listed on Ballot as ‘Arbitrator’
(August 24, 2018)

Stocks Options Are Deemed to Be Income for Child Support Purposes When Vested
(August 24, 2018)

C.A. Denies UCLA Law Professor’s Bid for Bar Information
(August 24, 2018)

Disparate Tax-Filing Requirements Don’t Offend Commerce Clause
(August 24, 2018)

Defendants Deemed Served Upon Admitting Knowledge of Action
(August 23, 2018)

CJP Censures Ex-Court Commissioner for Anti-Democratic Party Facebook Posts
(August 23, 2018)

Suit Against Lawyer Alleged Conspiracy, Required Judge’s Approval
(August 23, 2018)

Judge Cannot Review Arbitrator’s ‘Partial Final Award’
(August 22, 2018)

Plaintiff in Lemon Law Case Who Won Car In Raffle Properly Awarded $5,000—C.A.
(August 22, 2018)

Bond Waiver Request Was Prerequisite for Indigent’s Appeal
(August 22, 2018)

Hunter Counters Writ Petition by Filing Cross-Petition
(August 21, 2018)

Plaintiff Entitled to Continuance Despite Counsel’s Inexcusable Neglect
(August 21, 2018)

State Supreme Court Upholds Validity of Background Check Law
(August 21, 2018)

Michel to File Writ Petition Today Contesting Hunter’s New Ballot Designation
(August 20, 2018)

Jury’s Defense Verdict in Fatal Shooting of Handcuffed Man ‘Not Unreasonable’
(August 20, 2018)

Lawyer’s Disbursement of Settlement Funds Was Not Protected Activity
(August 20, 2018)

Discriminatory Refusal-to-Hire Case Fails Where Employer Had No Open Position
(August 17, 2018)

Ricardo Garcia Named Los Angeles Public Defender
(August 17, 2018)

Candidate Michael Ribons Files No Opposition To Perez’s Petition for Writ of Mandate
(August 17, 2018)

Woman Told by Officer to Go to Car, Wait There, Wasn’t Restrained
(August 17, 2018)

Father Need Not Be Party to Child’s Case Alleging Abandonment
(August 17, 2018)

Court of Appeal Orders Lowering of $300,000 Bail
(August 16, 2018)

C.A. Reverses Spousal Support Award Because of Judge’s Math Errors
(August 16, 2018)

Granting Costs Didn’t Establish Litigant as ‘Prevailing Party’
(August 16, 2018)

Lawyer Not Bound by Contract He Signed In Approving ‘As to Form and Content’
(August 15, 2018)

Man Ticketed in Lancaster Entitled By Statute to Trial Closer to Home
(August 15, 2018)

Ninth Circuit: Border Patrol Photo-Ban Case Can Go Forward
(August 15, 2018)

Justice Moore Provides ‘Don’ts’ in Drafting Appellate Briefs
(August 15, 2018)

Pre-June 18 Lawsuits Based on Now-Banned Additive Barred
(August 14, 2018)

Interest Rates Can Be Unconscionable Even If Exempt from Usury Statute—S.C.
(August 14, 2018)

Not All Officers Need Acknowledge Chase Policy for Agency Immunity
(August 14, 2018)

Supreme Court Denies Review in Action Challenging Becerra’s Eligibility
(August 14, 2018)

Law Firm’s Alleged Malpractice No Defense to Fee Settlement
(August 13, 2018)

Judge Sandra A. Thompson, Bench Officer for 35 Years, Dies at Age 71
(August 13, 2018)

Can’t Deny Costs Based on Losing Party’s Meager Resources
(August 10, 2018)

Court Has Jurisdiction in Action Brought by Man Deported in Violation of Stay
(August 10, 2018)

Becerra’s Lawyer Says Eligibility Challenge Is ‘Far-Fetched’
(August 10, 2018)

Perez Brings Challenge to Ribons’ Nov. 6 Ballot Designation
(August 9, 2018)

Challenge to Becerra’s Eligibility for A.G. Post Goes to State High Court
(August 9, 2018)

Federal Conviction Affirmed in Massive Bid-Rigging Scheme
(August 9, 2018)

Mitigating Circumstances Cannot Justify Term Lower Than Mandatory Minimum
(August 9, 2018)

Officials Urging Witnesses to Come Forth Doesn’t Constitute ‘Protection Promise’
(August 8, 2018)

Dismissal Sanction Imposed on Inmate Who Threatened to Kill Guards
(August 8, 2018)

Defendant’s Lawyers Not Disqualified By Plaintiff’s Payment of Prior Bill
(August 8, 2018)

Robles Must Pay for His Legal Defense In Action by D.A.’s Office
(August 7, 2018)

Former Employee May Amend Complaint Based on Facts Raised on Appeal
(August 7, 2018)

Microstamping, Other Handgun Safety Laws Pass Muster
(August 6, 2018)

Hiring of Ill-Trained Masseur Doesn’t Create Liability for Sexual Assault
(August 6, 2018)

Arbitrator’s Nondisclosures Require Vacating Award—C.A.
(August 6, 2018)

Defendants Lack Standing to Seek Recusal Of Plaintiff’s Lawyers in Privacy Case
(August 3, 2018)

72-Hour Period for Paying Employee Who Quits Not Triggered by After-Hours Notice
(August 3, 2018)

Court Resuscitates Action Claiming TV Show Breach Copyright
(August 3, 2018)

C.A. Denies Writ in Challenge to Becerra’s Eligibility for Election as A.G.
(August 3, 2018)

