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Possession of Child Porn Admissible in Rape Case
(September 28, 2020)

Judicial Council to Devote $25 Million to Technology
(September 28, 2020)

Allegations of Substandard Care by Dentist Were Not Protected—C.A.
(September 28, 2020)

Candidate Says Rival Capitalizes on Ginsburg’s Death
(September 25, 2020)

IRS Special Agent Who Cheated on Taxes Not Prejudiced by Barring of Testimony
(September 25, 2020)

State Employer Can’t Boost Discipline That Is Final—C.A.
(September 25, 2020)

LACBA Opposes Federal Agents at Demonstration Sites
(September 24, 2020)

Expert Testimony ‘Usurped’ Role of Jury, Trial Judge—Appeals Court
(September 24, 2020)

California Escrow Interest Statute Preempted by Federal Law
(September 23, 2020)

Indian Band Lost Tribal Sovereign Immunity by Voluntarily Litigating in District Court
(September 23, 2020)

Mother Who Struck Baby, Who Died, Might Get New Sentence
(September 22, 2020)

Officers’ Conduct Was Reasonable in Shootout With Fleeing Felon—C.A.
(September 22, 2020)

Judge Gilbert M. Lopez to Retire Oct. 23 After 25-Year Career on the Bench
(September 22, 2020)

Lawyer, Slammed for Insulting Bench Officer, Seeks Aid
(September 21, 2020)

Workers’ Compensation Exclusive Remedy Where Death Caused by On-Job Imbibing
(September 21, 2020)

C.A. Eschews Literal Reading of Judge-Dinging Statute
(September 18, 2020)

Lawyer’s Own Personal-Injury Action Was Properly Bumped
(September 18, 2020)

Single Racial Slur by Co-Worker Insufficient for FEHA Suit
(September 18, 2020)

Male Inmate Claiming Gender Bias Can’t Sue Under Unruh Act
(September 17, 2020)

Man Who Completed Drug Program Not Entitled to Sealing of Records
(September 17, 2020)

Judge May Declare Lack of Jurisdiction Without a Hearing
(September 16, 2020)

Attorney Fees Under Trade Secrets Act Belong to Attorney, Not Client—C.A.
(September 16, 2020)

Insurer Might Be Liable for Loss Not Covered by Policy
(September 15, 2020)

Johnson, Miguda-Armstead to Retire From Los Angeles Superior Court Judgeships
(September 15, 2020)

Italian American Lawyers Association to Stage ‘New York Street Fair’
(September 15, 2020)

Automatic Renewal Law Confers No Private Cause of Action
(September 14, 2020)

Ninth Circuit Vacates Two Injunctions Against ICE Agents in Central District
(September 14, 2020)

Retaining Unfounded Abuse Reports in Database Is Justified
(September 11, 2020)

Jessner, Rice to Compete for Position of Superior Court Assistant Presiding Judge
(September 11, 2020)

Plaintiff Has Initial Burden in Access Action Under ADA
(September 10, 2020)

No Attorney Fees for Bakery That Prevailed in Action Over Same-Sex Wedding Cakes
(September 10, 2020)

Unincorporated Association Qualifies for CCP §1021.5 Fees
(September 10, 2020)

No Constitutional Violation in ‘Winner-Take-All’ Voting System
(September 9, 2020)

C.A. Files Redacted Opinion, Full Version is Sealed; Security Concerns Are Cited
(September 9, 2020)

Ninth Circuit to Consider Instituting Conditional Reversals
(September 8, 2020)

No Clear Error in District Court’s Order for Arbitration of Dispute With Uber
(September 8, 2020)

Independent Review Should Be Conducted in Resentencing Bid
(September 4, 2020)

‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Dispute Not Related To ‘Fast & Furious’ Contracts—C.A.
(September 4, 2020)

Attorney Improperly Obtained Default Without Telling Ex-Client’s New Lawyer
(September 3, 2020)

Two Improper Remarks by Co-Worker Don’t Give Rise to FEHA Action Against Employer
(September 3, 2020)

Six Judges Balk at No En Banc Review of Border-Search Ruling
(September 3, 2020)

Man Has No Claim Based on FBI Agent’s Conduct Outside U.S.
(September 2, 2020)

Law Firm Not Bound by Client’s Agreement to Arbitrate Claims With Litigation Broker
(September 2, 2020)

Justice Johnson Asks High Court to Review Ouster Order
(September 1, 2020)

Screenwriters Have No Entitlement to Damages Where Any Loss Would Be Speculative—C.A.
(September 1, 2020)

