2021 

Katy Perry’s Litigation Foe Loses Bid to Retain Mansion
(December 30, 2021)

Private Judge Hired to Decide Divorce Issues Was Empowered to Issue DVRO—C.A.
(December 30, 2021)

Judge’s Stock in Party’s Parent Company Requires Recusal
(December 29, 2021)

Billionaire Loses Second Appeal in Two Weeks
(December 29, 2021)

Class Action Proceeds Need Not Go to Class Members
(December 28, 2021)

Employer Is Liable for Fire-Fighting Costs Resulting From Employee’s Negligence
(December 28, 2021)

Link Between Judge, DDA Too Tenuous to Require Recusal
(December 27, 2021)

Failure of Dependency Court to Inquire As to Indian Ancestry Requires Remand—C.A.
(December 27, 2021)

Sale of Small Amounts of Marijuana Not Deportable Crime
(December 23, 2021)

Franklin Hearing Can’t Be Denied Based on Face of Motion, Court of Appeal Holds
(December 23, 2021)

C.A. Rejects See’s Candies’s Exclusive Remedy Defense
(December 22, 2021)

C.A. Dumps Appeal by Attorney in Pro Per, Says Justices Won’t Act As His Counsel
(December 22, 2021)

Drawing Blood Sample From Suspect Who Was Unconscious Was Permissible—C.A.
(December 22, 2021)

City Council’s Public Hearing Was Not Mandated ‘Remedy’
(December 21, 2021)

MICRA’s Limit on Damages Does Not Apply To Actions Brought Under Elder Abuse Act
(December 21, 2021)

Class Certification Properly Denied in Action Against AFI
(December 20, 2021)

Judge Did Not Coerce Waiver at LPS Hearing By Telling of Nine-Month Delay for Jury Trial
(December 20, 2021)

Justices Reverse $2.7 Million ‘Failure to Warn’ Judgment
(December 17, 2021)

Judges ‘Admonished’ to Ignore CCP §425.16 If Commercial Speech Exemption Applies
(December 17, 2021)

Parent’s Mere Use of Alcohol Absent Abuse Did Not Justify Order for Abstinence—C.A.
(December 17, 2021)

Action Alleging Talent Agency Swiped Script May Proceed
(December 16, 2021)

C.A. Affirms Order Appointing Receiver to Collect Past Due Support From TV Chef
(December 16, 2021)

Navarro Elected Court Commissioner
(December 16, 2021)

Lawsuit Over Campaign Mailers Was Not a SLAPP
(December 16, 2021)

‘First-to-File’ Rule Not Complete Bar to Second Fraud Suit
(December 15, 2021)

$10.7 Million Judgment for Gender Violence, Including $8 Million in Punitives, Affirmed
(December 15, 2021)

School Unaffiliated With Church May Bar Gay Students
(December 14, 2021)

Ninth Circuit Dissenter Says En Banc Panel Erred, Should Exercise Power to Rectify
(December 14, 2021)

Judge Who Finds ADA Breach Can’t Dismiss Unruh Claim
(December 13, 2021)

Turkish Company Must Be Allowed Discovery In Effort to Show Jurisdiction Lies in U.S.
(December 13, 2021)

Judge-Induced Confusion Requires Invalidating 2013 Plea
(December 10, 2021)

Ninth Circuit Restores Suit Over Death of Incarcerated Woman’s Newborn Baby
(December 10, 2021)

Law School Attorney Attended Is Relevant to Fee Award
(December 9, 2021)

Sole Legal Custody Properly Shifted to Father Based on Mother Blocking Visitation—C.A.
(December 9, 2021)

Suit Restored Over Expulsion by UCLA of Ph.D. Candidate
(December 8, 2021)

Taylor: Court Institutes Normalization Plan
(December 8, 2021)

New Effort Launched to Recall District Attorney Gascón
(December 7, 2021)

Judge Ito Spurns DA’s Entreaty to Vacate Death Sentence
(December 6, 2021)

Same-Sex Couple Not Denied Constitutional Rights When Foster Child Was Taken From Their Home
(December 6, 2021)

C.A. Panel Questions Constitutionality of SVPA Provision
(December 6, 2021)

Oakland’s Suit Against NFL, Member Teams Properly Axed
(December 3, 2021)

Surgeon Loses Appeal That Was Founded on His Admitted Ruse to Evade Taxes, Creditors
(December 3, 2021)

