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Past articles by Hillel:

Attorney fees for capacitor price-fixing settlement top $187 million

The judge's approval of attorney fees marks the final chapter in a nine-year class action against 22 companies over price-fixing of electrolytic capacitors. → Read More

Appeals court revives lawsuit over Palos Verdes Estates surf gang Lunada Bay Boys

An appeals court found if the tony city of Palos Verdes Estates did in fact condone the behavior of a surf gang, it could amount to a violation of the California Coastal Act. → Read More

Ninth Circuit reverses itself, strikes down California ban on ‘forced arbitration’ clauses

The Ninth Circuit had OK'd part of the ban in 2019, but a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court made one circuit judge change his mind. → Read More

Dianne Feinstein will not run for reelection in 2024

The 89-year-old California Democrat has been a senator for 30 years. → Read More

How personal injury lawyers took over the LA skyline

They are the most famous lawyers in the city. Many of them haven't seen the inside of a courtroom in years. → Read More

Nebraska lawmakers debate six-week abortion ban

(CN) — A Nebraska legislative committee heard testimony and heated debate on the "heartbeat bill," which would ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, on Wednesday night. Authored by Republican state Senator Joni Albrecht, Legislative Bill 626 would ban abortions after cardiac activity is present in the fetus, a milestone that, on average, the fetus reaches six weeks after… → Read More

LA wins in California’s $2.5 billion award for local transit

The funding could help LA finish key transit projects in time for the 2028 Summer Olympics. → Read More

City National Bank will pay $31 million to settle DOJ’s redlining case

Between 2017 and 2020, City National approved over 6,000 loans in the LA area. Just 7% of them were in majority-Black and Latino census tracts. → Read More

Roundup warning label settlement still not there, as judge questions proposed attorneys’ fees

Of the roughly $25 million proposed settlement, $11.25 million was earmarked for the plaintiff's attorneys. → Read More

Feds inch toward listing California, Oregon Chinook salmon as threatened

The population of the spring-run Chinook or king salmon living in Northern California and Oregon has dramatically declined in recent years, in large part due to climate change. → Read More

Judge dismisses antitrust lawsuit filed against oil companies over alleged international price fixing

The suit accused big oil companies of agreeing to cut oil production, in accordance with Russia and Saudi Arabia. A judge said the suit lacked evidence. → Read More

Ninth Circuit backs student expulsions over racist Instagram posts

A student's anonymous Instagram account contained posts comparing Black students to gorillas and depicted others with nooses around their necks. → Read More

Judge declines to shoot down California’s restrictions on openly carrying guns in public

The plaintiffs have argued that their right to carry handguns openly in public is → Read More

Mars might only be mostly dead (geologically speaking)

A new paper argues for the existence of an active mantle plume underneath the surface of Mars, leading to seismic and volcanic activity. → Read More

Montana judge declines to limit wolf hunting season

Montana will allow hunters to kill 456 gray wolves — about 40% of the population — this winter. → Read More

New research: 2021 Pacific Northwest heatwave had multiple causes, including climate change

(CN) — Last summer, a small village named Lytton, in British Columbia, set a record by recording the hottest day on record in Canada — ever. On June 29, temperatures there reached 121 degrees Fahrenheit, eight degrees higher than had ever been recorded anywhere else in the country. The next day, a wildfire broke out just south of the town. Within days, nearly the entire village had burned down.… → Read More

Homeless vets sue VA over lack of housing on West LA campus

LOS ANGELES (CN) — Fourteen homeless veterans sued the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs late Tuesday night over the lack of housing on the agency's flagship campus in West Los Angeles. The walled complex takes up 388 acres of land donated to the VA in 1887 to be a "soldier's home," a place for wounded veterans to live. But the lush, sprawling campus, which includes a large hospital for… → Read More

Judge dismisses defamation lawsuit against Phoebe Bridgers

The ruling comes three months after a hearing in which the judge said Instagram posts in which Bridgers accused music producer Chris Nelson of physical violence seemed like → Read More

Early mail-in ballots in Los Angeles show a neck-and-neck mayor’s race

LA's mayoral election is about as close as it could be. → Read More

The race to be the next mayor of Los Angeles appears to have tightened

A recent poll showed a close race to become the next mayor of Los Angeles, with Karen Bass leading Rick Caruso by just four points. → Read More