2020 

Gascón Blacklists Judge for Non-Adherence to His Policy
(December 18, 2020)

Lessor Must Remedy ADA Violations Caused by Tenant Not Unlocking Store’s Front Door
(December 18, 2020)

Gascón Draws Judges’ Wrath Over Latest ‘Special Directive’
(December 17, 2020)

LACBA Has Shaky Finances, Owes in Excess of $1.1 Million for Rent of Office Space
(December 17, 2020)

Major Controversy Swirls Over Gascón’s Special Directives
(December 16, 2020)

Court Had Jurisdiction to Award Attorney Fees Though Expressly Denied Prior to Judgment
(December 16, 2020)

Deputy PDs Asked to Report DDAs Deviating From Policies
(December 15, 2020)

Complaint Readied for Filing Against Head Deputy
(December 15, 2020)

C.A. Reaffirms Order Axing $8.2 Million Default Judgment
(December 14, 2020)

Law Firm Can’t Be Disqualified Based on Its Misstatement of Conflicting Representation
(December 14, 2020)

Arrestee’s Suit Over Alleged Brutality Properly Rejected
(December 11, 2020)

Appeals Panel That Decided Dueñas Denies Ability-to-Pay Hearing to Attempted Slayer
(December 11, 2020)

Disability-Discrimination Suit Against CVS Reinstated
(December 10, 2020)

C.A. Opinion Which Fails to Acknowledge Contrary Authority Becomes Final
(December 10, 2020)

Conviction Under Immigration Advice Law Was Valid
(December 9, 2020)

COVID-19 Threat Doesn’t Require Release of Inmate With Respiratory Problems
(December 9, 2020)

Retired Superior Court Judge Receives CJP’s Severe Public Admonishment
(December 9, 2020)

Law Not Clearly Established on Officer’s Duty to Intercede
(December 8, 2020)

Tax Reassessment Is Triggered by Transfer of Corporate Property to Family Trust
(December 8, 2020)

IALA Holds Annual Supreme Court Night
(December 8, 2020)

Inconspicuous Arbitration Clause Is Unenforceable—C.A.
(December 7, 2020)

Taylor Designates Top-Level Judges for Los Angeles Superior Court in 2021
(December 7, 2020)

‘Novel Theory’ on Product Fitness Might Have Viability
(December 7, 2020)

Transfer of DWP’s Surplus to City’s General Fund Is Lawful
(December 4, 2020)

District Court Ban on Soliciting Customers of Ex-Employer Exceeded Reasonable Bounds
(December 4, 2020)

In-Flight Federal Crime May Be Tried Where Plane Lands
(December 4, 2020)

Becerra Takes Credit for Ninth Circuit Immigration Ruling
(December 3, 2020)

Judge Properly Disallowed Fired Lawyer to Continue to Sit by Party at Counsel Table
(December 3, 2020)

Qatar Immune From Liability on Cyberespionage Claims
(December 3, 2020)

$5 Million Civil Rights Suit Against City of L.A. Revived
(December 2, 2020)

Ninth Circuit Won’t Revive Woman’s Claim of Firing for Reporting Sexual Harassment
(December 2, 2020)

25-Year-to-Life Sentence Was Infirm Under State Constitution
(December 1, 2020)

Supreme Court Upholds Death Penalty for Figueroa Corridor Serial Killer
(December 1, 2020)

Flight Attendant Justifiably Fired for Onboard Disruption
(December 1, 2020)

Disparate Impact Claim Fails Against Welfare Program
(November 30, 2020)

C.A. Division Rejects Judge’s Interpretation of Opinion by Its Predecessors 34 Years Earlier
(November 30, 2020)

Appeals Court Affirms Order to Probationer to Sell Home
(November 25, 2020)

C.A. Lifts Civil Fines Imposed on Members of Commission Totaling Nearly $1 Million
(November 25, 2020)

Arbitration Agreement Was Not ‘Impliedly Ratified’
(November 24, 2020)

Inmate Serving LWOP Sentence Entitled to One Additional Day of Custody Credit
(November 24, 2020)

Inmate Failed to Prove Breach of Right to Sleep in Quiet
(November 23, 2020)

Former State Bar President Saferstein Dies
(November 23, 2020)

Man Who Insists Deputies Framed Him Loses Latest Court Battle
(November 23, 2020)

A Colleague’s Reflections on Justice Paul Coffee
(November 23, 2020)

There Is No ‘Blanket Immunity’ for Public Utilities
(November 20, 2020)

Woman Entitled to Pursue Claims Based on Firing by U.S. Over Trip to Russia for IVF
(November 20, 2020)

Party in Possession Has No Need to Bring Quiet-Title Action
(November 20, 2020)

Retired Court of Appeal Justice Paul H. Coffee Dies
(November 20, 2020)

LACBA Owes Nearly $1 Million in Back Rent on Offices
(November 19, 2020)

Dismissal of Action Stemming From Failings of Counsel Improper
(November 19, 2020)

New Answer Need Not Be Filed to Amended Complaint
(November 18, 2020)

Court Can’t End Reunification Services Based on Child Refusing to Visit With Mother
(November 18, 2020)

