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California Horse Racing Board 'disappointed' in appellate-court decision in De La Torre case

Dee Thompson Feb. 11, 2017, 9:58am

LOS ANGELES — Horse trainer Jose De La Torre had a trial-court decision overturned in his favor in a lawsuit brought against the California Horse Racing Board, according to a news release on

California environmental lawsuit still up in the air

Dee Thompson Feb. 2, 2017, 5:47pm

SAN FRANCISCO–Plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against the Environmental Protection Agency in 2013 are hoping that a change in the White House will have the desired effect on a clean air policy on the other side of the nation.

Retired justice said Brock Turner's judge was right to rule the way that he did

Dee Thompson Jan. 31, 2017, 8:09pm

STOCKTON — A retired judge who served on a panel of legal experts that met recently to discuss the Brock Turner case said that a Santa Clara judge was right to rule the way that he did in the case.

California Supreme Court clarifies rules on employee rest breaks

Dee Thompson Jan. 20, 2017, 12:25pm

SACRAMENTO — Should meal breaks and rest breaks be treated equally under California law, with employees not subject to being “on call?” A recent ruling by the California Supreme Court says yes.

Appeals court rules in defective-flooring case

Dee Thompson Jan. 19, 2017, 11:34pm

SACRAMENTO — A California appeals court recently sided with an insurer in a case involving Best Buy store contractors and flooring.

Stanford University Law School helps build new app to help Louisiana flood victims

Dee Thompson Dec. 20, 2016, 2:15pm

STANFORD – A new app developed in California is helping flood victims in Louisiana rebuild their lives after the devastating floods of last August.

New ruling impacts real estate companies representing both buyers and sellers

Dee Thompson Dec. 1, 2016, 7:12pm

SACRAMENTO, California – On Nov. 22, the California Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that promises to have a significant impact on how real estate transactions are handled in this state.

California Supreme Court ruling in medical negligence cases has far reaching effect

Dee Thompson Nov. 26, 2016, 10:42pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- A recent California Supreme Court court ruling has broken new ground when it comes to the interpretation of the statute of limitations regarding medical negligence lawsuits.

Marin Clean Energy counsel: Communities need 'passionate' people regarding renewable energy as options expand

Dee Thompson Nov. 23, 2016, 7:59pm

SAN FRANCISCO – On Oct. 24, University of San Francisco law students hosted a panel of experts discussing Implications for California’s energy future. The audience of about 50 people learned about a new model of energy service in California, community choice aggregation (CCA) programs, which are a way that communities can choose their energy source and choose which energy option best fits the needs of their customers.

Lawsuit alleges Facebook ads are discriminatory

Dee Thompson Nov. 17, 2016, 6:24pm

SAN FRANCISCO — A lawsuit has been filed against Facebook alleging civil rights violations in its ads.

New ACLU study reveals police in California schools do more harm than good

Dee Thompson Nov. 6, 2016, 10:03pm

OAKLAND -- A new report from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) finds that in California, police intervention in school disciplinary matters is ineffective and unfairly targets minority students and disabled students. 

Alliance of California Judges push for due process

Dee Thompson Oct. 27, 2016, 1:27pm

IRVIN -- At a recently held annual meeting of the Alliance of California Judges (ACJ), several controversial cases brought before the Commission on Judicial Performance (CJP) were the topic of a discussion by attorneys Edith Matthai, Paul Meyer and Heather Rosing.  

Supreme Court decision in Bristol Myers Squibb case will impact products liability lawsuits

Dee Thompson Oct. 23, 2016, 11:37pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- A recent California Supreme Court decision involving the pharmaceutical company Bristol Myers Squibb will greatly impact products liability lawsuits in California and possibly in other states, experts say.