California

3590 ABA Journal California articles.

Hard Time for Others, But Not Hilton

There’s one obvious reason why Paris Hilton was released from a California prison, after serving only three days of a 45-day sentence for violating her probation for an alcohol-related driving…

CA Atty Gen’l Eyes De Anza Rape Case

In the controversial rape case originally filed against three former Duke University lacrosse players last year, a North Carolina prosecutor went too far too quickly, relying on flimsy evidence at…

Sex Offender Seeks to Halt Adoption

A juvenile court commissioner in Riverside, Calif., has halted the adoption of a 2-year-old girl named Heaven to consider uniting the child with her sex-offender father.

A Texas couple wants…

Group Chastises Calif. Firms on Hiring

An advocacy group supporting greater minority participation in policy making is giving a barely passing grade to several California law firms.

The report by Berkeley’s Greenlining Institute gave Ds and…

Death Suit Dismissed in Holloway Case

A Los Angeles judge has dismissed a California wrongful death suit filed over the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba.

The parents of the Alabama teen, who vanished on May…

Suit Brings eHarmony Disharmony

A woman is suing eHarmony for barring access to the online dating service because she is a lesbian.

Linda Carlson is seeking class action status for the lawsuit, filed in…

Computer Musings Could Help Spector Defense

The judge overseeing the murder trial of record producer Phil Spector is mulling whether to admit writings from the home computer of the woman found dead in his home.

Defense…

Family-Status Bias Bill Passes Calif. Senate

“Familial status” would be protected from discrimination under a measure passed yesterday by the California Senate.

The proposed law would bar employers from discriminating against workers who care for children,…

Critic: Ruling Spurs ‘Mercenary Attorneys’

Four men may sue a California nightclub for denying them ladies’ night discounts without first asking the club to stop discriminating.

The California Supreme Court ruled yesterday

CA Supreme Court: Lawyer May Be Guilty of Murder in Dog Mauling Death

A former lawyer convicted of manslaughter after her two uncontrolled dogs killed a San Francisco neighbor on the doorstep of her home could face additional prison time due to a…

Libel Suit OK’d for Financial Reports

A California appeals court is permitting Overstock.com’s libel suit against a financial analysis company to go forward.

Overstock.com had claimed Gradient Analytics conspired with a hedge fund to publish negative…

Evidence of Abuse Frees Calif. Woman

A California woman initially convicted of murdering her abusive husband was released yesterday after serving 16 years in prison, in the first of perhaps dozens of such cases that could…

More Calif. Firms to Pay Associates $160,000

More California firms have announced they will pay new associates $160,000 a year.

The latest firms to indicate they will reach that pay level are Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; Munger,…

Growing Practices

A New Crop of Lawyers Has Created a Niche Representing Medical Marijuana Clinics

An Evolving Conflict

Intelligent-Design Proponents May Have Lost a Battle, but They’ll Continue the Fight

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