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Superior court judge publicly admonished

Angela Underwood Oct. 11, 2017, 2:26pm

SAN FRANCISCO – After 28 years on the bench, a superior court judge has been publicly admonished.

Inmate accuses detention facility of negligence

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 5, 2017, 1:27pm

LOS ANGELES — An inmate is suing a Los Angeles County detention facility, alleging negligence and vicarious liability.

Glendale attorney disbarred following allegations of skimming genocide victims' settlement

Karen Kidd Sep. 22, 2017, 12:00pm

Glendale attorney Rita Mahdessian, part of a husband-and-wife legal team accused of skimming $1 million from settlements of unpaid life insurance policies of Armenian Genocide victims, has been disbarred by the California State Bar, according to a recent decision.

California Supreme Court could decide question of language in Wells Fargo Bank debt collection case

Pam Wright Jul. 5, 2017, 5:42pm

The California Supreme Court may settle a question of language in a case that involves credit card collection.

Plaintiffs in $4.7 million construction defect case mum after ruling

Charmaine Little Feb. 28, 2017, 1:06pm

SAN DIEGO -- Plaintiffs in a major construction lawsuit that ended with a San Diego law firm recovering nearly $5 million have decided to stay silent after the ruling was in their favor.  

Supreme Court takes nonresident jurisdiction case

Christopher Knoll Feb. 3, 2017, 12:10pm

The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to take up the arguments put forth in the appealed Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court, a case that involves establishing the limits of personal jurisdiction over nonresident parties cited in a mass class-action lawsuit.

State Farm claims Insurance Commissioner order is unlawful

Marian Johns Dec. 18, 2016, 3:06pm

State Farm’s request to halt an Insurance Commission order was denied recently in a California Superior Court.

Judge tosses out $4 million defamation lawsuit against sexual assault victim

Michelle de Leon Nov. 7, 2016, 7:48am

MARYSVILLE -- A Northern California judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by the alleged attacker of a sexual assault victim whom she called a rapist in a series of social media posts.

Michael Jackson's businesses accused of serving as a front for child molestation

Kerry Goff Nov. 3, 2016, 11:15pm

LOS ANGELES -- A revised court complaint filed on behalf of James Safechuck, a 36-year-old father of two who starred with Michael Jackson in a Pepsi commercial at age 10, echoes claims made in a recent lawsuit by Wade Robson, which describes an official with MJJ Ventures as "a procurer or madam" of alleged child sexual abuse victims.

Arbitration panel declares Blue Shield breached contract with Sutter Health

Kate Jacobson Oct. 27, 2016, 11:54pm

SACRAMENTO – An arbitration panel that Blue Shield of California engaged in an unlawful business practice against the not-for-profit Sutter Health network and breached its contracts with Sutter.

Alliance of California Judges push for due process

Dee Thompson Oct. 27, 2016, 1:27pm

IRVIN -- At a recently held annual meeting of the Alliance of California Judges (ACJ), several controversial cases brought before the Commission on Judicial Performance (CJP) were the topic of a discussion by attorneys Edith Matthai, Paul Meyer and Heather Rosing.  

Appeals court advances case regarding Beats by Dre headphones royalties

Mike Helenthal Oct. 12, 2016, 1:20pm

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 law professor says Supreme Court should overturn ruling in Yelp case

Karen Kidd Oct. 9, 2016, 9:53pm

SAN FRANCISCO -– A Santa Clara law professor claims the California Supreme Court should reverse an appeals court order for Yelp to remove negative posts about a San Francisco personal injury attorney.

California Insurance Commissioner lands $200 million cash payment in CastlePoint conservation

Karen Kidd Oct. 9, 2016, 9:39pm

SAN FRANCISCO -– California's insurance commissioner's office recently landed a $200 million cash payment for Castlepoint National Insurance Co. in a continuing effort to protect policyholders and covered injured workers.

Kesha drops abuse lawsuit, continues to fight producer's label

Carrie Salls Aug. 19, 2016, 11:08am

LOS ANGELES – Singer and songwriter Kesha has dropped a lawsuit filed in California alleging that her producer sexually abused her, although other legal disputes between the two remain. 

Appellate briefs latest step in battle over California carbon auctions

Carrie Salls Jun. 9, 2016, 6:53pm

SACRAMENTO – Six supplemental appellate briefs were filed on May 23 in the latest leg of a four-year lawsuit filed by manufacturers in connection with California’s carbon market auction system.

Appeals court reverses teacher tenure ruling

Sean Fowler May 19, 2016, 3:58pm

LOS ANGELES – California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal recently ruled that "the law is the law" when it comes to teacher tenure in the state, but this has some concerned about what the protections of that tenure means for students.