2022

Judge: Local Lawmakers May Override Zoning Initiatives
(May 13, 2022)

Alarcon Strikes Statement of Disqualification Filed by Lawyer for Model Blac Chyna
(May 13, 2022)

Young Adults Have Right to Purchase Semiautomatic Rifles
(May 12, 2022)

Retired Los Angeles Superior Court Judge, 70, Dies
(May 12, 2022)

Retired Judges Aren’t Bound by Code of Judicial Ethics
(May 12, 2022)

C.A. Affirms Judgment Against Lawyer/Realtor Who Lied
(May 11, 2022)

Confrontation Clause Not Defied by Admitting Nurse’s Recitation of Victim’s Statements
(May 11, 2022)

State Bar Seeks Services of Trustee of Girardi|Keese Estate
(May 10, 2022)

Warrant for Home Search Justified by Events Inconsistent With Non-Criminal Conduct
(May 10, 2022)

ADDA Endorses 11 Deputies in Judicial Races
(May 10, 2022)

Ninth Circuit: California’s Ban on Foie Gras Sales Is Valid
(May 9, 2022)

Court Has No Power to Deny Jury Trial Based On Violation of Local Rule, C.A. Declares
(May 9, 2022)

Bank Is Liable for Agent’s Error in Rejecting Notice of Levy
(May 6, 2022)

Justice Department Seeks Forfeiture of Holmby Hills ‘Mega-Mansion’
(May 6, 2022)

Rescission Can’t Be Based on ‘Duress by Third Person’
(May 5, 2022)

Bride-to-Be Who Signed Prenup Without Reading It Can’t Avoid Consequence—C.A.
(May 5, 2022)

Lawyer’s Recitation of Client’s Allegations Not Privileged
(May 4, 2022)

Redevelopment Plan’s Affordable Housing Proviso Is Defunct
(May 3, 2022)

Byrum, Strassner Appointed to LASC Judgeships
(May 3, 2022)

C.A. Affirms Denial of 50-Block Ban on Drug Dealers
(May 2, 2022)

City Attorney Must Provide Discovery in Infraction Case
(April 29, 2022)

Six-Month Bar on Clearing Encampments Was Invalid
(April 28, 2022)

C.A. Approves Private Lawyers Representing City in UCL Suit on Contingency-Fee Basis
(April 28, 2022)

Kendig Draws Praise for Judicial Service
(April 28, 2022)

A Judge Reflects on Her Career in Law
(April 28, 2022)

State Must Provide Unredacted Accident Reports—C.A.
(April 27, 2022)

Ninth Circuit to Reconsider En Banc Challenge To California Law Banning Private Jails
(April 27, 2022)

C.A. Disguises Parties’ Identities That Were Already Revealed in Publicly Filed Opinion
(April 27, 2022)

Actual Ignorance of Identity Justifies Naming a ‘Doe’
(April 26, 2022)

Airline Not Liable for Unforeseeable Attack By One Passenger Against Another—C.A.
(April 26, 2022)

Irish Bar Association Stages Pre-Meeting Get-Together
(April 26, 2022)

$260,000 Fee Award Proper Though Damages Were $2,500
(April 25, 2022)

Punitive-Damage Claim Barred Based on Untimeliness of Motion to Amend—C.A.
(April 25, 2022)

Bacardi Did Not Infringe Rum-Maker’s ‘Untamed’ Mark
(April 22, 2022)

C.A. Opinion Tells of Tactic Prompting Recusal of All Judges of Small Court
(April 22, 2022)

EPA’s Decision Not to Ban Dog Collar Chemical Is Flawed
(April 21, 2022)

C.A. Tells Parties That Despite Judgment Nullifying Marriage, They Are Still Wed
(April 21, 2022)

D.A. Must Testify as to Entreaties by County Lawyers
(April 20, 2022)

ConAgra Can’t Recoup $1.02 Million Payment to Lead Paint Abatement Fund—C.A.
(April 20, 2022)

Inmate May Not Contest Unauthorized Sentence by Motion
(April 19, 2022)

Ninth Circuit Reinstates Putative Class Action Under ERISA Against Trader Joe’s Company
(April 19, 2022)

