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After almost a year-and-a-half of living with the changes brought on by the Covid-19 Pandemic we are finally seeing some light at the end of a very long tunnel. Read more
The California Office of Administrative Law approved the new medical-legal fee schedule for workers’ compensation cases on March 30, 2021. Read more
Workers have won a big victory in the Federal courts, as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that AB-5 can be enforced against the California trucking industry, and is not “pre-empted” by a Federal law known as the Federal Aviation Authorization Act of 1994. Read more
Recent Family Law Cases[Opinions available at:] DEPENDENCY (current through 7/17/2021)By:  John Nieman In re A.C. 6/25/21, CA 4/2:  E075333 This is an Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)* case that involves a complete failure to inquire into the father’s status – about whether the ICWA might apply through his status or ancestry. Confusion arose as the mother was a confirmed tribal member (and her tribe had assumed jurisdiction over her previous minor dependent) so eligibility and hence applicability of… Read more
Central District of California Covid-19 Update: All divisions of the Central District of California resumed normal operations on June 15, 2021. Hearings by video or telephonic conference may continue to be held in civil matters at the discretion of the assigned judge. Persons entering the courthouses must follow the CDC’s most recent guidance regarding face coverings or masks, though individual district judges have discretion to require the wearing of masks in their courtrooms. (See Gen. Order 21-08.) Southern District of California… Read more
The Committee on Access to Justice and Civic Engagement seeks to broaden access to the courts and justice system and help provide civic programs to educate the legal community about how to get involved. Read more
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court held that the existence of a statutory claim (with statutory damages) combined with a risk of future harm, is not enough to confer standing to sue for damages in federal court. Citing Spokeo v. Robbins, 578 U. S. 330, the Court held that “[t]o have Article III standing to sue in federal court, plaintiffs must demonstrate, among other things, that they suffered a concrete harm.” Read more
Judge Dana Makoto Sabraw was appointed to the Southern District of California by President George W. Bush in 2003 and became Chief Judge in January of 2021. Read more
Pedro V. Castillo was appointed a Magistrate Judge by the United States District Court for the Central District of California in January 2021 Read more
Welcome to the July E-briefs, News and Notes. We hope you find this edition useful. Read more

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