Legal Issues

Dowling Aaron recognized for data protection

Central Valley law firm Dowling Aaron was recently named the winner of the 2015 Frost and Sullivan CIO Impact Mobility Award for the launch of its AirWatch program.

Former bookkeeper pleads guilty in embezzlement

Madera County resident Shelley Corkins pleaded guilty to three counts of wire fraud in connection with her embezzlement from a Fresno law firm where she used to work.

Thief drops from store ceiling, steals $40,000 in jewels

(AP) — Police have released surveillance video showing a thief lowering himself down from the ceiling of local store and making off with an estimated $40,000 in jewels.

Clovis High to represent county in mock trial competition

The Clovis High School mock trial team will represent Fresno County at a statewide mock trial competition next month. Photo by Ron WebbThe legal eagles over at Clovis High School have won the right to represent Fresno County at an upcoming statewide mock trial competition.

Charles Manson marriage license to expire without a wedding 


(AP) — The marriage license of mass murderer Charles Manson and a 26-year-old devotee who believes in his innocence is set to expire without a wedding taking place, prison officials said Monday.

Madera Roofing emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Madera Roofing, one of the largest roofing contractors in Central California, has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

Fresno attorneys form new law firm

Several Fresno lawyers recently left two mid-size law firms to form their own smaller firm focusing on business transactions, consumer collections and business and construction litigation.

High court won't question Delta smelt protections

(AP) — The Supreme Court has left in place restrictions on water deliveries from California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to protect a tiny, threatened fish.

Law firms consider office space options

This is the lobby of McCormick Barstow's new Fresno office.Since the latest recession, many law firms have grown more mindful when it comes to office space, realizing that every square foot represents a piece of their bottom line.

Lozano Smith law firm appoints managing partner

Fresno-based law firm Lozano Smith, LLP has announced the appointment of a new managing partner.