Former ADDA Chief Lambastes District Attorney Gascón
(April 19, 2022)

DMV’s License-Revocation Hearings Run Unconstitutionally
(April 18, 2022)

New Evidence, Fraud Justify Dumping $44 Million Judgment
(April 18, 2022)

State Bar Fails to Protect Against Persistent Ethics Violators
(April 15, 2022)

Ameliorative Statute Applies to Revocation of Parole Prior to Effective Date of Law—C.A.
(April 15, 2022)

School District Not Liable for Teacher’s Sex Acts With Pupil
(April 14, 2022)

Lawyer Can’t Claim ‘Surprise’ Upon Learning of Time Requirement in CCP, C.A. Declares
(April 14, 2022)

District Court Judge Mendoza Nominated to Ninth Circuit
(April 14, 2022)

Lawyer Hit With $25,000 in Sanctions for Claiming SLAPP
(April 13, 2022)

Judge Buckley’s Last Day on Bench Is Friday
(April 13, 2022)

Out-of-State Lawyer to Receive No Part of $4 Million Fee
(April 12, 2022)

Fines of More Than $300 Million Properly Imposed on Johnson & Johnson—C.A.
(April 12, 2022)

Lawyers Could Be Liable for Not Telling of Client’s Misdeeds
(April 12, 2022)

Failing to Warn of Anti-SLAPP Law Can Lead to Liability
(April 11, 2022)

Court Criticizes Celebrity Chef Cat Cora
(April 11, 2022)

Cross-Action by Gen. Chuck Yeager’s Widow Was a SLAPP
(April 11, 2022)

C.A. Denies Gascón’s Plea to Limit Judges’ Reconsiderations
(April 8, 2022)

C.A. Affirms Denial of Public Records Request for Names of Persons Arrested for DUI
(April 8, 2022)

Judge Erred in Acting Based on Prospect Bill Would Pass
(April 7, 2022)

Justices Do Not Decide if Outsource Company That Duns, Doesn’t Collect, Is ‘Debt-Collector’
(April 7, 2022)

Expulsion by Private Law School Violated ‘Fair Process’
(April 6, 2022)

CJP Publicly Admonishes Judge Judith Meyer
(April 6, 2022)

Reason Given for Barring Black Woman From Jury Was Pretextual
(April 6, 2022)

C.A. Affirms $2.2 Million Award Against Ex-Lawyer/Stalker
(April 5, 2022)

Ninth Circuit to Decide En Banc If Man Who Feloniously Imperiled Child Can Be Deported
(April 5, 2022)

Decision Declining to Apply California Statute Stands
(April 4, 2022)

Ninth Circuit Queries State High Court About Duty to Warn in Medical Products Cases
(April 4, 2022)

New Trial Properly Ordered in Suit Over ‘Columbo’ Profits
(April 1, 2022)

Yolo Court Had No Jurisdiction in Case Based On Actions in Sacramento Court—C.A.
(April 1, 2022)

Retiree May Have Designation As ‘Deputy District Attorney’
(March 30, 2022)

Indigent Can’t Be Expected to Pay Part of Arbitrator’s Fee
(March 29, 2022)

Adult Store May Stage ‘Ladies Night’—C.A.
(March 29, 2022)

Registrar-Recorder’s Office Alters Candidates’ Designations
(March 28, 2022)

Judges’ PAC Gives $165,000 to Boost Campaigns of Gelfound, Elswick
(March 28, 2022)

Representative Claim in PAGA Suit Improperly Stricken
(March 25, 2022)

Judge Erred in Tossing Plea Bargain Based On Defendant’s Late Arrival in Court—C.A.
(March 25, 2022)

Hearing Set on Writ Petitions Of Hammond, Huerta
(March 25, 2022)

Involvement in Conspiracy Before, After 18, Warrants Trial As Adult—Ninth Circuit
(March 25, 2022)

Candidate Seeks Writ in Bid to Expand Ballot Designation
(March 24, 2022)

Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Action Alleging Securities Fraud by Twitter/a>
(March 24, 2022)

Ex-Prosecutor’s Ballot Designation As Deputy D.A. Draws Challenge
(March 23, 2022)

