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California ranks 2nd in latest 'Hellholes' report

California ranked second in the latest listing of "Judicial Hellholes," an annual report from the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) that tracks real-time disadvantages to defendants by civil court judges across the U.S.

New standard set regarding NLRB arbitration deferral

SAN FRANCISCO -- The National Labor Review Board (NLRB) asked for an arbitration deferral and the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted the petition, setting a new standard.

Article III standing possible for consumers in future false advertising class actions

SAN FRANCISCO -- Consumers could have Article III standing under California false advertising laws, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit.

Gonzalez Fletcher's gender gap bill vetoed

A California gender gap transparency bill will not become law in 2017, upsetting the sponsor who fought hard for equality in the workplace.

Law School Transparency criticizes 1,400 rule on state bar exams

California’s state bar cut score is the second highest in the country and it’s not going to change.

Superior court judge publicly admonished

SAN FRANCISCO – After 28 years on the bench, a superior court judge has been publicly admonished.

Inequitable conduct defense struck down in patent infringement case

REDWOOD CITY – An inequitable conduct defense is not permitted in the patent infringement case between Nevro v. Boston Scientific Corporation.

Gender pay gap bill moves to governor's desk

A Southern California legislator believes in doing bold things to make change.

California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse cheers recent dismissal

A Sacramento-based legal group is applauding the dismissal with prejudice of a class action lawsuit against an Internet advertising company that allegedly violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

California appeal court upholds ruling on police retirement benefits

SAN FRANCISCO - The California First District Court of Appeal affirmed that a police association has no vested rights regarding its alleged retirement benefits.

National Abortion Federation wins contempt sanction award of nearly $200,000

SAN FRANCISCO -The National Abortion Federation (NAF) has been granted a civil contempt sanction award of nearly $200,000.

Legal association president: SB632 lacks attorney accountability

SACRAMENTO --The Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC) president argues the plaintiff bar's attempt to limit civil discovery asbestos deposition hours lacks attorney accountability. “

State Sen. Moorlach views SB33 bill as job killer

California Sen. John Moorlach said SB33 bill is looked at as a job killer, "like trial attorneys [that] push to try and avoid class action lawsuits."

Morgan Hill, city Hotel Coalition case headed to California Supreme Court

SAN JOSE – The opposing views of a city government lawyer and non-profit attorney on a public referendum is headed to the California Supreme Court.

Judge Kreep receives severe public censure

SAN DIEGO – Other than being removed from the bench, the highest level of discipline for a magistrate is severe public censure.

North Coast Railroad Authority unsure if it will appeal California Supreme Court ruling

SAN FRANCISCO – The California Supreme Court has ended a conflict regarding a railroad authority and the application of a 22-year old act.

Wells Fargo expects vindication

SAN FRANCISCO – Wells Fargo believes it will be vindicated in the end, according to a bank representative.

Pomona, SQM headed back to trial in polluted water case

LOS ANGELES – Polluted water in the city of Pomona pushed a panel of judges to vacate judgment and demand a new trial.

Bay Area law professor specializes in visa issues

SAN FRANCISCO – It’s all about principal, according to a Bay Area lawyer with an advanced degree.

Ninth District judge rules no fraud in 2007 forest fire

SAN FRANCISCO - California Ninth District Court of Appeal Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas found no alleged fraud in United States of America v. Sierra Pacific Industries. “