California

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

Judiciary

Healthy newborn enters the world in busy courthouse hallway

Trials & Litigation

US Courts: Federal litigants face record civil-case backlog due to shortage of judges

Religious Law

Yoga classes in public schools don’t amount to religious instruction, appeals court says

Trials & Litigation

Suit says ‘zombie cookies’ were used to revive deleted ad-tracking information

Real Estate & Property Law

LA is rewriting law banning living in cars, after 9th Circuit rejected original ordinance

Labor & Employment

Sexual harrassment suit filed by 2 deputy DAs against their former supervisor

Family Law

Parent culpability not necessary for child removal, says California appellate court

Constitutional Law

Federal judge says California has to pay for inmate’s sex-change surgery