California

Criminal Justice

California agrees to limit solitary confinement to settle Pelican Bay lawsuit

Civil Rights

Petco won’t sell goldfish to Iranians and Persians on spring equinox, lawsuit says

Opening Statements

California state bar launches a new effort to fight notario fraud

Criminal Justice

Warned by judge not to drive, 4 of 8 busted motorists get behind the wheel, courthouse sting finds

Legal Technology

New Microsoft law office management platform offers group access to legal docs on any device

Contracts

Skype co-founder sues ex-fiancee, seeks $472K ring and other gifts

Consumer Law

StarKist settlement offers a bonanza for tuna lovers: $25 refund or $50 in tuna

Product Liability Law

Lawsuit calls keyless ignition system a deadly defect in millions of vehicles

Constitutional Law

9th Circuit says lack of staff doesn’t justify 5-point shackling of inmates in federal court

Trials & Litigation

Federal judge orders lawyer who leaked docs to media to take ethics classes, do community service

Cybersecurity

US suit is filed over Ashley Madison hack as company offers $375K reward

Government Law

Federal judge nixes city’s copyright suit over government meeting footage in critic’s YouTube videos

Legal Ethics

Judge who helped smoking buddy get out of jail in domestic violence case is reprimanded

Civil Rights

Lawyer wins $93 refund of LA parking ticket; 9th Circuit ‘stealth tow’ appeal is ongoing

Education Law

Allegedly fired after pointing to big legal bills, school administrator gets $300K settlement

Criminal Justice

Prominent lawyer is accused of conspiring to kill scrap-metal scavenger in retaliation for thefts

Evidence

Police lack policies for use of facial recognition on suspects, NY Times says

Family Law

‘Gossip Girl’ actress in custody battle can’t keep kids in US, New York judge rules

Health Law

King & Spalding to open in Sacramento with 8-lawyer team from DLA Piper

Constitutional Law

California agrees to pay for inmate’s sex-reassignment surgery