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SLAPP’d in San Bernardino: Public Defender’s Retaliation Lawsuit Deemed a SLAPP

In an unpublished decision on Friday, Division One of the Fourth Appellate District ruled that a retaliation civil claim filed by a former public defender against the County of San Bernardino was a Strategic Lawsuit Against…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

Court strikes down California’s “collect on arrest” DNA collection law

In November 2004, California enacted a law requiring that anyone arrested for a felony have their DNA collected. This amounted to a significant expansion of the prior law that allowed for collection of DNA after conviction…more
| Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Privacy

The Intersection of Budget Cuts and Due Process

Due to budget constrains, the Los Angeles Superior Court no longer provides a court reporter for most law and motion matters. Instead, parties must prearrange and privately pay for a court reporter to transcribe a hearing. If…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law

Checking the Wrong Box Almost Ends Appeal Before it Starts

On Friday, the Third Appellate District in California issued an opinion in Ellis Law Group v. Nevada City Sugar Loaf Properties (Oct. 3, 2014 C072820). The appellate proceeding arose from an attorney’s fee award following a…more
| Civil Procedure

New California Law Strengthens Consumers’ Right to Post Online Reviews

Earlier this month, California became the first state to pass legislation that further protects a consumer’s right to post a truthful review online. AB-2365, authored by State Assemblyman John A. Perez, was signed by Governor…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection

SLAPP’d in Los Angeles: What types of Lawsuits are Protected by California’s Anti-SLAPP Law

This post is the second in a series on California’s anti-SLAPP law from the perspective of Los Angeles appellate and trial attorney, Jeffrey Lewis. In the prior post, I described in general what California’s anti-SLAPP law is…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury

Supreme Court Unanimously Prohibits Warrantless Searches of Cellphones

Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously that law enforcement may not search a cellphone absent a warrant or exigent circumstances. The vast majority of law enforcement searches occur incident to arrest and…more
| Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Privacy

SLAPP’d in Los Angeles: A Guide to California’s Anti-SLAPP Law

This post is the first in a series on California’s anti-SLAPP law from the perspective of Los Angeles appellate and trial attorney, Jeffrey Lewis. What is a SLAPP?…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury, Business Torts

The Appellate Court has Issued its Opinion, Now What?

This post is the fourth in an ongoing series explaining the process of a civil appeal. Prior posts described filing of a notice of appeal, filing the record on appeal and filing appellate briefs with the Court of Appeal. After…more
| Civil Procedure

Ninth Circuit Issues First Amendment Ruling in Court Filings Access Case

On Tuesday, the Ninth Circuit issued an important opinion concerning the First Amendment in Courthouse News Service v. Michael Planet (Apr. 8, 2014 11-57187). Courthouse News Service (“CNS”) had filed the lawsuit against the…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law

The Appellate Record is Complete, Now What?

After a notice of appeal is filed with the trial court and the record on appeal is filed with the Court of Appeal, the parties submit briefs to the Court of Appeal and participate in oral argument. This post is the third in a…more
| Civil Procedure

I Filed a Notice of Appeal, Now What?

The process of pursuing a civil appeal in California can be a bit of a mystery for the first time litigant or trial lawyer unfamiliar with appeals. This post is the second in a series on explaining the process of a civil…more
| Civil Procedure

Litigating the Malicious Prosecution Case

Powerpoint Presentation by Jeffrey Lewis on tips for litigating Malicious Prosecution actions in California…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury, Business Torts

I Hired an Appellate Specialist, Now What?

The process of pursuing a civil appeal in California can be a bit of a mystery for the first time litigant or trial lawyer. This post is the first in a series on explaining the process of a civil appeal. The first and most…more
| Civil Procedure

Ninth Circuit Rules that San Diego’s Restrictions on Concealed Weapon Permits are Unconstitutional

Yesterday the Ninth Circuit ruled that “San Diego County’s ’good cause’ permitting requirement impermissibly infringes on the Second Amendment right to bear arms in lawful self-defense.” The case is Peruta v. San Diego (9th Cir…more
| Constitutional Law
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