Funeral Mass Slated for Judge Victor E. Chavez
(November 18, 2020)

Contempt Committed by Calling Opposing Counsel a ‘Liar’
(November 18, 2020)

AIG Had No Duty to Indemnify, Defend Office Depot
(November 17, 2020)

Discrimination in Public Schools Not Covered by Unruh Civil Rights Act
(November 17, 2020)

Confidentiality Proviso Was So Broad As to Violate Statute
(November 16, 2020)

Case on Remand Need Not Be Returned to Judge Who Initially Presided—C.A.
(November 16, 2020)

Governor Newsom Appoints 10 to Los Angeles Superior Court
(November 16, 2020)

Dellinger, Conceding Loss in Judicial Race, Thanks Supporters, Vows Continued Push for Diversity
(November 16, 2020)

Woman Could Have Appealed Order That Her Dog Be Euthanized; No Basis for Writ Relief—C.A.
(November 16, 2020)

C.A. Affirms Actor Tatum’s Harassment Restraining Order
(November 13, 2020)

Reimbursement Order Stands Though Indictment Vacated
(November 13, 2020)

Probationer May Be Barred From Using Marijuana Though Unrelated to Offense
(November 13, 2020)

Employees on Straight Commission Entitled to Overtime
(November 12, 2020)

Martin Jenkins Confirmed As S.C. Justice
(November 12, 2020)

$14.8 Million Attorney-Fee Award Must Be Vacated in Class Action Against Whirlpool
(November 12, 2020)

Board of Supervisors Votes to Explore Ways of Removing Villanueva As County Sheriff
(November 12, 2020)

Owners May Seek Damages for Mishandling Pets’ Remains
(November 10, 2020)

Aiding Beleaguered Taxi Drivers Pursuant to Legitimate Governmental Interest
(November 10, 2020)

Judge Can’t Assume Incorrigibility From Gravity of Offense
(November 9, 2020)

‘Reasonable’ Noncompetition Clauses Outside of Employment Contracts Are Enforceable
(November 9, 2020)

Man Who Urged Stabbing Not Eligible for Resentencing
(November 6, 2020)

Private Investigator’s License May Be Yanked Based on Crime Unrelated to Detective Work
(November 6, 2020)

Brazile to Receive ‘Beacon of Justice Award’
(November 6, 2020)

Berger, Morgan, Yang Elected to L.A. Superior Court Seats
(November 5, 2020)

‘Safe Harbor’ Provision of CCP §128.5 Doesn’t Apply to Motion for Anti-SLAPP Fees
(November 5, 2020)

Lawyers Deserved No More Than $15,000 in ADA-Based Case
(November 4, 2020)

Victor E. Chavez Remembered As Outstanding Jurist, Who Led the Superior Court During Consolidation
(November 3, 2020)

Reminiscences of Judge Victor Chavez
(November 3, 2020)

Judge Victor E. Chavez—a Biography
(November 3, 2020)

Lawyer May Be Sanctioned Based on Lying Through Silence
(November 2, 2020)

Superior Court Judge Victor Chavez Dies
(November 2, 2020)

C.A.’s Majority Eschews Literal Application of Exception to Recreational Use Immunity
(November 2, 2020)

Relief From $3.9 Million Default Judgment Wrongly Denied
(November 2, 2020)

Retired Deputy Sheriff Can’t Contest Firing, C.A. Holds
(October 30, 2020)

Any Change to Employment Contract Voids Forum-Selection Clause
(October 30, 2020)

Father Has No Claim Based on USC Flunking His Son
(October 30, 2020)

Government Not Liable for Injury From Fallen Tree
(October 29, 2020)

Gun Conviction Stands for Mexican Developer Who Sought to Buy San Diego Mayoral Race
(October 29, 2020)

Lacey Proclaims Gascón ‘Unqualified’ to Be D.A.
(October 29, 2020)

C.A. Grants Writ, Makes No Change in Status of Case
(October 28, 2020)

Board Postpones Vote on Motion Calling for Report on How to Oust Villanueva
(October 28, 2020)

Railroad Worker’s Signed Release Doesn’t Bar Future Unrelated Claims—C.A.
(October 28, 2020)

Rave-Stagers Might Be Liable for Drug-Ingester’s Death
(October 27, 2020)

Board of Supervisors to Mull Motion Aimed at Ouster of Alex Villanueva as Sheriff
(October 27, 2020)

Filing of Successive Invalid Liens Is Protected Activity, C.A. Declares
(October 27, 2020)

C.A. Keeps Preliminary Injunction Against Uber, Lyft in Place
(October 26, 2020)

Husband-Slayer Acts Too Late in Seeking Leave to File Second Habeas Petition
(October 26, 2020)

Court of Appeal Reverses Attorney’s ‘Whistleblower’ Judgment
(October 26, 2020)

Reversal of Conviction Draws Dissent From Incensed Jurist
(October 23, 2020)

Filing Suit Before Governmental Entity Acts on Claim Is Impermissible
(October 23, 2020)

C.A. Rebuffs Ex-Judge Casas in Effort to Avoid Settlement
(October 23, 2020)

