California

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Consumer Law

Suit claims Mike and Ike box has too little candy and too much air

Verdicts & Settlements

Jury awards ousted general counsel nearly $8M; metadata is said to be important evidence

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

Resentencing ordered in controversial child sodomy case that led to efforts to recall judge

Constitutional Law

San Francisco sues to block Trump order denying funds to sanctuary cities

Legal Ethics

Lawyer is sanctioned $250 for flinging coffee toward opposing counsel during deposition

Bar Associations

Arbitrator tosses fired bar executive’s claim against former California bar president

First Amendment

IMDb seeks halt to law allowing actors to shield disclosure of their ages

Privacy Law

Lawyer will have to ID dead Twitter user sued by James Woods, judge rules

Executive Branch

California legislative leaders hire former AG Holder for legal advice in Trump legal battles

Your ABA

California legislature may split state bar into two separate entities

Legislation and Lobbying

California measure to limit time for capital appeals is blocked by state supreme court

Judiciary

Judge criticized for six-month sexual assault sentence won’t face discipline

Legal Technology

Courthouse software issues have led to wrongful arrests, public defender says

Copyright Law

SiriusXM agrees to pay up to $99M in copyright class action brought by Turtles members

Law Firms

KC law firm Spencer Fane grows to 190 lawyers with acquisition of 70-year-old Denver firm

Criminal Justice

A former lawyer for Casey Anthony is held without bail in alleged drug smuggling scheme

Legal Ethics

Disbarred lawyer threatens suit; he was accused of bringing pepper spray, stun gun to deposition

Legal Ethics

California considers general ethical ban on lawyer sex with clients

Legal Ethics

Suspension recommended for lawyer who sought up to $24M in fees, didn’t produce computer

Criminal Justice

In ‘blistering’ ruling, court upholds recusal of entire Orange County DA’s office from murder case
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Two prisoners watch lawyer walk out of prison.

  • 41.29%
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