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High Court: Nonresidents Can Join Plavix Lawsuit
(August 30, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Rules for LAPD in Beating Suit By Former Universal Pictures Executive
(August 30, 2016)

U.S. Not Liable for Inept Parole Officers, Panel Rules
(August 29, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Reinstates Trademark Suit Against Owner of Canada’s ‘Pirate Joe’s’
(August 29, 2016)

State Supreme Court Clerk/Administrator Frank McGuire to Retire Next Month
(August 29, 2016)

C.A. Upholds Disabled Man’s Criminal Threats Conviction
(August 26, 2016)

High Court Disbars Lawyer Involved in Stun Gun Incident
(August 26, 2016)

Lawyer Pleads Not Guilty to Sex With 14-Year-Old Boy
(August 26, 2016)

Court Orders New Trial in Anaheim Police Shooting Case
(August 25, 2016)

Supreme Court to Resolve Conflict Over Delayed-Discovery Rule in Toxics Cases
(August 25, 2016)

Panel Upholds L.A. Hotel Worker Minimum Wage Law
(August 24, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Questions Deportation Based On Cockfighting Conviction
(August 24, 2016)

Hearing Set as Aceves Challenges ‘Domestic Violence’ Ballot Title
(August 23, 2016)

High Court Reverses Death Sentence on Rehearing
(August 23, 2016)

S.C. Agrees to Decide Whether Wage Claim Can Be Rejected as ‘De Minimis’
(August 22, 2016)

Candidate Schreiner Again Challenges Archuleta’s Ballot Designation
(August 19, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Upholds Bay Area Lawyer’s Conviction for Money Laundering
(August 19, 2016)

Brown Signs Bill Barring Immigration Status Evidence
(August 18, 2016)

C.A. Upholds Anti-‘Pension Spiking’ Legislation
(August 18, 2016)

Senate Passes Bill Mandating Pro Bono for Law Students
(August 17, 2016)

C.A. Says Public Interest Group Can Sue to Block Covina Car Dealership
(August 17, 2016)

Judge Denies Motions She Sought to Postpone, Render Moot
(August 17, 2016)

S.C. Tosses Death Sentence in Murders at Target Store
(August 16, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Upholds Open Primary, Says It Does Not Violate Democrats’ Rights
(August 16, 2016)

Affair Admissible to Dispute Consortium Claim—C.A.
(August 15, 2016)

Court Says Judge’s Vacation No Excuse for Not Hearing New Trial Motion by Deadline
(August 15, 2016)

S.C. Upholds $6.33 Million Fee Award in Class Action
(August 12, 2016)

Supreme Court Overturns Death Sentence, Says Juror’s Removal Was Improper
(August 12, 2016)

S.C. Denies Review of Ruling in USC Sexual Assault Probe
(August 11, 2016)

State Settles With Contractors, Lawyers Who Allegedly Evicted Military Families Illegally
(August 11, 2016)

C.A. Rejects Brown Act Suit Against City Council as SLAPP
(August 10, 2016)

Superior Court Judge John Henning to Retire
(August 10, 2016)

Montebello Officials Satisfied First Prong of Anti-SLAPP Law
(August 9, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Denies Relief to Defendant Whose Sentence Was Increased After Trial
(August 9, 2016)

C.A. Tosses Order That City Refund Marijuana Penalties
(August 8, 2016)

Ninth Circuit to Review Southern District’s Detainee Shackling Policy En Banc
(August 8, 2016)

Counsel for Justice Might Be Separated From LACBA
(August 5, 2016)

Ninth Circuit Court Upholds Dismissal of ‘Comfort Woman’ Statute Challenge
(August 5, 2016)

End Elections to State Bar Board of Trustees—Task Force
(August 4, 2016)

General Release Invalidated §998 Offer—C.A.
(August 4, 2016)

C.A. Affirms Anti-SLAPP Motion Won by TMZ, Harvey Levin
(August 3, 2016)

Defendant Appearing in Action As a ‘Doe’ Need Not Reveal Identity—C.A.
(August 3, 2016)

