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Daniel Joyce's Ford F-250 (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: California Contractor Wins Lemon Law Battle Against Ford

A licensed contractor from Petaluma has won a four-year legal battle against Ford Motor Company that legal experts say should mean more protections for small business owners who rely on pick-ups and similar small trucks to make their living.


Scott Dyleski was found guilty in the 2005 murder of Pamela Vitale in her Lafayette home. (Pool Photo)

Teen Convicted In 2005 Lafayette Murder Wants Case Reopened

Scott Dyleski, who was convicted of murdering the wife of East Bay defense attorney Daniel Horowitz, has asked the Contra Costa County Superior Court to reopen his case.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/31/2011

U.S District Judge Vaughn Walker

Prop. 8 Opponents Argue Gay Judge Fit To Rule On Measure

The legal team that successfully challenged the ban in Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker’s court last year argued that the now-retired jurist had no obligation to reveal his sexual orientation.

CBS San Francisco–05/13/2011

U.S District Judge Vaughn Walker

Brown Accuses Prop. 8 Lawyers Of Judicial ‘Witch Hunt’

Lawyers for California Gov. Jerry Brown are accusing the backers of the state’s same-sex marriage ban of engaging in a thinly veiled “witch hunt.”

CBS San Francisco–05/12/2011

Josh Willingham of the Oakland A's. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

A’s Willingham Appeals Suspension Over Umpire Argument

Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Willingham has appealed a one-game suspension for making contact with an umpire during a weekend dispute.

CBS San Francisco–05/10/2011

U.S District Judge Vaughn Walker

Legal Experts: Prop. 8 Judge’s Sexual Orientation Is Non-Issue

Prop. 8 supporters argue that Judge Vaughn Walker had a potential conflict because he has been in a relationship with the same man for a decade and might want to get hitched himself.

CBS San Francisco–04/26/2011

U.S District Judge Vaughn Walker

Judge’s Partner Cited As Grounds For Prop. 8 Appeal

The sponsors of California’s same-sex marriage ban say the recent disclosure by the federal judge who struck down Proposition 8 that he is in a long-term relationship with another man has given them new grounds to appeal.

CBS San Francisco–04/25/2011

U.S District Judge Vaughn Walker

Phil Matier: Prop 8 Judge Confirms He’s Gay

Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker retired in February, several months after his landmark decision that’s being challenged in an appeals court.


Convicted murderer Scott Peterson is escorted by two San Mateo County Sheriff deputies as he is walked from the jail to an awaiting van March 17, 2005 (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lawyer Seeks More Time To File Scott Peterson Appeal

Scott Peterson has asked the California Supreme Court for more time to appeal his death penalty conviction.


Susan Polk

Woman’s Appeal Denied In Notorious ’02 Orinda Murder Case

The California Supreme Court today turned down an appeal by Susan Polk of her second-degree murder conviction in the killing of her estranged psychotherapist husband in Contra Costa County.

CBS San Francisco–03/30/2011




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