Order Defunding Sanctuary Cities Exceeded President’s Authority
(August 2, 2018)

Summary Judgment for Golf Course Reversed In Action by Woman Stung by Yellowjackets
(August 2, 2018)

$100,000 Sufficient Attorney Fees for Catalysts of Impound Rule Change
(August 2, 2018)

Action May Be Based on False Claim Price Is Discounted
(August 1, 2018)

Request of Jury to Watch Defendant Walking, to Compare to Video of Robber, Properly Denied
(August 1, 2018)

Probation Condition Improperly Impossed on U.S. Citizen
(August 1, 2018)

Safety Consultant Owed Duty to Employees for Partial Undertaking
(August 1, 2018)

Norton Simon Museum Can Keep Nazi-Confiscated Paintings
(July 31, 2018)

Judges Miller, Loomis Slate Retirements
(July 31, 2018)

Gail Ruderman Feuer Confirmed as Court of Appeal Justice
(July 31, 2018)

Ninth Circuit Finds Against Law Enforcement Officers
(July 30, 2018)

$2.1 Million Jury Award Must Fall; Damages Were Speculative, New Trial Should Have Been Granted
(July 30, 2018)

State Bar Should Not Routinely Post ‘Consumer Alerts’ on Lawyers
(July 27, 2018)

Employers Must Pay Their Workers for Routinely Performing Off-Clock Tasks
(July 27, 2018)

School Board Prayers Before Pupils Unconstitutional
(July 26, 2018)

Suge Knight’s Killing of Businessman Wasn’t Foreseeable—Court of Appeal
(July 26, 2018)

Trump’s Utterances Didn’t Require Voir Dire Queries on Bias
(July 26, 2018)

Evidence Shows Man Would Face Torture by Mexican Police
(July 25, 2018)

Settlement Agreement Unlawfully Restricts Doctor’s Practice Under California Law
(July 25, 2018)

Ex-Football Player Gets No California Workers’ Compensation
(July 25, 2018)

Judge Can’t Be Bumped Based on Administrative Role
(July 24, 2018)

Man Entitled to Trial on His Request to Housing Authority for Home Gym
(July 24, 2018)

Judge Groman to Receive Judicial Council’s Distinguished Service Award
(July 24, 2018)

Attorney’s Receipt of Client Funds Not ‘Protected Activity’
(July 23, 2018)

Nora Manella Elevated to Post of Court of Appeal Presiding Justice
(July 23, 2018)

Brown Appoints Espinosa, McKenzie to Los Angeles Superior Court
(July 23, 2018)

Ninth U.S. Circuit Appoints New Chief Mediator
(July 23, 2018)

LAPD Officers’ Dismissal for Deadly Force Affirmed
(July 20, 2018)

Supreme Court Reverses Death Penalty Based on Dismissal of Venireman
(July 20, 2018)

Spousal Support Order of $245,000 per Month Was Sufficient
(July 20, 2018)

$3 Award for Mistaken Raid of Home Was Adequate
(July 19, 2018)

Board of Supervisors Issues Posthumous Tribute To Former Public Defender Michael P. Judge
(July 19, 2018)

Judge Rejects Bid to Bar Becerra’s Name From Nov. 6 Ballot
(July 19, 2018)

Car Key, Swung Once, Was Deadly Weapon—C.A.
(July 19, 2018)

Guilford, Saferstein to Be Recognized by Judicial Conference
(July 19, 2018)

Judge May Substitute RICO Damages for Reversed Punitive Damages
(July 19, 2018)

Michael P. Judge, County Public Defender For Nearly 16 Years, Dies at Age 74
(July 18, 2018)

Discovery Sanctions Reversed, Supporting Papers Untimely—Court of Appeal
(July 18, 2018)

Disabled Veteran Entitled to Full Child Support Credit for Benefits
(July 18, 2018)

No ‘Deference’ to Jailors Who Chained, Strip Searched Inmates
(July 17, 2018)

Denial of Anti-SLAPP Motion Sought by Mayweather Is Partially Reversed
(July 17, 2018)

No Proposition 65 Warning for Carcinogenic Chemical in Cereal
(July 17, 2018)

Exception to Litigation Bars Granting Anti-SLAPP Motion—Court of Appeal
(July 16, 2018)

Judge Michael K. Kellogg Slates Retirement
(July 16, 2018)

Deputy Sheriff Not Personally Liable for $8 Million Judgment
(July 13, 2018)

Accused Child Molester’s Counsel Should Have Argued Miranda—C.A.
(July 13, 2018)

Rehearing En Banc Denied for ‘Blurred Lines’ Artists
(July 12, 2018)

DMV Immune for Terminating Suspension of 93-Year Old Woman’s Driving License
(July 12, 2018)

$331 Million Was Unlawfully Diverted to General Fund
(July 11, 2018)

Senate Confirms Bennett as Ninth Circuit Judge
(July 11, 2018)

Certificate of Probable Cause Not Needed Where Law Is Changed
(July 10, 2018)

Police Justified in Searching Ex-Convict In High-Crime Area, Appearing Nervous
(July 10, 2018)

Stuttering Prison Guard to Keep $500,000 Jury Award
(July 10, 2018)

Action to Bar A.G. Becerra From Nov. 6 Ballot Continues
(July 9, 2018)

Former Attorney Angela F. Wallace Charged With $2 Million Fraud Scheme
(July 9, 2018)

Administrative Law Judge Was Appropriately Fired for Conflict
(July 9, 2018)

California Resale Royalties Act Preempted Since 1978
(July 9, 2018)

