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Four deputy public defenders challenging San Francisco County judges claim their opponents have been complicit in a criminal j...


A proposed state-level estate tax to raise money for college tuition won't live up to its name, the College for All Act of 2018.



The Judicial Council unanimously approved rules to allow public access to settlements for sexual harassment and discrimination...


The U.S. high court's recent sports betting ruling is sure to cause a flurry of activity in state legislatures across the cou...



A San Jose federal jury ordered Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. to pay $539 million Thursday for infringing five Apple Inc. paten...


These new rules didn’t cause much of a stir during the revision process, but they’re important to know. Earn MCLE Credit.



Attorneys representing titans of the oil industry made their bid to dismiss a novel nuisance case brought by the cities of Oak...


Dedicated to the Homeless

May 25, 2018
By Skylar Dubelko

Attorney Melody Mosley quickly became a tireless leader at OC nonprofit Family Promise.



In a case involving a criminal defendant’s right to subpoena social media communications of a victim or a witness, the state S...


A potential agreement with Mexico could help relieve a backlog of asylum cases pending in the United States but could also det...



A movie star and a production company agreed to make a movie and signed a contract with an arbitration clause.


Ready for Business

May 25, 2018

Handling a range of disputes between attorneys, Peter Thompson tries to be a sounding board during mediation.



It’s safe to say that social media use by attorneys and law firms will only continue to grow as younger generations take the r...


Several Bankruptcy Courts have allowed trustees to recover property held or transferred by non-debtor third parties via "de fa...



Arbitration critics are cognizant that amending, diluting or ending arbitration in California may suffer reversal under U.S. S...


A few weeks ago, summons in hand, I walked into the jury room of Clara Foltz Criminal Justice Center figuring I would simply b...



The critical paragraph reads “Many of the state’s 190,000 active lawyers must be re-fingerprinted because for more than 25 yea...


The ruling came in a legal challenge to the State Bar’s interpretation by an Alameda County court employee.



A court of appeal has declined to stay a Riverside County judge’s order striking down California’s physician assisted suicide ...


The first episode of the "DJ on the J.D.", the Daily Journal's legal education podcast, focuses on the significant increase in...


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ACLU sues ICE over license plate information

May 24, 2018
By Chase DiFeliciantonio

The ACLU sued U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Wednesday, demanding information about how the agency handles data p...


In Epic Systems, we were treated to the rare spectacle of the California Supreme Court accurately anticipating the U.S. Suprem...



Legal education observers say that schools enrolling less-qualified students is the reason for record low performance.


The 9th Circuit ruled that if an insured with a preexisting medical condition gets in an accident, but the condition does not ...



Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a Tuesday night speech he believes President Donald J. Trump could invoke his...


In the wake of #MeToo, as employers are striving to reform their harassment policies, they should bear in mind that harassment...



Professional negligence claims are common against attorneys, doctors and accountants, but a technology company convinced an Ea...


Takes It All In

May 24, 2018
By Arin Mikailian

LA County Judge Sarah Heidel waits until hearings end before indicating her leanings.



Litigants value early case assessment by their law firms for obvious business reasons. This exercise is uniquely important in ...


Settlement equalizes Pasadena water rates

May 24, 2018
By Justin Kloczko

A settlement equalizing water rates between Pasadena water customers and its higher paying nonresidents has won preliminary se...