A.G.’s Office Seeks En Banc Review of Second Amendment Case
(August 31, 2020)

Husband Must Compensate Wife for Losses From Unauthorized Deals
(August 31, 2020)

Checking In on Neighbor Was ‘Active Law Enforcement Service’
(August 28, 2020)

County Can’t Classify All Actions on Well Permits as Ministerial—S.C.
(August 28, 2020)

Late-Discovery Rule Inapplicable in Suit Against Unlicensed Contractor
(August 27, 2020)

Employee Who Received Office Handbook Is Bound by Arbitration Clause—C.A.
(August 27, 2020)

U.S. Criminal Laws Were Validly Applied to Man Residing in U.K
(August 27, 2020)

Contemporaneous Representation of Parties Wasn’t ‘Protected’
(August 26, 2020)

C.A. Limits CCP §170.6 Challenge Following Reversal, Remand
(August 26, 2020)

Suit Against Officials Over DWP Overcharges Properly Axed
(August 26, 2020)

Disabled May Sue Uber Under ADA Without Downloading App
(August 25, 2020)

Jurisdiction Exists in Central District in Action Over Saudi’s Shares of Stock
(August 25, 2020)

State High Court Overturns Death Sentence for Scott Peterson
(August 25, 2020)

Prison Gender-Discrimination Suit Gets Intermediate Scrutiny
(August 24, 2020)

Attorney Precluded From Raising Any Issues on Appeal Based on Violation of Rule
(August 24, 2020)

Expert Testimony in Wrongful Death Suit Improperly Tossed—C.A.
(August 21, 2020)

Over-Prescriber of Drugs Wasn’t Prejudiced by Evidence of Deaths of Three Patients
(August 21, 2020)

Starbucks Not Liable for Injury From Spilled Scalding Tea
(August 20, 2020)

Mitchell Silberberg Persuades Court of Appeal Shareholders Bound by Arbitration Clause
(August 20, 2020)

Voluntary Settlement Was Not Enough to Support Malicious Prosecution Claim—Appeals Court
(August 20, 2020)

Negligence Claim Against Gay-Bashing Pastor Not a SLAPP
(August 19, 2020)

C.A. Justice Laurie D. Zelon to Retire Aug. 31
(August 19, 2020)

Alan H. Friedenthal Dies at Age 64
(August 19, 2020)

Golden State Warriors Must Pay for Arena Renovations—C.A.
(August 19, 2020)

Heirs of Jewish Woman Forced by Nazis to Part With Painting Can’t Recover It
(August 18, 2020)

Statutory Damages Are Limited to $500 Per Lawsuit Against Nursing Homes
(August 18, 2020)

California Ban on High-Capacity Firearms Magazines Is Invalid
(August 17, 2020)

$2 Million Punitive Damages Award to Fired Employee Not Excessive—C.A.
(August 17, 2020)

Facebook Isn’t Copyright Infringer by Not Removing Posting
(August 17, 2020)

C.A. Declares Strict Products Liability Applies to Amazon
(August 14, 2020)

Suit by African Americans for Whom Bank Would Not Set Up Account Is Reinstated
(August 14, 2020)

S.C. Sidesteps Validity of Subpoena Served on Facebook, Inc.
(August 14, 2020)

Plaintiff Failed to Show Retaliation, Not Gossiping, Caused Ouster As Fire Chief
(August 14, 2020)

Counselor’s Facebook Posts Constituted ‘Immoral Conduct’
(August 13, 2020)

C.A. Reinstates Action Alleging Improprieties by Orange County Criminal Justice Officials
(August 13, 2020)

Brazile: No Civil Jury Trials to Be Held This Calendar Year
(August 12, 2020)

Restraining Order Against City Council ‘Gadfly’ Survives First Amendment Challenge
(August 12, 2020)

No Apportionment of Liability Among Intentional Tortfeasors
(August 11, 2020)

Disbarred Lawyer Alan Broidy Pleads Guilty to Transportation of Stolen Property
(August 11, 2020)

Court Retains Power to Order Vaccinations of Dependent Children
(August 10, 2020)

Attorney General’s Office Comes to Aid of Woman Charged With Infanticide
(August 10, 2020)

Former D.A. Steve Cooley Slams Prosecution of David Lacey
(August 7, 2020)

Edmund Clarke Jr. to Retire Sept. 24 From Los Angeles Superior Court
(August 7, 2020)

County Ordinance Restricting Growing of Marijuana Plant Doesn’t Justify Seizure
(August 7, 2020)