Court of Appeal: Baldwin Park Properly Granted Monopoly in Transporting Cannabis Within Its Border
(October 23, 2020)

General Denial to Unverified Government Complaint Allowed
(October 22, 2020)

Motion to Inspect Riverside Wiretap Records Was Improperly Denied—Court of Appeal
(October 22, 2020)

C.A. Orders That San Quentin Population Be Pared
(October 21, 2020)

Time Warner’s 2016 Merger Entitled Its Employees to Accrued Vacation Pay
(October 21, 2020)

Court of Appeal Takes Unusual Course of Issuing Apology
(October 21, 2020)

Liability Can Attach to Sending Copy of Superior Court Complaint to Non-Party
(October 21, 2020)

LACBA Is in Financial Straits, Owes Seven Months’ Rent
(October 20, 2020)

Chemical May Be Listed as Hazardous Based on Tests on Rats Reported in a Single Study
(October 20, 2020)

Axing Suit Based on Missed Deadline Was Too Drastic
(October 19, 2020)

Ninth Circuit Panel Divided on Whether Agreement to Arbitrate Was Formed
(October 19, 2020)

Summary Judgment in Trade Secrets Cases Premature
(October 16, 2020)

CJP Admonishes Judge Who Was Upbraided in C.A. Opinion for Bias, Discourtesy
(October 16, 2020)

Billboard Ban Exemption Shows Bias for Certain Speech
(October 15, 2020)

Judge Accepts Admonishment, Resigns; Staves Off Possible Harsher Discipline
(October 15, 2020)

No Recovery for Child of Injured Seaman
(October 15, 2020)

Ninth Circuit Dissent Says High Court Precedent is Snubbed
(October 14, 2020)

Ninth Circuit Revives Class Action Against CVS for False Claims
(October 14, 2020)

Conditions at ICE Detainee Center Breached Due Process
(October 14, 2020)

Police Chief Moore Disputes Candidate Diamond’s Claim
(October 13, 2020)

One-Sided Phone Recordings Proscribed by Privacy Act
(October 9, 2020)

Ninth Circuit Restores Class Allegations in Suit Claiming Labels on Bats Mislead
(October 9, 2020)

Officers Who Arrested Man for Photography Have Immunity
(October 9, 2020)

Jessner Elected Superior Court Assistant Presiding Judge
(October 8, 2020)

Public Records Act Request Not Exempt From Bond Requirement, C.A. Holds
(October 8, 2020)

Acceptance of Premiums Might Override Policy Language
(October 8, 2020)

Ex-Wife Can’t Represent Daughter in Abuse Suit
(October 7, 2020)

Man Freed After Seven Years in Prison for Second-Degree Robbery He Didn’t Commit
(October 7, 2020)

Judge Erroneously Deferred to Law of Another State
(October 7, 2020)

Pre-Suit Demand Can’t Serve As ‘Catalyst’ for Public Benefit, Justifying Fee Award
(October 6, 2020)

No Detention of Migrant Children in Hotels for More Than Three Days
(October 6, 2020)

Brutality Action Against L.A. County May Proceed
(October 5, 2020)

William J. McVittie, Superior Court Judge for 20 Years, Former Lawmaker, Dies
(October 5, 2020)

Private Business Not Liable for Injury Caused by Pothole on City Property
(October 5, 2020)

Newsom’s Emergency Order on Church Services Stands
(October 2, 2020)

Judge Was Obliged to Explain Granting Only $1,000 of the $164,768 Sought in Fees, Costs
(October 2, 2020)

‘Confusion’ Required for Trademark Counterfeiting Claim
(October 2, 2020)

Ninth Circuit Denies Bid to End Census Work Early
(October 1, 2020)

C.A. Revives Whistleblower Complaint Alleging Kickbacks at USC Hospital
(October 1, 2020)

Claiming Filing Fee As Cost of Enforcing Judgment Requires Judicial Approval
(October 1, 2020)

‘Alter Ego’ Can’t Breach Accord, Then Reap Benefits
(September 30, 2020)

Huge Pothole Not an ‘Inherent Risk’ of Long-Distance Cycling—C.A.
(September 30, 2020)

Hathaway, Hong, Moriarity Named 2020 ‘Persons of the Year’
(September 30, 2020)

Wickham to Trade County Counsel Job for Court Post
(September 29, 2020)

Services Pending for Vincent H. Okamoto, L.A. Superior Court Judge, War Hero
(September 29, 2020)

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)

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)

Labor Statute Applies to Flight Crew Members Based in State
(June 30, 2020)

C.A. Decides to Order Publication of Opinion Requiring Fees to Suspended College Student
(June 30, 2020)

Third District C.A. ‘Eschews’ Reference to ‘Anti-SLAPP’ Motions
(June 29, 2020)

C.A. Affirms Attorney-Fee Award to Person Found Not to Be a Party to Contract
(June 29, 2020)

DA May Bring UCL Action Seeking Statewide Civil Penalties
(June 26, 2020)

Avenatti’s Involvement on Case Precludes Arbitration Between Parties Who Agreed to That Procedure
(June 26, 2020)

