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Children's rights violated by invasive medical exams in child abuse investigation, 9th Circuit rules

By Karen Kidd | Nov 13, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – San Diego County acted unconstitutionally in its removal in 2010 of a couple's children under child abuse suspicion and then subjected the children to invasive medical examinations without their parents' consent, a federal appeals court ruled recently.

Federal appeals court stands by earlier opinion in copyright case against CBS

By Karen Kidd | Nov 12, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal appeals court will not be budging from its decision last summer that digitally remastered pre-1972 sound recordings are covered by federal law as newly copyrighted songs.

California bar court backs largely stayed suspension for Modesto attorney

By Karen Kidd | Nov 12, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Modesto attorney Jakrun S. Sodhi faces a possible stayed suspension and probation following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation in multiple client matters.

California state bar court recommends Virginia attorney be disbarred by default

By Karen Kidd | Nov 12, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Longtime Virginia attorney Wayne Richard Hartke faces possible disbarment by default following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation and suspension in his home state after appearing drunk at a conference.

Bakersfield has no 'design immunity' in suit over child struck by vehicle, state appeals court rules

By Karen Kidd | Nov 7, 2018

FRESNO (Northern California Record) – California's Fifth District Court of Appeal recently affirmed a lower court's ruling that a city of Bakersfield plan or design for a crosswalk where a child was struck by a vehicle earlier this year does not grant the city "design immunity" in the subsequent liability lawsuit.

State bar court recommends stayed suspension, probation for Beverly Hills attorney

By Karen Kidd | Nov 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Beverly Hills attorney Tristram Thomas Buckley faces possible stayed suspension and probation following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation over allegedly unreported sanctions.

State bar court recommends stayed suspension, probation for L.A. attorney

By Karen Kidd | Nov 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Longtime Los Angeles attorney Lottie Wolfe Cohen faces a possible stayed suspension and probation following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation over multiple allegations of misconduct in two separate client matters.

State bar court recommends stayed suspension, probation for Forestville attorney

By Karen Kidd | Nov 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Forestville attorney Lisa Lynn Gygax faces stayed suspension and probation following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation over three counts of misconduct in a single client matter.

State bar court grants Altadena attorney relief from actual suspension

By Karen Kidd | Nov 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Altadena attorney Andrew Michael Vogelbach, suspended for nearly three years, has been granted relief from suspension following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation.

State bar court recommends disbarment for New Mexico attorney disbarred in home state

By Karen Kidd | Nov 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — New Mexico attorney David Chipman Venie faces possible disbarment by default following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation after he was disbarred in his home state in January 2017.

State bar court recommends stayed suspension, probation for former Solano County prosecutor

By Karen Kidd | Nov 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco attorney and former Solano County prosecutor Andrew Michael Ganz faces possible stayed suspension and probation following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation over alleged prosecutorial misconduct in a homicide case.

State bar court backs disbarment for Arvada attorney suspended in Colorado for abusing prostitute

By Karen Kidd | Nov 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Arvada attorney Sean Gardner Saxon faces possible disbarment by default following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation and his three-year suspension handed down by the Colorado Supreme Court almost two years ago.

Disbarment recommended for Arcata attorney who failed to comply with reproval requirements

By Karen Kidd | Nov 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Arcata attorney Gregory P. Allen faces possible disbarment by default following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation after he allegedly failed to comply with conditions of a previous public reproval.

Longtime Long Beach attorney faces possible disbarment by default over multiple misconduct counts

By Karen Kidd | Nov 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Longtime Long Beach attorney Stephen Robert Kilstofte faces possible disbarment by default following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation after seven counts of misconduct.

State bar court recommends disbarment for La Habra attorney convicted of identity theft

By Karen Kidd | Nov 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — La Habra attorney Sanam Alicia Nikkhoo, practicing in California about four years, faces possible disbarment following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation following her conviction for identity theft.

State bar court recommends attorney who admitted misappropriating more than $127,000 be disbarred

By Karen Kidd | Nov 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Auburn attorney Rick L. Raynsford faces possible disbarment following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation after he was found culpable in 11 counts of misconduct in a single client matter.

State appeals court reverses $1.2 million 'catalyst theory' attorney's fee award to Ag Land Trust

By Karen Kidd | Nov 4, 2018

A Salinas-based land trust will not receive the more than $1.2 million in attorney's fees that it had been awarded in a dispute over a defunct water desalination project, following a state appeals court's ruling earlier this month.

State appeals court favors hotel owners in dispute over San Francisco rental laws

By Karen Kidd | Oct 31, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — A group of residential hotel owners recently scored a victory when a state appeals court found in their favor against San Francisco's attempts to lengthen required stays in short term rentals.

Federal appeals court uphold's Hidden Hills attorney's conviction on SEC charges in Heart Tronics case

By Karen Kidd | Oct 30, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The conviction and sentencing of a Hidden Hills attorney who allegedly "masterminded" a multimillion-dollar market manipulation and fraud scheme that involved former pro-football player Willie James Gault was recently upheld by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

State bar recommends revoked probation, suspension for Glendora attorney

By Karen Kidd | Oct 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — A stay on a suspension handed down against Glendora attorney Craig Ronald Triance about a year ago could be lifted following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation.

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