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The Miller Law Firm recovers $1.5M for San Francisco historic landmark

SAN FRANCISCO — The homeowners association for a historic landmark in San Francisco has received $1.5 million settlement following application to the Senate Bill 800 claims process years earlier.

State Bar of California pens agreement with legal-software giant

SACRAMENTO — The State Bar of California has contracted with Tyler Technologies to provide new case-management software and servicing designed to improve the performance of the Bar’s 300 employees in the Office of Chief Trial Counsel, the State Bar Court, and the Office of Probation.

Voting differences between pro tempore justices, permanent justices analyzed

SACRAMENTO — A review of judicial behavior in regards to the habits of dissent voting between a pro tempore and a permanent judge reveals a slight deviation, according to a lawyer and legal analyst.

California Supreme Court refuses to depublish scathing ruling against county in Adult Protective Services case

SACRAMENTO — California’s Supreme Court recently affirmed an appellate court’s blistering indictment of Humboldt County will remain on the record, to be used in subsequent case law.

Supreme Court takes nonresident jurisdiction case

The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to take up the arguments put forth in the appealed Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court, a case that involves establishing the limits of personal jurisdiction over nonresident parties cited in a mass class-action lawsuit.

City of Sacramento, apartment complex settle rape lawsuit for $1.35M

SACRAMENTO — A septuagenarian rape victim, who also suffered from a recent stroke, will receive a $1.35 million settlement originating from two incidents of rape carried out by a former Sacramento police officer.

California's top court says public may see government's past legal bills

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court recently issued a closely split ruling in a case involving whether or not the legal bills from settled suits involving government entities within the state are public information. A member of an advocacy group wonders how the decision will affect taxpayers.

Murphy 'excited' to serve as judge on 'prestigious' San Francisco County Superior Court

SAN FRANCISCO – The vacancy on a San Francisco County Superior Court bench, prompted by the retirement of Judge Lillian Sing nearly a year and a half ago, was filled by Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Dec. 24, 2016.

Court gives California employers a break – but not a full vacation – from PTO reporting requirements

SANTA ANA, California – California employers looking for clarification on whether they are required to report accrued vacation or paid time off (PTO) on each wage statement for every employee have received a decision that takes some careful reading to understand.

Appeals Court upholds California's abortion education law

SACRAMENTO -- A state law passed last year designed to ensure women at private, religious-based female clinics receive information regarding the state’s coverage of low-cost or free abortions has been upheld in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.