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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

Flying Under the Radar

These Little-Notices Legal Developments Could be Making News This Year

Meddling in Settling

Pressure to Clear Caseloads Spurs Judges to Coerce Settlements, Critics Say

Fairway Frolics

This Won’t Make It Any Easier to Get The Wife’s OK for a Round of Golf

Flip Sides

California Marijuana Law Tests High Court Conservatives’ Commitment to Federalism

With A Friend Like This ...

Proprietor’s Prank Piques Patron, Who Fails to See Humor in Handbill

Back from the Brink

After the Bubble, Silicon Valley Finds a Kinder, Gentler Brand of Lawyering