California

Government Law

Beset by drought, California lawmakers fast-track bill to ban towns from enforcing brown-lawn rules

Labor & Employment

Kleiner to Ellen Pao: Drop appeal or pay $1M in legal costs

Law in Popular Culture

9th Circuit judge opens courthouse doors to public for free movie night

Business of Law

Head of IP boutique takes 8-lawyer team to Arnold & Porter

Entertainment & Sports Law

En banc 9th Circuit nixes Barry Bonds obstruction conviction

Consumer Law

Smartwatch makers should fund $1B education campaign about driving dangers, lawyer’s suit says

Careers

New BigLaw associates make the most money in NYC, says survey

Trials & Litigation

Playboy suit says law firm tried $6M case instead of seeking settlement within insurance limits

Business of Law

Robins Kaplan to close Atlanta office; firm is ‘working on a transition plan’ for 12 lawyers

Intellectual Property Law

Clothier settles with Eagles singer over ‘Don a Henley and Take It Easy’ ad

Constitutional Law

Suit claims prostitution ban violates constitutional rights

Consumer Law

Bank didn’t tell widow she had mortgage insurance, even as home foreclosed

Trials & Litigation

Donald Sterling’s wife wins another round: Judge says ex-companion must return $2.6M to family trust

White-Collar Crime

Lawyer who forged client signatures on secret litigation-funding contracts takes wire-fraud plea

Legal History

Polluted town championed by Erin Brockovich is largely gone despite $333M settlement

Tort Law

Window washer who survived 11-story fall is sued by driver whose car he struck

Judiciary

10-year sentence for child sodomy leads to recall effort for judge who imposed it

Legislation & Lobbying

Will provision in funding law stop feds from prosecuting marijuana crimes?

Internet Law

Blogging law prof didn’t defame plaintiff with ‘between the lines’ analysis, appeals court says

Trials & Litigation

Injured woman’s suit blames ‘zombies’ near Comic-Con, San Diego and driver