Prenatal Toxic Exposure Claims Tolled During Minority
(July 6, 2018)

Judge Had Good Cause to Disbelieve Youth’s Account of ‘Unintentional’ Probation Breach
(July 6, 2018)

Indigent Litigants Are Entitled to Services of Court Reporter
(July 6, 2018)

County Didn’t Skimp in Paying on $1.85 Million Settlement
(July 5, 2018)

C.A. Imposes $16,000 Sanction on Attorney For Appeal Based on Irrelevant Statute
(July 5, 2018)

California Survivorship Law Applies to Civil Rights Claims
(July 5, 2018)

Arbitration Properly Denied Based on Verbiage In Spanish-Language Version of Handbook
(July 5, 2018)

Utility Company Did Not Maliciously Start Butte Wildfire
(July 5, 2018)

Manager Who Paid Wages to Himself Entitled to Wage Statements—C.A.
(July 5, 2018)

Court Cannot Order Yelp to Remove Derisive Review
(July 3, 2018)

‘Personal Beliefs’ Exemption Validly Excised From Law Requiring Pupil Vaccinations
(July 3, 2018)

Ninth Circuit Affirms $46 Million Award Against NCAA
(July 3, 2018)

Assault on Studio’s Fixed-Term Contracts Not a SLAPP—Court of Appeal
(July 3, 2018)

Couple Had ‘Separated’ Though Living in Same House
(July 3, 2018)

Deputy PD Lawfully Arrested for Blocking Police in Photographing Her Client
(July 2, 2018)

Injury Was ‘Discovered’ When Plaintiff Viewed Television Commercial
(July 2, 2018)

California Time-Bar Applies to Federal Trademark Infringement
(July 2, 2018)

Judge Meredith Jury Retires From Bankruptcy Court
(July 2, 2018)

Gun Microstamping Law Valid Even If Compliance Impossible
(June 29, 2018)

Paul Egly, Retired Superior Court Judge Who Ordered School Busing, Dies
(June 29, 2018)

College Tuition Paid for Son by Debtor Not Fraudulent Conveyance
(June 29, 2018)

Going-Coming Rule Exception Inapplicable on Non-Work Day
(June 28, 2018)

Brown Appoints Four Democrats to Los Angeles Superior Court
(June 28, 2018)

C.A.: School District Must Pay $32,000 for Frivolous Appeal
(June 28, 2018)

C.A. Affirms Order to State for Back Payments to Judges
(June 27, 2018)

Marriage Properly Annulled Based On Fraud in Inducement—C.A.
(June 27, 2018)

Ninth Circuit Vacates Bear Killer’s Conviction
(June 27, 2018)

Supreme Court Overturns 153-Year-Old Preclusion Rule
(June 26, 2018)

Case of First Impression on Sanctions To Be Published—Court of Appeal
(June 26, 2018)

Memorial Services Slated for Retired Judge Steven Ogden
(June 26, 2018)

Attorney Fees in Schedule Not Presumptively Reasonable
(June 26, 2018)

Ex-Wife, Cut From Will, Still Entitled to Life Insurance Proceeds—C.A.
(June 26, 2018)

Employers Permitted to Round Off Hours Worked
(June 26, 2018)

LAPD Sergeant’s Facebook Posting Was Disciplinable
(June 25, 2018)

Judge Erred in Ordering Disciplinary Charges Against San Francisco Officers Dropped
(June 25, 2018)

Judge Properly Declined to Block State’s Vote-by-Mail Law
(June 25, 2018)

Suit Against Lawyer Didn’t Require Judicial Countenance
(June 22, 2018)

Veteran Jurist Sandy Kriegler to Retire Next Week From Court of Appeal
(June 22, 2018)

Discretionary Attorney Fees Properly Awarded in Copyright Case
(June 22, 2018)

Woman Fired During Maternity Leave May Take Claim to Trial
(June 22, 2018)

C.A. Affirms Judgment Against Starbucks for Discrimination
(June 22, 2018)

Attorney’s Extortive Threats Not Shielded by Litigation Privilege
(June 21, 2018)

Lawyer Can’t Be Monetarily Sanctioned Where Client, Only, Was the Subject of Motion
(June 21, 2018)

Ninth Circuit Clarifies DMCA’s Restriction Against Metadata Removal
(June 21, 2018)

Deceased Effectively Claimed Illegitimate Son Though Not to Wife, Family—C.A.
(June 21, 2018)

Pension-Slashing for Convicted Public Employees Is Valid
(June 20, 2018)

Two Arbitration Awards—One in Favor of Each Party—Must Be Entered as Single Judgment
(June 20, 2018)

Improper Defendant Named in Challenge to Fee for Jury Trial
(June 20, 2018)

Arbitrator Properly Added Language to Collective Bargaining Agreement
(June 20, 2018)

Denial of Making Comment Precludes Anti-SLAPP Motion
(June 20, 2018)

Chief Justice Names Jim Humes Administrative Presiding Justice
(June 20, 2018)

Judge Erred in Allowing Long-Banned ‘Speaking Motion’
(June 19, 2018)

Retired Superior Court Judge Steven Ogden Dies
(June 19, 2018)

Summary Judgment for Kohl’s in Action for Restitution Properly Granted
(June 19, 2018)

Jury Must Decide Whether Fatal Police Shooting Justified
(June 18, 2018)

Governor Brown Elevates Peter J. Siggins to Presiding Justice
(June 18, 2018)

Concurrent Super Strike No Bar to Marijuana Felony Reduction
(June 18, 2018)

Change of Plea Justified Where Defendant Got New Information
(June 15, 2018)