Five-Year Sentence for Hate Crime Was Too Lenient
(June 25, 2020)

Man Who Was Convicted, Later Had Accusation Dismissed, Not Entitled to Arrest Record Sealing
(June 25, 2020)

Judge Improperly Axed Action Against Makers of ‘Shape of Water’’
(June 24, 2020)

Ex-Husband Not Liable to Former Wife For Thefts From Her by His Son
(June 24, 2020)

No Heightened Burden of Proof in Legal Malpractice Cases
(June 23, 2020)

Suppression Motion May Be Heard in Infraction Case Without Presence of Prosecutor—Appeals Court
(June 23, 2020)

Law Mandating Deletion of Actor’s Age on Demand Is Invalid
(June 22, 2020)

Class Action Can’t Be Based on Scientific Notion That Product Could Cause Harm—Ninth Circuit
(June 22, 2020)

Qualified Immunity Properly Denied to Officers Who Caused Death
(June 22, 2020)

Habeas Relief Properly Denied Man Convicted of Killing Parents
(June 19, 2020)

Starbucks’s Counter Displays Do Not Breach ADA Rights of Persons in Wheelchairs
(June 19, 2020)

C.A. Orders Publication of Opinion on Fees for Candidates
(June 18, 2020)

Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Action Against Maker of Tonic for Joints
(June 18, 2020)

Prevailing Party Entitled to Costs of Exhibits Not Used at Trial
(June 17, 2020)

Accident Victim With $5 Million Judgment Can’t Collect From Defendant’s Insurer
(June 17, 2020)

Court of Appeal Upholds $1.9 Million Default Judgment
(June 16, 2020)

Users of Ticketmaster Website Impliedly Assent To Use-Policy, Including Arbitration Clause
(June 16, 2020)

General Reopening of Courtrooms Won’t Take Place June 22
(June 15, 2020)

Lawyer Taken to Task for Seeking to Represent Both Conservatee and Would-Be Conservator
(June 15, 2020)

CCP §473 Unavailable Where Attorney-Fee Motion Not Timely
(June 12, 2020)

Malicious Prosecution Action Against Lawyer Who Tried Case Not a SLAPP, C.A. Declares
(June 12, 2020)

Court-Ordered Sanctions Are Dischargeable in Bankruptcy
(June 11, 2020)

Boxer Mike Alvarado ‘KO’d’ in Court of Appeal
(June 11, 2020)

Pandemic Justifies 90-Day Suspension of Criminal Trials—C.A.
(June 10, 2020)

Embezzlement Case Brought in 2010, Dropped, Refiled in 2016 Can Still Be Tried—C.A.
(June 10 2020)

Possible Contact by Convict’s Lawyers With Jurors Must Be Facilitated
(June 10, 2020)

Student Who Contested Suspension Entitled to Attorney Fees
(June 9, 2020)

Judges Cowell, Sanora to Retire From L.A. Superior Court on Monday
(June 9, 2020)

Prosecutor’s Remark to Jury Requires Reversal—C.A.
(June 9, 2020)

Woman Facing Deportation May Challenge 1991 Drug Conviction
(June 8, 2020)

Lawyer Who Sued Doctor Is Excused, Based On Estoppel, for Tardy Filing—C.A.
(June 8, 2020)

Sentencing Judge May Note Defendant’s Out-of-State Admissions
(June 5, 2020)

Litigation to Continue Over Pulling of Inmate’s Tooth Against His Wishes
(June 5, 2020)

Protests Cause Afternoon Closing Of Six Los Angeles Courthouses
(June 5, 2020)

DMV’s License-Suspension Procedure Contravenes Statutes
(June 4, 2020)

DVRO Deciding Possession of Premises Proper Though Ownership Is Before Another Judge
(June 4, 2020)

‘Agreement to Keep Property Separate’ Was Not ‘Prenup’
(June 4, 2020)

CJP Orders Justice Johnson Removed From Office
(June 3, 2020)

Mosk, Foltz Courthouses Closed in Afternoon in Light of Protests
(June 3, 2020)

Reconstructing One Entrance to Restaurant To Accommodate Wheelchairs Not Enough
(June 3, 2020)

Conviction for Disturbing Peace Doesn’t Bar Excessive-Force Suit
(June 2, 2020)

Cormac Carney Becomes Chief Judge for California’s Central District
(June 2, 2020)

Los Angeles Superior Court May Not Transfer CPRA Case
(June 1, 2020)

Judge Can’t Deny Right of Self-Representation Based on Legal—Not Mental—Incompetence
(June 1, 2020)

Requestor of Electronic Records Can’t Be Charged Editing Costs
(May 29, 2020)

USC Denied Right of Confrontation to Boermeester, Ex-Football Player Accused of Battering Girlfriend
(May 29, 2020)

Statute Tolled Until Substitution of Attorney Form Is Signed
(May 28, 2020)

Operator of a Waterslide Is a Common Carrier, Owing Heightened Duty of Care, C.A. Holds
(May 28, 2020)

Tenants’ Conduct Not Ascribable to Policy-Holding Lessor
(May 27, 2020)

