California

3307 ABA Journal articles on California.

Widow claims a failure to safeguard her late husband’s sperm by lawyer who allegedly advised him

The widow of a software company CEO claims a lawyer breached a fiduciary duty by failing to safeguard the frozen sperm of the widow’s late husband.

Widow Katherine Pesic is…

California high court ruling may compel gig economy employers to convert contractors to employees
A California Supreme Court decision will make it harder for employers to classify workers as independent contractors in wage-and-hour class actions.
California leads multistate coalition in challenge to EPA’s planned rollback of auto emissions rules

Seventeen states and the District of Columbia are challenging a Trump administration plan to roll back auto emissions rules.

California is leading the multistate coalition in the petition for…

Art behind bars: Creative programs for inmates help change the narrative
Creative expression programs in detention centers include a memoir-writing class for Cook County Jail detainees awaiting trial for violent offenses.
Still out of compliance with ABA standards, Florida Coastal is investigating a response
Florida Coastal School of Law remains out of compliance with ABA accreditation standards regarding admissions and its legal education and academic support programs, according to an accreditation committee decision made after a March hearing.
Police used DNA from discarded items to link suspect to Golden State Killer murders
Corrected and Updated: Police announced Wednesday that they arrested the suspect for the Golden State Killer murders after linking him to the crimes through DNA on two discarded items.
Lawyer who sued over courthouse brawl is ordered to pay $250K in countersuit

A California lawyer who filed a $10 million suit over a courthouse brawl in Santa Ana has been hit with a $250,000 punitive damages verdict in a countersuit.

Suit seeks end of jailhouse informant program, disclosure to convicted inmates

A lawsuit filed Wednesday contends that the sheriff and district attorney of Orange County, California, operate a secret jailhouse informant program that violates state law and inmates’ constitutional rights.

The…

10 Questions: LA lawyer and former congresswoman blazed a trail for women and minorities
Yvonne Brathwaite Burke in 1973 became the first African-American woman from California to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the first member of Congress to give birth while in office. She also was the first congresswoman to be granted maternity leave—a benefit that at the time had to be specifically authorized by the speaker of the House of Representatives.
Yale’s civil litigation clinic aims to train law students and make a difference
Yale Law School has set up a law clinic for first-, second- and third-year students to work on novel lawsuits with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office. This approach makes the subject easier and more meaningful, according to students.
Coffee must carry cancer warning, California judge rules in tentative decision

A California judge has tentatively ruled that coffee sold in the state must carry a cancer warning label.

Judge Elihu Berle based his decision on a state law that requires…

Pregnant UC Irvine law student on bed rest used robot to attend lectures remotely
A pregnant 1L at the University of California at Irvine School of Law used a robot to remotely attend her classes after being prescribed bed rest for the first three weeks of the spring semester.
Justice Department challenges California sanctuary laws using Obama lawsuit model
The U.S. Justice Department has filed a lawsuit that claims three California sanctuary laws pre-empt federal immigration law and violate the supremacy clause.
Defunct Heller firm not entitled to claw back fees from exiting partners, California high court says

The dissolved Heller Ehrman law firm isn’t entitled to claw back hourly fees charged in pending cases after departing partners jumped to new law firms, according to the California Supreme…

Computer refurbisher appeals for freedom after trying to prolong lives of PCs

Updated and corrected: Eric Lundgren, an electronics recycling advocate and computer refurbisher from California, faces more than a year in prison for creating tens of thousands of discs meant to…

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