California

Trials & Litigation

Fat Noodle is ‘confusingly similar’ to Chubby Noodle, restaurant says in trademark suit

Labor & Employment

Suit claims humiliation by Target store managers caused cashier’s suicide

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

California court rules ballot initiative means parolees can’t be jailed again for using drugs

Death Penalty

New justices might shift California death penalty rulings

Legal Ethics

Lawyer criticized over racy YouTube ad

Benefits/ERISA

Widow of longtime FedEx worker sues over denial of spouse’s pension benefits

Criminal Justice

Defense contractor pleads guilty in huge bribery scandal

Animal Law

Was family’s 8-foot alligator a serial cat killer? Probe seeks info on small pets missing since 1975

White-Collar Crime

Lawyer convicted of helping client launder proceeds from stolen equipment gets 2 years

Trials & Litigation

Ulbricht was the fall guy in Silk Road’s illicit $1.2B business, defense tells jury

Law Firms

Cooley launches in London with more than 55 lawyers from MoFo and Edwards Wildman

Evidence

Man accused of driving stolen car to court hearing in prior car-theft case takes plea deal

Criminal Justice

Woman stole lawyer’s identity and impersonated her in court, officials say

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

California requiring paroled sex offenders to take lie-detector tests

Military Law

Former boot camp instructor sues in effort to rejoin Navy without shaving his beard

Animal Law

California ban on foie gras is struck down

Business of Law

30 lawyers are leaving Irell & Manella to form new firm

Criminal Justice

Lawyer dad is charged with social-host violation over daughter’s ‘Playboy mansion’ themed party

Criminal Justice

City explains to angry residents how $6M embezzlement went undetected for a decade

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer must pay client’s estate $4.3M, including $2.6M penalty, judge rules