Japanese Law Properly Applied in Action in U.S. Court for Central District of California
(May 26, 2020)

Court of Appeal Orders Dismissal of Charges Against Ex-Assessor Noguez
(May 26, 2020)

Anti-SLAPP Motion Properly Denied in Lawsuit Brought by Richard Simmons
(May 26, 2020)

‘Safe Harbor’ Provision Doesn’t Apply to Anti-SLAPP Fees
(May 22, 2020)

Testimony Recalling Company Name and Logo on Invoices Not Hearsay as to Identity of Supplier
(May 22, 2020)

Order Denying Attorney Fees in Election Writ Case Reversed
(May 21, 2020)

Court of Appeal Imposes $15,000 Sanction for Appealing Dismissal of Farcical Lawsuit
( May 21, 2020)

Appeal Spawns Three Opinions on Issue Related to Dueñas Ruling
(May 20, 2020)

Legal Malpractice Action Properly Axed In Light of Lack of Expert Testimony
(May 20, 2020)

NCAA May Not Require Cap on Benefits to Student Athletes
(May 19, 2020)

Judge Erred in Conditioning Intervention On Waiving CCP §1021.5 Attorney Fees
(May 19, 2020)

$52 Million Award in Attorney Fees, Expenses Must Fall
(May 18, 2020)

Economic Damages Wrongly Cut From $1.8 Million to $460,000
(May 15, 2020)

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Matthew Gary Draws Public Admonishment From CJP
(May 15, 2020)

Summary Judgment for Government Proper In Reagan Courthouse Slip-and-Fall Case
(May 15, 2020)

C.A. Affirms Award of More Than $3.7 Million Against Lawyer
(May 14, 2020)

Judge’s Disallowance of Single Interrogatory Results in Reversal of Summary Judgment
(May 14, 2020)

Argument Heard That a Day in Jail Doesn’t Toll Statute
(May 13, 2020)

Jury Instruction Comporting With 1867 Decision Of State High Court Is Valid, but Lacks Clarity
(May 13, 2020)

Judicial Officers Are Expected to Use Face Coverings
(May 12, 2020)

Mere 26.8 Percent of Applicants Pass February State Bar Exam
(May 12, 2020)

California Law Precludes Pre-Foreclosure Suits Challenging Mortgage-Holder’s Standing
(May 12, 2020)

Bank Not Liable to One Depositor Cheated by Another
(May 11, 2020)

Rule That Taxpayer Must ‘Pay First,’ Then Sue, Can’t Be Skirted
(May 8, 2020)

Consultant for Lacey Lambastes Gascón Over Campaign Fundraising Email
(May 8, 2020)

No Liability for Fatal Police ShootingWhere Vape Device Looked Like Gun
(May 7, 2020’)

Court of Appeal Imposes $1,100 Sanction On Attorney Citing Unpublished Case
(May 7, 2020)

Conviction Reversed Based on Denial of Confrontation Right
(May 6, 2020)

Putative Class Action Against Apple Inc.Over Devices’s Memory Reinstated
(May 6, 2020)

Clarification May Be Sought of Possible Refusal to Talk
(May 5, 2020)

Judgment Creditor May Add Alter Ego As Debtor Through New Action
(May 5, 2020)

‘Compassionate Relief’ Is Compulsory Where Requisites Met
(May 4, 2020)

Woman Had No Cause of Action Based on Loss of Late Husband’s Sperm—C.A.
(May 4, 2020)

Defendant Gets No Jury Trial Though Civil Penalties Sought
(May 1, 2020)

Court of Appeal Gives Third Victory To Stuttering Prison Guard
(May 1, 2020)

Emergency State Rule Prescribing $0 Bail Is Not Mandatory
(April 30, 2020)

Chief Justice Issues Order Extending Delay Of Criminal Trials to Total of 90 Days
(April 30, 2020)

Agreement Precluding Appeal of a ‘Judgment’ Applies to Court’s Final ‘Order’ in Case
(April 30, 2020)

Court Research Attorneys Exempt From MCLE Requirements
(April 29, 2020)

DeCasas, Washington, Weller Appointed To Los Angeles Superior Court Seats
(April 29, 2020)

Ninth Circuit Panel Questions Reasonableness of Precedent
(April 29, 2020)

Pandemic Forces Postponement of Bar Exam to September
(April 28, 2020)

Police Officer Justly Fired for Driving To Work Under Influence of Drugs
(April 28, 2020)

Appeals Court Mandates Release of Murderer Dying of Cancer
(April 27, 2020)

Lawyer Wasn’t Incompetent Based on Failure to Seek Ability-to-Pay Hearing
(April 27, 2020)

C.A. Reverses $13 Million Judgment Based on Judge’s Partiality
(April 24, 2020)

Riverside-Based C.A. Panel Permits Dismissal After Opinion Is Issued
(April 24, 2020)

Attorney-Fee Award in ‘Lemon Law’ Case Need Not Be Pared
(April 23, 2020)

Qualified Immunity Properly Denied Deputy Who Had Dog Hold Surrendering Suspect
(April 23, 2020)

Family That Doesn’t Qualify for Asylum Might Be Able to Avoid Deportation
(April 23, 2020)

