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Upper Deck Co., the Carlsbad-based trading-card company, told a judge that Executive Trading LLC cannot prove it stole trade secrets related to politics-themed trading cards.

Prosecutors say a fourth member of the U.S. Navy has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery in a multimillion-dollar scheme involving a Singapore-based defense contractor accused of giving cash, vacations and the services of prostitutes in exchange for information.

A busy week is ahead for business groups, including events that will tackle issues of digital health and new stormwater requirements, as well as hold awards luncheons and mixers.


(AP) -- Two members of a San Diego County Native American tribe have filed suit to stop a planned $360 million casino, saying the bodies of deceased relatives were illegally exhumed at the site.

The San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) has been awarded the American Society of Association Executives’ (ASAE) top award, the 2014 Gold Circle award, in the "new product/service launch" category for the SDCBA’s Bar Center at 401 campaign.

Higinio Salgado testified Thursday he was so intoxicated the night of architect Graham Downes' fatal beating that he doesn't remember a fight or if he caused Downes' death.

The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement’s 5th Annual Border Management Southwest event, “Securing the U.S-Mexico Border with tactical strategies and technologies,” will bring together military and government personnel from the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army and more to discuss the most pressing issues facing the Department of Homeland Security, from efforts to build new partnerships to modernizing security capabilities.


In a last-ditch attempt to save the San Diego Opera, a group of board members is expected to unveil a proposal Thursday designed to let the company go forward by implementing cost-cutting measures.


More details emerged in court Tuesday of the beating that prosecutors say caused the death of well-known San Diego architect Graham Downes in April 2013.

Michael Jackson's mother should pay more than $800,000 in trial costs to a concert promoter that she targeted in a failed negligent hiring lawsuit involving the death of her son, a judge said Monday.

Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss will give the keynote address at the San Diego County Bar Association's annual Law Week Luncheon & Celebration of Community Service on April 30.

For the second time in a month, the San Diego Superior Court is alerting the public about scammers utilizing the courtís name. Concerned citizens have contacted staff explaining they have received unsolicited emails claiming to be from the San Diego Superior Court. One individual discovered an attachment to the email contained a virus.

San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis honored six brave citizens Wednesday with the Citizens of Courage Award during the 25th annual event, which is held as part of National Crime Victimsí Rights Week.

The University of San Diego will honor Orange County attorney Jeffrey T. Thomas with its Author E. Hughes Award for Career Achievement. Thomas will be recognized during the school's 19th Annual Alumni Honors celebration April 26 at the Joan B. Kroc Institute of Peace & Justice. The cocktail-attire event begins at 6 p.m.

Bankruptcy and transactional finance attorneys Mikel R. Bistrow and Christopher Celentino have joined Ballard Spahr as partners. Both come from Foley & Lardner LLP, where they were partners.

The San Diego Legal Secretaries Association will install its 2014-2015 officers and directors at its monthly membership meeting Monday, April 28, at The Westgate Hotel. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m., preceded by a social hour.


Bankruptcy and transactional finance attorneys Mikel R. Bistrow and Christopher Celentino have joined Ballard Spahr as partners in San Diego, firm officials announced Monday.

The City Council's Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee on Wednesday will discuss amending San Diego municipal code related to the possession of marijuana for medical purposes and the operations of medical marijuana cooperatives.

Opening statements and several witnesses were heard Monday in the murder trial of Higinio Salgado, accused of killing San Diego architect Graham Downes, his boss at the time, in April 2013.


A luxury car dealer on Thursday became the second person to plead guilty in a case alleging that a Mexican businessman illegally funneled more than $500,000 to support San Diego politicians, including $120,000 to back former Mayor Bob Filner.

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