What You Need to Know About the Department of Labor Cybersecurity Initiative

2022-02-27T21:02:52-08:00February 28th, 2022|Court News|

In April of 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) issued new cybersecurity guidelines. These guidelines are targeted specifically at the fiduciaries and record-keepers of employee retirement plans. The DOL created these new best practices to help protect the “millions of dollars or more in assets and maintain personal data on [...]

Exploring the Intersection of Social Media & the First Amendment

2022-01-10T18:44:21-08:00January 17th, 2022|Court News|

The First Amendment prevents the government from limiting free expression, however, it does not restrict private entities from doing the same. This is particularly notable as social media platforms continually expand their global reach. In this article, we’re going to explore the intersection of social media and the First Amendment right to free speech. Let's [...]

Case Spotlight: The Jackson Tax Trial

2021-12-10T13:19:22-08:00December 10th, 2021|Court & Process, Court News|

In 2009, singer, songwriter, and entertainer Michael Jackson passed away, leaving behind a sizable estate and some major questions from the IRS. In order to answer those questions, the US Tax Court began what has since been called the “tax trial of the century”. In this article, we’re going to review the development and eventual [...]

YOUR GUIDE TO LANDMARK LEGAL CASES FROM 2020

2021-06-09T15:56:03-07:00July 27th, 2021|Business Development, Court News, Legal Industry, News, Professional Development|

What do APIs and fair use have in common? As it turns out, each of them was at the center of a major case during 2020. In this article, we take an in-depth look at these landmark cases, and we’ll review the facts and findings of each one.  Let’s get started!   Exploring Fair Use of [...]

COURT NOTICE: PRESIDING JUDGE KEVIN C BRAZILE ANNOUNCES CLOSURE OF ALL SUPERIOR COURT OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY COURTHOUSES

2021-06-15T14:35:51-07:00May 31st, 2020|Court News, Court Notices, Covid|

Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile this evening ordered all 38 courthouses closed on Monday, June 1, 2020, in the interest of public safety. Presiding Judge Brazile made the decision to close all courthouses in the nation’s largest trial court after Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced a countywide curfew that took effect at 6 [...]

COURTS AFFECTED – NORCAL POWER OUTAGE

2021-06-15T15:08:51-07:00October 9th, 2019|Court News, Court Notices|

Many courts are currently affected by the PG&E power outage. To see which areas are affected, and for updates, click here. Each court is handling opening times and filings differently.  First Legal is doing our best to ensure that filings are completed as soon as courts are functional. We will continue providing updates as we receive them. [...]