Liability May Be Predicated on ‘Self-Defamation’—C.A.
(April 22, 2020)

Witness Intimidation Justified Yanking Pro Per Privilege
(April 21, 2020)

Judgment Barring Use of ‘Comic Con’ Stands
(April 21, 2020)

Public School Principal’s Threat to Parent Is Nonactionable
(April 20, 2020)

Three-Year Delay in Charging Man After His Arrest Wasn’t Speedy-Trial Denial
(April 20, 2020)

Attorneys Must Accept Electronic Service
(April 20, 2020)

No Mandatory Relief Under CCP §473(b) From Voluntary Dismissal
(April 17, 2020)

Plaintiff Suing for Defamation Is Not Entitled To Sealing of Allegations Giving Rise to Suit
(April 17, 2020)

Presiding Judge Extends Moratorium on Trials to May 12
(April 16, 2020)

CCP §473(b) Mandatory Relief Not Available Where Client Caused Entry of Default—C.A.
(April 16, 2020)

Action Against Debt Collector Under California Law Barred
(April 15, 2020)

Plaintiff Whose Suit Caused Changes In Labels Gets No Attorney Fees
(April 15, 2020)

S.D. Deputy Sheriffs Unable to Disprove Ex-Inmate’s Account Can’t Avoid Trial
(April 15, 2020)

Supervisors Asked to Pay Wrongfully Detained Man $2.8 Million
(April 14, 2020)

Lawyer Who Assailed Former Assistant in Postings Not Liable
(April 13, 2020)

Brazile Sees Possible Resumption of Trials in Criminal Cases in June; Civil Cases Later
(April 13, 2020)

Inmate’s Good Conduct Can Establish Basis for Expungement
(April 10, 2020)

Brazile Announces Stepped Up Use of Remote Technology During Crisis
(April 10, 2020)

Woman, by Appealing, Draws Attention to Perception She’s Dishonest
(April 10, 2020)

C.A. Affirms Order Changing Surname of Child Born Out of Wedlock to Father’s
(April 10, 2020)

Judge Lacked Power to Order End to ‘Blanket Shackling’
(April 9, 2020)

Former LACBA President Michael E. Meyer Joins Glaser Weil’s Real Estate Department
(April 9, 2020)

Statute Starts Running When Treatment Has Ill Effect
(April 9, 2020)

Wrongful Death Suit Against San Diego, Officers, to Proceed
(April 8, 2020)

C.A. Won’t Disturb Order Forbidding Supplying Trial Transcript to Inmate
(April 8, 2020)

Judicial Council Takes Temporary Emergency Actions
(April 7, 2020)

Wearing Face Covers in Courthouses Is Encouraged, Presiding Judge Says
(April 7, 2020)

Woman’s Effort to Maintain Alienation of Affection Suit Fails
(April 7, 2020)

$2.6 Million Judgment for Injured Actress Is Voided
(April 6, 2020)

2006 Default Judgment Improperly Vacated In 2018 Based on Misperceived Flaw—C.A.
(April 6, 2020)

Hague Convention Doesn’t Bar Private Accords on Service
(April 3, 2020)

Slashing Fee Award to 28 Percent of Amount Claimed Was Warranted
(April 3, 2020)

Criminal Trials, Preliminary Hearings, Arraignments, Continued Until May 29
(April 3, 2020)

Noncommercial Use of Dead Girl’s Name, Likeness Not Tortious
(April 2, 2020)

Officer’s Warning That It Would ‘Look Worse’ If Omitted Fact Came Out Later Was Proper
(April 2, 2020)

Toy Parodying Jack Daniel’s Bottle Improperly Barred
(April 1, 2020)

Judgment Debt Is Dischargeable Where Portion Attributable to Fraud Uncertain
(April 1, 2020)

Chief Justice Issues Further Statewide Emergency Order
(April 1, 2020)

Possession of Child Pornography Justifies Ending Custody
(March 31, 2020)

Opinion Reversing Blancarte to Be Published—C.A.
(March 31, 2020)

Action Properly Dismissed Against Locals Deterring Beach Access
(March 30, 2020)

Man Who Was Bullied at Asylum Hearing Gets Remand
(March 27, 2020)

Commissioner Erred in Denying Continuance to Man Scheduled for Spinal Surgery—C.A.
( March 27, 2020)

State Judgment Has Preclusive Effect in Bankruptcy Proceeding
(March 27, 2020)

Total Ban on Contacting Marine Corps Was Invalid, Order Must Be Pared
( March 27, 2020)

MICRA Cap Properly Applied to Unsupervised Assistants
(March 26, 2020)

Hearing Slated in Case of Child-Slayer Who Seeks Release As Death Approaches
(March 26, 2020)

Client’s Acknowledgement of Fee-Splitting Is Not ‘Consent’
(March 25, 2020)

John G. Davies, 90, Retired Judge Of U.S. District Court, Dies
(March 25, 2020)

Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye Halts Jury Trials Statewide for 60 Days
(March 25, 2020)

Panel Ponders Whether Reversal Is Required Based on Ouster of Juror
(March 25, 2020)

