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A San Diego man has been arrested after admitting to federal agents that he fought alongside militant Islamic fighters in his native Syria, and Facebook postings and photographs indicate he worked for a Sharia court known for meting out cruel punishment, a federal prosecutor said Thursday.

A California law prohibiting discrimination against those possessing AB 60 licenses -- driver’s licenses for undocumented persons -- has created some confusion and challenges for employers.

San Diego bankruptcy attorneys are working to make sure fellow practitioners are up to date on recent revisions to local bankruptcy rules and administrative procedures within the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California.

The general counsels at 20 of San Diego County’s publicly traded companies earned an average of $1.15 million in compensation in their most recently reported fiscal year, including $540,000 in salaries, bonuses and other cash compensation and $585,000 in stock shares and options, based on proxy statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

This discussion on May 7 hosted by Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP will focus on simplifying complicated immigration issues, including work visas, investor visas and permanent residency. This talk is relevant for the international community of entrepreneurs in San Diego. The workshop will cover the following topics:

Workers’ compensation laws are changing in parts of the Midwest and Southern regions of the country and could also be amended in California.


Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez says a recent opinion issued by the state Legislature's legal counsel makes clear that the powers granted to Civic San Diego by the city do not comply with California law.


The State Bar of California has launched a nationwide search for a new general counsel.

California's 4th District Court of Appeal has tentatively ruled that assessments levied on hotels by a tourism marketing district in Ontario and often paid by visitors are not taxes, so voters had no right to vote on them or mount a legal challenge.

The U.S. Department of Justice has cleared The Pasha Group’s acquisition of the Hawaii trade-lane business of Horizon Lines Inc. for a price that was not revealed.


San Diego County Bar Association President Richard Huver says in his more than 30 years as an attorney, he has seen an erosion of professionalism and civility in the legal profession.

David Devernoe has joined Troutman Sanders' intellectual property practice in San Diego as a partner.

Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek has added Edward O'Connor, Jacob Spaid and David Stone as associates.

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP received three Your Honor Awards at the 2015 Legal Marketing Association's annual conference this month in San Diego.

Labor and employment lawyers from Fisher & Phillips LLP will host a “One Day, Many Solutions” seminar April 28 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines to teach practical solutions for the most common workplace problems.

Sullivan Hill Lewin Rez & Engel will host its first Law Week poster contest for Washington Elementary School students. One class of fourth- and fifth-graders will submit posters on the subject of fairness.

Craig Ramseyer, a partner at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, has been elected to the national board of directors for the PKD Foundation, which supports efforts to find treatments and a cure for polycystic kidney disease.

To me, each April marks a special time — the beginning of another baseball season. But there is something slightly different this spring — it marks the 40th anniversary of an event that had a deeper impact on the game than anything that ever happened on the field. That event was the dawn of free agency for major league players in 1975.


The board of the Civic San Diego subsidiary in charge of distributing millions of dollars in federal tax credits supports adding city representation to its advisory panel.


Business and professional groups will hold a range of activities this week.

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