C.A. Takes Expansive View of School District’s Liability
(December 2, 2021)

No Need for Arbitration Where Plaintiff Denied Recollection of Signing Agreement to Arbitrate
(December 2, 2021)

California’s Large-Capacity Magazine Ban Is Constitutional
(December 1, 2021)

$9.2 Million to Fund Temporary Judge Program to Assist Los Angeles Superior Court
(December 1, 2021)

Agreement to Arbitrate Pre-Trial Rows Broadly Construed
(November 30, 2021)

Newsom Appoints Three to L.A. Superior Court
(November 30, 2021)

‘Inventory Search’ of Lawfully Parked Car Was Pretextual
(November 29, 2021)

C.A. Issues Opinion With No Reasons Stated
(November 29, 2021)

BIA Must Consider Individualized Risk to Asylum-Seekers
(November 24, 2021)

Ninth Circuit Vacates Dismissal of Lawsuit Based on Week’s Delay in Filing Document
(November 24, 2021)

No Cause of Action Lies Against Facebook for Barring Posts
(November 23, 2021)

Judge’s Failure to Look at File Requires Custody Reversal
(November 22, 2021)

State Bar Seizes Practice of Man Posing As Lawyer
(November 22, 2021)

Court Paves Way for Airing of Proposition 8 Trial Tapes
(November 19, 2021)

County Must Turn Over 42,852 Emails Sought Under PRA
(November 18, 2021)

C.A. Won’t Decide Legality of Program Providing Benefits to Illegal Aliens
(November 18, 2021)

DVPA Petitioner Might Be Liable for Foe’s Attorney Fees
(November 17, 2021)

Probation Conditions May Not Be Amended to Permit Amputee to Use Marijuana
(November 17, 2021)

Officers Immune in Case of Not Summoning Medical Aid
(November 16, 2021)

3,995 Applicants Pass July State Bar Exam
(November 16, 2021)

Ninth Circuit Restores Contest to $5 Million Bond Order
(November 15, 2021)

Stinn Appointed to L.A. Superior Court
(November 15, 2021)

No Decision Is Reached on Gascón’s Hiring Practices
(November 15, 2021)

City Has Lesser Duty to Keep Alleys Safe for Walking
(November 12, 2021)

C.A. Affirms Murder Conviction of Man Who Shot Friend in Head, Set Him on Fire
(November 12, 2021)

Judge Ito Won’t Rubber-Stamp Gascón’s Recommendation
(November 10, 2021)

Maintaining Old Press Releases on Website Telling of Crimes Doesn’t Invade Privacy
(November 10, 2021)

Cooley Urges Judge Not to Relieve Slayer of Death Sentence
(November 9, 2021)

Doctor’s Minimal Aid to Alternate Juror Didn’t Require Declaring Mistrial
(November 9, 2021)

Judge May Not Base Fee Award on Previous Awards to Firm
(November 8, 2021)

Civil Code §48a Doesn’t Shield Publisher of Website That Can’t Show Weekly Postings
(November 8, 2021)

Suit Accusing Jack in the Box of ADA Breach Properly Axed
(November 5, 2021)

DA’s Office Centralizes Charge Evaluations
(November 5, 2021)

C.A. Affirms Order Denying Emergency Release of Juveniles
(November 4, 2021)

Beckloff to Hear ‘Hot Potato’ Dispute Over DA’s Practices
(November 3, 2021)

One-Year Statute of Limitation Applied to Slip-and-Fall in Hospital, C.A. Declares
(November 3, 2021)

C.A. Broadly Construes Words ‘Sexual Conduct’ in Statutes
(November 2, 2021)

Person Has No Privacy Right to Dictate What Hospital Ambulance Is to Take Person Undergoing Emergency
(November 2, 2021)

Venue in Harassment Case Lies Where Defendant Resides
(November 1, 2021)

Department Store Chain Saks Is Not Entitled to Attorney Fees in Dispute Over Rent—C.A.
(November 1, 2021)

Sentence of Con Man Who Preyed on Elderly Is Affirmed
(October 29, 2021)

Kim Tung, Former LACBA Barrister President, Dies
(October 29, 2021)

MSJ Properly Granted in Ex-Model’s Suit Against Billionaire
(October 28, 2021)

Deputy Not Entitled to Qualified Immunity in Action Over Shooting of Man With Hands Up
(October 28, 2021)

