HUGHSON – A federal judge erred earlier this summer when she ruled against a Stanislaus County farmer fighting federal regulators over the Clean Water Act and claims that his property contains Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS), a Pacific Legal Foundation attorney said during a recent interview.
SAN FRANCISCO – A state Supreme Court decision earlier this summer to reform an unconstitutional California statute in eminent domain cases wasn't exactly a loss for property owners and probably isn't over yet, an eminent domain attorney said during a recent interview.
SACRAMENTO – An upcoming audit of California's only commission responsible for disciplining California judges, the Commission on Judicial Performance, will be objective and credible, state legislators say.
MARTINEZ – A five-times disciplined Contra Costa County judge has jailed the founder of a group that was the leading lobbyist for a recently announced audit of the state's commission that disciplines California judges, an incarceration that activists say appears retaliatory.
SANTA ANA – Nondisclosure agreements, such as that signed by Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend that recently cost her $500,000 for discussing domestic abuse in their relationship, is one way to make assault victims shut up, a noted women's rights activist said during a recent interview.
SANTA MONICA – A more than 13 percent increase in health insurance premiums for 2017 announced by Covered California hasn't prompted any action from California lawmakers or voters, an industry spokeswoman said during a recent interview.
SAN FRANCISCO – A Sunnyvale company facing a lawsuit by one of its field service engineers for allegedly not paying him overtime wages will have a difficult time defending itself if the employee's legal counsel's assessment of the case plays out.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear a case about Fannie Mae's charter awards jurisdiction to federal courts is not too surprising, the dean of the University of California Irvine School of Law said during a recent interview.
WASHINGTON – A federal proposal that California winemakers and legislators hope will tighten labeling rules for wine in the state also will have unintended consequences, a law professor said during a recent interview.
EL SEGUNDO – Consumers should be better informed about Viagra's risks, a California attorney recently appointed to the Plaintiffs' Executive Steering Committee in Viagra Products Liability Action said during a recent interview.
SACRAMENTO – The state Supreme Court's recent ruling that certain attorneys’ fees be included when a trial court calculates a jury’s penalty damage award likely won't have much impact, a class-action specialist said during a recent interview.
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?"