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Maura Dolan

Maura Dolan is the California-based legal affairs writer for the Los Angeles Times. She covers the California Supreme Court and the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. A California native, she graduated from UC Berkeley and has worked in Washington and Los Angeles for The Times. She is now based in San Francisco.
USC faces massive litigation over doctor's alleged sex abuse

At least several hundred — and possibly thousands — of former USC students are expected to join lawsuits charging the university with negligence for failing to police a doctor who allegedly sexually abused patients, plaintiff lawyers said.

Appeals court reinstates suit against Newport Beach for police killing of mentally unstable man

A federal appeals court decided 2-1 Monday to revive a lawsuit against Newport Beach for the 2014 police shooting of a man who suffered from schizophrenia and was under the influence of drugs.

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