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State bar court dismisses disciplinary matter against Oakland attorney

Karen Kidd Sep. 13, 2017, 8:00am

Disciplinary claims against Oakland attorney Peter Yeu Lee Chao, charged with presenting an unwarranted claim and maintaining an unjust action during a protracted civil litigation, have been dismissed, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

State bar opposes L.A. attorney's relief from suspension

Karen Kidd Sep. 12, 2017, 4:00pm

Los Angeles attorney Drago Charles Baric will remain under suspension based on an Aug. 3 California State Bar's recommendation to the California Supreme Court order after finding he had not been rehabilitated following disciplines handed down nearly six years ago.

Auburn attorney disbarred following allegations of misconduct involving two clients

Karen Kidd Sep. 12, 2017, 10:00am

Auburn attorney Jamie Edwards Quadra has been disbarred by the California State Bar following 17 counts of misconduct involving two clients in client matters, according to a recent decision

California legal climate among nation's worst, survey says

Karen Kidd Sep. 11, 2017, 9:00pm

California's lawsuit climate is bad and isn't getting any better, according to a video by Faces of Lawsuit Abuse, a project of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, which owns this publication.

New survey ranks California's lawsuit climate 47th worst in the nation

Karen Kidd Sep. 11, 2017, 9:00pm

Litigation over a small businessman's pursuit of the perfect kitty litter scoop is one example of why the lawsuit climate in California continues to rank low compared to other states, according to a survey released this week.

Indio attorney's misconduct charges dismissed

Karen Kidd Sep. 10, 2017, 12:00pm

Allegations of misconduct against Indio attorney Jerry Steven Morgan, including charges that arose from a 2007 gang-related shooting case, have been dismissed for lack of

Downey attorney exonerated in bankruptcy case allegations

Karen Kidd Sep. 9, 2017, 8:00am

A disciplinary action against Downey attorney Michael Anthony Rivera, accused of

Bakersfield attorney disbarred following allegations of misappropriating nearly $1 million

Karen Kidd Sep. 8, 2017, 8:00am

Bakersfield attorney Heather June Christiansen Stanley has been disbarred by the California State Bar following allegations that in 2013 she misappropriated nearly $1 million that she was supposed to hold in trust on behalf of a client, according to a recent decision.

Santa Monica attorney receives stayed suspension after unintended client trust account disparities

Karen Kidd Aug. 30, 2017, 4:00pm

Santa Monica attorney Mona Falah faces a stayed three years' suspension, three years' probation and two years of actual suspension following poor accounting that resulted in disparities in her client trust account, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

Appeals court rules Lakers' insurance company need not cover TCPA settlement

Karen Kidd Aug. 30, 2017, 1:30pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) – An Indiana-based insurance company won't have to cover a Los Angeles Lakers' settlement of a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action following a U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that the lawsuit was excepted in the team's policy.

Arcadia attorney disbarred over five counts of misconduct

Karen Kidd Aug. 30, 2017, 8:00am

Arcadia attorney Yen Hoang Thi Nguyen has been disbarred by the California State Bar over with five counts of misconduct involving one client matter, according to a recent decision.

Vista attorney faces suspension following fee dispute with client

Karen Kidd Aug. 29, 2017, 4:00pm

Vista attorney Catherine Irene Denevi faces suspension after withdrawing funds from her client trust account during a fee dispute with her client, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

Ozark attorney disbarred following suspension for commingling personal, client funds

Karen Kidd Aug. 29, 2017, 8:00am

Ozark attorney Scott C. Hinote's has been disbarred following an Aug. 16 Missouri Supreme Court order handed down less than a year after Hinote was suspended for commingled personal and client funds in both his operating and trust accounts.

Mission Hills attorney faces stayed suspension over multiple misconduct allegations

Karen Kidd Aug. 28, 2017, 4:00pm

Mission Hills attorney Lauro Nick Pacheco Jr. faces a stayed suspension of two years regarding more than two dozen counts of misconduct, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

L.A. attorney privately reproved following series of alcohol, substance abuse incidents

Karen Kidd Aug. 27, 2017, 12:00pm

Los Angeles attorney Raj Tanden has been privately reproved after a series of alcohol and other substance abuse-related incidents that began in 2010, including two DUI convictions, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

Walnut Creek attorney gets stayed suspension for failing to maintain required trust account balance

Karen Kidd Aug. 26, 2017, 12:00pm

Walnut Creek attorney Steven Lewis Weiner faces a stayed suspension of two years for multiple counts of misconduct for failing to maintain a required balance in his client trust account, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

San Diego attorney disbarred over six alleged ethical violations

Karen Kidd Aug. 26, 2017, 10:00am

San Diego attorney Mary Frances Prevost has been disbarred by the California State Bar following allegations of six ethical violations in two client matters, according to a recent decision.

Palm Springs attorney disbarred for allegedly violating court rule

Karen Kidd Aug. 25, 2017, 12:34pm

Palm Springs attorney George Steven Wass has been disbarred by the California State Bar for allegedly violating a court rule after two suspensions were handed down against him in previous disciplines, according to a recent decision.

Los Angeles attorney disbarred following alleged probation violations

Karen Kidd Aug. 21, 2017, 12:00pm

Los Angeles attorney Joseph Frieden Hanan has been disbarred by the California State Bar following alleged probation violations stemming from a private reproval he received in 2014, according to a recent decision.

Los Angeles attorney disbarred over allegations in two bankruptcy cases

Karen Kidd Aug. 19, 2017, 10:00am

Los Angeles attorney Kenneth William Szalonek has been disbarred by the California State Bar over 12 counts of alleged business and professional conduct violations in two separate bankruptcy client matters, according to a recent decision.