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Lawsuit To Target Embattled California Police Agency
Posted on 22 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) The legal problems facing an embattled Orange County police agency mounted Friday after an attorney filed a lawsuit claiming officers wrongly arrested his client and falsely accused him of attacking an officer in October. Lawyer Garo... Read More

California AG Sues Feds Over Renewable Energy Loans
Posted on 15 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - (AP) State Attorney General Jerry Brown sued the federal government Wednesday, asking a judge to stop government-sponsored mortgage buyers from blocking a program that lets homeowners pay for energy-efficient improvements through... Read More

California Judge Weighs Former FBI Informant's Lawsuit
Posted on 13 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. - (AP) A former FBI informant who infiltrated a mosque and helped bring in a counterterrorism suspect suffered a blow in trying to sue his former handlers over his alleged mistreatment when the agency cut him loose. A federal judge issued... Read More

Lawsuit Over Purported Ansel Adams Negatives Settled
Posted on 17 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A California man has agreed not to use Ansel Adams' name to sell posters and other merchandise connected to dozens of glass negatives he bought at a garage sale and claimed were the renowned nature photographer's work. The... Read More

Closing Arguments Set In California Gay Marriage Trial
Posted on 16 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Closing arguments are scheduled Wednesday in a landmark lawsuit that challenges California's ban on gay marriage. Two same-sex couples are suing to overturn Proposition 8, which voters passed in 2008. Chief U.S. District Judge... Read More

Appeal Filed Over Gay Marriage Ruling In California
Posted on 5 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Supporters of California's gay marriage ban have filed an appeal of a federal judge's ruling striking down the voter-approved law. The appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday was expected, as lawyers on... Read More

Court Weighs Constitutionality Of Gay Marriage Ban
Posted on 7 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A line of questioning at an appeals court hearing over California's gay marriage ban suggested the three judges could issue a decision that would legalize same-sex marriage in that state but leave intact bans in other western... Read More

Missouri Lawyers Challenge LegalZoom's Service In Class Action Lawsuit
Posted on 1 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - (AP) A federal class-action civil suit in Missouri against a California-based vendor of online legal documents raises the question of whether even the most routine legal matters should remain the sole domain of the law community. The... Read More

Court Won't Order California To Defend Proposition 8
Posted on 9 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) California's highest court on Wednesday refused to order Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the state's attorney general to appeal a federal ruling that overturned the state's gay marriage ban. The state Supreme Court denied... Read More

California Settles Lawsuit Against Countrywide Executives
Posted on 4 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) The state of California has reached a settlement in a predatory lending lawsuit against former executives at Countrywide Financial Corp. that will pour $6.5 million into a fund to help foreclosed homeowners. The state had sued Countrywide... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Imposes Limits On Class Actions
Posted on 28 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court on Wednesday limited the ability of people to combine forces and fight corporations together when they want to dispute contracts for cell phones, cable television and other services, a move consumer advocates... Read More

Free Speech Cases At Top Of Supreme Court's Agenda
Posted on 4 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) First Amendment cases top the Supreme Court's docket as it begins a new term with a new justice and three women on the bench for the first time. The court will look at provocative anti-gay protests at military funerals and... Read More

California Diocese Settles 2 More O'Grady Abuse Cases
Posted on 16 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

STOCKTON, Calif. - (AP) The Roman Catholic diocese in Stockton, Calif., has settled two more lawsuits involving a defrocked priest who spoke openly in a 2006 documentary about molesting children. The diocese released a statement to the Modesto Bee on... Read More

Gay Marriage Goes Before Nation's Largest Appeals Court
Posted on 6 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) The judge who overturned California's gay marriage ban was unrelenting in his repudiation of the measure, saying such laws are mean-spirited and unconstitutional to the core. It was a harsh yet carefully worded ruling that some... Read More

Victim's Family Sues Schwarzenegger Over Clemency
Posted on 21 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - (AP) The parents of a slain college student said Thursday that former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger "messed with the wrong family" by reducing the prison sentence of the son of a political ally. Fred and Kathy Santos spoke... Read More