| Jul 25, 2013
Hearing the news Tuesday that the new heir to the British throne was a boy, my first thought was of Lady Mary Crawley, heroine of the post-Edwardian-era soap "Downton Abbey." With no male heir left to inherit her family's estate, it falls on her to...
| Aug 15, 2013
Gov. Jerry Brown, his investigative panel and a San Francisco Superior Court judge appear to be of one mind: A renewed strike against the Bay Area Rapid Transit District would jeopardize and harm the public's health, safety and welfare. Thus, the court...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 12:49 PM
CBS Corp. wants to send the message that it won't tolerate copycats.
On Monday, the No. 1-ranked television network said that it had reached a settlement in the 15-month legal dispute over whether ABC's "The Glass House," a short-lived reality show that...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:19 PM
The great thing about baseball is that it's a mass of imponderables. How can Josh Hamilton be paid $17 million this year and hit .223? Why is a team with a $216-million payroll sitting nearly last in its division? (I'm looking at you, Dodgers.)
| Jun 7, 2013
| 8:18 PM
It's news when government identifies a genuine problem and takes reasoned steps to solve it. So here's news: The Obama administration has a plan to fix the broken U.S. patent system.
The White House outlined the plan last week in a presentation...
| May 30, 2013
| 3:56 PM
A lawsuit alleging that City Attorney-elect Mike Feuer manipulated ethics laws to financially benefit his campaign has been thrown out of court. The action had been filed by a supporter of Feuer's rival, Carmen Trutanich.
Los Angeles County Superior...
| May 23, 2013
| 5:47 AM
PARIS -- Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, was questioned by a judge Thursday over her role in a $366-million payout to a businessman supporter of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Lagarde appeared in a Paris court to...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 11:35 AM
An Orange County law school hopes to ease the stress on the financially burdened California court system by offering its newly christened practice courtroom on campus as a venue for official legal proceedings.
Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa will...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 7:47 PM
There are trolls who live under bridges in fantasy novels. Then there are "copyright trolls."
The latter have always occupied one of the most squalid corners of the legal system. They're people or firms that acquire copyrights to movies, music or...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 8:03 AM
A dozen defendants in a landmark phone-hacking inquiry tied to Rupert Murdoch's News International newspaper group appeared in London's Central Criminal Court for pre-trial hearings....
| May 15, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Britney Spears and Demi Lovato join "The X Factor." Former News Corp. executive Rebekah Brooks charged in ethics scandal at News of the World and the Sun....