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C.A. Declares Homebuilder Indemnification Clause Unconscionable
(December 19, 2014)

Supreme Court to Decide Extent of Rescission Remedy For Backdating of Auto Sales Finance Contracts
(December 19, 2014)

Unilever Dismisses Suit Over Labeling of ‘Just Mayo’
(December 19, 2014)

C.A. Clarifies Review Standard in Three-Strikes Resentence Cases
(December 18, 2014)

Ninth Circuit Judges Reappoint Judge Bluebond
(December 18, 2014)

Litigant Waited Too Long to Raise Conflict Issue, C.A. Rules
(December 17, 2014)

Chief Justice Names Chin to Seat on Judicial Council
(December 17, 2014)

Doctor Gets No Offset Against MICRA-Capped Award—S.C.
(December 16, 2014)

Panel Rejects Appeals by Disgraced Ex-Supervisor and Aide
(December 16, 2014)

C.A. Upholds Award to Girls Molested by Carlsbad Teacher
(December 15, 2014)

Brown Names 11 to Superior Court Judgeships
(December 15, 2014)

S.C. Orders Hearing on Bid to Boot Prosecutor From Death Case
(December 12, 2014)

Divided Court of Appeal Panel Allows Hundreds of Countrywide Claims to Be Joined in Single Action
(December 12, 2014)

Can’t Require Return of Privileged Documents Provided Under PRA
(December 11, 2014)

No Liability for Death of Intoxicated Girl CHP Officers Allowed to Wander Highway on Foot at Night—C.A.
(December 11, 2014)

S.C. Denies Latest Bid for Release of ‘Manson Girl’
(December 11, 2014)

Judicial Commission Confirms C.A. Appointments
(December 11, 2014)

Peace Officer Not Entitled to Appeal Assignment Transfer—C.A.
(December 10, 2014)

C.A. Says Threats Charge May Be Based on Hand Gestures
(December 10, 2014)

S.C. Orders New Hearing on Jury Misconduct in Murder Trial
(December 9, 2014)

C.A. Quickly Pulls Publication Order on Opinion
(December 9, 2014)

Court of Appeal Revives Suit Against County Over Auto Rollover
(December 8, 2014)

Appellate Panel Allows Suit Against Malibu Restaurant Over Fatal Crash Involving Patron
(December 8, 2014)

C.A. Reverses Order to Parole Man Convicted 1985 Double Murder
(December 5, 2014)

Prosecutor’s Misuse of “Reasonable Doubt’ Diagram Requires New Trial, Supreme Court Rules
(December 5, 2014)

Appeals Court Strikes Down Part of State’s Law on DNA Testing
(December 4, 2014)

C.A. Faults Disqualified Judge for Signing Order
(December 4, 2014)

Court of Appeal Denies Bid for Resentencing of Hostage-Taker
(December 3, 2014)

Condemned Inmate Charles Richardson Dies of Natural Causes
(December 3, 2014)

Text of Remarks by Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell
(December 3, 2014)

C.A. Allows Writ-Challenge to UI Benefits Determination
(December 2, 2014)

Arbitration Can Be Compelled in Absence of Justiciable Controversy
(December 2, 2014)

Child Support Payments May Be Aligned With Income From Former Job
(December 2, 2014)

No Error in Judge Declining to Consider Declaration Filed on Morning of MSJ Hearing—C.A.
(December 2, 2014)

C.A. Calls Custody Evaluator Biased, Orders Her Off Case
(December 1, 2014)

S.C. Denies Review of Ruling in LASD Whistleblower Case
(November 28, 2014)

Court of Appeal Upholds Warrantless Blood Draw From Parolee Who Did Not Consent
(November 28, 2014)

Firm Sued by Client May Have Attorney-Client Privilege—C.A.
(November 26, 2014)

Superior Court Judge Cesar Sarmiento Retires to Join JAMS
(November 26, 2014)

New Judges to Be Dispersed Among at Least Seven Courthouses
(November 26, 2014)

Brown Nominates Kruger to California High Court
(November 25, 2014)

July Bar Exam Pass Rate Falls Below 50 Percent
(November 25, 2014)

Court of Appeal Reinstates Whistleblower Suit Against Church
(November 24, 2014)

Panel Appears Skeptical of Convicted Lawyer’s Appeal
(November 24, 2014)


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County of L.A. Lags Behind City in Getting Serious About Denying Badges to Non-Officers
(Perspectives, December 17, 2014)

Revising History to Fool Taxpayers


By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, December 16, 2014)

The Prop. 30 Tax Hike Should Retire on Schedule
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, December 9, 2014)

Lamar W. Baker: Bereft of Credentials for the State Appellate Bench, He’s Apt to be Appointed
(Perspectives, December 5, 2014)

For What Are Taxpayers Thankful in 2014?
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, December 2, 2014)

Recalling the Days When the Judges Cracked Down on Vice in Hollywood



By SANDY KRIEGLER

(Feature, December 1, 2014)

UC Pension Crisis Creates Teachable Moment
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, November 25, 2014)

Medical Malpractice Crisis No Longer Exists—Neither Should MICRA


By NATHANIEL J. FRIEDMAN
(In My Opinion, November 20, 2014)

Look Who Is Living Like the One Percent
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, November 18, 2014)