Judge Was Under No Duty to Disqualify Himself Based on Testimony of Anti-Semitic Remark
(June 15, 2018)

Retired Superior Court Judge Richard G. Kolostian Dies
(June 15, 2018)

No Unemployment Pay for Family In-Home Caretaker—C.A.
(June 15, 2018)

Trust Can Be Amended to Permit Gift of John Muir Papers to University
(June 14, 2018)

Court of Appeal Justice Nora Manella Under Consideration for P.J. Spot
(June 14, 2018)

California Judges Association Decries Recall of Judge Aaron Persky
(June 14, 2018)

Presiding Justice Norman L. Epstein Slates Aug. 22 Retirement From Court of Appeal
(June 13, 2018)

Court of Appeal Says Man Was Entitled to O.R. Release May 21
(June 13, 2018)

Mandatory Minimum Probation Term Can Be Shortened
(June 12, 2018)

Amending Complaint Does Not Render Moot Appeal From Denial of Anti-SLAPP Motion
(June 12, 2018)

No Need to List Nonmeritorious Issues in Wende Brief
(June 11, 2018)

Judge Howard L. Halm Slates Retirement
(June 11, 2018)

Ethics Committee Says Judges May Give Talks Before Specialty Bar Associations
(June 11, 2018)

Finding of Suitability for Parole Forgives Prison Crime
(June 8, 2018)

Judge Gordon Gets Voting Membership on Judicial Council; Kelly Reappointed
(June 8, 2018)

Daehnke and Stevens Winding Down Their Law Partnership
(June 8, 2018)

Prejudice to Black Defendant Should Be Presumed Where It Emerges Lawyer Was Racist
(June 8, 2018)

Amendariz, Davis, Gibbons, Gilbertson, Segall, Spear Elected
(June 7, 2018)

Injunction Against Indian Tribe With Warring Factions Was Appropriate
(June 7, 2018)

C.A.: Defendant, Purportedly Nicknamed ‘Payday,’ Not Prejudiced by Payday Bar in Jury Room
(June 7, 2018)

Actual Notice to Class Member of Settlement Inessential
(June 6, 2018)

Jury Must Decide Whether Green Color On Ear Plugs Is Protectible Trademark
(June 6, 2018)

Foreign Labor Conditions Need Not Be Disclosed on Labels
(June 5, 2018)

Court Must Provide ‘Safe Harbor’ Before Imposing Sanctions for Improperly Seeking Reconsideration
(June 5, 2018)

Committee for Judicial Candidate Spear Belatedly Files Its Financial Report
(June 5, 2018)

Troy Davis Is Highest-Financed Candidate in Los Angeles County Judicial Races
(June 4, 2018)

Governor Elevates Feuer to Court of Appeal
(June 4, 2018)

Governor Appoints 10 Persons to Los Angeles Superior Court
(June 4, 2018)

Colleagues Give Money to Campaign Coffers of Challenged Judge Malcolm Mackey
(June 1, 2018)

Judges House, Hess, Goldberg to Retire
(June 1, 2018)

District Attorney May Not Bring Statewide UCL Action—C.A.
(June 1, 2018)

Order Conditioning Attendance at Public Hearings Is Valid
(May 31, 2018)

C.A.: Judge Exceeded in Authority in Ordering Probationer to Stay Away From Liquor
(May 31, 2018)

Candidate: Did Not Review Slate Mailers With Falsehood That She’s a ‘Prosecutor’
(May 30, 2018)

Candidate for Attorney General Seeks Writ To Keep Becerra’s Name Off Nov. 6 Ballot
(May 30, 2018)

Judge Must Take Fresh Look at Sexual Harassment Case
(May 29, 2018)

District Attorney’s Office Obtains a Judgment Removing Carson Mayor From Second Post
(May 29, 2018)

ALJ, Prosecutor, Are in Contest With Unemployed Lawyer
(Judicial Elections, May 29, 2018)

Jones Brings Lawsuit Against Campaign Rival Becerra
(May 25, 2018)

LACBA’s Shattuck-Price Award to Be Bestowed on Pasternak, Hennigan
(May 25, 2018)

Social Media Providers Must Turn Over ‘Public’ Posts—S.C.
(May 25, 2018)

Lying to Pregnant Woman Can Be a Violation of FEHA
(May 24, 2018)

Man Who Failed to Pay Charges on Credit Card Entitled to Attorney Fees, Costs—C.A.
(May 24, 2018)

‘Attorney/Mother’ Is Up Against State Bar Judge, DDA
(Judicial Elections, May 24, 2018)

S.C. Need Not Grant Hearings in Disciplinary Cases
(May 23, 2018)

State Bar Exam Passage Rate Plummets to 27.3 Percent
(May 22, 2018)

Insurer May Have Duty to Defend, Indemnify In Action Under California False Claims Act
(May 22, 2018)

Officer Who Shot Fleeing Man Entitled to Qualified Immunity
(May 21, 2018)

Candidate Davis Disavows Responsibility for Error
(May 21, 2018)

Action May Proceed Based on Alleged Falsity Of Claim That Vitamin E Aids the Heart
(May 18, 2018)

Court of Appeal Reverses $5 Million Award To Actor Bruce Willis Against Producer
(May 18, 2018)

Deputy D.A., Court Commissioner Clash; City Lawyer Also in Race
(Judicial Elections, May 18, 2018)

General Yeager’s Malpractice Action Not a SLAPP
(May 17, 2018)

Summary Judgment for Maker of Face Powder Proper in Action Alleging Asbestos Content
(May 17, 2018)

