Modest Gains for Judicial Branch in New California Budget

California’s trial courts will see no new funding from the $125 billion budget the Legislature passed Thursday, but with an added $22 million for dependency counsel and the promise to backfill revenue losses from Governor Jerry Brown’s driver’s license initiative, the judiciary could have made out a lot worse.

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California Justices Consider Bad Faith in Malicious Prosecution Case

No lawyer wants to find themselves being sued for malicious prosecution simply for doing their job, but Latham & Watkins – accused of bringing specious trade secrets claims against a client’s former employees – says they’re protected because their clients still won an important ruling, even though they ultimately lost and were later found to have brought their case in bad faith.

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