SACRAMENTO – A recent state Supreme Court ruling that was a win for Gov. Jerry Brown's judicial reform initiative makes it plain that the high court is fine with amendments that were added after the comment period, a small business advocate said during a recent interview.
PALO ALTO – The way into a legal career in public interest service can start in the commercial sector, Sasha Abrams, general counsel and secretary to the board for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, said during a recent interview with the Northern California Record.
WASHINGTON – A pending federal appeals ruling has many medical and recreational marijuana legal observers speculating over how legislation, sponsored by two California law makers, will be interpreted while others are waiting for the ruling itself.
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently ruled that last year's congressional amendments to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) are retroactive, but left other questions open, a TCPA specialist said during an interview.
SAN DIEGO – Paul Handleman, now a couple of months into retirement from the Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel, waxed nostalgic from the initial interview question: "How would the world be different if you had not been at the center of the development of consequential tax credit regulations and guidance?"
SACRAMENTO – Not much has happened in a five-year-old education lawsuit since a federal court ruling ordering 10 million California students' personal data be released and a deadline to opt out of that release has passed, a state education spokesman said.
SAN JOSE – The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in late February not to hear a challenge to a San Jose-mandated affordable housing law has effectively ended that challenge, a Pacific Legal Foundation official said in an interview.
SAN FRANCISCO – The plaintiff and defendant in a long-standing asbestos case filed papers Friday with the state Supreme Court, which has not yet decided whether to hear the appeal, though the Washington Legal Foundation urges the court to do so.
LOS ANGELES – One attorney's man on a mission is another's "vexatious litigant," but Joel D. Joseph, co-founder and chairman of Made in the USA Foundation says he just believes the U.S. needs to be a strong manufacturing nation.
SACRAMENTO – All eyes interested in tort reform in California are watching an almost 12-year-old class-action lawsuit expected to be heard before the State Supreme Court that could, depending on how it's decided, change the way class-action plaintiffs' attorneys are paid.
SACRAMENTO – Californians who want to speak out against lawsuit abuse still have time to sign up for California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse and California Civil Justice Association Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, March 15.
SACRAMENTO – The plaintiffs in a lawsuit opposing the construction of California's $64 billion high-speed rail system are considering their options now that a judge has ruled that the project can move forward.
SAN FRANCISCO — The $9 million class-action lawsuit settlement agreed to by software developer Carrier IQ and several mobile phone manufacturers in a U.S. District Court in California looks very large, and it certainly impressed the judge in the case.