Judge Overturns California’s End of Life Option Act
(May 16, 2018)

Pills Can Be Found to Be Contraband Without Chemical Test
(May 15, 2018)

Group Seeks Assisted Suicide Law to Be Voided by Riverside Judge
(May 15, 2018)

Judges Have Inherent Power to Dismiss Far-Fetched Cases
(May 14, 2018)

$20 Million Judgment Against Beverly Hills Schools Reversed
(May 11, 2018)

Unequal Split of Appreciation in Asset Partially Bought With Separate Funds Improper—C.A.
(May 11, 2018)

Ninth Circuit Reaffirms Decision Reinstating Action Over False Advertising of Wipes
(May 10, 2018)

Legal Community Bemoans Death of Former Governor George Deukmejian
(May 10, 2018)

Three Unsuccessful Candidates in 2016 Races Make Another Try
(Judicial Elections, May 10, 2018)

Urging Man Not to Pay Lawyer Is Not Protected Conduct
(May 9, 2018)

No Duty to Mitigate Damages by Relying on Medical Plan
(May 9, 2018)

Antitrust Action Against Energy Drink Maker Fails
(May 8, 2018)

Man Committed No Crime by Shouting at Officers, Refusing to Come Out of House
(May 8, 2018)

LACBA Nominating Committee’s Choice For Officer, Trustee Spots Unopposed
(May 8, 2018)

Good Reason for Challenging Juror Doesn’t Negate Bad One
(May 7, 2018)

Agreement to Pay ‘Actual Restitution’ Entails Payments to Victims of Dismissed Counts
(May 7, 2018)

Substantial Performance Excuses Failure to File Required Written Request
(May 7, 2018)

C.A. Affirms $723,746 Award for Firing Employee on Medical Leave
(May 4, 2018)

Judge Martinez Has Retired, Judge Brandlin Will Leave the Bench on June 1
(May 4, 2018)

Death of Judgment Debtor Doesn’t Effect Viability of Lien
(May 3, 2018)

Abandoned Car That Hit Utility Pole Didn’t Justify Rousting Vehicle Owner From Bed
(May 3, 2018)

Action May Proceed Against Ex-Player, Now Lawyer, for Alleged Fraud
(May 2, 2018)

Action by Homeless Man Over Seizure of Healthy-Looking Birds May Proceed
(May 2, 2018)

Ninth Circuit Holds Action by Ex-Skater, Gold Medalist Is Barred by Res Judicata
(May 1, 2018)

Judge Appropriately Dumped Retained Counsel In Criminal Case Over Defendant’s Protest
(May 1, 2018)

LAPD Officers May Not Pursue Overtime Claims in Class Actions
(May 1, 2018)

Fraud Action Against Attorney Girardi, Others, Is Time-Barred
(April 30, 2018)

$1.7 Million Attorney Fee Award Proper in Trademark Case
(April 27, 2018)

Lawyer Had No Standing to Contest Allegation of Error—Court of Appeal
(April 27, 2018)

Receipt of Confidential Brief Invalidates Arbitration Award
(April 26, 2018)

Ninth Circuit Affirms Conviction of Participant in Massive Drug Conspiracy
(April 26, 2018)

Relinquishing Surviving Cause of Action Bars Fee-Shifting
(April 25, 2018)

Retainer Agreement Applicable to Particular Matter Can Be Orally Modified to Apply to All Cases—C.A.
(April 25, 2018)

Prosecutor Arguing Against Recommended Sentence Did Not Affect ‘Substantial Rights’ of Defendant
(April 25, 2018)

Retiree/Volunteer Pro Tem Is Dark Horse in Fight With Two Government Lawyers
(Judicial Elections, April 25, 2018)

Ninth Circuit: Animals Not Statutorily Authorized to Bring Copyright Actions
(April 24, 2018)

City Ordinance Banning Fluoridation of Water Supply Preempted by Statute
(April 24, 2018)

Two Male DDAs Compete With Female ‘Attorney at Law’
(Judicial Elections, April 24, 2018)

Wife Slapping Husband Didn’t Call for Restraining Order
(April 23, 2018)

Cannot Arrest Juvenile for Truancy
(April 23, 2018)

State Must Accept Foreign Agency’s Determination on Carcinogens
(April 20, 2018)

CJP Slates Hearing for Ex-Judge Who Is Running for A.G. for After Primary
(April 20, 2018)

Wiretap Evidence Can’t Be Used to Justify Firing Deputy
(April 19, 2018)

Bendix, Moor Confirmed as Justices of Second District Court of Appeal
(April 19, 2018)

Plaintiff May Dismiss at Last Minute, Blocking Attorney Fee Award
(April 18, 2018)

Man Lost Ownership Interest by Lying That He Had None—Court of Appeal
(April 18, 2018)

Production Studio Properly Approved for ‘Open Space’ Area
(April 18, 2018)

Lawyer’s Ignorance of Law Was No Basis for Relief From Default
(April 17, 2018)

Nonappearance at Hearing Is Not Necessarily A Failure to Exhaust Administrative Remedies
(April 17, 2018)

Hospitals Can’t Collect $11.2 Million From Blue Shield
(April 17, 2018)

Libel Action Brought by Real Estate Salesperson Who Runs ‘Miss Seal Beach’ Beauty Pageant Not a SLAPP
(April 17, 2018)

Self-Representation Can’t Be Ended Based on Incompetence
(April 17, 2018)

Lawyer’s Neglectfulness Does Not Constitute ‘Abandonment’
(April 16, 2018)

