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Little Israel Stinson Dies After Hospital Called Him “Brain Dead” and Refused Treatment

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,” […]

Judge Says Secret Log Shows OC Sheriff's Deputies Dealt 'Extensively' With Jail Informants

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

Grim Sleeper Victims need your help

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

Judge Agrees To Seal Carrie Fisher’s Video Deposition In Drug Death Case Involving The Real ‘Cleaner’

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

In wake of Stanford sexual assault case, lawmakers once again pitch mandatory prison time

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...

Rick & Morty Faithfully Reenact a Bizarre, Profanity Filled Court Case in Georgia Word-for-Word

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

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 […]

Pennsylvania Superior Court Affirms Four Year Statute of Limitations for UM Claims [Non-Precedential]

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

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

Why Is One Cop So Obsessed With Luring Gay Men Into Public Restrooms To Arrest Them?

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

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 [...]

Terrence Howard being sued by former talent manager

"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...

Court improperly suspends poor people's driver licenses, suit alleges

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...

Nine Washington lawyers for D.C. Superior Court judgeships

A commission identified lawyers to fill the slots of three retiring judges.

Chahal drops out as CEO of Gravity4 after violating probation

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

Roaches Ate Her Daughters Wounds, Then Mother Starves Her To Death…

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

ADR website was commercial speech for purposes of client's false advertising lawsuit

last monthIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

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

Time for Judge Brenda Weaver to leave the bench

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…

Judge: Yorba Linda residents can't use a referendum to void rate hikes

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....

Courtroom smackdown! Judge and defendant get nasty

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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…)

Uber is accused of negligence in a lawsuit by a woman who was raped by her driver

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...

Superior Court Finds Landlords May Be Liable For Failure to Install Smoke Detectors in Leased Premises

last monthIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

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

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