California

Law Schools

For-profit law school with $39K total tuition bill set to close

Copyright Law

Led Zeppelin wins ‘Stairway’ copyright case; losing lawyer sees ‘obviously appealable issues’

Corporate Law

Lawyer takes chicken restaurant’s trademarks in lieu of $200K in legal fees, launches a new career

Law Firms

9th Circuit judges say little of their thinking at hearing on unfinished law firm business clawbacks

Business of Law

Appeals court: Yelp must remove defamatory 3rd-party material about lawyer who won defamation case

International Law

Law student in Mexico is reunited with his US mom 20 years after kidnapping

Trials & Litigation

FTC sues 2 law firms over claimed mortgage-rescue scheme that cost clients $15M in 2014

Health Law

Judge puts on hold landmark San Francisco law mandating sugary beverage ad warnings

Constitutional Law

En banc 9th Circuit upholds California law requiring ‘good cause’ for concealed carry

Copyright Law

Lawyer who won $5.3M ‘Blurred Lines’ verdict files $20M suit over Ed Sheeran’s ‘Photograph’

Entertainment & Sports Law

Rapper Wiz Khalifa sues to void management and recording contract he signed as a teenager

Internet Law

San Francisco mulls fining, prosecuting home-share sites like Airbnb for listing unregistered units

Bar Associations

California Assembly passes bill requiring state bar to reliquish control of its board to nonlawyers

Law Firms

Norton Rose Fulbright raids Sidley for 17-lawyer practice group and opens new San Francisco office

Election Law

Judicial candidates’ self-drafted ballot titles spur legal fights over accuracy

Terrorism

Feds sue seeking forfeiture of $275K in life insurance for one of the San Bernardino shooters

Bar Associations

Will California lawyers have to pay bar dues in 2017? Bill is rejected amid debate on state bar

Opening Statements

California lawyer pledges to fund college for 27 kindergartners

Your ABA

Veterans Village of San Diego provides holistic services, including homeless court and legal aid

Real Estate and Property Law

Longtime lawyer pleads guilty in $33.6M real-estate fraud involving bogus court filings