(Subscription required) The state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a disgruntled policyholder can return to a lower court and seek tens of thousands of dollars more in punitive damages against defendant insurer Stonebridge Life Insurance Co.
The California Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a San Diego-area school district can proceed with a lawsuit against contractors who allegedly wined and dined former district officials in order to gain the district’s business.
Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature have reached agreement on a budget for the coming fiscal year that repeals a long-criticized rule limiting welfare payments for people who have more children, as well as making an optional $2 billion deposit into the state’s rainy-day reserve.
(Subscription required) In a long-running debate on when employers must provide seating for on-duty workers, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals cleared the path to class certification in three separate right-to-sit suits this week.
Before I was elected to represent you in the California State Assembly, I served as mayor of the City of Big Bear Lake. I still vividly remember that on my first day as mayor in 2012, I received a call from our presiding county superior court judge informing me that the courthouse in Big Bear was being closed due to budgetary shortfalls.
(Subscription required) Lopez-Giss, a former prosecutor, saw enough domestic violence cases to make her passionate about doing everything she could to have an impact in an arena which, during her youth, was often dismissed as "a private family matter."