Suit Revived Challenging Banquet-Brand’s Website Claims
(October 27, 2021)

Putative Class Action Against SeaWorld for Alleged ‘Bilking’ Properly Dismissed
(October 27, 2021)

Action Revived Against Medical Board for Disability Bias
(October 26, 2021)

C.A. Won’t Let Oxnard City Council Get by With Political Maneuvering
(October 26, 2021)

Court of Appeal Paves Way for Deported Felon to Reenter U.S.
(October 25, 2021)

Panel Reverses Judgment in Action by Inmate, Finds Judge’s Reasoning Inconsistent
(October 25, 2021)

California Has Personal Jurisdiction Over Visiting Georgian
(October 22, 2021)

Lack of Access to Library or Writing Materials Entitled Inmate to Relief From Default—C.A.
(October 22, 2021)

C.A.: Judge’s Denial of Pre-Trial Diversion Made No Sense
(October 22, 2021)

C.A. Broadens Liability of Church for Priest Misconduct
(October 21, 2021)

There’s No ‘Prevailing Party’ Absent Judgment
(October 21, 2021)

College Student Has No Absolute Right to Live Testimony
(October 20, 2021)

Court of Appeal Conceals Identity of Party Identified in Previous Opinion in the Case
(October 20, 2021)

Former C.A. Clerk Lane Dies
(October 20, 2021)

Judge Approves $5.7 Million Award of Fees, Costs Against Uber
(October 19, 2021)

C.A. Won’t Decide if CCP’s Cost Statute Must Be Adhered to in Civil Restraining Order Case
(October 19, 2021)

Ninth Circuit Judges Spar Over Citing Unpublished Cases
(October 18, 2021)

LASC Reports Nearly Total Compliance by Employees With Inoculation Mandate
(October 18, 2021)

Ninth Circuit Won’t Countermand Order in Zoom Case
(October 15, 2021)

Settlement Between Victim, Culprit Is No Bar to Further Criminal Restitution Order—C.A.
(October 15, 2021)

Woman Had Standing to Renew Dead Mother’s Judgment
(October 14, 2021)

Restitution Properly Awarded Based Solely on Victim’s Unsworn Statement to Police—C.A.
(October 14, 2021)

Suit Over Allegation That Video Game Champ Cheated May Proceed
(October 13, 2021)

C.A. Affirms Sentence of 396 Years to Life in Prison
(October 13, 2021)

County Counsel Need Not Process Facially Invalid Initiative
(October 12, 2021)

False-Advertising Suit Fails Where Companies Allegedly Duped Disclaim Reliance on Ads
(October 12, 2021)

Judge Acted Arbitrarily in Setting ADA Attorney-Fee Award
(October 8, 2021)

Defendant Was ‘Prevailing Party’ in Action Under DVPA Where Plaintiff Dropped Case
(October 8, 2021)

Pain-Doctor Must Stand Trial on Insurance Fraud Counts
(October 7, 2021)

Ninth Circuit Upholds Law Under Which Some Freelancers Are Now Employees
(October 7, 2021)

Restitution Properly Based on Cost of New Parts—Court of Appeal
(October 7, 2021)

California Law Barring Private Prisons Must Be Blocked
(October 6, 2021)

Self-Represented Doctor, Who Is Not Lawyer, Can’t Gain Relief Through Affidavit of Fault
(October 6, 2021)

State Employee Had Right to Union Agent at Strip Search
(October 5, 2021)

Disciplinary Isolation in Jail Was Not Excuse For Non-Participation in ‘Reunification’—C.A.
(October 5, 2021)

State’s ‘Stay-at-Home’ Order Didn’t Cause Property ‘Loss
(October 4, 2021)

Judge Kevin C. Brazile Under Consideration For Appointment to Court of Appeal
(October 4, 2021)

Wrong Standard Used in Administrative Mandamus Cases
(October 1, 2021)

Time-Barred Fraud Actions Can’t Be Converted Into Contract Suits—C.A.
(October 1, 2021)

Oral Pledge of Contingency Fee to In-House Counsel Is Void
(September 30, 2021)

Appeals Dismissed Based on ‘Disentitlement’
(September 30, 2021)

Lack of Proximate Cause Bars Oakland’s Suit Against Bank
(September 29, 2021)

Hathaway, Hong, Moriarity Redesignated ‘Persons of the Year’ for 2020/2021
(September 29, 2021)

