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Judge tosses lawsuit accusing Twitter of failing to block ISIS propaganda

John Breslin Dec. 1, 2016, 7:20pm

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit accusing Twitter of facilitating a terrorist who killed two United States contractors in Jordan last year.

Cap and trade in California now tangled in high stakes suit and political changes

John Breslin Nov. 22, 2016, 4:16pm

The future of cap and trade in California faces uncertainty amidst an expected shortfall in auction income, the onset of a Trump presidency and a lawsuit that could dismantle the program all together. 

10-year-old entrepreneur crowdfunds permit, equipment costs

John Breslin Nov. 17, 2016, 8:12pm

A 10-year-old entrepreneur facing the shut down of her popular lemonade stand because of permit costs has crowdfunded enough to pay to go legitimate.

Federal appeals court upholds endangered seal species listing

John Breslin Nov. 3, 2016, 12:17pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court ruling regarding an endangered seal species will have an impact far from the Arctic Circle, environmentalists say.

Cybercrime center created; includes fast-response mobile lab

John Breslin Oct. 27, 2016, 9:13pm

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA – A new initiative designed to combat cyber crime in California includes retrofitting a mobile command vehicle as a digital forensics laboratory that can be dispatched to more traditional crime scenes.

Affordable housing legal dispute likely headed for U.S. Supreme Court

John Breslin Oct. 4, 2016, 3:35pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- Legal disputes stemming from local governments forcing developers to set aside land for affordable housing, or else pay fines, are expected to persist until the U.S. Supreme Court settles the matter.

Longtime disability rights lawyer honored with Loren Miller service award

John Breslin Sep. 12, 2016, 12:40pm

SAN FRANCISCO – Catherine Blakemore, who has spent her working life advocating and litigating for the rights of people with disabilities, has been recognized for her long-term commitment to the cause.

Center for Youth Development through Law legal fellowship program graduates nearly 40 students this year

John Breslin Sep. 12, 2016, 12:30pm

BERKELEY – Close to 40 young people from low-income communities from the East Bay area this year graduated from an annual two-month legal fellowship program.

Bar set to ask Supreme Court for power to assess dues to fund operations

John Breslin Sep. 11, 2016, 3:23pm

SAN FRANCISCO – The California legislature’s failure to pass a bill to assess fees to attorneys to fund the State Bar has led to a request to the state’s highest court for interim power to assess and collect dues.

Santa Cruz attorney disbarred after failing to appear on 25 counts of misconduct

John Breslin Sep. 11, 2016, 3:13pm

SAN FRANCISCO – An attorney already on probation for misconduct has been disbarred after being accused of failing to perform services for clients he charged.

Attorney disbarred after failing to appear for hearing twice

John Breslin Sep. 11, 2016, 3:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco attorney has been disbarred after twice failing to appear before the State Bar Court for a disciplinary trial.

Settlement proposed in shareholder class action against Castlight Health

John Breslin Aug. 19, 2016, 8:09am

REDWOOD CITY – Attorneys representing plaintiffs in a shareholder class action against health care company Castlight Health fully expect those allegedly wronged to accept a settlement.