Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB2683 on Tuesday, repealing a law that made it a misdemeanor to disobey a judge’s order to stay off electronic devices during a trial.
Also for jurors, a cell phone video made of a fight that broke out in the stands showing there was no security in sight.
Enoch Clark is charged with using excessive force against motorist Monique Hernandez during a traffic stop in February 2012 that led to her drunk driving arrest.
Michael Leach, who had worked for USC for 16 years until the age of 73, filed suit against the university after he was let go in February 2012.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys would be able to reject fewer jurors in misdemeanor trials under a bill passed Tuesday by the California state Senate.
The 12-person jury found that AEG Live did hire Dr. Conrad Murray to care for Jackson but did not find the physician unfit or incompetent.
A judge Thursday declared a mistrial on the remaining 10 felony counts against five defendants in the Bell corruption trial.
To his neighbors in an upscale Pasadena suburb, he was the man from nowhere, a newcomer who joined the church, ingratiated himself to elderly residents and called himself Chris Chichester.
Jurors began deliberating Friday in the case against six former City of Bell officials charged with corruption.
A Pasadena man entered a no contest on Friday to charges stemming from the fatal beating of a 16-month-old German shepherd last year.
Alleged bullies were judged by a panel of teens in an unprecedented trial presided over by a real judge through a program called SHADES.
Jurors in the Nicollette Sheridan wrongful termination trial were sent home early from deliberations Friday after telling the judge they were deadlocked.
A jury Thursday awarded $65 million in punitive damages to a woman who was sexually abused by a male nursing assistant at a Tarzana hospital.
Jurors are expected to begin a second day of deliberations Monday in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray.
After two days off this week, jurors in the trial of Michael Jackson’s personal physician, Conrad Murray, are due back in court Wednesday morning.