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Past articles by Maria:

The trial America never had: A federal judge discusses his alternative history novel

The federal judge and author discussed his new novel → Read More

Former Uber security chief found guilty of covering up data breach

A federal jury found Uber’s former head of security Joseph Sullivan guilty of covering up a 2016 data breach and extortion scheme that exposed 57 million app users’ personal information. → Read More

Trial of ex-Uber security chief accused of concealing data breach goes to jury

Joseph Sullivan, former head of security at Uber, stands accused of concealing a 2016 data breach from authorities and obstructing an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission into Uber’s security practices. → Read More

Ex-security chief vilified by Uber after data breach, former comms head testifies

The defense wrapped with testimony from Melanie Ensign, a former head of security and privacy communications, who said she believed Joseph Sullivan was treated as fall guy for a 2016 data breach. → Read More

Former Uber security chief details hunt for hackers behind 2016 data breach

On the stand Wednesday in the criminal trial of his former boss, former Uber security chief Mat Henley described how his team found the two hackers who stole private user data in 2016. → Read More

Feds: Ex-Twitter employee and accused Saudi spy participated in ‘overarching conspiracy’

Jurors will have to decide whether the government proved that Ahmad Abouammo conveyed private data to Saudi officials. → Read More

Judge finds Jan-Pro janitors misclassified as contractors, owed expenses

A federal judge agreed without the work of Jan-Pro's janitors, its → Read More

California chief justice to retire in 2023

California's first Asian American chief justice will end her 32-year judicial career in 2023. → Read More

Are hydroponic crops organic? Ninth Circuit panel seems to think yes

A Ninth Circuit panel took up the question Wednesday of whether a crop must be grown in soil to be considered organic. → Read More

Twitter takes Elon Musk to court for backing out of acquisition deal

A legal battle over Elon Musk’s obligation to buy Twitter could come to trial sooner rather than later at the Delaware Court of Chancery. → Read More

Gun groups sue to block California ban on marketing firearms to minors

The law imposes a $25,000 civil penalty for industry marketing that makes guns look appealing to kids. → Read More

Grubhub Driver Appeals to Ninth Circuit Over Worker Classification Law

A former Grubhub driver made a last-ditch entreaty to the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday hoping that a landmark change to California’s worker classification law will be enough to reverse his loss at th… → Read More

Sports Betting Proposition Headed for the California Ballot in 2022

California’s tribal casinos could be allowed to accept sports wagers if Californians pass a ballot measure legalizing some forms of gambling on professional and out-of-state college sports next Nov… → Read More

Governor Gavin Newsom Announces $116.5 Million in Vaccine Cash Incentives

To encourage Californians to get vaccinated against Covid-19, Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled a “Vax for the Win” program offering a chance to win $1.5 million. → Read More

Three Jurists Reflect on Their Unconventional Paths to the Bench

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lucy Armendariz, U.S. District Judge Vincent Chhabria and California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar took different paths to the bench. Their stori… → Read More

Judge Grills Apple CEO Tim Cook on ‘Lucrative’ App Store Model in Antitrust Case

Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stand Friday to defend his company’s practices, but faced a tough cross examination and a series of probing questions from the federal judge overseeing its antitrust fig… → Read More

Judge Denies Last-Minute Witness Request as Epic vs. Apple Nears Its End

Apple accused Epic Games of unfair tactics as it tried to bring in an additional witness to rebut an Apple executive’s testimony that Apple knew developers were using their own in-app purchasing me… → Read More

Federal Judge Scrutinizes $2 Billion Roundup Settlement

A federal judge may send Bayer back to the drawing board on a $2 billion settlement with people who do not have lawyers but have either been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma after Roundup exposu… → Read More

Apple Overstates Security Benefits of App Store Business Model, Expert Testifies

Apple could open up its App Store on iOS to third parties without incurring extra security woes, Harvard professor James Mickens said Friday. → Read More

Bayer Suffers Second Appellate Defeat With Ninth Circuit Ruling in Roundup Cancer Case

Bayer-owned Monsanto must now decide whether it wants the Supreme Court to weigh in on the legitimacy of a $30 million jury verdict. → Read More