Chartered City May Hold Elections in Odd-Numbered Year
(March 24, 2020)

Sylmar Courthouse Ordered Closed for Three Days
(March 24, 2020)

Retired Judge Burt Pines, Wife Extricated From Morocco
(March 23, 2020)

Superior Court Clerks’ Offices Are Closed for Duration
(March 23, 2020)

Restitution Properly Ordered in Full Amount Taken, Not Limited to Defendant’s Share
(March 23, 2020)

C.A. Restores Slander Claim Based on Beating Allegation
(March 23, 2020)

Prosecutor Whose Father Was Victim of Embezzlement, As Was He, Breached Ethics in Urging FBI Probe
(March 23, 2020)

Moratorium Declared on Traffic, Other Infraction Hearings
(March 20, 2020)

Retired L.A. Superior Court Judge Burt Pines, Wife, Karen Pines, Stranded in Morocco
(March 20, 2020)

Officers Have Duty to Get Treatment for Ill Arrestee
(March 19, 2020)

C.A. Refers Lawyer for Possible Action By State Bar Though He’s Disbarred
(March 19, 2020)

State High Court Expands Mandatory E-Filing
(March 19, 2020)

Brazile Declares Moratorium on Trials Until April 16
(March 18, 2020)

Malicious Prosecution Action May Proceed Over Challenge to ‘Made-in-USA’ Labels
(March 18, 2020)

Suit Against Disney for Character-Theft Was Properly Axed
(March 17, 2020)

Father Is Not Liable for Conduct Committed By Adult Son He Financially Supports
(March 17, 2020)

Courts Respond to Coronavirus Crisis
(March 17, 2020)

Chevron Not Liable for Harm to Victims of Hussein’s Terrorism
(March 16, 2020)

Employee Settling Individual Claims May Maintain PAGA Suit
(March 13, 2020)

Right to ‘Demand’ Arbitration Doesn’t Mean Power to Compel It—C.A.
(March 13, 2020)

Penalties Improperly Imposed Based on Employer Not Doing Impossible
(March 13, 2020)

Judge Was Powerless to Issue Postjudgment Order
(March 12, 2020)

$1.7 Million Award to Attorney General In Attorney Fees, Costs Was Proper
(March 12, 2020)

DVRO Can Be Based on Yelp Review of Ex-Wife, Email
(March 11, 2020)

Nonprofit Chartered Schools Are Not Exempt From County Property Taxes, Assessments
(March 11, 2020)

Judgment for Led Zeppelin Band Must Be Reinstated
(March 10, 2020)

State Unit Properly Sanctioned for Delayed Compliance With Orders
(March 9, 2020)

Justice Raphael Sees No Reason to Decide Moot Appeal Lacking Public Interest
(March 9, 2020)

Unilateral Mistake of Fact Doesn’t Justify Rescission—C.A.
(March 6, 2020)

Father Not Entitled to Reunification Services Based on Not Inflicting Physical Harm
(March 6, 2020)

Highest Spending Candidate Fails to Win Superior Court Seat
(March 5, 2020)

Murder Conviction Must Fall Because Hearsay Was Admitted
(March 4, 2020)

Ninth Circuit Approves Settlement of Class Action Against Facebook
(March 4, 2020)

Identity Theft Conviction Can’t Be Lowered to Misdemeanor
(March 3, 2020)

County Not Liable for Failure to Remove Child From Foster Home Despite Peril
(March 3, 2020)

Judge Erred in Granting MSJ Based on Technicality
(February 28, 2020)

Woman’s Pay in Past Job Is No Defense To Unequal Salary in Present Position
(February 28, 2020)

Educator, Prosecutor, Immigration Attorney Do Battle
(Judicial Elections, February 28, 2020)

YouTube Is Private Entity Not Constrained by First Amendment
(February 27, 2020)

Judge Erred in Awarding Contractor Moneys Expended on Project Taken Away From It
(February 27, 2020)

Officers Entitled to Qualified Immunity in Forced-Confession Case
(February 26, 2020)

Liability for Injuries Can’t Be Based on Educated Guess as to Maker, Seller
(February 26, 2020)

Becerra Blasts Ninth Circuit’s Opinion on Abortion Referrals
(February 25, 2020)

Prosecutor, Fired Deputy City Attorney, Private Practitioner Seek Judgeship
(Judicial Elections, February 25, 2020)

Michigan Man Subject to Personal Jurisdiction in California
(February 24, 2020)

Action Against D.A.’s Investigators Must Be Reinstated
(February 21, 2020)

Brazile Accepts Award from Bar Groups
(February 21, 2020)

Action by Fan Hit by Foul Ball in Stadium Is Reinstated
(February 20, 2020)

Prosecutor Wages Low-Spending Campaign Against High-Financed Lawyer
(Judicial Elections, February 20, 2020)

Action Against Samsung Over Smart TVs Must Be Reinstated
(February 19, 2020)

4-1 City Council Vote Did Not Amount To Required Five-Sevenths—C.A.
(February 19, 2020)

Deputy District Attorney Is in Uphill Battle With Deputy Attorney General
(Judicial Elections, February 19, 2020)