Conviction for Threatening to Slay Judge Zacky Upheld
(March 23, 2022)

Writ Petition Challenges Eligibility of Candidate for L.A. City Attorney Post
(March 22, 2022)

Three-Days-a-Week ‘Visitation’ Amounts to Joint Legal Custody, Violating Presumption
(March 22, 2022)

‘Continuous Representation’ Might Not End With Firing
(March 22, 2022)

Judge at Hearing on DVRO Application Must Consider Entire Record—Appeals Court
(March 22, 2022)

C.A. Keeps Identity of Client in Fee-Splitting Dispute Secret
(March 21, 2022)

L.A. County’s Flavored Tobacco Ban Is Valid
(March 21, 2022)

Preliminary Injunction Against A.G. Was Validly Issued
(March 18, 2022)

Senate Confirms Slaughter as District Court Judge
(March 18, 2022)

Slayer Not Wrongfully Denied Conjugal Visits, C.A. Holds
(March 17, 2022)

No Need to Accord ‘Academic Deference’ to Dismissal of Resident Physician by Hospital
(March 17, 2022)

Action by Cannabis Business Against City Not a SLAPP
(March 16, 2022)

Judgment Founded on Arbitration Award Can’t Be Assailed Based on Judge’s Discovery Order
(March 16, 2022)

Amazon Must Give Proposition 65 Warnings, C.A. Holds
(March 15, 2022)

Newsom Appoints Five to L.A. Superior Court
(March 15, 2022)

Line-Up of Candidates Set, Battles Over Designations Loom
(March 14, 2022)

Judge Ryan Orders Briefing on Possibility of Resentencing of Inmate Ordered Executed
(March 14, 2022)

Police Station Renamed in Honor of Margaret York
(March 14, 2022)

Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ Did Not Contain Stolen Elements
(March 11, 2022)

Deputy PDs Chastise Public Defender Over Workloads
(March 10, 2022)

Judge White-Brown Has No Election Challenger
(March 10, 2022)

Ninth Circuit Judge VanDyke’s Prediction Comes True
(March 9, 2022)

Only One Prospect of Additional Open Seat Looms
(March 9, 2022)

Robles Flipflops, Files Papers for Superior Court Seat
(March 8, 2022)

Law Firm Entitled to Attorney Fees Out of ‘Common Fund’ for 2,000 Hours of Work
(March 8, 2022)

Deputy P.D.’s Challenge to Judge Gelfound Is Now Official
(March 7, 2022)

Cantil-Sakauye Lifts Four Emergency Orders As of April 30
(March 4, 2022)

Project Can’t Be Blocked Under FHA, FEHA Based on ‘Disparate Impact’ Theory
(March 4, 2022)

Appeals Court Incorporates by Reference Reasoning Set Forth in Opinion in Earlier Same-Facts Case
(March 4, 2022)

Judge Ryan Grants Standing to Family of Murder Victim
(March 3, 2022)

Twitter’s First Amendment Suit Is Not Ripe
(March 3, 2022)

Labor Code §925 Trumps Compulsory Cross-Complaint Law
(March 2, 2022)

Castro-Silva to Resign as L.A. County Counsel
(March 2, 2022)

C.A. Converts Appellant’s Name to Initials
(March 2, 2022)

Lawyer Is a ‘Party’ for Purpose of Family Code Sanction
(March 1, 2022)

Non-Verbatim Repetition of Posted Allegations on Different Website Not a New Publication—C.A.
(March 1, 2022)

Challenge to Garnett Is Official; Kaddo Is Not Opposed
(February 28, 2022)

Pauley Issues Statement on Nomination of Jackson
(February 28, 2022)

MICRA Cap on Damages Applies to Physician Assistants
(February 25, 2022)

Newsom Appoints Judge Lucy Armendariz to Committee Examining CJP
(February 25, 2022)

C.A. Restores Blind Man’s Suit Over ‘Inaccessible’ Website
(February 24, 2022)

Infringement Suit Was Axed Precipitously
(February 24, 2022)

Conspiracy Suit Against County, Former D.A. Lacked Merit
(February 24, 2022)

