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California Supreme Court to Consider Yelp Lawsuit

Posted Sep 23, 2016

The California Supreme Court agreed to review Yelp’s objection to a lower court decision upholding an order for Yelp to remove negative comments posted about a San Francisco law firm, even though Yelp was not a party to the lawsuit.  Yelp claims that allowing the ruling to stand would open the door for businesses to force the company to remove critical reviews.  Read articles in the Los Angeles Times and SFGate.

Ninth Circuit Rules in Immigrant Children’s Right to Counsel Case

Posted Sep 23, 2016

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled  that children facing deportation proceedings may not file a class action suit to determine whether they are entitled to an attorney as a due process right.  Instead, such claims must be brought individually, and the child in each instance must exhaust administrative remedies and then petition the court of appeals for review.  Read articles in Metropolitan News-Enterprise and Jurist.

Governor Brown Signs “Super Pollutants” Legislation

Posted Sep 23, 2016

California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation (S.B. 1383 ) which establishes the nation’s toughest restrictions on destructive super pollutants, including black carbon, fluorinated gases and methane.  At the signing ceremony, Governor Brown said, “Cutting black carbon and other super pollutants is the critical next step in our program to combat climate change.”   Read the Governor’s signing statement .  Read articles in the Sacramento Bee and Los Angeles Times.