Tag Archive | California

Uber Faces Onslaught Of Legal Challenges, Both At Home And Abroad – Updated

Uber faces numerous lawsuits and other legal challenges, both at home and abroad. How much can the company withstand before its business model starts to crumble?

Uber And Lyft Face Uncertain Outcome In Lawsuits Brought By Drivers – Updated!

Mobile-app-driven driver services, Uber and Lyft, each face separate lawsuits seeking class action status in San Francisco federal court.  The cases have been brought against the companies by their drivers, alleging they have been misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees and are entitled to reimbursements for expenses such as gas and vehicle maintenance. Currently, the drivers […]

Proposed CA Ethics Opinion On “Virtual Lawyering” In The Cyber Box

The opinion is now open for public comment.  I encourage all interested parties to do so.  At your leisure, you can download a copy of the proposed opinion from the Cyber Box at the top of the blog page.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Calif. Video Game Law

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in a 7-2 opinion, that a 2005 California law aimed at banning the sale of violent video games to children went too far.  Created by California state Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco), the law imposed a fine of up to $1,000 on retailers found to be in violation.  […]

Some Good Press For Facebook – Social Network Reunites Mother With Kidnapped Kids

Image via CrunchBase There has been so much negative press about Facebook lately that it seems only fair to share some good news involving the social network giant. According to a news report from Orlando, Florida, a California mother whose children were kidnapped 15 years ago was reunited with them through Facebook. According to the […]

Calif. Attys Must Provide Email Address To State Bar By Feb. 1

For those of you who may have missed the announcements in the California Bar Journal, all California attorneys must provide their email addresses to the State Bar by February 1 under a new rule adopted by the California Supreme Court. Under Rule 9.7 , members of the State Bar must create an online profile through […]

ABA Journal Poll Shows Most Lawyers Favor Television In Courtroom

The American Bar Association‘s Journal online, LawNewsNow, featured a poll this week that is worth reviewing.  The poll is interesting in light of the Supreme Court‘s 5-4 decision to block cameras from videotaping the San Francisco Proposition 8 same-sex marriage trial.  According to the ABA poll, more than 60% of those responding favor cameras in […]