Author Archive for Pamela A. MacLean

Apple Maps Class Action Tossed

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Plaintiffs apparently failed to map out their strategy sufficiently in a class action lawsuit over Apple’s troubled maps application.  A federal judge dismissed the case last week saying the plaintiffs failed to identify any specific Apple statement that indicated Apple…

Three Death Sentences Upheld

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California Supreme Court upheld the death sentences for three members of the “Bryant Family” drug gang in Los Angeles in a quadruple murder, including the shooting of a woman and her 2-year-old daughter to eliminate potential witnesses. The court’s unanimous…

Quake Damage Closes Napa Courthouse

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The historic Napa County Superior Court building suffered significant damage to the exterior during Sunday’s 6.0 earthquake and will be closed for structural testing.  The court announced the indefinite closure on its website Monday. Until further testing and evaluation of…

Harried Krishnas

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After battling for 20 years in court for the right to solicit funds at Los Angeles airport, the Krishna Society has lost its only remaining First Amendment challenge to a ban on repetitive solicitations. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of…

Gilliam Nominated to Federal Bench

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President Obama has nominated former San Francisco federal prosecutor, Haywood Gilliam, to a federal judgeship on the Northern District bench. Gilliam, currently a white collar criminal defense specialist at Covington & Burling in San Francisco, served as an assistant U.S.…

Feds Add New Charges Against FedEx

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FedEx, the world’s largest cargo airline, has been hit with new money-laundering charges by the feds in an expansion of last month’s indictment accusing the firm of shipping prescription painkillers for illegal internet pharmacies. The new charges were filed Friday…