California

Labor & Employment

Worker sues over Kmart’s plastic paychecks

Immigration Law

Is San Francisco’s sanctuary policy to blame for release of immigrant who became a murder suspect?

Trials & Litigation

Insurers hacked tens of thousands of legal files to get an edge in worker’s comp cases, lawsuit says

Admiralty & Maritime Law

Man gets $5K ticket for jumping off charter fishing boat on a dare

Trials & Litigation

Appeals court blasts lawyers and ‘scorched earth tactics,’ publishes opinion despite settlement

Opening Statements

Jury sides with ‘the cop’ in copyright question over a Village People hit

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court agrees to reconsider whether unwilling state can be hauled into another state’s court

In-House Counsel

Suit by former in-house lawyer claims Broadcom executives ‘degrade and objectify women’

Real Estate & Property Law

Criminal investigation of balcony collapse that killed 6 is ongoing, prosecutor says

Health Law

California lawmakers OK bill requiring parents to vaccinate their children

First Amendment

9th Circuit boots judge, revives news media case over late access to court civil complaint filings

Constitutional Law

Judge blocks lawyer’s proposed ‘Sodomite Suppression Act’

Legal Ethics

California bar’s effort to reduce discipline backlog may have placed the public at risk, audit says

Criminal Justice

Rogue clerk may have altered records in more than 1,000 cases

Trials & Litigation

Judge says Ellen Pao owes $276K to venture capital firm in sex-discrimination case

Criminal Justice

Feds arrest 243 in record $712M health care billing-fraud bust

Real Estate and Property Law

Will probe of balcony collapse that killed 6 lead to new apartment building standards?

Corporate Law

Uber driver is employee, not independent contractor, California Labor Commission says

Criminal Justice

Con man posed as lawyer who told fraud victim he could get his money back, prosecutors say

Internet Law

Judge OKs consolidated suit over theft of Sony ex-workers’ personal info