Former Sheriff’s Deputy Fails in Effort to Show Acquittal on One Count Bars Retrial on Another
(April 16, 2018)

Whittier Courthouse to Reopen May 21
(April 16, 2018)

Two City Prosecutors, One Deputy DA, Do Battle
(Judicial Elections, April 16, 2018)

C.A. Disguises Identity of Plaintiff Who Seeks Renewal of Elder-Abuse Restraining Order
(April 13, 2018)

Causation in Case Involving an Accident Is ‘Even More Tenuous’ Than in Palsgraf
(April 13, 2018)

Ronald F. Brot Nominated as LACBA’s President-Elect
(April 13, 2018)

C.A. Disallows §170.6 Challenge Following Refiling of Charges
(April 12, 2018)

California Statute Requiring Posting of Names of ‘Top 500’ Delinquent Taxpayers Is Constitutional
(April 12, 2018)

Chief Justice Calls for Court Rule Precluding Secret Settlements of Claims Against Judges
(April 11, 2018)

CFO Who Paid Attorney $10,000 to File Company’s Bankruptcy Papers Must Repay Sum to Estate
(April 11, 2018)

Two Prosecutors With Disparate Backgrounds in Office Compete
(Judicial Elections, April 11, 2018)

Lower Pay for Woman Is Not Justified Based on Her Salary in Prior Job
(April 10, 2018)

Judge Czuleger to Teach in Albania Under Fulbright Specialist Grant
(April 10, 2018)

Court of Appeal Evinces Exasperation Over Frivolous Appeal, Imposes Sanctions
(April 10, 2018)

Rumors Are Rampant in Contest Between Two Prosecutors
(Judicial Elections, April 10, 2018)

Can’t Deport Felon Without Considering Mental Illness
(April 9, 2018)

Case Properly Tried in Yolo County Though Defendant Committed No Acts There
(April 9, 2018)

Litigant Not Prevailing Party Based on Securing Undeserved Benefit
(April 6, 2018)

Taxpayer Has Standing to Seek Invalidation Of Contract Based on Conflict of Interest
(April 6, 2018)

Telling of Sex Life of Husband, Girlfriend Not ‘Protected’
(April 5, 2018)

Funeral Service Scheduled for April 13 for Armand Arabian
(April 5, 2018)

Prosecutor, Criminal Defense Lawyer Clash in Two-Person Race
(Judicial Elections, April 5, 2018)

Discretionary Immunity Bars Liability for ‘Gassing’ Inmates
(April 4, 2018)

California High Court Upholds Taking DNA From Arson Suspect
(April 3, 2018)

Ninth Circuit Judges Speak of Reinhardt With Admiration, Affection
(April 3, 2018)

S.C. Does Not Abridge Rights in Adopting Bar Discipline
(April 2, 2018)

Warrantless Entry Justified Though Specific Person Said to Be in Jeopardy Was Found to Be Safe
(April 2, 2018)

Retired Supreme Court Justice Arabian Dies
(March 30, 2018)

Candidate Diamond Loses Ballot Designation As ‘Police Commissioner’; Found Misleading
(March 30, 2018)

LACBA Forgives $4.5 Million in CJF’s Indebtedness
(March 30, 2018)

Candidate Cannot Use Ballot Designation Of ‘Consumer Protection Attorney’
(March 29, 2018)

Can’t Aggregate Sanctions Under $5,000 To Meet Appealability Standard
(March 29, 2018)

Court Commissioner, 63, Competes With Deputy District Attorney, 36
(Judicial Elections, March 29, 2018)

Judicial Candidate Won’t Respond to Queries Concerning His Designation as ‘Arbitrator’
(March 28, 2018)

Ex-Priest’s Request for Removal From Sex Offender Registry Properly Denied
(March 28, 2018)

Anti-SLAPP Motion Must Be Granted In Action by Olivia de Havilland
(March 27, 2018)

Urban Outfitters Did Not Breach Law by Seeking Customers’ ZIP Codes
(March 27, 2018)

Long-Time Prosecutor Vies With Court Commissioner
(Judicial Elections, March 27, 2018)

Registrar Recorder Approves Use of ‘Mother’ as Ballot Designation
(March 26, 2018)

Lytton Savings Building May Be Demolished
(March 26, 2018)

S.C. Limits Anti-SLAPP Motions to New Claims
(March 23, 2018)

Colleges Have Duty to Protect Students From Foreseeable Violence
(March 23, 2018)

Judges Elected in 2012 Subject to Reduced Benefits
(March 22, 2018)

Burbank Police Chief Denies Having Endorsed Diamond for Judgeship
(March 22, 2018)

Cities May Bar Phone Poles Based on Aesthetics
(March 21, 2018)

Judge Was Justified in Sanctioning Lawyer Who Pretended to Be ‘Local’ Counsel
(March 21, 2018)

Unemployed Judicial Candidate: Ballot Designation Is Proper
(March 20, 2018)

Foreign Companies With No Connections to California Should Be Accorded Forum
(March 19, 2018)

Candidate Cole to Challenge Ballot Title Of State Bar Court Judge Armendariz
(March 19, 2018)

Burbank’s Chief of Police Disputes Judicial Candidate’s Stance
(March 16, 2018)

Elwood Lui, as Special Master, Calls for Boost in State Bar Dues
(March 16, 2018)

‘Safe Harbor’ Provision Protects Infringing Website
(March 15, 2018)

Judicial Candidate Loses Ballot Designation Identifying Him as U.S. Air Force Captain
(March 15, 2018)

