Daily Recorder
Wednesday, February 08, 2023
GUEST COLUMNS

Thursday, February 2, 2023

When criminal charges have been filed while civil litigation is pending, the dynamics of the civil litigation will change.
While the knowledge-based economies of California's coastal metropolises have surged ahead in recent decades, the state's inland and rural regions have been left behind.
Today, as the federal government ends its mpox state of emergency, those clinics say bureaucracy is once again standing in the way.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

At least a half-dozen initiatives and referenda appear headed for the ballot, all with potentially heavy economic effects that will generate multi-million-dollar campaigns for and against.
The UC "may not legally pay our employees or gift them funds if they did not provide a service to the institution," wrote Ryan King, a spokesperson for The University of California Office of the President, in an email to CalMatters Friday afternoon.
The reduced flow in the river has forced major cutbacks for the states that rely on the river to supply water to as many as 40 million residents of the region.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Is unpublished academic correspondence a "public record" under the California Public Records Act that's exempt from disclosure, and does a professor's academic freedom and privacy rights outweigh public interest in academic publications?
If law schools are serious about recruiting students from diverse backgrounds and those who come from low socio-economic backgrounds, the grading system as it currently stands must be the next piece to fall.
The state added 621,400 jobs, finally regaining the nearly 3 million that were initially lost during the COVID-19 pandemic as Gov. Gavin Newsom shut down major economic sectors. The year ended with a near record-low 4.1% unemployment.
"'There's a lot of cops out tonight,'" he read. "Cops everywhere.' 'Be careful; lots of cops.' 'Too many cops.'
It's a stunning reversal of fortune for the 23 campuses of the country's largest public university system, which have collectively lost 27,000 students in two years — part of a national wave of declining college enrollment.

Friday, January 27, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide whether states that foreclose and take equity beyond delinquent taxes violate the Fifth Amendment's takings clause and the Eighth Amendment's excessive fines clause.
Do you feel like you have a clear handle on how to manage your insurance needs effectively?
Lawmakers from seven other states, including Connecticut, Hawaii, New York, Illinois and Washington were introducing new taxes for the rich on the same day.
The list of failures to deliver what was promised on time and on budget is endless, but here are a few obvious examples.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Lessons learned while weathering the pandemic in law school.
City Attorney David Chiu said Monday that U.S. District Judge Donna Ryu's Dec. 23 order doesn't make clear what "involuntarily homeless" means, and therefore hinders the city from complying with the precedent set in Martin v. City of Boise.
In the latest antitrust broadside against Google, the U.S. Justice Department seeks to break of digital advertising business.
California voters could pose those questions if newly introduced wealth tax legislation makes it through the Capitol, including a signature from Gov. Gavin Newsom, and appears on next year's ballot.
To decrease violence in California, research shows that we must instead invest in our communities. We need to build bridges – to job opportunities, to healing, to mental health services, to a sense of shared safety – for true gun violence prevention.
"The why is a big part of this," Monterey Park Police Chief Scott Wiese. "The problem is, we may never know the why."
The framework for distinguishing patents that claim laws of nature, natural phenomena, and abstract ideas from those that claim patent-eligible applications of those concepts is a two-step process.
In dismissing the latest iteration of the complaint, U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson found that the plaintiffs had failed to plead factual details proving that the company knowingly misled shareholders about sexual discrimination allegations and investigations in SEC filings.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

The only practical solution is for Congress to promptly act to increase the debt ceiling, which it recently did with bipartisan support on three occasions during the Trump Administration, to protect the full faith and credit of the United States.
Some advocates say the proposed school funding in the budget waters down the intent of the bill and will perpetuate the achievement gap for Black students.
"Monterey Park should have had a night of joyful celebration of the Lunar New Year," Gov. Gavin Newsom said. "Instead, they were the victims of a horrific and heartless act of gun violence…. No other country in the world is terrorized by this constant stream of gun violence. We need real gun reform at a national level."
The change means an estimated 6 million more people, including about 1 million military veterans, will eventually qualify for the tax-favored accounts, advocates for disabled people say.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

California is building about half of that number, adjusted for losses to old age, fires and other calamities, and construction seems to be slowing due to sharp increases in interest rates.
The COVID-19 pandemic pushed the 51-year-old hospital over the brink, hospital leaders said.

Monday, January 23, 2023

It's a two-headed crisis. Not only is the program itself under financed, unable to meet the demand for benefits during even a mild economic downturn, but the Employment Development Department (EDD) that disburses those benefits has proven to be incompetent.
Although founded on fairness principles, Newsom's proposed tax will do little to address the underlying root causes of the price spikes.
Sites that are operating under 50% capacity are scheduled to close before the end of January.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill last year declaring Lunar New Year, which typically falls on the second new moon after the winter solstice, to be a state holiday — a way to "acknowledge the diversity and cultural significance Asian Americans bring to California," he said in his signing message.

Friday, January 20, 2023

Financial wisdom is a gift that can have lifelong rewards and last longer than a monetary gift.
So far, only a relatively tiny amount of the immense storm runoff has found its way into storage.
The future likelihood of a series of huge atmospheric rivers in California, a so-called ARk storm scenario, seems to be a certainty.

