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Prosecutors are required to disclose compensation when victims testify

Jul. 22, 2024

A prosecutor has an obligation to disclose all substantia...

By Antonio R. Sarabia II

What California businesses need to know about the evolving AI legal framework

Jul. 18, 2024

With hundreds of AI-related bills pending at the federal ...

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CBRE v. Superior Court: A significant decision on the Privette doctrine

Jul. 16, 2024

The court’s ruling reinforces the strong protections affo...

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Obituaries

Edward M. Panelli, 1931 -- 2024

Jul. 22, 2024
By Ricardo Pineda

Served as a justice on the California Supreme Court.



Today's News Weekly Quiz

Labor/Employment

Judge pauses Wonderful unionization efforts

Jul. 22, 2024
By Skyler Romero

Judge Bernard C. Barmann Jr.'s ruling on Thursday said Wonderful was likely to prevail in its claims that United Farm Workers fraudulently induced members to...


Technology, Labor/Employment

Growing scrutiny for bias in AI hiring software

Jul. 22, 2024
By Sunidhi Sridhar

A novel discrimination lawsuit against Workday Inc.'s applicant screening software has been filed by Derek Mobley, a 50-year-old Black man who claimed he was...


Technology, Law Practice

The attack occurred in the early hours of Friday morning and is unrelated to the global IT outage caused by CrowdStrike software, according to the court.


Criminal, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

The decision is a sharp rebuke of now-retired U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney of Santa Ana.


Columns

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have conflicting views on the...


Civil Procedure, Alternative Dispute Resolution

The benefits of mediating HOA disputes

Jul. 22, 2024
By Robert M. Cohen , Lisa B. Morgan

In most cases, California homeowners' associations must resolve disputes under the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development ...


9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Our 9th Circuit finally sees the light

Jul. 22, 2024
By William Domnarski

Joshua Kindred, a federal judge in the District of Alaska, resigned in July after being accused of sexual misconduct and haras...



Verdicts & Settlements

Misappropriation of Trade Secrets International Medical Devic... $18,316,132
Dangerous Condition of Public Property Tamalelagi Schwalger, et al... $12,000,000
Negligence Raul Baeza v. CR England, I... $5,500,000
Premises Liability Joseph D. Pearson v. Union ... $3,913,578
Premises Liability Natalie Tenaud, et al. v. S... $3,800,000
Premises Liability Mehdi Mohammadi v. CVS Phar... $2,450,000
Auto v. Auto Sandra Kay Anderson v. Harr... $2,360,000
Wage and Hour Jose Gonzalez, et al. v. Ro... $1,500,000
Wage and Hour Arlene Santos, on behalf of... $500,000
Auto v. Auto Juan Leon, et al. v. County... $450,000

On the Move

FordHarrison LLP

Jul. 19, 2024


David L. Cheng as Office Managing Partner in Los Angeles

Cheng has practiced employment law in California for almost 20 years, focusing on complex business disputes and wage and hour class and collective action cases brought under federal and state law. He co-leads the firm's Wage & Hour practice group and serves as editor for the Class and Collective Actions module of FordHarrison's Labor & Employment Law Sourcebook.


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Special Reports

CLAY Awards 2024

Jun. 26, 2024

The annual list highlighting some of the best lawyers and legal work in California over the past year.


Daily Appellate Report

Criminal Law and Procedure

People v. Esquivias

Trial courts that grant habeas review are not obligated to revisit a defendant's entire sentence on review.


Attorneys

Dickson v. Mann

Law firm had no third-party claim on funds paid under flat fee arrangement despite a provision stating the money was earned on receipt because it had not yet provided any legal services.


Contracts

AGK Sierra De Montserrat L.P. v. Comerica Bank

First-party litigation attorney fees are not covered by standard indemnity provisions as a general matter under California law unless it is explicitly stated otherwise in the contract.


Arbitration

Lopez v. Aircraft Service International Inc.

District court correctly denied motion to compel arbitration because plaintiff, an airline fuel technician, fell within the Federal Arbitration Act's transportation worker exemption.