Inmate Convicted of Murder May Not File Habeas Petition
(August 7, 2020)

Ninth Circuit Resuscitates Fred Segal Trademark Case
(
August 6, 2020)

Agreement to Pay Full Amount Claimed Was Unenforceable Penalty—C.A.
(
August 6, 2020 )

Warning Sign Insulated BevMo! From ‘Bait-and-Switch’ Liability
(
August 5, 2020)

Inducing Cancellation of At-Will Contract Might Be Tortious
(
August 4, 2020)

More Than $555,000 Spent on Reuben’s Failed L.A. Superior Court Campaign
(
August 4, 2020)

Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Lawsuit for Defamation by Daniels Against Trump
(
August 3, 2020)

Man Who Sped at 103 mph, Causing Fatal Crash, Wins New Sentencing
(
August 3, 2020)

Four-Year Delay in Seeking Coram Nobis Relief Requires Denial
(
July 31, 2020)

C.A. Says That 9-Month Stay ‘Likely’ Prevented Discovery of Doe’s Identity During That Time
(
July 31, 2020)

Sexual Harassment Claim Revived in Suit by Judd Against Weinstein
(
July 30, 2020)

Plaintiff’s Win Bobs From $24.3 Million to $5.4 Million—Now $17 Million
(
July 30, 2020)

Desire to Thwart ‘Code of Silence’ Justified Firing of Deputy
(
July 29, 2020)

Woman Who Was Listed as ‘Additional Driver’in Fiancé’s Policy Was Covered in Mishap
(
July 29, 2020)

Lemon Law’ Plaintiff Might Be Able to Recoup Renewal Fees
(
July 28, 2020)

Request for Statement of Decision Not ‘Made’ Unless Clerk’s Office Sends Notice of Filing
(
July 28, 2020)

Italian American Lawyers Association Won’t Suspend Its Meetings Because of Epidemic
(
July 28, 2020)

C.A. Reinstates Invasion of Privacy Action Against Bird Manella
(
July 27, 2020)

Drug Companies Fail to Show Injury From New ‘Pay-for-Delay’ Law—Ninth Circuit
(
July 27, 2020)

Lawyer’s Conduct in Pursuing ADA-Based Claim Questionable
(
July 24, 2020)

Screenplay Similar Enough to ‘Pirates’ Movie To Survive Disney’s Motion to Dismiss
(
July 24, 2020)

Community Property Presumption Applies to Joint Tenancy
(
July 24, 2020)

Ninth Circuit Won’t Order Unsealing of Judicial Opinion
(
July 23, 2020)

Fatal Shooting of a Man Who Sped at Officers, Outside Their Cars, Justified
(
July 23, 2020)

City’s Overtime Parking Penalties Subject to Excessive Fines Clause
(
July 23, 2020)

Employment Agreement Requiring Arbitration Not Unconscionable
(
July 22, 2020)

Marvin M. Lager, Los Angeles Judge for 25 Years, Dies at Age 66
(
July 22, 2020)

No Assumption of Risk Where Defendant Breached Ordinance
(
July 21, 2020)

No En Banc Rehearing in Case in Which State Secrets Defense Is Denied FBI
(
July 21, 2020)

Insurer’s Action for Indemnity Against Law Firm Not a SLAPP
(
July 20, 2020)

High Court Extends Redistricting Deadlines
(
July 20, 2020)

Filling Out Form on Behalf of Others Wasn’t Unauthorized Practice
(
July 20, 2020)

Jury Instruction Didn’t Cure Brady Violation
(
July 20, 2020)

Eminent Domain Procedure Inapplicable to Inverse Condemnation
(
July 17, 2020)

Ninth Circuit Affirms $700,000-Plus Award Against Boeing in Racial Harassment Suit
(
July 17, 2020)

Parties’ Intent at Time of Signing MSA Determines Enforceability
(
July 17, 2020)

C.A. Affirms Attorney-Fee Award Not Boosted by Multiplier
(
July 16, 2020)

Ninth Circuit Affirms $1.5 Million Award Based on Unauthorized Broadcasts of 11 Tunes
(
July 16, 2020)

Judicial Immunity Applies to Out-of-Court Defamation of Lawyer
(
July 15, 2020)

Federal Jurisdiction Over Class Action Grounded on ‘Reasonably Possible’ Total Recovery
(
July 15, 2020)

No Seventh Amendment Right to Jury Exists in Action for Penalties Under UCL, FAL
(
July 15, 2020)

Disapproval of DOJ Conditions on Local Funding Reaffirmed
(
July 14, 2020)

