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California’s district attorneys sue over jail good conduct guidelines that might grant early releases

California’s district attorneys sue over prison good conduct rules that could grant early releases

Three-quarters of California prosecutors sued the state Wednesday for blocking emergency rules that could expand good behavior credits and potentially bring earlier releases for tens of thousands of inmates. The lawsuit is being challenged on procedural grounds, arguing that Corrections Secretary Kathleen Allison used the emergency statement to bypass the usual regulatory and public comment … Read more

Hashish Litigation: An Introduction to California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute

Cannabis Litigation: An Introduction to California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute

As I mentioned in my last post, claims in litigation in the cannabis industry are evolving and expanding, and we have seen significant interest in libel claims. Below is an introduction to California’s anti-SLAPP law, codified in the Code of Civil Procedure, Section 425.16. Subsection (a) describes its purpose: “Legislature notes and states that there … Read more

California’s San Bernardino County Loses One other Lawsuit In opposition to Gov. Newsom

California's San Bernardino County Loses Another Lawsuit Against Gov. Newsom

The county was hoping to improve Governor Newsom’s home-stay orders. California’s San Bernardino County has spent more than $ 76,000 on a single lawsuit contesting Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent home stay order. San Bernardino County spokesman David Wert announced the full cost of litigation late last week, according to The Victorville Daily Press. The county’s … Read more

California’s Coronavirus Guidelines Hold Altering, Lawsuits Filed –

California's Coronavirus Rules Keep Changing, Lawsuits Filed

California’s businesses are grappling with the state’s ever-changing COVID guidelines. Various California companies have joined the fight against the governor’s ban on outdoor dining. The Pineapple Saloon, a restaurant in Sherman Oaks, went viral after the owner posted a video of a Hollywood production team setting up catering just yards from her while her restaurant … Read more

Legal professional and Apply Journal has Chosen Legal professional Douglas Borthwick as Considered one of California’s Prime 10 Attorneys for 2020 for his Apply of Legal Regulation

Attorney and Practice Magazine has Selected Attorney Douglas Borthwick as One of California's Top 10 Attorneys for 2020 for his Practice of Criminal Law

SANTA ANA, California, November 27, 2020 / PRNewswire / – This achievement is reserved only for those who have demonstrated the highest level of excellence. Because of its strict standards, less than 1% of attorneys across the country receive this invitation to be one of their selected members. This award recognizes dynamic lawyers who have … Read more

A Primer on California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act (UCRA)

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This summer, I wrote about a Title III lawsuit filed against cannabis company NC3 Systems dba Caliva. As a quick refresher, Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”) requires that all businesses remove any barriers that affect a disabled person’s ability to access their products or services online. The plaintiff had filed a … Read more