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Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark A. Davis: From the Bench to the Bench
July 28, 2022
Now a judge on the Los Angeles Superior Court, Mark Davis says he wants to ensure that everyone, no matter the color of their skin, gets a fair day in court. ... read more »
Lynn Dymally Elected Chair of National Congress of Black Women
October 7, 2021
Lynn Dymally is the newly-elected chair of the National Congress of Black Women (NCBW) board of directors. An educator and attorney, she was sworn into office on October 2, by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Kelvin D. Filer. ... read more »
BLM Activist Hurt in Fairfax District Protest Refiles Suit in Federal Court
June 17, 2021
After originally filing her case in Los Angeles Superior Court, a Black Lives Matter activist who sued the city of Los Angeles alleging she was hit with a baton and shot in the stomach and arm with LAPD projectiles will take her case to federal court, her attorney said. ... read more »
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Black Employee Alleges Hospital Pays Her Less Than Men, Latinas
November 5, 2020
A Black employee at White Memorial Medical Center is suing her employer, alleging she has consistently been paid less for doing the same work as men and Latinas. ... read more »
Judge Mulls Motion by Pilot in Kobe Bryant Suit to Move Case to OC
August 21, 2020
A judge today took under submission a motion by the estate of the pilot in the Jan. 26 helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others to move a lawsuit brought by Bryant's widow to Orange County to ensure a fair trial.     Vanessa Bryant brought the case on Feb. 24 in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of herself and her surviving three daughters, including the youngest, Capri, who turned one-year-old on Sunday.     The case was later transferred to Van Nuys Superior Court and names as defendants the estate of the late chopper pilot, Ara Zobayan, plus Island Express Helicopters and Island Express Holding Corp. Judge Virginia Keeny heard arguments on the change-of-venue motion, then took the case under ... read more »
L.A. Superior Court Closures Extended, Except for Time-Sensitive Hearings
March 17, 2020
Los Angeles Superior Court facilities were completely closed today for a three-day period due to the coronavirus pandemic, and court's presiding jurist announced that most court functions will remain on hold until April 16, except for ``time-sensitive, essential'' matters. ... read more »
Ex-UCLA Employee Awarded Nearly $1.6M in Harassment Suit
August 9, 2019
The Los Angeles Superior Court jury rejected Nicole Birden's claim that she was fired in 2016 due to her race, but the panel determined she was subjected to severe or pervasive harassment because she is black and that her supervisors failed to take corrective actions. ... read more »
CHP Officer Sues Appellate Court Justice for Sexual Harassment
July 26, 2019
A Black California Highway Patrol officer who acted as a driver for justices of the 2nd District Court of Appeal is suing one of the justices and the CHP for sexual harassment. ... read more »
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Star Trek Actress’ Son Sued by Her Former Talent Manager
July 12, 2019
The 80-year-old former talent manager for Nichelle Nichols is suing the "Star Trek'' actress' son, alleging he is trying to remove both him and Nichols from their current homes so that he can sell the property. ... read more »
Two Sentenced for Deadly Leimert Park Shooting
May 17, 2019
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William N. Sterling imposed the term on Tyree Davion Woods, 24, who on May 9 pleaded no contest to first-degree murder and admitted that he personally used a firearm during the July 20, 2015, killing of Derron Jones. ... read more »
Archdiocese of Los Angeles Updates List of Accused Priests
December 7, 2018
Implementation of Strict Reporting and Prevention Policies and Programs Result in Decline in Incidents and Promote Reporting of Past Misconduct Year Over Year--Out of concern for victim-survivors of abuse and in continued commitment to transparency, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles released an update to the 2004 Report to the People of God list of the names of priests who were either publicly or credibly accused of misconduct with minors. ... read more »
Fired Catholic School Teacher Awarded $3.57 Million
November 2, 2018
The Los Angeles Superior Court panel deliberated for less than a day before finding in favor of Kourtney Liggins, who was a science teacher at Transfiguration School, in her lawsuit that alleged wrongful termination in violation of public policy and intentional infliction of emotional distress. ... read more »
Holly Hancock For Superior Court Judge #60
November 1, 2018
The deputy public defender has her sights on the seat. ... read more »
Former Football Player Sentenced for Man’s Death in Hollywood
September 13, 2018
A former high school and college football player was sentenced today to four years behind bars in connection with a man's beating death during a brawl outside a Hollywood nightclub after a birthday celebration. ... read more »
State Bill Streamlines Path For Clippers’ Move to Inglewood
September 6, 2018
Legislation that would streamline the state environmental review process for the proposed Los Angeles Clippers arena in Inglewood is on its way to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk after winning unanimous approval from the state Senate and passing in the Assembly, 68-4. ... read more »
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