Anti-SLAPP Motion Does Not Lie to Request for Domestic Violence Restraining Order
(
July 14, 2020)

Judge Erred in Granting TRO Against Enforcing Newsom’s Order
(
July 13, 2020)

Prosecution of Marijuana Growers Properly Barred Based on Their Compliance With California Law
(
July 13, 2020)

Santa Monica’s At-Large Election System Is Valid
(
July 10, 2020)

FOIA Request by Man Convicted of Murders Properly Spurned by ICE Based on Sealing
(
July 10, 2020)

Paragraph Mandating Arbitration Valid Though Not Initialed
(July 9, 2020)

Headline Expert’s Declaration Didn’t Say Enough to Justify Summary Judgment—C.A.
(
July 9, 2020)

Search of Automobile Was Proper Based on Tip to 911 Line
(
July 8, 2020)

Los Angeles Superior Court Extends Grace Period for Paying Tickets
(
July 8, 2020)

C.A. Finds Brief Filed by Former Attorney to Be Inadequate
(
July 7, 2020)

ADDA Calls Upon Gascón To Release Personnel Files
(
July 7, 2020)

DVPA Order Doesn’t Require Finding of Probable Future Danger
(
July 6, 2020)

Judicial Officer Had No Duty to Hear Argument Against Granting Father Overnight Visits—C.A.
(
July 6, 2020)

Proposition 13 Did Not Diminish Local Voters’ Initiative Powers
(
July 2, 2020)

C.A. Says Notice From County Was Confusing As to Date Administrative Decision Was Final
(
July 2, 2020)

District Court Properly Approved No-Money Class Settlement
(
July 1, 2020)

Inmate Who Chose Not to Attend Court Hearing Wrongfully Divested of Pro Per Status—C.A.
(
July 1, 2020)


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Don’t Want Federal Agents in Your City or Town?

Frank V.
                                                  Zerunyan
By Frank V. Zerunyan

(In My Opinion September 15, 2020)

Wrong Again, George

Michele Hanisee
By MICHELE HANISEE
(In My Opinion, September 8, 2020)

Consumers: Beware of Instacart! D.A.’s Office, Please Take Note
(Perspectives, September 3, 2020)

Xavier Becerra: Doing a Job That Isn’t the One He’s Paid to Do
(Perspectives, September 1, 2020)

State and Local Elected Officials Are Now on Notice


By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, August 25, 2020)


Where Does Newsom Stand on Split Roll?
By JON COUPAL
(
In My Opinion, August 14, 2020)

 

A Dog Named Charlie Is Dead. His Tormentor Goes Free
(Perspectives, August 11, 2020)

Becerra Can’t Be Trusted When Naming Propositions
By JON COUPAL
(
In My Opinion, August 6, 2020)

Looking Back on 31 Years-Plus in Law Practice

Ernestine Fields
By L. ERNESTINE FIELDS
(Reflections, July 30, 2020)

Gascón’s Illegal Retaliation Costs Taxpayers $400,000

Eric W.
                                      Siddall
By ERIC W. SIDDALL
(
In My Opinion, July 29, 2020)

Proposition 19 Is Latest Assault on Taxpayers
By JON COUPAL
(
In My Opinion, July 24, 2020)

When the State Becomes the Pusher
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, July 23, 2020)

Proposition 13 Is Still Working, Reject Proposition 15
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, July 21, 2020)

State’s Ongoing Fight Over Pension Obligation Bonds
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, June 16, 2020)

It’s Not the Time to Gut Proposition 13 and Raise Taxes
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, June 9, 2020)

Heroes Act Only Rewards Bad Behavior, Poor Governance
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, June 2, 2020)

President Trump Should Let Sheriff Baca Go Home
(
Editorial, April 29, 2020)

Nine Endorsed for Los Angeles Superior Court
(
Editorial, March 2, 2020)

Five Endorsed for Superior Court Judgeships
(
Editorial, February 20, 2020)

[X]Jackie Lacey
(
Editorial, February 11, 2020)

Former Sheriff Leroy D. Baca Deserves a Presidential Pardon
(
Editorial, January 31, 2020)

Three Are Endorsed for the Los Angeles Superior Court
(
Editorial, January 28, 2020)

[X]Adan Montalban
(
Editorial, January 23, 2020)

The ‘Judge Mike Cummins’ Scam: This Is the Time for Use of Inherent Powers
(
Perspectives, December 10, 2019)

Candidate David D. Diamond Is at It Again
(
Perspectives, December 4, 2019)