Deputy DAs Back Recall of District Attorney Gascón
(February 23, 2022)

Judge Stewart to Retire From Superior Court
(February 23, 2022)

Gascón Explains Shift on Sentencing Policy
(February 23, 2022)

There’s No Right to Jury in PAGA Action, C.A. Declares
(February 22, 2022)

No Error in Not Striking Answer of Defendant to Amended Pleading Despite Earlier Default
(February 22, 2022)

Legality of Resentencing in Chambers Draws Challenge
(February 18, 2022)

Reference to Defendant Being on Parole Did Not Require Declaring a Mistrial—C.A.
(February 18, 2022)

Man Convicted of Threats He Contends Were Not Reasonably Believable Loses Appeal
(February 18, 2022)

Man Convicted of Voluntary Manslaughter Is Deportable
(February 17, 2022)

Seven-Year-Plus Sentence for Man, 80, Affirmed
(February 17, 2022)

Judge Erred in Denying Arbitration Based on Procedural Bar
(February 17, 2022)

Miranda Right Need Not Be Invoked With Formality
(February 17, 2022)

Governor to Nominate Guerrero to State High Court Seat
(February 16, 2022)

Judicial Candidate Says DA’s Office Punished Him for Being ‘Fair,’ Won’t Provide Specifics
(February 16, 2022)

LASC’s In-Court Mask Requirement Is Constitutionally Valid
(February 16, 2022)

Lawyer Draws One-Month Suspension for Potshots
(February 16, 2022)

Judge Gelfound Answers Challenger, Defends His Record
(February 15, 2022)

Four Candidacies Emerge as Filing of Declarations Ends
(February 15, 2022)

Judge Elswick’s Challenger Is Infuriated Over News Story
(February 14, 2022)

DCFS Ignored Statutory Duty to Determine If Dependent Child Had Indian Ancestry—C.A.
(February 14, 2022)

Challenge to Judge David Gelfound Is Based on Philosophy
(February 11, 2022)

Order for Forced Medication Can’t Be Based on Recommendation of Psychologist—C.A.
(February 11, 2022)

District Attorney Gascón Won’t Address ADDA
(February 11, 2022)

Confusion Led to Denial of §1473.7 Motion
(February 11, 2022)

LASC Judges Elswick, Gelfound Draw Election Challenges
(February 10, 2022)

PJ Taylor Announces ‘Full Resumption’ of Trials
(February 10, 2022)

Trial Lawyer Gerry Spence, 93, Won’t Get Quick Trial
(February 9, 2022)

C.A.: Statutory Penalty, Punitive Damages Didn’t Constitute Impermissible Double Punishment
(February 9, 2022)

ADDA to Vote on Whether to Back Recall of D.A. Gascón
(February 8, 2022)

Recreational Immunity Bars Suit by Jogger
(February 8, 2022)

Two File Declarations for Superior Court Open Seat
(February 8, 2022)

Emergency Rule Plus Statute Doesn’t Block Dismissal
(February 7, 2022)

Judgeship Candidate Yanks Representations From Website Implying Incumbency
(February 7, 2022)

C.A. Affirms $14 Million Judgment Against Murderer
(February 7, 2022)

C.A. Restores Defamation Suit by Ousted Angels Employee
(February 4, 2022)

Lawyer to Challenge LASC Judge Garnett
(February 4, 2022)

Sixth Open Seat Emerges in L.A. Superior Court Elections
(February 3, 2022)

Ninth Circuit Finds Psychologist’s Report Faulty
(February 3, 2022)

More Take Steps Toward L.A. Superior Court Candidacies
(February 2, 2022)

Notice Ineffective for Failing to Warn of Right to Lawyer Though Party Had a Lawyer
(February 2, 2022)

10 Pull Declarations to Seek L.A. Superior Court Seats
(February 1, 2022)

No Error in Barring Company Chief From Portions of Trial
(January 31, 2022)

Judge Kaddo Says He Will Seek Reelection
(January 31, 2022)

C.A. Panel Disavows Its Earlier Opinion on Attorney Fees
(January 28, 2022)

Barger, Cooley Blast DA’s Juvenile-Transfer Policy
(January 28, 2022)

