California

Intellectual Property Law

Actor in ‘Goodfellas’ sues Fox for $250M, says wise guy in ‘Simpsons’ cartoon is based on him

Business of Law

More lawyers exit Bingham and Dickstein; Switching firms no longer carries stigma, says WSJ

Trials & Litigation

DA: ‘Hit list’ shows inmate sought to kill 9 witnesses, suggesting methods and order of slayings

Criminal Justice

Lawyer gets 6 months for setting up school volunteer in faked drug case

Criminal Justice

Bicyclist who didn’t outfit baby with helmet says cops choked him and forcibly took the boy away

Legal Ethics

Judge regrets calling jail about domestic violence suspect but denies willful misconduct

Criminal Justice

Woman is declared innocent after spending 17 years in jail; witness was ‘habitual liar,’ judge says

Judiciary

Strike by court clerks in San Francisco is expected to slow down operations

Criminal Justice

Lawyer is federally indicted in heroin case, had $90K seized at airport

Legislation & Lobbying

Big money is backing California voter initiative that would send fewer criminals to prison

Animal Law

California judge upholds law requiring larger cages for egg-producing chickens

Bankruptcy Law

Bankruptcy judge’s ruling that California city’s pensions can be cut could have big impact

Criminal Justice

Citing prosecutor’s affair with lab technician, DA drops murder charges in 1989 slaying

Trials & Litigation

Woman punched by highway patrol officer in videotaped incident will get $1.5M settlement

Real Estate & Property Law

Judge rules against billionaire in beach-rights case, says he can’t close access road without permit

Copyright Law

Satellite radio services dealt a blow when judge rules for Turtles members in copyright dispute

Careers

Lawyer is jobless and sleeping in his car after losing suit seeking OT for document review

Trials & Litigation

Utility faces contempt hearing for lobbying to choose judge in $1.29B rate case linked to fatal fire

Legal Ethics

Lawyer’s photoshopped celebrity pictures lead to suspension recommendation

Immigration Law

San Francisco to publicly fund legal services for unaccompanied immigrant minors