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California Supreme Court sends arbitration suit back to appeals court

By Mike Helenthal | Apr 17, 2017

A decision handed down by the California Supreme Court on April 6 challenged federal law on arbitration hearings and returned the case back to the appellate court.

TroyGould litigation chairman to focus on tech improvements

By Mike Helenthal | Apr 7, 2017

CENTURY CITY -- The new litigation chairman at the law firm TroyGould PC says he has plans to utilize technology to create efficiencies that will benefit the firm's clients.

ACLU expands social media rights fight nationally

By Mike Helenthal | Nov 10, 2016

SAN FRANCISO – The American Civil Liberties Union of California, fresh off an investigation that showed police agencies used sophisticated social media tools to surveil protest groups, hope their findings lead to greater national reflection and better public oversight.

Animal rights group promises more cases over religious ritual slaughter of chickens

By Mike Helenthal | Nov 3, 2016

MACHIPONGO, VIRGINIA – The founder of an organization formed to protect chickens from cruelty says her group will be back in court after a federal judge recently lifted an order preventing the performance of kapparos – a slaughter done in a religious ritual fashion –  in Irvine, California.

Appeals court advances case regarding Beats by Dre headphones royalties

By Mike Helenthal | Oct 12, 2016

LOS ANGELES – A California appeals court judge recently cleared the way for the founders of Beats by Dre headphones to settle their dispute over royalties in a courtroom.

California Bar asks for Supreme Court intervention in dues issue

By Mike Helenthal | Sep 18, 2016

SAN FRANCISO – The State Bar of California (SBC) is throwing itself at the mercy of the Supreme Court of California, hoping to reinstate its ability to collect fees, which lapses Jan. 1, 2017.

EPA trying to ban all pesticides, CCAGA head says after agency bans Belt

By Mike Helenthal | Sep 15, 2016

SANGER –  The president and CEO of the Central California Almond Growers Association said the recent decision to ban Bayer’s Belt pesticide could have unintended consequences as growers will seek alternatives for killing the bugs that eat their plants.

Industry critic says drug patents lead to high prices

By Mike Helenthal | Jul 1, 2016

SAN JOSE – A critic of the pharmaceutical industry says liberal interpretation of U.S. patent laws has led to the wasteful infighting displayed recently between drug-makers Merck and Gilead in a case decided earlier this month by a Northern California federal judge.

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