Top News

Professor doubts Johnson & Johnson talc product liability victory will be appealed

The talc-asbestos case in which a Los Angeles County Superior Court jury last month found that two litigation-beleaguered companies were not responsible for a woman's cancer likely will not be appealed, a legal and health management expert said during a recent interview.

California Supreme Court fails to resolve conflict over groundwater fees, charges

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Despite hopes for a resolution after two appeals courts issued conflicting rulings over whether groundwater extraction fees violate the state's constitution, the California Supreme Court decided to send part of that question back to the district court.

Compliance expert: Local agencies still face groundwater extraction fees guidelines

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — A recent Supreme Court decision to remand much of the question about whether groundwater extraction fees violate California's constitution has local agencies still wondering but there are existing guidelines to consider, a compliance legal expert said during a recent interview.

Rancho Palos Verdes attorney faces suspension after failing to comply with state high court order

Rancho Palos Verdes attorney Kevin Renard Taylor faces a partially stayed suspension and probation following a California State Bar Court recommendation after his suspension about a year ago by the California Supreme Court.

State Bar Court says Fresno immigration attorney's suspension should be lifted

Fresno attorney Preetinder Singh, also known as Peter Singh, will no longer be suspended should the California Supreme Court approve a recommendation from the California State Bar Court that was issued despite a state bar argument that the immigration law attorney has not been rehabilitated.

West Hollywood attorney faces disbarment by default over misconduct

West Hollywood attorney Jay Mitchell Vogel faces disbarment by default following a California State Bar recommendation over a single count of violation professional conduct rules and two pending disciplinary investigations.

Placerville attorney who alleges Trump Is communist Illuminati king faces disbarment by default

Placerville attorney Gregory Richard Kaighn, who says President Donald Trump is a communist Illuminati king who kidnapped his son and is planning World War III, faces disbarment by default following a California State Bar recommendation.

San Diego attorney faces disbarment, restitution order

San Diego attorney Frank Martin Jodzio, in practice for nearly 47 years, faces disbarment following a California State Bar recommendation over 13 counts of misconduct involving five client matters.

Fresno attorney faces possible suspension over alleged misconduct in 3 client matters

Fresno attorney Benjamin Prescott Tryk faces a 60-day suspension following a California State Bar decision regarding nine counts of professional misconduct in three client matters.

Stayed suspension, probation recommended for Los Angeles attorney

Los Angeles attorney Jeffrey Allen Lewiston faces stayed suspension and probation following a California State Bar recommendation regarding 14 counts of misconduct in seven client matters in states where Lewiston is not licensed to practice law and which ended with a Federal Trade Commission investigation in 2013.

Santa Barbara attorney faces disbarment by default following alleged probation violations

Santa Barbara attorney and former Mendocino County district attorney Joseph Dulles Allen faces disbarment by default following a California State Bar decision for alleged probation violations.

Goleta attorney recommended for disbarment following alleged probation violations

Goleta attorney John Francis Shellabarger faces disbarment following a recent California State Bar recommendation over allegations he violated probation conditions previously imposed by the California Supreme Court.

Redlands attorney who represented marijuana initiative faces disbarment

Redlands attorney James DeAguilera, a former Loma Linda planning director who represented supporters of a losing marijuana ballot initiative earlier this year, faces disbarment following a California State Bar decision regarding 13 counts of misconduct in four client matters.

Orange County prosecutor faces one-year suspension for allegedly withholding evidence

Santa Ana attorney and Orange County deputy district attorney Sandra Lee Nassar faces a year of suspension following a California State Bar ruling over allegations she failed to turn over her inmate client's mail that she'd secretly collected prior to trial to defense counsel.

Santa Monica attorney to be reproved for unauthorized practice of law in Arizona

Santa Monica attorney Cynthia Ann Futter has been recommended for private reproval with public disclosure by the California State Bar following her 2015 discipline before the Arizona State Bar for unauthorized practice of law in that state, according to a recent filing.

Sacramento attorney to be reproved following conviction for resisting officer

Sacramento attorney Andrew E. Benzinger has been recommended for private reproval with public disclosure by the California State Bar following his conviction on a charge of resisting or obstructing a police officer.

Rancho Santa Margarita attorney's suspension imposed following alleged probation violations

Rancho Santa Margarita attorney Frank Edward Goseco is under a previously stayed two-year suspension following an order by the California State Bar after he allegedly violated the conditions of his probation following alcohol-related convictions.

Hawaii attorney's suspension imposed following alleged probation violations

Honolulu attorney Earle Arthur Partington, practicing in California for almost 48 years, is under a previously stayed suspension following an order by the California State Bar after he allegedly violated the conditions of his probation.

Los Angeles attorney disbarred over alleged misconduct in patent, trademark matter

Los Angeles attorney Andrew Yoshiteru Schroeder has been disbarred by the California State Bar following five counts of misconduct in a single client matter that involved the United States Patent and Trademark Office, according to a recent filing.

San Francisco attorney alleges constitutional immunity in disbarment proceeding

San Francisco attorney Albert Miklos Kun, practicing law for more than 44 years, has been disbarred by the California State Bar over multiple counts of misconduct, despite his contention that the state bar is constitutionally barred from disciplining him.