Signature on Employment Application Can’t Be Assumed to Be That of Applicant—Court
(August 3, 2016)

Retired Court of Appeal Justice Jack E. Goertzen Dies
(August 2, 2016)

S.C. Resolves Conflict Over Anti-SLAPP Rulings
(August 2, 2016)

Wrongful Termination Suit Against UC No SLAPP, C.A. Rules
(August 1, 2016)

Delay in Issuing Decision Did Not Nullify Arbitration Award—Court of Appeal
(August 1, 2016)


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California Special Districts: Hiding in Plain Sight


(In My Opinion, August 30, 2016)

High Speed Rail Is ‘On Track’ to Incur Billions in Overruns
(In My Opinion, August 23, 2016)

Judge Percy ‘Mad Dog’ Anderson Clings to Baca Case
(Perspectives, August 16, 2016)

Chickens Come Home to Roost
(In My Opinion, August 16, 2016)

Controller Dead Wrong on Property Taxes
(In My Opinion, August 10, 2016)

[X] E. Matthew Aceves
(Editorial, August 2, 2016)

The Only Appropriate Course for Baca’s Prosecutors: Move for Dismissal
(Editorial, July 26, 2016)

Teachers Union Hits Taxpayers with ‘Money Club’ Again
(In My Opinion, July 26, 2016)

Percy Anderson: Is He Fit to Be a Judge?
(Perspectives, July 25, 2016)

We Don’t Need Higher Taxes
(In My Opinion, July 19, 2016)

Lee Baca, as I Know Him
(In My Opinion, July 15, 2016)

U.S. Attorney’s Office Acts Viciously in Seeking Incarceration of Ex-Sheriff Baca
(Perspectives, July 14, 2016)

LACBA Installation: Gouging Price, Lousy Food, Babbling Barristers
(Perspectives, June 29, 2016)

LACBA Chief Margaret Stevens: Does She Fail to Grasp the Mandate for Reform?
(Perspectives, June 28, 2016)

Summary of Recommendations in Superior Court Races
(Editorial, June 6, 2016)

Endorsements in LACBA Election
(Editorial, June 6, 2016)

LACBA’s General Counsel: A Loose Cannon
(Perspectives, May 23, 2016)

[X] Ray Santana
(Editorial, May 9, 2016)

[X] Cyndy Zuzga
(Editorial, May 9, 2016)

[X] Susan Jung Townsend
(Editorial, April 29, 2016)

[X] David Berger
(Editorial, April 22, 2016)

[X] James Kaddo
(Editorial, April 22, 2016)

LACBA Leaders Engage in Election Misdeeds
(Editorial, April 19, 2016)

State Bar Misrepresents Extent of Its Victory in Dunn Case
(Perspectives, April 12, 2016)

LACBA Nominating Committee Displays Short-Sightedness
(Perspectives, April 8, 2016)

[X]Steven Schreiner
(Editorial, March 31, 2016)

[X] Kathryn Ann Solorzano
(Editorial, March 16, 2016)

LACBA Should Swerve From Its Perilous Course
(Editorial, March 15, 2016)

LACBA Censors Report Critical of LACBA

(Viewpoint, March 4, 2016)

Saladino Entered Into an Accord; His Claim Against the County Is a Sham
(Perspectives, December 15, 2015)

C.A. Permits Amended Complaint Contradicting Previous Pleadings
(Perspectives, December 9, 2015)

‘But Officer, Don’t You See My Windshield Decal?’
(Perspectives, December 7, 2015)

Court of Appeal Justice Judith Ashmann-Gerst Backs Down, but Only a Little
(Perspectives, December 3, 2015)

LACBA Sections Need More Information Than They’ve Been Promised
(Perspectives, December 1, 2015)

Attorney Asks Court of Appeal to Strip Potshots at Him From Opinion
(Perspectives, November 24, 2015)

Take Your Choice: A Traffic Ticket or a Ticket to the Policemen’s Ball
(Perspectives, November 17, 2015)

ACLU’s Action to Bar Cross From County Seal to Be Decided Without Witnesses
(Perspectives, November 12, 2015)

Justice Ashmann-Gerst Owes Apology to Lawyers She Berated
(Perspectives, November 9, 2015)

License Plates With Low Numbers Became Political Rewards
(Perspectives, November 5, 2015)

Mayors, Governors, ‘Special’ Deputies Had Cars Equipped With Sirens
(Perspectives, November 2, 2015)

Paper ‘Courtesy Cards’ Were Desirable—but Gold Ones Were All the More So
(Perspectives, October 29, 2015)

‘Courtesy Cards’ Shield Bearer From Traffic Tickets
(Perspectives, October 27, 2015)

Presley Garners Another Badge, Thanks to Richard Nixon
(Perspectives, October 22, 2015)

Government Regulation: Court of Appeal Shines Light on Liquor Licensing

(The Legal Community, October 20, 2015)

Elvis Presley: The Man Who Flimflammed President Nixon
(Perspectives, October 19, 2015)

Alighting From a Car With a Revolving Blue Light Is ‘Lawman’ Elvis Presley
(Perspectives, October 13, 2015)

Myths Surround Los Angeles Badges Given to Elvis Presley
(Perspectives, October 7, 2015)

Carrying a Badge, Elvis Presley Play-Acts the Role of a Policeman
(Perspectives, September 24, 2015)

Chinese Americans Face a Challenging Road to Admission

(The Legal Community, September 17, 2015)

Judges Should Not Enjoy Impunity From Prosecution for Perjury
(Editorial, September 16, 2015)

Honorary Badges Evoke Controversies Across the Continent
(Perspectives, August 18, 2015)

Controversies Over Badges Erupt at State Level
(Perspectives, August 13, 2015)

Federal Government Requires Peering Through Students’ Bedroom Windows
(Perspectives, July 27, 2015)

Propagators of the Jury System: the Vikings, a King, and a Pope
(Perspectives, July 20, 2015)

Appeals Court Seals Document in Contravention of Legal Requisites
(Perspectives, July 9, 2015)

Los Angeles County Bar Association Fleeces Attendees at Installation
(Perspectives, July 2, 2015)

Lamar W. Baker: ‘Sign In, Please’—Like Other White House Visitors
(Perspectives, June 25, 2015)

Did Lamar W. Baker Lie About Working in the White House?
(Perspectives, June 22, 2015)

A House for Equal Justice, From Design to Completion

(Feature, June 18, 2015)

Court of Appeal Questions Trial Court’s Sealing of Entire Complaint
(Perspectives, June 16, 2015)

Floridian Who Wants to Litigate in Secrecy Finds California a Desirable Venue
(Perspectives, June 3, 2015)

Merrill Lynch ‘Wealth Advisor’ Is Allowed to Litigate in Partial Secrecy
(Perspectives, June 2, 2015)

Lamar W. Baker: Bereft of Credentials for the State Appellate Bench, He’s Been Appointed
(Perspectives, May 27, 2015)

Is the Concept of Due Process Derived From the Magna Carta?
(Perspectives, May 7, 2015)

USC Professor Points Out: Magna Carta Didn’t Confer Right to Jury
(Perspectives, May 6, 2015)

C.A. Justice Terms Previous Utterance ‘Ambiguous’—Won’t Admit It Was Error
(Perspectives, April 28, 2015)

Times Story Leads to A.G. Opinion That Daunts Conferring of Honorary Badges
(Perspectives,April 27, 2015)

Flashing of Unofficial Badges Persists Into the New Millennium
(Perspectives, March 23, 2015)

In the 1970s, Heads of Law Enforcement Agencies Continue Awarding Honorary Badges
(Perspectives, March 16, 2015)

Controversies Over Honorary Peace Officer Badges: Not Unique to L.A. City or County
(Perspectives, March 3, 2015)

‘We Refer to the Parties by Their First Names…Not Out of Disrespect.’ Balderdash.
(Perspectives,January 12, 2015)

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

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

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

(Feature, December 1, 2014)

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


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