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Gov. Gavin Newsom acknowledged the growing resentment as he introduced his new state budget last week. "People have just had it," he told reporters. "They want the encampments cleaned up."
These shortsighted actions are also an assault on our sacred connection to the land, which is fundamental to who we are as Native people.
Each of these cases could significantly impact IP law. For that reason, we will keep a close eye, and I will likely write about each of these cases as they continue to develop.
New York Times News Service
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies via videoconference before a hearing of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust in Washington, D.C. Wednesday.

NEWS

General News

Thursday, February 2, 2023

The investors' lead attorney, Nicholas I. Porritt of Levi & Korsinsky LLP, has been trying to establish throughout the trial Musk's tweet materially affected the behavior of investors.
General News

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Noting it had been 20 years since President George W. Bush signed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, passed in the wake of a series of corporate and accounting scandals, Justice Collins J. Seitz Jr said the Delaware Court of Chancery has integrated the federal statute into the state's corporation law.
General News

Thursday, February 2, 2023

SB 253, a bill proposed by state Sen. Scott Wiener, would require companies with more than $1 billion in annual revenues who do business in California to disclose their annual greenhouse gas emissions even if they are in another state.
General News

Thursday, February 2, 2023

To be patentable, however, both designs and functional inventions must satisfy two requirements.
General News

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Including taxes and fees, the Judicial Performance Defense Insurance program cost about $970,000 during the 2017-18 fiscal year. It rose to $1.3 million in 2020-21 and $1.5 million in 2021-22. According to documents provided by the Judicial Council, the policy costs $1.8 million in the current 2022-23 fiscal year and will rise to an estimated $2.1 million in the coming 2023-24 fiscal year.
General News

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

The committee's report urged against wholesale structural changes to the state's judicial disciplinary body.
General News

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Plaintiffs claimed Amazon's quotas discriminated against older workers because the hourly quotas are so high they cause all sorts of injuries and other problems for warehouse workers and it is plausible to infer older workers are at higher risk of those harms.
General News

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Tesla former executives testified about their confidence Elon Musk could secure funding to take company private.
General News

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Jennifer L. Keller used a racial slur in questioning a rapper about music lyrics.
General News

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

"It's chaos. The government agencies, in an effort to help, have created complete chaos. Nobody really knows what's going on or what the rules are," said David DiJulio, managing partner with DiJulio Law Group, which specializes in real estate matters.
General News

Friday, January 27, 2023

Lead counsel for the plaintiffs argued in both complaints that the Model S involved in the crash had a defect with its "uniquely designed" lithium battery that made it prone to catch fire.
General News

Friday, January 27, 2023

U.S. District Judge James V. Selna had barred lawyers for the pop group OMG Girlz from bringing up the topic.
General News

Friday, January 27, 2023

The complaint followed the 2018 death of 87-year-old Sam Rios, Jr. Rios was a military veteran and Chicano Studies professor at Sacramento State University for nearly 30 years, known to students as "El Prof."
General News

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

When the judge takes senior status, the Northern District of California seat will move to San Jose, Orrick noted in his letter to President Joe Biden, due to the increasing volume of cases there.
General News

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

The lawsuits claim the company was a major driving force behind the underage vaping epidemic.
General News

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Attorneys debated for two hours about what speech the law restrains — and how extreme that speech would have to be in order to be sanctioned.
General News

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

The brief backs Google in a case from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals concerning whether the tech giant is entitled to the protections afforded by the statute with regard to liability for third-party recommended content that appears on social media platforms.
General News

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

The case was filed by Placer and El Dorado counties, saying that last year's 2022 Mosquito Fire, which damaged 78 structures and dozens of homes, broke out because the utility had not properly maintained its power lines.
General News

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Counsel for Microsoft called into question the validity of the plaintiffs' desire to enjoin the purchase in the initial motion to stay; arguing that it is redundant given a pending FTC matter with the same aims.
General News

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Glenn, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties will be the first to try, sharing $2.8 million to implement programs underway by Oct. 1. Gov. Gavin Newsom also announced recently that the Los Angeles County court will work with the county to implement a CARE Court plan by Dec. 1.
General News

Monday, January 23, 2023

Kaiser is seeking to bring the dispute into arbitration and said SEIU inappropriately refused to participate in that process.
General News

Monday, January 23, 2023

Thursday's proceedings in Santa Clara County dovetailed with the company filing an amicus curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in an upcoming case where the court will decide whether social media companies should be protected by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act for content their algorithms suggest to users.
General News

Monday, January 23, 2023

"We're very pleased to have the continued support of Sen. [Richard] Roth in putting forth that bill seeking to get additional judgeships for not only the Inland Empire but all of the under-resourced courts throughout the state," said Riverside County Superior Court Presiding Judge Judith C. Clark.
General News

Friday, January 20, 2023

What Musk did could not be fraud, Alexander B. Spiro of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP stated, because in real fraud cases, when the truth is revealed the stock drops, but in this case the stock rose. Moreover, he added, Musk and Tesla's board did not sell any stock to profit from the supposed fraud, a usual motive for such an act.
General News

Friday, January 20, 2023

"We accept CAL FIRE's determination that a tree falling into our power line caused the 2020 Zogg Fire," Lynsey Paulo, director of marketing and communications for PG&E, said in an email after the first of what may be a two-week preliminary hearing. "However, we believe PG&E did not commit any crimes."
General News

Friday, January 20, 2023

The San Jose Unified School District stripped the club of its official status after concluding the club violated its anti-discrimination policy.