Lawyer’s Suit for Wrongful Handcuffing of Her May Proceed
(February 18, 2020)

Party Cannot Obtain Summary Judgment Through Motion Under CCP §1008(a)
(February 18, 2020)

Shinn’s Faulty Representation Requires Habeas Relief in Case of 1983 Slaying
(February 14, 2020)

Harper Alleges Diamond Is in Violation of Court Directive
(February 13, 2020)

Claims Against Amazon.com Not Barred Which Arose After Prior Suit Was Settled
(February 13, 2020)

Warning on Label Precludes Action Over Daughter’s Suicide
(February 12, 2020)

Judge Daniel P. Ramirez to Retire From Los Angeles Superior Court
(February 12, 2020)

Provision for Rent Boost for Holdover Tenant Not a Penalty
(February 11, 2020)

Owner of Rights to ‘Piranha’ Films Didn’t Cheat Former Lawyer Promised Producer Role
(February 10, 2020)

Officer Entitled to Immunity in Connection With 2010 Arrest
(February 10, 2020)

‘No Sugar Added’ on Label Doesn’t Imply Competing Products Do Have Additive
(February 7, 2020)

Officer’s Training in Behavioral Analysis Doesn’t Justify Search Based on Hunch
(February 7, 2020)

Governor Issues Posthumous Pardon Of Civil Rights Leader Rustin
(February 6, 2020)

Discrimination Lawsuit Against CNN by Man Fired for Plagiarism May Proceed
(February 6, 2020)

Appeals Court Decides Controversy on Narrow Statutory Ground
(February 6, 2020)

Prison Sentence of Nearly 20 Years for Fraud to Stand
(February 5, 2020)

Burden of Proof Improperly Shifted From Proponent of DVRO to Accused Party
(February 5, 2020)

Philibosian Urges Reelection of Lacey; Brazile Thanks Baca
(Persons of the Year, February 4, 2020)

C.A. Rejects Becerra’s Stance on Release of Police-Conduct Records
(January 31, 2020)

Judge Properly Granted Lacey’s Petition to Oust Mayor From Board
(January 30, 2020)

Operator of Gym Not Liable for Death of Man While Exercising
(January 29, 2020)

Action Against Sheppard Mullin Barred by Release of Claims
(January 28, 2020)

Implied-in-Fact Attorney-Client Relationship Might Exist, Court of Appeal Declares
(January 28, 2020)

Two Private Practitioners Stage Lackadaisical Fight Against Prosecutor
(Judicial Elections, January 28, 2020)

Tolling Statute Applies to Absences, Not Non-Residency
(January 27, 2020)

Judge Kalin Erred in Awarding $27 Million Where Complaint Sought $5 Million
(January 27, 2020)

Disinherited Beneficiaries Have Standing to Challenge Trust
(January 24, 2020)

Ninth Circuit Panel Members Differ Over Permissibility of Assuming Standing
(January 24, 2020)

Failure to File Return to Habeas Petition Obviates Need for Evidence
(January 23, 2020)

Moreno, Espinoza Are Among Appointees to Committee on Revision of the Penal Code
(January 23, 2020)

Teacher Cannot Be Fired Due to Improper Social Media Post
(January 23, 2020)

Government’s Operation of Child Pornography Site Not ‘Outrageous’
(January 22, 2020)

Teri L. Jackson Confirmed as Justice Of First District Court of Appeal
(January 22, 2020)

Media’s Right to Timely Access New Filings Is Not Unfettered
(January 21, 2020)

Change in Law Insufficient to Justify Reopening Voluntarily Dismissed Suit Against Drug-Maker
(January 21, 2020)

Arbitrator Had Authority to Impose Sanctions Under CCP §128.5
(January 21, 2020)

RONALD F. BROT: He Seeks to Do for LACBA What He Did for Himself: Make a Comeback After Rocky Times
(Persons of the Year, January 17, 2020)

KEVIN BRAZILE: Inept High School Student Shines As Lawyer, Judge, Court Leader
(Persons of the Year, January 17, 2020)

SELMA MOIDEL SMITH: Attorney and Composer, She Is Known As a ‘Renaissance Woman’
(Persons of the Year, January 17, 2020)

Man’s Bankruptcy Doesn’t Erase His Debt to Cheated Investors
(January 17, 2020)

Teachers Without Summer Classes Might Be Entitled to Unemployment Pay
(January 17, 2020)

Ninth Circuit Tosses Murder Conviction Tainted by Lawyer’s Racism
(January 16, 2020)

Law Requiring Redistricting Commission for L.A. County Is Valid
(January 15, 2020)

Automobile Thief’s Recidivism Doesn’t Justify Electronic-Search Condition of Probation
(January 15, 2020)

Superior Court Candidate Claims Endorsement of Rival
(January 14, 2020)

Abe Khan Sets March 1 Retirement From Los Angeles Superior Court
(January 14, 2020)

Two Private Practitioners, One Deputy District Attorney, Do Battle
(Judicial Elections, January 14, 2020)

‘Sanctuary State’ Statute Is Binding on Chartered Cities
(January 13, 2020)