‘Judge Mike Cummins’ Is Unfit for Service on Los Angeles Superior Court
(
Editorial, December 3, 2019)

Los Angeles County Bar Association Leaders, Units Respond to State Bar ‘Access’ Proposal
(
The Legal Community, October 2, 2019)

Returning to Courtroom 16 at the Spring Street Courthouse
By J. STEPHEN CZULEGER
(
Special Feature, August 29, 2019)

The Art of Craft Breweries
By RALPH BARAT SALTSMAN, STEPHEN WARREN SOLOMON
and STEPHEN ALLEN JAMIESON

(
The Legal Community, August 20, 2019)

‘Secretization’ Continues: Court of Appeal Extends Anonymity to Drunk Driver
(
Perspectives, May 2, 2019)

Supervisors Should Probe Order to Kill Protective Dog
(
Editorial, March 11, 2018)

Coletta, Michel, Cho, Perez Endorsed for Superior Court
(
Editorial, November 5, 2018)

State High Court Takes Look at Duty of Loyalty Toward a Client and Attorney Fees


By THOMAS EDWARD WALL

(The Legal Community, October 4, 2018)

Parents of Appeals Court Justices Should Have Taught Their Kids Better Manners
(
Perspectives, October 2, 2018)

If She Gets to, I Do Too! Candidate Asserts in Writ Petition
(
Perspectives, August 22, 2018)

Candidate Seeks to Skirt New Law Curbing Misleading Ballot Designations
(
Editorial, August 21, 2018)

Courts of Appeal Seek to ‘Secretize’ Public Matters
(
Perspectives, July 18, 2018)

A District Court Judge Defies U.S. Supreme Court Precedent
(
Perspectives, July 17, 2018)

AB2185 Would Permit Civil Defendants to Waive the Public’s Right to Know
(
Perspectives, July 10, 2018)

Consitutional Law: Taxes, Guns & Privacy: We Need A Pardon!
By RALPH BARAT SALTSMAN AND STEPHEN WARREN SOLOMON
(
The Legal Community, May 23, 2018)

Candidate Says She’s Pleased L.A. Times Endorsed Her Opponent
(
Perspectives, May 21, 2018)

Registrar-Recorder Refuses to Accede to a Judge’s Determination
(
Perspectives, April 3, 2018)

More Candidates Try to Get by With Bogus Ballot Designations
(
Perspectives, March 14, 2018)

New Law on Ballot Designations Doesn’t Stop Shenanigans
(
Perspectives, March 13, 2018)

County Squanders Funds in Defense of Lawyer Who Acts Like a Brat
(
Perspectives, October 16, 2017)

LACBA’s Interim CEO Misinforms Trustees, Calls for Imprudent Action
(
Perspectives, July 19, 2017)

Should LACBA Encourage People Not to Hire Lawyers?
(
Perspectives, July 18, 2017)

Civil Rights: The CIA, Torture, the State Supreme Court and the Fate of Independent Contactors
By THOMAS EDWARD WALL
(The Legal Community, June 15, 2017)

LACBA-Gate Puts Spotlight on Good Guys, Bad Guys
(
Perspectives, May 30, 2017)

Stevens, Brown Need to Explain…If They Can
(
Perspectives, May 25, 2017)

Secret Task Force Produces Secret Report; Secret Committee Makes Nominations
(
Perspectives, May 16, 2017)

Wrongdoing in LACBA: Schemers Slate New Election
(
Perspectives, May 5, 2017)

SB 235—Judicial Elections Reform Bill—Seen as Worthwhile
(
Letters to a Senator, April 28, 2017)

Civil Rights: Marijuana Is Here to Stay
By STEPHEN WARREN SOLOMON, STEPHEN ALLEN JAMIESON, RALPH BARAT SALTSMAN, R. BRUCE EVANS, RYAN M. KROLL
AND JENNIFER L. ODEN

(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)

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

LACBA Censors Report Critical of LACBA


By WILLIAM L. WINSLOW
(Viewpoint, March 4, 2016)

Government Regulation: Court of Appeal Shines Light on Liquor Licensing
By RALPH BARAT SALTSMAN, STEPHEN WARREN SOLOMON
and STEPHEN ALLEN JAMIESON

(
The Legal Community, October 20, 2015)

Chinese Americans Face a Challenging Road to Admission


By NOWLAND C. HONG
(The Legal Community, September 17, 2015)

A House for Equal Justice, From Design to Completion


By ELIZABETH R. FEFFER
(
Feature, June 18, 2015)

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


By SANDY KRIEGLER
(
Feature, December 1, 2014)

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