California

Celebrities

Criticized by individual on Twitter, actor James Woods files unusual $10 million defamation suit

Bar Exam

California bar exam to be one day shorter, but could be just as difficult

Contracts

Do payment guidelines for human egg donors violate antitrust law? Class action moves toward trial

White-Collar Crime

‘Disgrace to the entire legal profession’ gets time in 2 federal fraud cases

Law Schools

About 85 percent of law students at California’s unaccredited schools drop out

Criminal Justice

Lawyer-turned-reality star is found dead; her boyfriend is arrested

Celebrities

Judge nixes felony case against Anna Nicole Smith boyfriend-lawyer, says it ‘reeks of unfairness’

Contracts

Informant sues feds, says they didn’t tell him when agent for whom he worked was fired

Attorney Fees

Judge blasts class action firm for $5M fee maneuver; it now gets zilch

Disability Law

Are ride-hailing businesses Uber and Lyft ADA-compliant? Massachusetts AG has questions

Evidence

After firestorm over claim in sex-abuse trial that 14-year-old consented, lawmakers ban the defense

Law Firms

Reed Smith practice leader leaps to Cooley in four-partner group

Administrative Law

Uber hit with $7.3M fine in California

Public Defenders

ACLU sues California county and state over public defender caseload

Prosecutors

Mice, claimed urine stains and file-filled halls photographed at ‘surprisingly gross’ DA’s office

Constitutional Law

Strip club’s suit alleging police raids violated Constitution is allowed to proceed

Antitrust Law

Federal magistrate awards nearly $46M in legal fees in NCAA athlete-pay case

Criminal Justice

Feds accuse Harvard law grad in kidnapping that police initially considered a hoax

Entertainment & Sports Law

Season ticket holder sues Major League Baseball, wants netting extended to foul poles

Celebrities

Judge won’t enforce $500K bench warrant against no-show Conrad Hilton if he is at September hearing