9th Circuit Advances Facebook Facial Data Suit

September 10, 2019 – Rejecting arguments that Facebook users suffered no “concrete harm” by having their facial data mapped and stored, the Ninth Circuit advanced a $35 billion class action against the social media giant. Facebook sought to swat down the lawsuit last year after U.S. District Judge James Donato ordered the company to alert…

Court Changes at Edelman Children’s Courthouse

August 15, 2019 – Effective August 26, 2019, the Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Courthouse, located at 201 Centre Plaza Drive, Monterey Park, 91754, will implement the following department changes: Department D401 will be renumbered as D418; Department D418 will be renumbered as D401; Judge Akemi Arakaki, currently assigned to Department D414, will move to the…

Cal Supreme Court Rules on Class Certification Ascertainability

August 13, 2019 – Rejecting multiple Court of Appeal decisions requiring that plaintiffs provide an administratively feasible method to identify putative class members, the California Supreme Court in Sacramento has held that a proposed class is “ascertainable” when it is defined “in terms of objective characteristics and common transactional facts” that make “the ultimate identification…

LASC Family Court Announces Courtroom Shifts

  August 1, 2019 – The Los Angeles Superior Court’s Family Law Division will implement two changes to courtroom operations at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles and the Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse in Long Beach, both to take effect on Monday, August 26, 2019. First, Department 88, a long-cause trial courtroom at…

2019 Meet the Experts

More than 175 SFVBA members and their guests were on hand for the Thursday, July 18, Meet the Experts event at the Woodland Hills Country Club. The event, the first of its kind organized by the Bar, offered an informal opportunity for members to meet with experts in a variety of areas including healthcare, forensic…