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Suit Over Use of ‘Voice Double’ Properly Dismissed
(October 20, 2017)

Veteran Attorney Malcolm J. Romano, 78, Dies
(October 20, 2017)

Appeals Court Faults Unpaid Lawyer for ‘Abandoning’ Client
(October 19, 2017)

C.A. Lambastes Hill Farrar Attorneys, Imposes Monetary Sanctions
(October 19, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Countermands Anderson’s Denial of Bail to Baca
(October 19, 2017)

Disbarred Lawyer’s Emotional Distress Suit Properly Dismissed
(October 18, 2017)

Judge Must Have Minute Order Corrected Though Abstact of Judgment Is Accurate
(October 18, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Panel Unsympathetic to Con Man’s Contentions
(October 18, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Leans Toward Reinstating Swimmer’s Action Over Commentary
(October 17, 2017)

C.A. Finds Judge Erred in Refusing to Exit Case
(October 17, 2017)

Settlement Between Yeager, Wife With Lawyers Improperly Sealed
(October 16, 2017)

Bank Not Obliged to Accept Higher Offer for House
(October 16, 2017)

South Gate Corruption Figure Alfred Robles Loses Bid for New Trial on Bribery Charges
(October 13, 2017)

Qualified Immunity Bars Action by Man Arrested Through Deputies’ Error
(October 13, 2017)

U.S. District Judge Beverly Reid O’Connell Dies
(October 12, 2017)

George Nicholson to Retire From Third District Court of Appeal
(October 12, 2017)

State Bar Charges Attorney With Stealing More Than $3.4 Million
(October 12, 2017)

Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Have Assured Internet Access in Juvenile Detention Facilities
(October 12, 2017)

Bus Company Isn’t Obliged to Warn of Dangers From Immobility
(October 11, 2017)

Court of Appeal: Trustee Properly Ousted for Not Running Ranch Like Business
(October 11, 2017)

Fired Janitor May Keep $550,000 FEHA Award—Appeals Court
(October 11, 2017)

Retroactive Lifting of Bankruptcy Stay Was Proper
(October 10, 2017)

Order Definitively Disposing of Matters in Contention Wasn’t a Judgment—C.A.
(October 10, 2017)

Admission to Bar Didn’t Boost Husband’s Earning Capacity
(October 10, 2017)

Judicial Elections Reform Bill Signed Into Law
(October 6, 2017)

Traffic Violator Ejected From Federal Court Over Claim of State Court Irregularities
(October 6, 2017)

Anti-SLAPP Statute Applies to Invocation of No-Contest Proviso
(October 6, 2017)

Gregory Dresser Is New State Bar Chief Counsel
(October 6, 2017)

Plaintiffs Proved Allegations That Snore Cure Is Worthless, Court of Appeal Holds
(October 5, 2017)

Lawyer Who Cheated Chico Marx’s Heirs Can’t Contest State Disbarment in Federal Court
(October 5, 2017)

Mistrial Required Where Lawyer Confessed Incompetence
(October 4, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Affirms Sanction Imposed On Lawyer Facing State Disbarment
(October 4, 2017)

Brown Signs Bill Separating Sections From State Bar
(October 3, 2017)

Unfilled Blank Space in Judgment Wasn’t Clerical Error, Court of Appeal Holds
(October 3, 2017)

C.A. Says Settlement Entails a ‘Penalty,’ Is Unenforceable
(October 3, 2017)

Attorney-Fee Award Can’t Be Based on Guesswork—Court of Appeal
(October 3, 2017)

DDA’s Excusal of Grand Juror Requires Dismissing Indictment
(October 2, 2017)

City May Condition Limited Immunity for Marijuana Shops on Past Tax Payments
(October 2, 2017)

Buckley, Meyer, Prager to Be Feted at 30th ‘Persons of the Year’ Dinner
(October 2, 2017)

Lawyer Too Late in Challenging Sanction Imposed by Sohigian Three Years Earlier
(September 29, 2017)

C.A. Dissent Spawns Novel Theory As to Date When Option Is Exercised
(September 29, 2017)

C.A. Affirms Summary Judgment in Case It Terms ‘Bizarre’
(September 28, 2017)

Man Who Retired, Transferred Business to His Wife, Not Entitled to End of Support to Ex-Wife—C.A.
(September 28, 2017)

Fourth District Court of Appeal Voids the Voiding of a Judgment
(September 28, 2017)

Inventor Loses Bid in Ninth Circuit to Enjoin Collection of Back Taxes
(September 27, 2017)

Voluntarily Dismissed Action Based on CC&Rs Yields Attorney Fees to Prevailing Party—C.A.
(September 27, 2017)

C.A. Invalidates Resentencing on Theft Count; Conviction Was Reversed 20 Years Ago
(September 27, 2017)

Ignorance That Contractor Had No License Can Be Inferred
(September 26, 2017)

Attorney Willmore F. Holbrow III Joins Buchalter in Los Angeles Office
(September 26, 2017)

Appellate Division Affirms Six-and-a-Half Year Sentence for Harassment
(September 26, 2017)

Ninth Circuit Denies Qualified Immunity in Fatal Shooting of 13-Year-Old Boy
(September 25, 2017)

Composer Must Continue Paying Ex-Wife After Her Remarriage, C.A. Holds
(September 25, 2017)


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Civilian Oversight Commission Loses Some Credibility With Vote on Drone Program


By ALAN SKOBIN

(In My Opinion, October 19, 2017)

Taxpayers Shouldn’t Tolerate Gas Tax Extortion by Transportation Interests


By JON COUPAL

(In My Opinion, October 18, 2017)

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

Here’s What Delia Metoyer Did to Warrant Discipline
By DONALD F. MILES
(In My Opinion, October 16, 2017)

Will the Trump Tax Plan Help California?
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, October 3, 2017)

Will Taxpayers Trust the GOP Again?
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, September 26, 2017)

California Legislature Abandons Middle Class
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, September 19, 2017)

Initiative Titles, Summaries Must Be Fair and Objective
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, September 12, 2017)

Supreme Court Ruling Imperils Every California Taxpayer
By JON COUPAL
(In My Opinion, September 6, 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)

SB 235 Would Meaningfully Reform Judicial Elections
(Editorial, April 6, 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)

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


By WILLIAM L. WINSLOW
(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
By RALPH BARAT SALTSMAN, STEPHEN WARREN SOLOMON
and STEPHEN ALLEN JAMIESON

(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


By NOWLAND C. HONG
(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


By ELIZABETH R. FEFFER
(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


By SANDY KRIEGLER
(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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