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UC Berkeley creates system for change after sexual harassment suit against former law school dean

April Bamburg Oct. 7, 2016, 8:34pm

BERKELEY – Following the resignation of Nicholas Dirks from the University of California Berkeley's Chancellor position, and the resignation of former law school Dean Sujit Choudhry,  the university is making changes to how it handles complaints of sexual harassment.

Shark fin soup off the menus after Supreme Court declines to hear ban of state law

April Bamburg Jun. 30, 2016, 8:08pm

SAN FRANCISCO – After a U.S. Supreme Court decision not to hear a challenge of California’s law banning possession and sale of shark fins, a fight has ended, and shark fin soup will not be on the menu at many Asian restaurants.  

Decision in Howell v. Hamilton Meats limits potential damages in personal injury cases

April Bamburg Jun. 6, 2016, 6:42pm

SAN FRANCISCO – In a civil court case involving medical bills, what is the appropriate amount to award in damages, and how is that determined?

Court reversal of decision in Hinojosa case sheds light on habeas corpus restrictions

April Bamburg Jun. 3, 2016, 8:48pm

SAN FRANCISCO – When the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case of Scott Kiernan v. Antonio A. Hinojosa in May, the decision was one in a series. The court reversed the decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of California, which had granted Hinojosa’s petition for habeas relief, and one California attorney says this reinforces a message long communicated to inmates.

Lawyer: $8 million attorney's fees award in patent case should give plaintiffs caution

April Bamburg May 24, 2016, 10:01am

SAN FRANCISCO – Patent lawsuits in California may have gotten more complicated thanks to a recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, in which justices awarded nearly $8 million in attorney’s fees – including pre-suit costs. 

Lawyer for Rebecca Friedrichs plans to file for rehearing in challenge of teacher union fees

April Bamburg Apr. 8, 2016, 5:07pm

WASHINGTON – The fight over agency shop laws that require teachers to pay union dues is far from over, despite a split decision in the case of Rebecca Friedrichs et al., v. California Teachers Union. 

First class of the Knight-Hennesy Scholars Program at Stanford starts in 2018

April Bamburg Apr. 6, 2016, 1:22pm

STANFORD – Some law students at Stanford University will have a unique opportunity starting in the fall of 2018 when the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program’s first class officially begins.