Legal Issues

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.

New year, new laws for California businesses

Chris MicheliThe following bills were among the 900 measures signed into law by Governor Brown of interest to the business community:

Fresno hospital disputes allegation of elder abuse cover-up

The family of an 85-year-old woman has filed a civil suit against San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital in Fresno alleging elder abuse, negligence and fraud.

Visalia man pleads guilty in $2.5M foreclosure scam

A Visalia man has pleaded guilty to a foreclosure rescue scheme that caused losses of more than $2.5 million for victims.

Man who killed co-worker, cut out heart released

(AP) — A Fresno man who stabbed his co-worker dozens of times in 1984 and then cut out the man's heart and put it in his jacket pocket has been released from prison despite objections from Gov. Jerry Brown.

AP Exclusive: Charles Manson gets marriage license

(AP) — Mass murderer Charles Manson has gotten a license to marry a 26-year-old woman who visits him in prison.

Fresno's PRK Arms challenges handgun ad rule

PRK Arms of Fresno is one of four California gun dealers challenging a rule barring the use of handgun advertising displays visible from outside their stores.PRK Arms of Fresno joined with three other California gun dealers to file a lawsuit Monday against Attorney General Kamala Harris over a law restricting the advertising of handguns outside their stores.

Former Fresno executive charged with $300K embezzlement

A former Fresno business executive has been charged with embezzling nearly $300K from a local business.

15 charged in Central California casino dispute

(AP) — Prosecutors have filed criminal charges against 15 people in connection with the armed takeover of a Central California Native American casino.