Actions Over ‘Made in U.S.A.’ Label Were Properly Dismissed
(March 14, 2018)

Starbucks Doesn’t Cheat Purchasers of Iced Drinks
(March 13, 2018)

Punching Disabled 76-Year-Old Man Who Resisted Handcuffing Was Unjustified
(March 13, 2018)

Field of Superior Court Candidates Closes at 28
(March 12, 2018)

Noncustodial Parent With Home-Visitation Right Must Provide Her Address to Former Spouse
(March 12, 2018)

Restraining Order Against Lawyer Nearing City Council President Wesson Is Valid
(March 9, 2018)

Suspended Attorney Philip Layfield Charged With Mail Fraud
(March 9, 2018)

Court of Appeal Largely Decides Against Lawyer In Three of Four Appeals, on Same Day
(March 8, 2018)

Change in Law on Crossing the Street Is Retroactive
(March 7, 2018)

Ninth Circuit Revives $20 Million Suit Against Estate of Heller Ehrman
(March 7, 2018)

Services Set for John Henning, Retired Superior Court Judge
(March 7, 2018)

Dissolved Law Firm Has No Property Interest in Its Cases
(March 6, 2018)

Wrongfully Convicted Man’s Action Against City of Modesto Fails
(March 6, 2018)

Support Order Runs Afoul of U.S. Supreme Court Decision
(March 6, 2018)

Celebration to Be Held of Life of Kenneth Ofgang
(March 6, 2018)

C.A. Reinstates Action to Declare DMV Hearings Unlawful
(March 5, 2018)

Movie ‘Elysium’ Was Not Infringement On Plaintiff’s Copyrighted Screenplay
(March 5, 2018)

School Employee’s Protest of ‘Police Brutality’ Not Protected
(March 2, 2018)

Retired Judge Henning Dies Two Days After Reaching 80
(March 2, 2018)

More Women Being Appointed to Bench Than Men—Brown
(March 2, 2018)

LACBA Urges Depublication of C.A. Opinion
(March 1, 2018)

Brown Appoints Bendix, Moor, to Appeals Court
(February 28, 2018)

Allegations in Complaint Govern in Anti-SLAPP Hearing—C.A.
(February 28, 2018)

50 Year-to-Life Juvenile Sentences For Nonhomicides Barred—S.C.
(February 27, 2018)

C.A. Upholds 135-Year-to-Life Sentence for Child Molester Not Cruel or Unusual
(February 27, 2018)

No Liability for Fatal Shooting of Woman With Knife
(February 27, 2018)

No Jurisdiction to Dismiss Case for Lack of Jurisdiction
(February 26, 2018)

Obscure Woodland Hills Attorney Challenges Veteran Jurist
(Judicial Elections, February 26, 2018)

ALJ McKay’s Election Challenge to Judge Escalante Abandoned
(February 23, 2018)

HBO’s ‘Ballers’ Is Not an Infringement
(February 23, 2018)

Parties May Render Award of Attorney Fees Discretionary
(February 22, 2018)

Lawful Residency May Be Denied to Daughter of Child Molester
(February 21, 2018)

Ninth Circuit Affirms 33-Month Sentence For Con Man Who Fleeced Investors
(February 21, 2018)

C.A. Affirms Decision Barring Tiger Sanctuary Near Malibu
(February 21, 2018)

Ninth Circuit Won’t Reinstate Professor’s Retaliation Action
(February 20, 2018)

Administrative Law Judge Challenges Newly Appointed Judge
(Judicial Elections, February 20, 2018)

Bankruptcy Plan Approval Doesn’t Have Broad Effect
(February 16, 2018)

Funeral Services Scheduled for Jacob Adajian, 81, Retired Los Angeles Superior Court Judge
(February 16, 2018)

No Relief for Woman Who Sued Party, In Place of One With Similar Name
(February 15, 2018)

Ordinance Barring Evictions During School Year of Students and Families, Teachers, Not Preempted
(February 15, 2018)

Ninth Circuit Affirms Convictions of Sheriff’s Deputies
(February 14, 2018)

Vandal May Be Ordered to Reimburse Victim For Cost of Home Security System—C.A.
(February 14, 2018)

Field of Superior Court Candidates Closes at 31
(February 13, 2018)

Untimely Notice of Appeal Must Be Accepted Because Lawyer Who Said He Would File It was Busy
(February 13, 2018)

Firing Probationary Officer for Adultery Is Impermissible
(February 12, 2018)

Field of Superior Court Candidates Burgeons to 25
(February 12, 2018)

Two Additional Candidates Enter Superior Court Races
(February 9, 2018)

Action Against Factory Under UCL May Proceed; No Preemption by Federal Law—S.C.
(February 9, 2018)

Newly Appointed Judge Escalante Draws Election Challenge
(February 8, 2018)

Funeral Services Scheduled for Ross M. Klein, 63, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge
(February 8, 2018)

Four Contests Develop for Superior Court Open Seats
(February 7, 2018)

Bill Introduced Imposing Sales Tax on Legal Services Received by Businesses
(February 7, 2018)

Judge Marmaro Won’t Seek Reelection, Creating Eighth Open Seat
(February 6, 2018)

Buckley: Judges Will Rally Behind Mackey
(February 6, 2018)

Judge Mackey Draws Election Challenger
(February 5, 2018)

Ninth Circuit Reverses Order to FBI to Disclose Records
(February 2, 2018)

Christian E. Markey Jr., Retired Judge, Bar Leader, USC Counsel, Dies at 88
(February 2, 2018)