Company Must Pay $6.2 Million in Civil Penalties—C.A.
(September 28, 2021)

Employer Properly Fired Worker Upon Return From Leave Based on Pre-Leave Deficiency
(September 28, 2021)

C.A. Reins-In Actions Under Unruh Civil Rights Act
(September 27, 2021)

Sexual-Misconduct Allegations Made to CNN Mirroring Those in Lawsuit Are Protected
(September 27, 2021)

Judges Elect Sharona Bradford Superior Court Commissioner
(September 27, 2021)

Pro Per Attorney Can’t Recover Fees From Common Fund
(September 24, 2021)

Services Set for Attorney Edvin E. Minassian
(September 24, 2021)

‘Irrevocably’ Was Ambiguous Where Duration Not Stated
(September 23, 2021)

C.A. Orders Publication of Decision on Access by Public to Late-Filed Board Documents
(September 23, 2021)

C.A. Justices Battle Over Ripeness of Arbitration Appeal
(September 22, 2021)

Court May Deny Delay of Hearing on Motion to Suppress Even If Dismissal Likely Result
(September 22, 2021)

Justices Differ Over Demurrers in Declaratory Relief Actions
(September 21, 2021)

CCP §998 Offer Is Not Unreasonable Based on Same Offer Having Previously Been Declined
(September 21, 2021)

C.A. Reverses Murder Convictions Based on Juror Exclusion
(September 20, 2021)

Misstating Employer’s Name in Complaint Filed With FEHA Was Immaterial—C.A.
(September 20, 2021)

D.A.s Can’t Intervene in Challenge to Execution Protocol
(September 17, 2021)

C.A. Reverses Order Resentencing Triple Slayer to LWOP
(September 17, 2021)

CCP §998 Offer, to Be Valid, Must Tell How to Accept—C.A.
(September 16, 2021)

First Amendment Bars Liability of Persons Who Orchestrated Picketing From Abroad
(September 16, 2021)

L.A. Judge O’Gara Draws CJP’s Public Admonishment
(September 15, 2021)

Right of Confrontation Does Not Require Eye Contact—C.A.
(September 14, 2021)

Sentence of Seven Years, Fours Months for 83-Year-Old Not Cruel, Unusual Penalty
(September 14, 2021)

Employer Duped by Job-Seeker Deserves Restitution
(September 14, 2021)

Exclusion of One-Sentence Quote Triggers C.A.’s Reversal
(September 13, 2021)

Order to Attorney Not to File Complaint He Drafted Is Not Protected Conduct
(September 13, 2021)

Court of Appeal: Daniels’s Cancellation of Appearance Wasn’t a Contractual Breach
(September 13, 2021)

Judge Has Inherent Power to Bar Unmanageable PAGA Suit
(September 10, 2021)

C.A.: Agreement to Pay $225,000 in ‘New Money’ Doesn’t Allow for Crediting Sum Already Paid
(September 10, 2021)

Biden Nominates Three LASC Judges, Five Others, to Courts
(September 9, 2021)

Interest on Award of Attorney Fees Accrues Upon Award of Fees, Not Entry of Judgment
(September 9, 2021)

C.A. Faults Opinion on Investigation Duty of Conservatee
(September 8, 2021)

Anti-Tracking Law Invalidly Applied to Man Who Placed Device on Car He Co-Owned
(September 8, 2021)

$250,000 Verdict Insufficient to Justify Fee Award
(September 8, 2021)

C.A.: Dissatisfaction Over Cake Isn’t a ‘Public Issue’
(September 7, 2021)

State Bar Dues Bill Amended
(September 7, 2021)

Newsom Appoints Six to L.A. Superior Court
(September 7, 2021)

Ninth Circuit Upholds Bar on Enforcing L.A. City Ordinance
(September 3, 2021)

Former Colleagues Tell of Fond Memories of Retired LASC Judge Enrique Romero
(September 3, 2021)

Bail Bond Company Can’t Appeal Error in Ordering Summary Judgment Against It
(September 3, 2021)

Win in Absence of Defendant Doesn’t Constitute ‘Default’
(September 2, 2021)

Man Who, at Age 22, Slayed Victim, Sentenced to LWOP, Properly Denied Youth Hearing
(September 2, 2021)

Proviso Vesting Attorney With Power to Settle Is Invalid
(September 1, 2021)

Plaintiffs Lack Standing in Action to Bar Claims Made for Classic Coca-Cola
(September 1, 2021)

