| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:36 PM
NEW YORK -- JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s historic $13-billion settlement with the federal government will pay down a major chunk of the bank's ballooning legal tab.
The Justice Department on Tuesday announced the widely expected settlement of faulty...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:34 PM
Even in deep blue California, where Democrats dominate, organized labor is losing public popularity.
That's a general statement, based on nonpartisan polling.
Specifically, public employee unions are tarnishing all labor, according to the pollster....
| Jan 17, 2014
| 9:32 AM
In what they call an unprecedented case, authorities have accused six Fresno residents of abusing a squatters-rights law to steal no fewer than 23 properties across California.
The homes range from shacks in rural hamlets and a house near the Twenty...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 9:14 AM
SAN DIEGO — The 27-year-old man accused of operating a "revenge porn" website allegedly told investigators that what started out as fun had ended up ruining his life.
Kevin Christopher Bollaert was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of operating the...
| Jan 19, 2014
Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo wants to punish JPMorgan Chase for its various financial misdeeds, possibly by cutting off business with the banking giant. But as city leaders learned a few years ago when
Occupy L.A. pushed for a similar...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:34 PM
WASHINGTON — A 6-year-old tax break for struggling homeowners who won reductions in their mortgages has expired, alarming housing advocates and lawmakers who said it still was needed despite the real estate market rebound.
Enacted by Congress in...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:30 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — A Mexican immigrant without a green card on Thursday won the right to practice law in California, an unprecedented ruling that will permit others in similar circumstances to become lawyers.
The state Supreme Court agreed...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Let the California public employee pension war of 2014 begin.
On Monday, state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris released the ballot title and summary for San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed’s pension initiative, which would allow government agencies to negotiate...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:26 PM
This week, California caught up with a trend that has transformed the way some cases are argued at the U.S. Supreme Court. State Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris announced that she had chosen Edward DuMont, a prominent appellate lawyer and veteran of the U.S....
| Jan 13, 2014
| 7:47 AM
California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris told insurance giant Cigna Corp. to stop selling health plans bearing the name of California's health exchange because it was deceptive.
Cigna opted out of participating in the Covered California exchange when it...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 6:16 PM
SACRAMENTO — Employers, especially owners of small businesses, are about to see increases in their workers' compensation insurance bills.
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones looked at the $14-billion-a-year market and advised that premium...