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Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge attorney Michael Kirby was named 2015 San Diego "Lawyer of the Year" for bet-the-company litigation by Best Lawyers in America.

The owners of a Pacific Beach commercial property, where marijuana dispensaries have continually operated, have been ordered to pay $120,000 in civil penalties and $1,800 in investigative costs to the city of San Diego for violating zoning laws.

One Washington Elementary School student and her family will be treated to a day at Petco Park on Saturday as the winner of the second annual David Hopkins “Batter’s Up” Memorial Fund Award.

Banyan Biomarkers Inc., a company headquartered in Alachua, Fla. but with a growing presence in Carlsbad, has licensed its intellectual property related to traumatic brain injury (TBI) biomarkers to Abbott (NYSE: ABT) for assessment and verification. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.


It's been almost six months since the California Coastal Commission approved the issuance of a coastal development permit for the relocation of the South Bay Substation in Chula Vista.

Two San Diego attorneys with the law firm Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz have been selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America.

Seven San Diego legal organizations are teaming up to hold the annual fashion show fundraiser Couture for a Cause to benefit the children's charities Voices for Children and STAR/PAL.


The California Association of REALTORS is rolling out a multitude of changes to the California Residential Purchase Agreement in November. While most are insignificant, several substantive changes will affect real estate agents.

Members of the local legal community are trying to spread the word about the importance of a civics education as part of a national project called Informed Voters — Fair Judges.

On the northern fringe of San Diego's Little Italy, a gaping hole occupies the site where once stood one of the city's most distinctive landmarks: an art deco restaurant complex swathed in hot-pink paint, outlined by long strips of blue-and-white neon, and topped with a concrete spire that was long emblazoned with the names "Fat City" and "China Camp" in glowing English and Chinese characters in red and gold.

A four-story, 175-room hotel on East Harbor Island proposed by Sunroad Asset Management Inc. is in limbo until stakeholders and coastal authorities can figure out how best to offer affordable overnight accommodations with a priceless waterfront view.

A new detention facility in Otay Mesa is being built by Corrections Corp. of America (NYSE: CXW) to help replace a similar facility it manages in the area.

On the tiny reservation of Jamul Indian Village in East County, a big project -- in terms of its relative size and the opinions it has generated -- has been in progress since January.

The Otay Water District is in the process of getting final permitting and an environmental impact review approved to construct a new pipeline system to receive water from a future desalination plant in Mexico.

Construction is complete on the first of the two-phase, award-winning Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility in Santee. The $221.5 million project for the county of San Diego Department of General Services consists of 24 buildings across 45 acres with 1,216-beds. It is replacing the county's 1960s-era women's detention and intake facility.


San Diego's $575 million plan to expand the Convention Center into one of the biggest venues on the West Coast fell into disarray Tuesday as the City Council decided not to appeal a court decision that overturned the project's funding scheme.

Best Best & Krieger LLP has added Gary Schons as of counsel. He will lead the firm's public policy and ethics compliance practice.

Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 939, authored by State Senator Marty Block and co-sponsored by the San Diego County district attorneyís office. The bill makes it possible for prosecutors to file multiple charges against a defendant who commits human trafficking-related offenses in multiple jurisdictions across the State of California, holding them accountable during a single prosecution.

Fish & Richardson has received the Artistic License Award from the California Lawyers for the Arts (CLA). The award recognizes Fishís pro bono work protecting intellectual property on behalf of low-income artists, inventors and entrepreneurs in California.

Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield partner Robert Francavilla has been named as San Diego's "Lawyer of the Year” for products liability litigation/plaintiffs by Best Lawyers in America.

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