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Jerry Brown, governor of California. Photographer: David Paul Morris / Bloomberg.

Legal Fight Looms Over California’s New Drug Pricing Law

Legal Fight Looms Over California’s New Drug Pricing Law

By Jared S. Hopkins, Bloomberg News California passed a law requiring pharmaceutical companies to explain their price increases, escalating the state-by-state battle between lawmakers trying to bring more transparency to the industry’s practices and drugmakers that oppose the efforts. The California measure, signed Monday by Governor Jerry Brown, is among the most aggressive state efforts

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California’s Attorney General Pick Seen as Foil in Trump Era

By Chris Dolmetsch, Billy House and Joel Rosenblatt, Bloomberg News Longtime Los Angeles lawmaker Xavier Becerra, a Hillary Clinton ally who might have been in her cabinet if she had won the presidential race, was named as California’s attorney general, a post that may put him in sharp conflict with the incoming Trump administration. Becerra

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A History of The Legal Industry in Los Angeles (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: This post is a short history of how Los Angeles’ spread out legal industry developed. The column comes one week before the Big Law Business Summit in Los Angeles.  By Jim Rishwain and Ricky Lin, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman In relative terms, Los Angeles is a young city. Much of its growth and development has occurred

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Calif. Bar Endorses New Ethical Duties for Prosecutors

By Lance J. Rogers, Bloomberg BNA  California prosecutors may soon be called on to take a more active role in preventing and even rectifying wrongful convictions under new professional conduct rules that were approved Oct. 1 by the state bar’s board of trustees. The changes, if accepted by the state supreme court, will bring California’s

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California Teacher Tenure Is Left Intact by State’s High Court

By Joel Rosenblatt, Bloomberg News California’s lifetime job security for public school teachers was left intact by the state’s highest court. The court decided Monday not to weigh in on an appeals court ruling in April that found the state’s tenure system doesn’t violate students’ right to an education under the California constitution. The appeals

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California Bill Would Add Security Standards to Data Breach Law

By Laura Mahoney, Bloomberg BNA A California lawmaker has revived a bill to set a “reasonably prudent” standard for businesses to protect personal consumer data, including geolocation and biometric information, in the final two weeks of the legislative session. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D) amended A.B. 83, a bill that has been dormant for a year,

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California Jurors May Face Fines for Social Media Use

By Tera Brostoff, Bloomberg BNA The use of social media by jurors continues to disrupt trials, forcing courts, lawmakers and jurists to attempt to find new and more effective ways to curb this type of conduct. Jury instructions frequently incorporate provisions explaining that the use of the Internet and social media to research or discuss

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California Teacher Tenure Survives Landmark Bad-Schools Suit

By Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg News The first U.S. court decision to take away lifetime job security for public school teachers was overturned on appeal in a ruling that found California’s tenure system doesn’t violate the constitutional rights of students. In a case that’s drawn nationwide attention, a California appeals court reversed a 2014 ruling by

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Uber Drivers May Add $1 Billion ‘Bounty’ Claim as Trial Nears

By Joel Rosenblatt, Bloomberg News Uber Technologies Inc. drivers suing to be treated like employees are trying to add $1 billion in penalties under California’s unique “bounty hunter” statute as they prepare for trial in June. About 240,000 current and former Uber drivers in California are covered by the lawsuit, which claims they’ve been wrongly

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Plaintiff in Trump University Lawsuit Taps Out, Points to Unhealthy Litigation

The lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against Donald Trump’s namesake university is tapping out after getting what she described as an unhealthy dose of the presidential candidate’s legal firepower. U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel in San Diego said on Tuesday that he planned to grant the request to drop out of the case made by Tarla