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August 1 Digest

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, July 31, 2019

New Law Blocks State Bar's Access to Applicants' Mental Health Records                   A bar spokeswoman said in June that examiners only request mental health records when “underlying misconduct                                                                                                    Read the full story at The Recorder


Everybody Goofs. More Bar Exam Blunders for the Ages                                                In the wake of the State Bar's July 27 disclosure of the topics of the essay questions for the upcoming California bar                                                                                                 Read the full story at The Recorder


CA Supreme Court Lowers Bar for 'Ascertainability' of Class Members                        Monday's ruling, in a case over an inflatable pool, addressed to what extent a plaintiff had to identify members of                                                                                                      Read the full story at The Recorder


State Bar Court Panel Dismisses Misconduct Claims Against SF Attorney                   "We do not find clear and convincing evidence to support culpability as to the charged misconduct," State Bar Court                                                                                                  Read the full story at The Recorder


Judge Enters $6M Judgment Against Girardi, Firm in Loan Dispute With Funder         A state court judge in Los Angeles entered the judgment after Girardi failed to pay a portion of a $16 million settlement                                                                                           Read the full story at The Recorder


California Justices Want Answers After Bar Exam Blunder                                            "The court understands and shares the concerns that this disclosure has generated," the justices said in a statement                                                                                                Read the full story at The Recorder


With Anger and Confusion Swirling Over Bar Exam Topic Disclosure, Calif. Officials Vow to Investigate                                                                                                         "To have students distracted in this way, at this time, it's outrageous," said Stephen Ferruolo, dean of the University                                                                                                 Read the full story at The Recorder


California Bar 'Inadvertently' Reveals Essay Topics Days Before Exam                      The bar did not respond to questions about why the essay topics were included in an email to law school leaders.                                                                                                  Read the full story at The Recorder


Munger Tolles Expands Parental Leave to 18 Weeks Paid

Munger, Tolles & Olson is offering 18 weeks of paid leave for all parents, and up to 26 weeks total for birth mothers.                                                                                             Read the full story at The Recorder


Big Tech Is Staring Down Another Antitrust Probe: Here's Who They've Got In-House                                                                                                                                              Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon all have antitrust counsel on their in-house roster. Here's a look at the lawyers                                                                                             Read the full story at The Recorder


Judge Whittles Down $2B RoundUp Verdict to $86.7M                                                Alameda County Superior Court Judge Winifred Smith found though the evidence at trial supported could support a finding                                                                                      Read the full story at The Recorder


Why the California Bar Director Is Mum on Exam Mayhem                                         Since her son is taking the exam, Leah Wilson, the California bar's executive director, has been noticeably missing                                                                                                     Read the full story at The Recorder


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