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Off-duty prison guards can carry concealed weapons, ruling says

Jenna Spinelle Sep. 8, 2016, 8:43pm

FRESNO – Prison guards in Stanislaus County can now carry concealed weapons while off duty without a permit, signaling what is expected to be the end of a disagreement between county officials and the union representing the guards.

Appellate court reverses ruling in $1.5 million malpractice claim

Jenna Spinelle Aug. 27, 2016, 1:23pm

LOS ANGELES – A complicated web of malpractice claims and operating agreements has become clearer after a ruling from the 2nd Appellate District of California in June.

Lawyer: Micron patent ruling 'will definitely encourage parties to err on side of inclusion'

Jenna Spinelle Aug. 12, 2016, 1:05pm

SAN FRANCISCO – The world of patent law is ever changing but a ruling issued last month seeks to put limits on how and when changes can be made.

Judge's nomination to 9th Circuit Court of Appeals depends on politics, professor says

Jenna Spinelle Aug. 11, 2016, 6:23am

SAN FRANCISCO – Following a successful confirmation hearing, Lucy Koh is one step closer to becoming the first female Korean-American judge on an appellate court.

Stalemate reached in Privates Beach fence debate

Jenna Spinelle Jul. 21, 2016, 10:38pm

PLEASURE POINT – A fence at the center of a debate between the California Coastal Commission and the Opal Cliffs Recreation District will remain intact for the foreseeable future.

Hayward case signals victory for Lawyers Guild, ACLU

Jenna Spinelle Jul. 19, 2016, 7:53pm

OAKLAND – An Alameda County judge ruled earlier this month that the Public Records Act applies to video taken by cameras worn by on-duty police officers, a victory for the San Francisco chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and the ACLU of Northern California.