In an abrupt, unexpected, and surprise decision, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge Thursday dissolved an injunction that prevented a local hospital from turning off 2-year-old Israel Stinson’s ventilator. The adorable little boy, whose brain-dead diagnosis was fought on two continents by his parents, died shortly afterwards. “They are devastated. I think still in shock,” […]
They’re vying to replace Lee F. Satterfield, who retires Feb. 1.
LOS ANGELES ? Orange County Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals said Friday he was “disappointed and disturbed” by a secret log that Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputies kept for years on jail inmates and informants. The 1,157-page...Show More Summary
Lonnie Franklin Jr. is known as the “Grim Sleeper.” This convicted serial killer was just sentenced to death in a Los Angeles Superior Court. His death sentence was for ten Los Angeles murders that happened over the time period of three decades. Show More Summary
In a nearly empty courtroom on Monday, Judge Laura A. Matz of the Los Angeles County Superior Court's Glendale branch signed a rush order making sure the public won't see one of Carrie Fisher's less welcome performances: That is, a video-recorded...Show More Summary
The public outrage after a Santa Clara County Superior Court judgesentenced a Stanford University student to six months in jail for sexual assault led California lawmakers to respond in a familiar way. Two weeks after the sentencing, two Northern California legislators introduced a bill to ensure...
On June 17, 2016, in the case State of Georgia vs. Denver Fenton Allen, the defendant was seeking a new public defender because he felt uncomfortable with the one he currently had. Floyd County Superior Court Judge Bryant Durham denied his motion and the case just devolved from there. Allen called the judge names, threatened […]
In its non-precedential Memorandum and Opinion in the case of Erie Insurance Exchange v. Bristol, No. 1119 EDA 2015 (Pa. Super. May 7, 2016) (Op. by Olson, J.)[Non-precedential], the Pennsylvania Superior Court again affirmed that the statute of limitations for a uninsured motorist claim was four (4) years. Show More Summary
Here we go again. Another police department accused of luring gay men into public restrooms under the false pretense of sex only to arrest them moments later. Earlier this year, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled that the Long Beach Police Department discriminated against gay men by ensnaring them in a homophobic sex sting operation. Before [...]
"Empire" star Terrence Howard is being taken to court by his old talent manager over claims that he breached an oral contract by failing to pay post-termination commissions. The complaint was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court by Howard’s former talent management firm, Authentic Talent and Literary...
Civil rights lawyers filed suit Tuesday accusing the Los Angeles Superior Court of improperly suspending driving privileges for tens of thousands of poor people because they can’t afford to pay their traffic fines. The suit said the court triggers license suspensions by the Department of Motor...
A commission identified lawyers to fill the slots of three retiring judges.
SAN FRANCISCO — Days after a San Francisco Superior Court judge ruled that he violated probation, tech entrepreneur Gurbaksh Chahal has stepped down as CEO of Gravity4, the company he founded in 2014. This is the second time that Chahal...Show More Summary
A Superior Court judge Wednesday sentenced an Irvington woman to 45 years in prison for the 2011 slaying of her 8-year-old daughter, but also the starving and beating of the
JAMS, Inc. v. Superior Court of San Diego County, No. D069862, --- Cal. Rptr. 3d ----, 2016 WL 4014068 (Cal. Ct. App. Jul. 27, 2016) Kevin Kinsella sued JAMS, an ADR provider, and the Honorable Sheila Prell Sonenshine (Retired), alleging...Show More Summary
Superior Court Judge Brenda Weaver of the Appalachian Judicial Circuit ought to resign, having demonstrated an astonishing lack of respect for the authority vested in that…
An Orange County Superior Court judge ruled Monday in a closely watched case that customers of a water district cannot void rate increases using a referendum. The ruling comes in the protracted fight between a group of Yorba Linda residents and their water provider over a $25-a-month rate increase....
Dramatis personae: Denver Fenton Allen, a murder defendant. Bryan Durham, a Superior Court judge. And everyone watching in the peanut gallery-cum-courthouse in Rome, Ga., when things when fiery in Floyd County. (more…)
A West Hollywood woman sued Uber Technologies on Thursday, alleging that the ride-hailing company’s negligence led to her being raped by an Uber driver. The lawsuit, which was filed in the Superior Court of Los Angeles on behalf of the 27-year-old plaintiff, said the San Francisco company “aggressively...
In the case of Echeverria v. Holley, 2016 Pa. Super. 119, No. 1342 WDA 2014 (Pa. Super. June 14, 2016 Olson, Gantman, Fitzgerald, J.J.) (Op. by Olson, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that a landlord may be held liable forShow More Summary