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  • Order to Pay Ex-Spouses’ Attorney Fees May Be Based on Loans Previously Received

    Metropolitan News-Enterprise
    September 19, 2022

    The Court of Appeal for this district on Friday affirmed an order that a man pay $400,000 to one ex-wife and $60,000 to another cover attorney fees incurred in their actions against him to obtain domestic violence restraining orders, rejecting his contention that income was improperly imputed to him based on past loans and gifts from his parents which were being cut off.

  • Dissenter Bemoans Deference to Tribes Over Child Welfare

    Metropolitan News-Enterprise
    September 19, 2022

    Div. Six of the Court of Appeal for this district on Friday conditionally affirmed an order severing parental ties to a child—the condition being that, on remand, evidence not be uncovered of Indian ancestry.

  • New county courthouse delayed again

    Imperial Valley Press
    September 17, 2022

    The opening of the long-awaited new county courthouse here has been delayed yet again by the state court, it was learned Friday, though no immediate reason was provided.

  • Supreme Court to decide forum selection case

    At the Lectern
    September 16, 2022

    In a lawsuit involving a loan collateralized by bitcoin, the court limited the issue to be briefed and argued to: “Did the Court of Appeal correctly hold that this action must remain in California despite the contractual forum selection clause?”