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A circuit court may not count the vote of a judge who dies before a decision is issued.

Yovino v. Rizo - filed Feb. 25, 2019
Cite as 2019 S.O.S. 18-272
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Juvenile Delinquency
A juvenile court has the authority to convert a restitution order to a civil judgment at the completion of deferred entry of judgment. The juvenile court did not err by ruling that restitution could be paid from federally-protected Social Security benefits.

In re J.G. - filed Feb. 25, 2019
Cite as 2019 S.O.S. 856
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Administrative Law
Water district had 30 days in which to contest "final" action by State Water Resources Control Board. Final action occurred when board adopted an order, not when it transmitted it.

Millview County Water District v. State Water Resources Control Board (Sonoma County Water Agency) - filed Feb. 22, 2019, First District, Div. One
Cite as 2019 S.O.S. 863
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Untimely appeal must be dismissed for lack of jurisdiction.

In re L.D. - filed Jan. 24, 2019, publication ordered Feb. 25, 2019, Sixth District
Cite as 2019 S.O.S. 869
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Employment Law
California Supreme Court's 2014 decision on Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC--which held unenforceable agreements to waive the right to bring Private Attorney General Act of 2004 representative actions in any forum--retains vitality notwithstanding the U.S. Supreme Court's 2018 opinion in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis.

Correia v. NB Baker Electric, Inc. - filed Feb. 25, 2019, Fourth District, Div. One
Cite as 2019 S.O.S. 872
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LACBA Celebrates Over 140 Years of Service to the Los Angeles Legal Community and Recognizes Past and Present Bar Leaders in Honor of Black History Month

Paul W. Sweeney, Jr.   Paul W. Sweeney, Jr.
Mr. Sweeney, Partner at K&L Gates, is a member of the Los Angeles office’s Commercial Litigation group. He focuses his practice on handling complex business disputes, both individual and class action lawsuits, involving breach of contract, unfair business practices, false advertising, consumer fraud, trade regulation, privacy violations, and violations of federal and state statutes and regulations. He has also handled a number of employment lawsuits involving claims of discrimination, wage-hour, denial of benefits (ERISA), wrongful termination, and theft of trade secrets.

Mr. Sweeney served as a White House Fellow, where he worked for the White House Chief of Staff/Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs. Mr. Sweeney has also served as a volunteer prosecutor for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, Criminal Branch, where he handled misdemeanor jury trials. Mr. Sweeney was named a Southern California “Super Lawyer” by Los Angeles Magazine in 2010-2019. He is a former member of the firm’s Executive and Management Committees, and former chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee.