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C.A. Says Church’s Suit Against Donor Was a SLAPP
(February 27, 2017)

Two Judges, Commissioner Slate Retirements
(February 27, 2017)

State Bar Charges Carmen Trutanich With Suppressing Evidence in Murder Case
(February 24, 2017)

Ex-Federal Prosecutor John Early Named U.S. Magistrate Judge for Central District
(February 24, 2017)

Youth Leagues Must Search Backgrounds of Coaches—C.A.
(February 23, 2017)

Becerra Urges Review of Ruling Striking Down Ban on Grand Jury Police Shooting Probes
(February 23, 2017)

Court of Appeal Upholds Dismissal of Suit by Poker Players
(February 22, 2017)

Brown Reappoints Michael Moodian to CJP
(February 22, 2017)

Public Defender Accused of Lying to County Supervisors
(February 21, 2017)

C.A. Rejects Joint Venture Theory in Suit by Wildfire Victim Against San Diego Lawyers
(February 21, 2017)

Company Can’t Sue Competitors Over Wage Violations
(February 17, 2017)

State High Court Agrees to Decide Whether Underpaid Worker Can Sue ADP
(February 17, 2017)

Lawyer’s Defamation Suit Against Facebook Held SLAPP
(February 16, 2017)

Court of Appeal Holds a Life Sentence for Voluntary Manslaughter Unconstitutional
(February 16, 2017)

C.A. Largely Upholds Verdict in Police Recruits’ Bias Suit
(February 15, 2017)

Supervisors Approve $15,000 Payment for Deputy P.D.’s State Bar Defense
(February 15, 2017)

Fresno Sheriff Exonerates Anthony Capozzi, Ex-State Bar President, in Smuggling Probe
(February 14, 2017)

C.A. Upholds Rent Control Waivers of Rights
(February 14, 2017)

Elwood Lui in Line for Appointment as Div. Two’s Presiding Justice
(February 13, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Rejects Suit Against Bush, Cheney and Others Over Iraq War
(February 13, 2017)

C.A. Rules Statute Requires Strict Adherence to ‘Right to Repair’ Deadlines
(February 13, 2017)

Ninth U.S. Circuit Panel Rejects Trump Travel Ban
(February 10, 2017)

Court of Appeal Affirms Order Tossing Suit Against Actor Marlon Wayans as SLAPP
(February 10, 2017)

C.A. Reinstates Suit Over Brokerage Commission
(February 9, 2017)

Court Revives Suit Against Metrolink Over Equestrian’s Death on Railroad Bridge
(February 9, 2017)

C.A. Declines to Apply Arbitration Clause to Labor Claims
(February 8, 2017)

Court Rejects Claims Against Trustees of Church of Pastor Convicted of Embezzling
(February 8, 2017)

Retired Ventura Judge Dies in Apparent-Murder Suicide
(February 7, 2017)

Presiding Justice Roger W. Boren Retires After 33 Years on Bench
(February 7, 2017)

Company’s Suit Against Ex-Executive’s Attorney Held SLAPP
(February 6, 2017)

S.C. Declines to Review Ruling on Statute of Limitations in Medical Misdiagnosis Cases
(February 6, 2017)

C.A. Upholds Dismissal of Claim Against Ambulance Firm
(February 3, 2017)

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Challenge to Voter-Approved Death Penalty Measure
(February 3, 2017)

Court of Appeal Tosses Part of Judgment in Loan Dispute
(February 2, 2017)

Remembrance Set for Charles Scarlett, Retired Superior Court Judge
(February 2, 2017)

Services in San Rafael Sunday for Retired District Judge William W. Schwarzer
(February 2, 2017)

C.A. Rejects Beneficiary’s Claim for ‘Opportunities Lost’
(February 1, 2017)

Ethics Committee Seeks Comment on Whether Judges Can Own Marijuana Businesses
(February 1, 2017)

Suit Over Anti-Domestic Violence Speech Held SLAPP
(January 31, 2017)

Los Angeles Superior Court to Require Electronic Filing for Probate Cases
(January 31, 2017)

29th Annual ‘Persons of the Year’ Dinner Held
(Persons of the Year, January 31, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Dissenters Blast Overturning of Conviction
(January 30, 2017)

Retired Ninth Circuit Judge Norris Dies at 89
(January 30, 2017)

‘Trail’ Immunity Bars Suit by Man Hit by Golf Ball—C.A.
(January 27, 2017)

S.C. Upholds Death Sentence for Parolee in Oakland Robbery-Murder
(January 27, 2017)

Panel Overturns Debt Collection Class Action Settlement
(January 26, 2017)

C.A. Overturns Suspension, Fine Imposed on Quarter Horse Trainer De La Torre
(January 26, 2017)

C.A. Rules for School District in Fight Over Zoning
(January 25, 2017)

Court of Appeal Rules Irrigation District Is Not a ‘Municipal Corporation’
(January 25, 2017)

S.C. Overturns Lower Court Holdings on Insurance Rule
(January 24, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Upholds Rejection of Claims by Alleged ‘Copyright Troll’
(January 24, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Rejects Yagman Challenge to L.A.’s Parking Citation Process
(January 23, 2017)

Appeals Court Orders New Trial in Tour Bus Rollover Suit
(January 20, 2017)

S.C. Says Time Limit for Affidavits Supporting Motion for New Trial Not Jurisdictional
(January 20, 2017)

C.A. Revives Alta Dena Heirs’ Suit Against Buchalter Nemer
(January 19, 2017)

Senior U.S. District Judge Robert Timlin Dies
(January 19, 2017)

C.A. Affirms Suspension of Drugstore’s Liquor License
(January 18, 2017)

Court: Teen Seeking Extended Foster Care Did Not Waive Therapist Privilege
(January 18, 2017)

C.A. Upholds Deputy P.D.’s Driver’s License Suspension
(January 17, 2017)

Standing by Truck Containing Baseball Bat Does Not Constitute Possession of Billy
( January 17, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Revives Consumers’ Action Against Apple
(January 13, 2017)

C.A. Derides Appellant’s Contention, Tone of Brief
(January 13, 2017)

Allegations About Architect of Massive Fraud Privileged
(January 12, 2017)

Legislature Can’t Bar Grand Jury Probes Into Fatal Police Shootings—C.A.
(January 12, 2017)

JOHN CHIANG: Trained in Law, His Background Is in Politics
(Person of the Year, January 12, 2017)

MARC STAENBERG: Onetime Auto Racer and Entertainment Lawyer Guides ‘Active and Activist’ Bar Association
(Person of the Year, January 12, 2017)

ALAN SKOBIN: A Man Defined by Work, Family and Public Service
(Person of the Year, January 12, 2017)

Decision to Retry Former Sheriff Baca Is Questioned
(January 11, 2017)

Courts to Receive $3.6 Billion Under Brown’s Proposed Budget
(January 11, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Judges Divided on California Time Bar
(January 10, 2017)

C.A. Orders Judge to Consider Trial-by-Telephone
(January 10, 2017)

Court of Appeal Says $12.7 Million Award Was Excessive
(January 9, 2017)

Anti-SLAPP Not Dependent on Subject Matter Jurisdiction
(January 6, 2017)

WalMart-Backed Initiative Violated Brown Act—Court of Appeal
(January 6, 2017)

Lessor Barred From Regaining Possession of Unit
(January 5, 2017)

Dismissal of Drug Charges Against Pilot Doesn’t Bar Yanking Aircraft Certificate
(January 5, 2017)

C.A. Imposes $15,000 Sanction for Frivolous Appeal
(January 5, 2017)

No Need to Show Feasible Means of Identifying Class
(January 4, 2017)

Public Defender Ronald L. Brown Retires
(January 4, 2017)

Kenealy Becomes Acting Attorney General
(January 4, 2017)

PAGA Claim Is Not Subject to Arbitration Clause—C.A.
(January 4, 2017)

Entering Laundry Room Through Window to Steal Coins Is Not ‘Shoplifting’—C.A.
(January 4, 2017)

Ninth Circuit: Real Imposed Unlawful Sentence
(January 4, 2017)

No Immunity for Majority of Jail Officers In Fatal Maricopa County Beating
(January 3, 2017)

DWP Pay-for-No-Work Case Returns to S.C.
(January 3, 2017)


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Time to Abandon the Bear Flag


(In My Opinion, February 22, 2017)

Civil Rights: Marijuana Is Here to Stay

(The Legal Community, February 16, 2017)

Elwood Lui: Following in the Footsteps of David Yaffe
(Perspectives, February 14, 2017)

Acting PD Seeks to Fool the Board of Supervisors
(Perspectives, February 10, 2017)

Time for a Major Change in Course
(In My Opinion, February 7, 2017)

Businesses Do Not Pay Taxes, ‘We Do’
(In My Opinion, January 31, 2017)

For Tax Raisers, End of Drought Is Bad News
(In My Opinion, January 24, 2017)

Lawyers Seek to Justify Shielding of Identities of Cheerleaders/Litigants
(Perspectives, January 19, 2017)

Div. Five Presiding Justices in L.A. and San Francisco: Worlds Apart
(Perspectives, January 18, 2017)

Should Be a Happy New Year for State Workers
(In My Opinion, January 4, 2017)

Secrecy in LACBA: A Look Back, a Look Forward
(Perspectives, December 28, 2016)

How Far Has LACBA Come in the Past 50 Years?
(Perspectives, December 22, 2016)

Summary of Judicial Endorsements
(Editorial, November 3, 2016)

JEEC Is Not Comprised of Members Meeting the Prime Criterion
(Perspectives, November 2, 2016)

LACBA Seeks to Promote Candidacies of Three Judicial Aspirants
(Perspectives, November 1, 2016)

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

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

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

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