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California judge voices support for transferring judgeships

Glenn Minnis Apr. 11, 2017, 5:24pm

California Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to move two vacant judgeships from one county to another could gain the support of the judge who could be losing the slots provided his county’s budget is not impacted.

California lawmakers lobby to lower bar-exam standards

Glenn Minnis Apr. 2, 2017, 4:53pm

SACREMENTO — Lawmakers in California are urging members of the state Supreme Court to consider lowering the score required to pass the state’s bar exam.

Commission-based employees entitled to separate rest period pay, court rules

Glenn Minnis Mar. 13, 2017, 7:55pm

LOS ANGELES — A California appeals court has found that nonexempt workers paid on commission must also be paid separately for all legally required break periods.

Friedrichs 2.0: New lawsuit by 8 teachers challenges mandatory dues paid to California union

Glenn Minnis Feb. 18, 2017, 3:20pm

BURLINGAME, Calif. — The Center for Individual Rights has filed suit on behalf of eight California teachers challenging the school district’s practice of making union membership and ascribed dues mandatory.

Appeals court grants stay in antibody patent claim

Glenn Minnis Feb. 17, 2017, 3:05pm

WASHINGTON (Northern California Record) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has stayed a Delaware court’s decision allowing for the continued sale of the cholesterol-fighting drug Praluent until the courts can render a final verdict in the manufacturers Sanofi and Regeneron’s legal battle with Amgen Inc. 

CARB hires assistant executive officer for environmental justice

Glenn Minnis Feb. 10, 2017, 9:49pm

SACRAMENTO — Veronica Eady has been installed as the California Air Resources Board assistant executive officer for environmental justice, according to a news release on

University of Pacific law school names new dean

Glenn Minnis Feb. 9, 2017, 10:28pm

SACRAMENTO — Michael Hunter Schwartz will be the next dean of the University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law, according to a Sacramento Business Journal report.

Appeals court finds Swart not obligated to pay state franchise tax

Glenn Minnis Jan. 31, 2017, 6:50pm

FRESNO, Calif. — A California appeals court has ruled that the state is not legally authorized to attach its franchise tax on out-of-state entities simply based on its investment in a limited-liability company doing business in the state.

Cattlemen's petition against California Department of Fish and Wildlife in discovery phase

Glenn Minnis Jan. 24, 2017, 11:04am

SAN DIEGO — California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials have responded to a suit filed by the Pacific Legal Foundation accusing the government of being derelict in its protection of 233 animals found on the state’s endangered-species list by insisting it lacks sufficient information to either confirm or deny the allegations.

State Supreme Court could rule on Santa Clara County, San Jose fight over $40 million

Glenn Minnis Jan. 19, 2017, 4:24pm

SAN FRANCISCO – The California Supreme could soon rule in a long-simmering dispute between San Jose and Santa Clara County over which government agency is entitled to $40 million in already-collected property taxes.  

Civil-rights groups seek permanent injunction protecting homeless people's property

Glenn Minnis Dec. 31, 2016, 1:04am

OAKLAND – A group of civil-rights organizations has filed suit against the California Department of Transportation, charging that the agency violates the rights of homeless people with its ongoing series of sweeps and targeted raids.

State Supreme Court fight expected over Prop. 54

Glenn Minnis Dec. 22, 2016, 12:53pm

California lawmakers, public advocacy groups still at odds over legislation

Settlement reached in 'Ecco the Dolphin' lawsuit

Glenn Minnis Dec. 22, 2016, 12:09pm

Classic Sega game could be poised for rebirth

California case could set national precedent on Native Americans' water rights

Glenn Minnis Dec. 7, 2016, 10:52am

SAN FRANCISCO -- A California federal appeals court is expected to rule soon in a water rights case pitting the Aqua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians against the state government in a decision that could spark concerns across the country.

Judge denies Airbnb's motion to block short-term rental fines in San Francisco

Glenn Minnis Nov. 16, 2016, 12:29pm

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal court judge has denied a motion filed by Airbnb Inc. of San Francisco that seeks to have a local ordinance overturned on the grounds it violates the company’s rights to certain First Amendment protections.