California Wants to Stifle Medical Innovation

Irina Baranova

April 25, 2022 3:15 pm ET Photo: Frankhoermann/Sven Simon/Zuma Press Allysia Finley’s op-ed “California’s Medical ‘Misinformation’ Crusade Could Cost Lives” (April 21) is entirely correct. Respect for patient autonomy is one of the pillars of principle-based medical ethics, and it is considered by many as the most significant because of […]

California labor law: how to sue employers

Irina Baranova

In summary A law that Gray Davis signed in 2003, five days after voters decided to oust him from the governorship, is the the subject of new political and legal conflicts. On Oct. 12, 2003, five days after California voters decided he should be ousted from the governorship, Gray Davis […]

Supreme Court weighs challenge to California labor law

Irina Baranova

WASHINGTON —  The Supreme Court on Wednesday weighed an employer’s challenge to a California labor law that authorizes private attorneys to sue on behalf of thousands of workers, even if those workers had agreed to arbitrate their claims individually. The closely watched case is the latest and perhaps most important test […]

California bill would add protections for transgender kids

Irina Baranova

SACRAMENTO —  Transgender youth and their families living in states where legislatures are targeting gender-affirming healthcare would be protected from legal action if they come to California, under legislation introduced Thursday. A bill by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) would render unenforceable in California any out-of-state court judgments seeking to remove […]

Preparing for California Divorce Mediation

Irina Baranova

Divorce can be a devastating emotional process, regardless whether it is contested or uncontested.  Once divorce papers are served, the lives of family members will irrevocably change.  It is typically accompanied by harsh judgments and the need for a time to grieve.  Two key choices the participants can make will […]