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Emotional Close to Priest Suit

A judge has approved a record $660 million settlement in a suit against the Los Angeles archdiocese for sexual abuse by priests.

Victims cried as Judge Haley Fromholz of Los…

Ex-Software CEO Can Sue Lawyers

The California Supreme Court has cleared the way for malicious prosecution suit by the founder of a software company.

The decision allows Siebel Systems founder Thomas Siebel to sue two…

New Leader for Bingham’s SF Office

Bingham McCutchen is putting a new partner at the helm of its San Francisco office, following the departure of seven partners and several associates since the beginning of the year.

US Citizens Move for Foreign Partners

Tim Miller has met his life partner. The problem is, the couple can’t live happily ever after here in the U.S. That’s because his partner, Alistair McCartney, is not only…

Priest Abuse Settlement Before Judge

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles will present a record $660 million settlement of sexual abuse claims to a judge for approval today.

The settlement with 508 sexual abuse victims came…

Injunctions to Curtail Citizen Activities?

In a sign of the law enforcement times, two California judges were asked yesterday to issue injunctions that would prohibit 76 alleged gang members from hanging out in certain areas…

Tort Trial Here for Deaths in Colombia

War-torn Colombia is the most dangerous country in the world in which to be a labor union member: Well over 2,000 trade unionists have been killed there since 1991, according…

Paris Hilton Jail Perks Probe Launched

Did Paris Hilton get special treatment during her brief jail stay for violating probation on an alcohol related traffic offense?

That is the question to be answered by a newly…

Spector’s Ex-Lawyer Says She Will Testify

Bowing to the California Supreme Court’s effective decision that attorney-client privilege doesn’t apply, a lawyer who formerly represented music producer Phil Spector says she will testify in his ongoing murder…

Prosecutor Misconduct Debated

Lawyers sparred over the extent of prosecutorial misconduct in California at a hearing convened yesterday by a state commission studying problems in the criminal justice system.

Santa Clara University law…

Proposed Calif. Pet-Spay Law is Neutered

A proposed California bill that would have required pet owners to spay or neuter their animals or face a $500 fine has been tabled following an outpouring of support–and concern–from…

Police: Mom Drove Son, 14, to Murder

Too young to drive, a 14-year-old gang member in California allegedly was chauffeured by his mother, along with six buddies, to a Long Beach park on June 25 in order…

Top CA Court: Spector Atty Must Testify

A former lawyer for Phil Spector must testify in the music producer’s ongoing murder trial, the California Supreme Court determined today.

By refusing to hear Sara Caplan’s appeal of a…

Defendants: No Jail for Libby; Why Me?

Updated: A former top aide to the vice president of the United States didn’t have to serve time for lying to a federal grand jury. So why should I?

That…

CA Bar Closes Web-Based Criminal Firm

California bar authorities are closing down an insolvent Los Angeles criminal defense firm, saying that its Internet ambitions exceeded its ability to satisfy professional standards.

Robert Michael Nudelman, 59, agreed…

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