LASC Judge Moloney Won’t Seek Reelection, Creating Open Seat
(January 28, 2022)

Order for Specific Performance Did Not Bar Damage Award
(January 28, 2022)

Lawyer Says He Will Challenge LASC Judge James Kaddo
(January 27, 2022)

Ninth Circuit Rebuffs Teachers’ Bid for Refund of Dues
(January 27, 2022)

Unnamed Defendant Can’t Remove Case to District Court
(January 26, 2022)

Judge Blocks Implementation of Good-Conduct Rule
(January 26, 2022)

State Bar Hires Law Firm to Probe Girardi’s Influence
(January 25, 2022)

Protester Was to Blame for Her Own Injuries
(January 25, 2022)

Judge Properly Denied Jury Where Fees Not Posted—C.A.
(January 24, 2022)

Gene Kelly’s Widow Justifiably Sanctioned
(January 24, 2022)

VanDyke Writes for Majority, Spoofs Opinion Arriving at Contrary Result
(January 21, 2022)

Panel Reverses Axing of Action Against L.A. County
(January 21, 2022)

Company Not Bound by Statutory Ceiling on Photocopying Charges by Medical Providers
(January 21, 2022)

Ex-Scientologists Need Not Arbitrate Dispute With Church
(January 20, 2022)

Two Nominations Made to District Courts in State
(January 20, 2022)

No Liability for Detention of Trespassing Photographer
(January 19, 2022)

Newsom Failed to Put Forth ‘Some Evidence’ Supporting His Blocking of Parole—C.A.
(January 19, 2022)

Ninth Circuit Denies En Banc Hearing in Vaccination Case
(January 18, 2022)

PAC Boasts ‘About’ $300,000 at Hand to Defend Challenged LASC Judges
(January 18, 2022)

Gascón Emerges As an Issue in Attorney General’s Race
(January 14, 2022)

Former DA Cooley Warns of ‘Dirty Tricksters’
(January 14, 2022)

Award of Costs for Exhibits Not Used at Trial Not Mandatory
(January 14, 2022)

Judge White-Brown to Run, but Will Retire Soon
(January 14, 2022)

Gatto, Early Make Moves Toward Seeking Statewide Offices
(January 13, 2022)

No Need to Rule on Anti-SLAPP Motion in Dismissed Case As Prelude to Fee Request
(January 13, 2022)

Deputy DA Says He Won’t Be Challenging Judge
(January 13, 2022)

Five DDAs, One Private Lawyer Eye Superior Court Seats
(January 12, 2022)

C.A. Repudiates 1935 State Supreme Court Decision
(January 11, 2022)

Car Thief Properly Ordered to Pay Victim for Tarnishing of Title Based on the Pilfering
(January 11, 2022)

C.A. Upholds Firing of Officers Who Skirted Duty, Lied
(January 10, 2022)

Defendant Who Answered ‘Yeah’ Intelligently Waived Jury
(January 7, 2022)

Bonta Cautions Against Prosecutions for Feticide Based on Mother’s Actions
(January 7, 2022)

Judge’s Mid-Testimony Remark on Credibility Permissible
(January 6, 2022)

C.A. Decides Case Involving ‘Measly’ Amount
(January 6, 2022)

C.A. Rejects Contention As to Specificity of CCP §998 Offer
(January 6, 2022)

Personal Service Is Required of Request for Permanent Elder-Abuse Restraining Order
(January 6, 2022)

No Change in Support Obligation of Out-of-Work Party
(January 5, 2022)

County’s Ban on Home Auto Repair Businesses Does Not Create Private Cause of Action—C.A.
(January 5, 2022)

Violent Felon Is Not Entitled to Early Parole Hearing
(January 4, 2022)

S.C. Upholds Death Sentence, Says Confession Not Linked to Earlier Miranda Violations
(January 4, 2022)

Suits Against Bayer Properly Shunted Back to State Court
(January 3, 2022)

C.A. Scraps $1.25 Million Judgment Based on Pupil’s Injury While Running on Playground
(January 3, 2022)

Suspicion of People-Smuggling at Border Justified Vehicle Stop
(January 3, 2022)




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