California

Civil Rights

9th Circuit OKs suit claiming police made man pretend to be taller, then arrested him

Criminal Justice

California DAs shame johns with website photos

White-Collar Crime

Law firm chief convicted in $13M loan-modification scheme, faces up to 70 years

Legal History

After 100 years as tenant under a verbal lease, law firm is moving to another building

Education Law

Lawyer taken off 14 cases after furor over trial claim that teen consented to sex with teacher

Trials & Litigation

Regulator fines utility $1.05M over emails lobbying for preferred administrative judge in rate case

Bar Associations

Fired California bar leader allegedly misled trustees, leaked report says

Labor & Employment

Sex harassment suit claims trial lawyer refined his techniques to avoid explicit job-for-sex offer

Constitutional Law

9th Circuit says paroled sex offenders don’t have to provide their Web names and addresses to police

First Amendment

Google wins SLAPP motion, has constitutional right to list search results as it wishes

Bar Associations

Fired bar leader’s suit is baseless and his whistleblower claims are ‘bewildering,’ Calif. bar says

Evidence

School district wins civil case after arguing that girl, 14, could consent to sex with teacher

Bar Associations

Fired California bar leader sues ‘with heavy heart,’ alleges ‘egregious improprieties’

First Amendment

Firearms dealers sue California officials over ban on handgun window displays

Law Firms

Top showbiz team is exiting O’Melveny for Latham

Evidence

Woman is in hot water over spilled-coffee claim against McDonald’s

Trials & Litigation

Interpreters are still lacking in Los Angeles civil cases, legal-aid advocates say

Judiciary

Judge admonished for rude remarks; he called litigants a ‘train wreck’ and a ‘total human disaster’

Legal Ethics

Federal appeals court blasts attorney for forwarding chief judge’s congratulatory email

Copyright Law

Federal judge says lawyer must pay $87K for filing ‘objectively baseless’ suit over Web news posts