Can’t Blame Twitter for Fatal Shooting By ISIS Agent in Jordan
(February 1, 2018)

Lawyer Asserts C.A. Defied Due Process by Authorizing Relief Unsought by Party
(February 1, 2018)

Judge Christine Ewell to Retire, Creating Sixth Open Seat
(January 31, 2018)

Judge Michael Johnson Slates Retirement
(January 31, 2018)

‘All Is Well’ Is Theme of ‘Person of the Year’ Dinner
(January 30, 2018)

Coletta, Cole, Take Out Papers to Run for Judgeships
(January 30, 2018)

$350,000 Bail Is Excessive If Defendant Can’t Raise It
(January 29, 2018)

LACBA Agrees to Act on Proposals Put Forth by Council of Sections
(January 26, 2018)

Lawrence Fried Liebenbaum, Former Chair of LACBA’s Conference Delegation, Is Remembered
(January 26, 2018)

Saladino Loses Bid for Reinstatement as County Counsel
(January 25, 2018)

Trial Court Must Probe Reason for Inmate’s Non-Appearance by Telephone—C.A.
(January 25, 2018)

Job Applicant Must Abide by Arbitration Agreement
(January 24, 2018)

Tinkham Named Interim County Public Defender
(January 24, 2018)

Superior Court Judge Nelson’s Retirement Will Create a Third Confirmed Open Seat
(January 24, 2018)

Executor of Kerkorian Estate May Oppose Widow’s Petition
(January 23, 2018)

Superior Court Judge Mark G. Nelson Sr. Says He Won’t Seek Reelection This Year
(January 23, 2018)

C.A. Rebuffs Friedman’s Attack on MICRA Attorney-Fee Limits
(January 23, 2018)

Ninth Circuit Withdraws 2015 Opinion, Reverses Result
(January 22, 2018)

U.S. District Court Announces Death Of Retired Magistrate Judge Nakazato
(January 22, 2018)

Portions of Government Surveillance Manual Are Privileged
(January 19, 2018)

Nicole Tinkham Expected to Be Named Interim County Public Defender
(January 19, 2018)

Commerce Clause Not Implicated in Personal Loan Transaction
(January 19, 2018)

Report of Attempted Suicide Justified Warrantless Entry
(January 18, 2018)

Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye Appoints Lui As Administrative Presiding Justice
(January 18, 2018)

Ninth Circuit Upholds California Statute Criminalizing Prostitution
(January 18, 2018)

Court of Appeal: Privacy Action Lies Where One Party Did Not Know Call Was Recorded
(January 18, 2018)

C.A.: Denial of Leave to Amend Is No Bar To Good-Faith Repleading
(January 17, 2018)

Effort to Skirt Tavern Owner Immunity For DUI Accident Fails in C.A.
(January 17, 2018)

Probation Condition Not Breached Where No Time Limit Set
(January 17, 2018)

Action Against Actress/‘Heiress’ Not a SLAPP—Court of Appeal
(January 16, 2018)

Judge Lesley C. Green Slates Retirement From Los Angeles Superior Court
(January 16, 2018)

C.A. Gives Guidance on Employee Handbook Provisos
(January 12, 2018)

Ninth Circuit Skirts Issue of Jurisdiction In Action Over Sale of Riverboat
(January 12, 2018)

SUSAN WESTERBERG PRAGER: Lawyer, Educator, Administrator Leads Southwestern
(Person of the Year, January 12, 2018)

DANIEL J. BUCKLEY: Top-Notch Lawyer Becomes Stellar Presiding Judge
(Person of the Year, January 12, 2018)

MICHAEL E. MEYER: An Impish, Principled Lawyer Who Heads the County Bar
(Person of the Year, January 12, 2018)

Actor Again Loses an Appeal Over Bar on Defamation Action
(January 11, 2018)

Candidates Coletta, Cole Stake Out Los Angeles Superior Court Seats
(January 10, 2018)

Restraining Order in Juvenile Delinquency Case Required Notice and Hearing to Offender
(January 10, 2018)

Ninth U.S. Circuit Skirts Two of Its Earlier Opinions
(January 9, 2018)

Judge Donna F. Goldstein Won’t Seek Reelection
(January 9, 2018)

Court of Appeal Rejects Attorney General’s Concession of Error
(January 9, 2018)

C.A. Affirms Judgment in Former Columnist’s Lawsuit Against the Los Angeles Times
(January 8, 2018)

Law Firm Improperly Used Privileged Memo, But Disqualification Was Not Warranted
(January 8, 2018)

Lawyer Who Abandoned Client Not Liable for Damages
(January 5, 2018)

25-Year-to-Life Term Upheld for Sex Offender Who Failed to Report His Address Change
(January 5, 2018)

Canada’s Attorney General Loses Her Case in C.A.
(January 4, 2018)

Bill Would Bar Secrecy Provisos in Settlements Where Allegations Involve Sexual Misconduct
(January 4, 2018)

Plaintiffs May Impose Surcharge on Customers Who Pay by Credit Card
(January 4, 2018)

Ninth Circuit Reinstates Suit Over Wrongful Arrest
(January 3, 2018)

Restaurant Chain Shows No Basis for Challenge To $8,000 Award to Paraplegic Customer
(January 3, 2018)

Plaintiff Settling Own Claims Can’t Maintain PAGA Action
(January 2, 2018)

Second 2018 Open Seat Is Confirmed; Judge Carol H. Rehm to Retire
(January 2, 2018)

C.A. Reverses Disqualification of Lawyer, Saying He Caused No Harm
(January 2, 2018)




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