This Law Week special report features real estate and construction law.

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law construction ahead of schedule

    Even with a rainy winter and the discovery of prehistoric fossils that stopped construction, the new Thomas Jefferson School of Law campus moves ahead of schedule and will be completed less than a year from now.

  • Expert Insights: Construction/real estate

    The construction and real estate industries present a potential legal minefield, particularly in the current economic environment. The Daily Transcript asked two local attorneys to share their expertise in these important sectors, providing insight into how companies might successfully navigate through a tight market.

  • Report: No spying in U.S. school laptops case

    PHILADELPHIA -- There's no evidence a Pennsylvania school district used school-issued laptops to spy on students despite its questionable policies and its lack of regard for students' privacy, according to a report issued Monday by attorneys hired by the district.

  • Goldman says business is steady

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) says the Securities and Exchange Commission's civil fraud charges against the firm have not hurt its business.

  • USD’s Climate & Energy Law Symposium stokes national policy dialogue

    On April 9 and 10, the University of San Diego School of Law’s Energy Policy Initiatives Center and San Diego Journal for Climate and Energy Law hosted the second annual Climate & Energy Law Symposium. The event brought together practitioners, regulators and scholars to discuss the regulatory instruments created to address climate change.

  • Toyota now faces 327 state, federal lawsuits

    DETROIT (AP) -- Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM) now faces more than 320 lawsuits in federal and state court related to its sudden acceleration problems.

  • California lawmakers urge federal immigration reform

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Against a backdrop of intensifying criticism of Arizona's new immigration law, the California Assembly passed a resolution Thursday urging the federal government to fix an immigration system some lawmakers called broken.

  • Supreme Court closing iconic front entrance

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is closing its iconic front entrance beneath the words "Equal Justice Under Law."

  • Law firms prepare to deal with next wave of commercial real estate loan defaults

    Local law firms are gearing up to deal with the anticipated wave of commercial real estate loan defaults and receivership-related business.

  • Owner of sunken oil platform had safety concerns

    DALLAS -- Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG), which owned the drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, eliminated bonuses for top executives last year over concerns about safety problems at the company.

  • Suit: Workers kept at sea hours after explosion

    MIAMI -- Three workers forced to escape on lifeboats after an explosion aboard an offshore drilling platform claimed in a lawsuit Tuesday that they were kept floating at sea for more than 10 hours while the rig burned uncontrollably.

  • EPA proposes coal ash rule, sets time for comment

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed regulating coal ash, possibly as a kind of hazardous waste, while phasing out wet storage impoundments. It would allow coal byproducts to be used in concrete, wallboard and other building materials.

  • Court: Fed docs can't be sued for immigrant death

    WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the family of a now-deceased immigrant who was denied medical care for cancer while in custody cannot sue federal medical officials for damages.

  • Polanski breaks silence over U.S. extradition case

    PARIS -- Filmmaker Roman Polanski, breaking a months-long silence, said Sunday that the United States is demanding his extradition from Switzerland on a 33-year-old sex case largely to serve him "on a platter to the media."

  • Tweets, texts, posts raise growing legal concerns in workplace

    Employees at San Diego-based public relations agency Bailey Gardiner feel compelled to have a Facebook page. And it’s not just the newly minted, tech-savvy 20-somethings, either.

  • Public law library experiencing rebirth

    Most people have heard about the city’s proposal -- along with the surrounding controversy -- to build a new public library downtown.

Law Week - Thursday

Profiles

National News

  • Report: No spying in U.S. school laptops case

    PHILADELPHIA -- There's no evidence a Pennsylvania school district used school-issued laptops to spy on students despite its questionable policies and its lack of regard for students' privacy, according to a report issued Monday by attorneys hired by the district.

  • Goldman says business is steady

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) says the Securities and Exchange Commission's civil fraud charges against the firm have not hurt its business.

  • Toyota now faces 327 state, federal lawsuits

    DETROIT (AP) -- Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM) now faces more than 320 lawsuits in federal and state court related to its sudden acceleration problems.

  • California lawmakers urge federal immigration reform

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Against a backdrop of intensifying criticism of Arizona's new immigration law, the California Assembly passed a resolution Thursday urging the federal government to fix an immigration system some lawmakers called broken.

  • Supreme Court closing iconic front entrance

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is closing its iconic front entrance beneath the words "Equal Justice Under Law."

Containing Report

Law Week 2010

From May 3 to May 7, The Daily Transcript honors Law Week with a weeklong series honoring the business of law. Coverage includes attorney profiles, Q&As with San Diego legal experts, and stories on important issues like patent reform, bankruptcy, employment law, and corporate litigation.

Companion Reports

Law Week - Friday - 2010

This weeklong series honoring the business of law in San Diego concludes with with a look at intellectual property and patent law.

Law Week - Wednesday - 2010

Our special series continues with a look at employment law and legal education.

Law Week - Tuesday - 2010

Probate law, alternative fees and diversity are some of the topics covered in today's special report honoring the business of law.

Law Week - Monday - 2010

This weeklong series focusing on the business of law in San Diego kicks off with a look at corporate law, e-discovery, social media, a Q&A with local attorneys and more.

Archived Reports

Law Week 2010

From May 3 to May 7, The Daily Transcript honors Law Week with a weeklong series honoring the business of law. Coverage includes attorney profiles, Q&As with San Diego legal experts, and stories on important issues like patent reform, bankruptcy, employment law, and corporate litigation.