Prop. 13 Is Given a Reprieve From Californians
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, November 12, 2014)

It’s Scary Season Again
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, November 4, 2014)

Remember That Honorary Badge We Gave You? We Want It Back—Sheriff Pitchess
(Perspectives, October 29, 2014)

Sheriff Eugene Biscailuz Bestows Thousands of Honorary Deputy Badges
(Perspectives, October 9, 2014)

City Issues Badges to Non-Police; Abuses Abound; New Badges Render Old Ones Obsolete…And Then the Cycle Starts All Over
(Perspectives, October 2, 2014)

[X] Tom Griego
(Editorial, September 23, 2014)

A Need Exists for Reform of Judicial-Election Procedures
(Editorial, September 23, 2014)

Reporters Who Carried Guns: Did They Do So With a ‘Wink and a Nod’ From Police?
(Perspectives, September 18, 2014)

Reporters Once Toted Firearms; Was a Press Badge a Substitute for a Gun Permit?
(Perspectives, September 17, 2014)

1891: L.A. Police Commission Approves Identification Badges for Reporters
(Perspectives, September 15, 2014)

Reporters in Los Angeles Used to Carry Badges…Which Sometimes Were Misused
(Perspectives, September 10, 2014)

Jeffrey Prang, Candidate for Assessor, Seeks to Flimflam
(Perspectives, August 20, 2014)

State Bar’s Institutional Memory Is Failing; It Forgets a Speaker Named Earl Warren
(Perspectives, August 19, 2014)

Summary of Recommendations in Superior Court Races
(Editorial, May 30, 2014)

[X] Steven P. Schreiner
(Editorial, May 29, 2014)

[X] Debra L. Losnick [X] Jacqueline Lewis
(Editorial, May 29, 2014)

[X] Donna Hollingsworth Armstrong
(Editorial, May 22, 2014)

[X] Stacy Wiese
(Editorial, May 20, 2014)

[X] Amy Carter [X] Alison Matsumoto Estrada [X] Andrew Cooper
(Editorial, May 14, 2014)

[X] Teresa P. Magno
(Editorial, May 7, 2014)

[ ] No Recommendation
(Editorial, April 29, 2014)

[X] Charles M. Calderon
(Editorial, April 21, 2014)

[X] James B. Pierce
(Editorial, April 16, 2014)

Judge Lavin Fails to Excise Phony Ballot Designation From the Ballot
(Perspectives, March 28, 2014)

Pamela Matsumoto, Arnold Medick: Invalidly Claim Designations as ALJs
(Perspectives, March 19, 2014)

Two Would-Be Judges—Kim and Felder—Try to Get by With Bogus Ballot Designations
(Perspectives, March 18, 2014)

E-Cigarettes — Poison or Panacea?
By RALPH B. SALTSMAN AND STEPHEN WARREN SOLOMON
(The Legal Community, March 17, 2014)

Settlements — When Is a Settlement Agreement Litigation by Other Means?

Cook
By DAVID J. COOK
(The Legal Community, January 29, 2014)

Olmsted Blasts Baca for Successfully Challenging Unconstitutionality of Charter Provision
(Perspectives, December 19, 2013)

Italian American Lawyers Association Adds Feature at Dinner Meeting: a Commercial Break
(Perspectives, November 18, 2013)

Commercial Liens — Paper Terrorism in Your Mail Box
By DAVID J. COOK
(The Legal Community, November 4, 2013)

“Ze Plane! Ze Plane!" — The Magic of Third Party Releases in a Confirmed Plan
By DAVID J. COOK
(The Legal Community, October 24, 2013)

Dodgers, McCourt Ask Judge to Scuttle Lawsuit Over Stow’s Injuries
(Perspectives, September 16, 2013)

[X] Mike Feuer
(Editorial, May 10, 2013)

1950s: Ike Was in the White House, Women Wore Nylons, Doctors Made House Calls
(Perspectives,April 10, 2013)

Playing Cards — The Final Hands
By DAVID J. COOK
(The Legal Community, January 14, 2013)

Playing Cards — Protect Yourself: Liens and Schemes
By DAVID J. COOK
(The Legal Community, December 17, 2012)

Lacey Becomes 42nd District Attorney of Los Angeles County
(Perspectives, December 3, 2012)

Gregory Alarcon: Not Apt to Be Chosen as Anybody’s ‘Judge of the Year’
(Perspectives, November 20, 2012)

Playing Cards: Pull Up a Chair and Sit Down—More Ways to Collect
By DAVID J. COOK

(The Legal Community, October 30, 2012)

Playing Cards: Pull Up a Chair and Sit Down—Finding the Money
By DAVID J. COOK
(The Legal Community, September 12, 2012)

Was Lacey’s Recantation of Earlier Testimony a Routine Correction or Perjury?
(Perspectives, August 30, 2012)

Reaganomics: It Worked Then; It Would Work Now
(Perspectives, August 28, 2012)

Department 36: The Judge Is a Bobble-Head, His Clerk an Unbridled Dominator
(Perspectives, August 15, 2012)

Playing Cards: Pull Up a Chair and Sit Down—How Much Is Owed?
By DAVID J. COOK
(The Legal Community, August 7, 2012)

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