Newslinks for 3-11-19

Rap Sheets Haunt Former Convicts. California May Change That.

March 11, 2019 | New York Times
Under current law, people in California can seek to have records of misdemeanors and low-level felonies sealed by making a formal request to a court; under the new legislation, sealing would happen automatically.

Evergreen Wins 2nd Civic Learning Award

March 07, 2019 | Patch
California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye has announced this year's honorees and Evergreen is among 83 schools to receive the Civic Learning Award of Merit.

Opinion: What the pension ruling means for California’s taxpayers

March 10, 2019 | Orange County Register
If taxpayers are wondering about the extent to which further pension reforms can now be pursued in light of the Supreme Court ruling, they are not alone. Pension experts, local governments and labor interests are all wondering the same thing.

Opinion: Lawyers should be watching high court Monster Energy case

March 11, 2019 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) The Monster Energy case is on appeal in front of the California Supreme Court which agreed to resolve questions around the scope of enforcement of a confidentiality provision in a settlement agreement and whether lawyers could be bound to that provision based on approving the agreement as to "form and content."

Judicial Profile: Orange County Judge Scott Cooper

March 11, 2019 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) A former plaintiffs’ and class action litigator, Cooper has presided over a family law assignment for his first year as a judge at the Lamoreaux Justice Center in Orange County. When he’s heard enough information from parties, the judge said he’ll inform them which way he is leaning.
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