Though many of us naively strolled into 2021 thinking nothing could be as frighteningly eventful as 2020, in the law community those notions were quickly dispelled. As the pandemic wore on and laws in the state continued to adjust on a daily basis, California’s ever-changing legal landscape got even more complicated. Part of tracking legal news for CEB and writing

In 2020, the California courts of appeal published several cases with useful guidance for litigators claiming or opposing statutory attorney’s fees.

  • In Department of Fair Employment & Hous. v. Cathy’s Creations, Inc. (2020) 54 Cal.App.5th 404, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) sued a bakery that denied services to a same-sex couple, but lost its suit for
  • The Ninth Circuit on Thursday ordered that it will rehear en banc a challenge to California’s ban on possession of large-capacity magazines. Last August a divided three-judge panel of the court held that the ban violates the Second Amendment.

    California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who petitioned the court for the en banc rehearing, praised the order in a statement, calling

    Dissenting from a Friday decision, a Ninth Circuit judge asked the U.S. Supreme Court to clarify whether and in what circumstances federal appellate courts can take up an interlocutory appeal when the district court denies a summary judgment motion based on qualified immunity.

    Johnson strikes again,” Judge William Fletcher wrote, referring to the high court’s decision in Johnson