New Insurance Statutes Apply to Policies Already in Effect
(August 31, 2021)

Cooley Raps Gascón Over His Amicus Brief in Supreme Court in Support of Defendant
(August 31, 2021)

Restrictions Imposed on Entering Spring Street Courthouse
(August 31, 2021)

Instagram Ads Aimed at U.S. Create Jurisdiction Over Foreign Company
(August 30, 2021)

Restraining Order May Be Based on Pattern of Insults Using Foul Language, C.A. Rules
(August 30, 2021)

Disbarred Lawyer Layfield Found Guilty of Multiple Felonies
(August 30, 2021)

Jury Unanimity Not Required on Aggravating Circumstances
(August 27, 2021)

Father May Not Use Marijuana to Kill Pain Though No Link Between Use of It, Violence
(August 27, 2021)

C.A. Restricts Sending of Agenda-Item Materials to Board
(August 26, 2021)

Preliminary Injunction Properly Denied in Challenge to L.A.’s Evictions Moratorium
(August 26, 2021)

No Liability Based on Not Locking Up Gun That Was Stolen
(August 25, 2021)

No Royalties Under California Law for Playing Pre-1972 Songs on Sirius XM
(August 24, 2021)

C.A. Justice Menetrez Seeks Transfer to L.A.
(August 24, 2021)

Judge Has Immunity Even If He Authorized Excessive Force
(August 23, 2021)

Granting Compassionate Release for Father Not a Basis for Releasing Co-Defendant Son
(August 23, 2021)

C.A.’s Attempt to Expand Privette Doctrine’ Is Rejected
(August 20, 2021)

Affirmative Defense Cannot Be Stricken Under Anti-SLAPP Statute—C.A.
(August 20, 2021)

LAX-Based Employees Don’t Get Pay for Security Waits
(August 20, 2021)

Person Convicted Under Provocative Act Doctrine’ Not Entitled to Resentencing Consideration—C.A.
(August 20, 2021)

VanDyke Slams Fletcher and Visiting Jurist Over Opinion
(August 19, 2021)

Plaintiffs Alleging Electronic Spying on Citizens Failed to Establish Standing
(August 19, 2021)

Evidence Properly Barred in Response to §425.16 Motion
(August 18, 2021)

C.A. Orders Remand for Second Time in Case Where Faretta Right Was Denied Mid-Trial
(August 18, 2021)

Riverside Appeals Division Opinion Clashes With L.A. Ruling
(August 17, 2021)

Ninth Circuit Judge Suggests Reexamination of Vicarious Liability Rule in Criminal Cases
(August 17, 2021)

Employee of Fannie Mae Is ‘Public Official,’ Boosting Sentence
(August 16, 2021)

Taxpayer Can’t Obtain Refund Through Writ Relief
(August 16, 2021)

Marijuana Possession in Prison Not Legalized by Proposition 64
(August 13, 2021)

State Judges to Receive Automatic Pay Boosts
(August 13, 2021)

Cooley, Others Urge Bonta to Exercise Control Over Gascón
(August 12, 2021)

LAPD Officer Fired for Lying Loses Bid for Reinstatement
(August 11, 2021)

Ninth Circuit Says Robocall Ban Has Broad Scope
(August 11, 2021)

Judge’s Order to Oust County Lawmaker Automatically Stayed
(August 10, 2021)

Juvenile Offender Can’t Be Ordered to Pay for Domestic Violence Prevention Program—C.A.
(August 10, 2021)

C.A. Broadens Liability for Negligent Entrustment, Hiring
(August 9, 2021)

Lost C.A. Opinion Is Found, Potentially Inuring to Benefit of Petitioning Inmate
(August 9, 2021)

C.A. Restores Malpractice Suit by Widow of One-Time NBC CEO
(August 6, 2021)

Vaccinations to Be Mandated for LASC Employees
(August 6, 2021)

Hearing Set on Motion to Recuse DA’s Office
(August 6, 2021)

Prosecutor Is on Public Defender’s Payroll, Motion Says
(August 5, 2021)

Legislation on Recall Elections Validly Applied to Recall Effort Already in Progress, C.A. Holds
(August 5, 2021)

Murderer’s Imprisonment for 48 Years-Plus Was Excessive
(August 4, 2021)

Court in §1983 Action May Award Damages for Decedent’s Suffering of ‘Loss of Life’
(August 4, 2021)

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