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California Legal News - including court actions, law firms, and related California law news
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Gatto Introduces California Legislation to Prevent Evidence Destruction at Gun Buy-Back Programs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- What is the quickest way to get rid of a murder weapon? Unfortunately, in some cities, it is turning...
California Gov. Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Selects Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar for California Supreme Court

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar as his choice for associate justice of the California...
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Makes Appointments to County Superior Courts for July 16, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wendesday, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced various the appointments of a judgeship in California County Superior...
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Gov. Brown Appoints Four Justices to the Second District Court of Appeal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Friday, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of Associate Justice Frances Rothschild as presiding justice,...
Governor Edmund G. Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Appoints Two Justices to the First District Court of Appeal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Friday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of Associate Justice James M. Humes as presiding...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

California Bill to Increase Penalties for Hit-and-Run Drivers Passes Assembly – AB 1532

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As an 18-year-old victim remains hospitalized in a coma, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) legislation to increase penalties...
Senator Alex Padilla

California Senate Approves Military Sexual Assault Bill – Senate Bill 1422

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the California Senate approved Senate Bill 1422, authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) on a bipartisan vote of...
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Calif. Governor Brown Grants 63 Pardons on Good Friday

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that, on Good Friday, he has granted 63 pardons. The individuals...
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Cárdenas Legislation: Stop Putting Kids in Solitary or in Jail for Skipping School

WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley), co-author of the landmark Schiff-Cárdenas Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act of 2000...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles)

Calif. Assemblyman Gatto Introduces Legislative Cure for 'Affluenza Defense' – AB 1508

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) announced that he introduced legislation on Tuesday to forbid the use of...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

New California Laws from Assemblyman Mike Gatto will take effect January 1, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Californians across the state will benefit from new laws authored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) that will take...
Calif Gov Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces New Standards to Reduce Toxic Chemicals in Furniture

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the approval of the state’s new flammability standards for upholstered furniture,...
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Historic Prop. 65 Reform Signed into Law – Will Help California Businesses Avoid Unfair Lawsuits

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) legislation to reform Proposition 65 and protect small businesses from meritless lawsuits was...
Assemblyman Ken Cooley

Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Assemblyman Cooley’s Victims Restitution Money Protection Bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 934 (Cooley), requiring agencies that collect restitution on behalf of...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee and Attorney General Harris Launch JusticeMobile Initiative and SFPD Mobile App

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Earlier this month, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Attorney General Kamala Harris launched the JusticeMobile mobile application. On Sept. 9 they jointly announced that the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) is the first police department in the State of California to launch JusticeMobile law enforcement data initiative on a smartphone.
Calif. Governor Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Issues Statement on Historic Proposition 8 Ruling and same-sex marriage

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement on the United States Supreme Court ruling on...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles)

Assemblyman Mike Gatto's Bill to Protect Small Businesses Unanimously Passes California Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) legislation to reform Prop. 65 and protect small businesses from meritless lawsuits passed the...

Fraud Doesn't Work Here: McDonald's Employee to Be Prosecuted for Five Counts of Alleged Felony Fraud

SAN RAMON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, today announced another success in their 'Fraud Doesn't Work Here' campaign in partnership with the California McDonald's Preferred Operator Group (POG).
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Grants Pardons for Easter Weekend Holiday

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On the eve of Easter, this past holiday weekend, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has...
Assemblyman Jeff Gorell

Ending California 'retroactive tax' is goal of bipartisan legislation effort backed by BOE chair

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, in an effort to provide relief to California taxpayers stunned with the imposition of a "retroactive tax," Sen....
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Gatto Business Advisory Commission Generates Legislation to Help Small Businesses Avoid Shakedown Lawsuit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Saturday, February 2, members of Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto's (D-Los Angeles) Small Business Advisory Commission voted to ask...

LegalizeFerrets.org announces new White House petition to help legalize ferrets in California

LA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legalize Ferrets announces new White House petition to help legalize ferrets in California. Over the past 25 years California ferret lovers have worked diligently to catch up to the rest of the 48 continental states to have our right for legal ferret ownership.
California Gov. Brown

Calif. Seeks End To Court Orders Capping the State’s Prison Population and Requiring Oversight of Prison Mental Health Care

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that the State of California has taken legal action to end a federal court order that caps the state’s prison population and another that requires “intrusive supervision” of prison mental health care.
Senator Alex Padilla

California State Assembly Approves Padilla's 'Student-Athlete Bill of Rights'- Senate Bill 1525

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the California State Assembly approved Senate Bill 1525 on a vote of 51 – 25. Authored by...

SecuGen Corp issues statement clarifying prior press release, Permanent Injunction Against Suprema Distributors and OEM Partners in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- SecuGen Corporation, a worldwide leader in the area of fingerprint sensor technology, which is located in Silicon Valley, issued a statement today clarifying a prior press release entitled: 'SecuGen Obtains Permanent Injunction Against Suprema Distributors and OEM Partners in Patent Infringement Lawsuit.'
Isadore Hall III

Calif. Assemblymember Hall to Honor Los Angeles County Reserve Sheriff Deputy Shervin Lalezary

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D – Los Angeles) will lead fellow legislators in honoring Los Angeles County Reserve Deputy Sheriff Shervin Lalezary for his acts of bravery during a ceremony in the Assembly Chambers on Thursday, January 19, 2012.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee and Chief Suhr Announce San Francisco's Historic Crime Rate Drop

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Police Chief Greg Suhr released the year end crime statistics showing continued historic low crime trends for the City of San Francisco. Mayor Lee and Chief Suhr announced that 2011 violent crime rates in San Francisco are down 6 percent from last year.

Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement on String Of L.A. Arson Fires

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Villaraigosa released the following statement on Monday on the string of arson fires in Los Angeles: Over the past few days we have been faced with an ongoing series of arson fires committed by an individual with wanton disregard for the lives and property of Angelenos. Thankfully, there have been no lives lost to these criminal acts and only minor injuries to date.

Padilla Bill to Criminalize Cell Phones in Prisons Signed by Calif. Gov. Brown

Sacramento, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Senate Bill 26, authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), was signed by the Governor today. The new law will crack down on the smuggling and possession of cell phones and other wireless communication devices in California prisons. The law becomes effective immediately.

Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Senator Padilla's Anti-Piracy Legislation – new law will help reduce music and movie piracy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 550 (Padilla) Sunday. The new law will help reduce music and movie piracy by allowing inspections and verification to ensure that large-scale disc replicating plants are complying with California anti-piracy laws.

Class Action Suit Filed Against 'Barkworks' Claiming Pet Stores Deceived Consumers About Selling Dogs from Alleged Puppy Mills

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This morning, the national non-profit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed suit in California Superior Court in Los...

Padilla Bill to Criminalize Cell Phones in California Prisons Moves Forward

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Senate Bill 26, authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), was approved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee Thursday with unanimous bipartisan support. SB 26 would crack down on the smuggling and possession of cell phones and other wireless communication devices in California prisons. The bill now goes to the full Assembly for consideration.

Assemblymembers Hall, Cook and Galgiani to Introduce 'Caylee's Law'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- State Assemblymembers Isadore Hall, III (D- Los Angeles), Paul Cook (R – Yucaipa) and Cathleen Galgiani (D- Stockton) today lead a bi-partisan coalition of legislators in announcing the planned introduction of ‘Caylee’s Law’.

Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation To Improve Public Safety and Empower Local Law Enforcement

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. on Tuesday (April 5) signed AB 109, which makes fundamental changes to California’s correctional...

Calif. Law Enforcement Leaders Back Governor Brown on Key Budget Proposal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Jerry Brown today announced that law enforcement leaders across the state have expressed support for his revised realignment...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Swears-In His Nominee, Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, as California’s Next Chief Justice

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement congratulating Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye on being sworn-in as the next chief...

Calif. Governor Schwarzenegger Signs Historic Pension Reform into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday (Oct. 20) signed SB 867 and SBX6 22 by Senator Dennis Hollingsworth (R-Murrieta), formally...

California Governor Schwarzenegger Signs Adam’s Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after signing AB 1280, also known as Adam’s Law, by Assemblymember...

Calif. Governor Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation to Keep Drunk Drivers Off the Road

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed AB 1601 by Assemblymember Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), which authorizes judges to revoke, for...

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Chelsea's Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- To better protect California children from violent sexual predators, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday (Sept. 9) announced he signed AB...

California Cat Declawing/Devocalizing Measure Passed by Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assembly Bill 2743, authored by Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara), which will make it illegal for a landlord in...

Los Angeles Gun Buyback Takes Over 2500 Firearms Off The Streets

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck yesterday announced the results of the 2010 Gun Buyback program....

Richmond Gang Rape Legislation Passed By Calif. State Assembly

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- Responding to the brutal gang rape of a minor in Richmond, California, Assemblymember Pedro Nava’s (D-Santa Barbara) ‘fast tracked’ legislation,...

Nava's 'Witness Responsibility Act' to Close Loophole in California Law to Protect All Victims

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- Responding to the brutal gang rape of a minor in Richmond, California, Assemblymember Pedro Nava’s (D-Santa Barbara) ‘fast tracked’ legislation,...

Nava to close loophole in California law in response to Richmond Gang Rape

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- Responding to the brutal gang rape incident of a minor in Richmond, California, Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara), Vice Chair...

Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement Applauding California Attorney General for Opening Investigation of ACORN

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown, Jr. announced that his office...

CCC Event Examines How Music Makers and Owners Will be Affected by New Rules, Laws and Regulations

LOS ANGLES /California Newswire/ -- The annual "Legal Update" of the California Copyright Conference (www.theccc.org) will present a distinguished panel of experts who will...

Gov. Schwarzenegger Appoints Nancy Ayers to Ventura County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Nancy L. Ayers to a judgeship in the Ventura County Superior Court. Ayers,...

Virtual Law Partners Welcomes Ari Kahan, Michael Powlen, Andy Toebben, Brian Swanson and Geoff Ossias

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Virtual Law Partners LLP (VLP) has announced that Ari Kahan, Michael Powlen, Andy Toebben, Brian Swanson and Geoff...

GDFII/L&P Sucralose Win Over Competitor Tate & Lyle in Patent Dispute

EXETER, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Leading Sucralose manufacturer Guangdong Food Industry Institute/L&P Food Ingredient Co. Ltd. (GDFII/L&P) today announced that the U.S. International Trade...

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