In today's MetNews see Court of Appeal Allows Misrepresentation Suit Against JAMS.
Also in today's DJ, a letter to the editor from Santa Clara attorney John Haggerty, who argues that when judges rely on their attorney staff, they undermine our traditional adversarial system of justice:
'If courts base their decisions substantially on ex parte presentations from attorneys other than the parties' own attorneys, then those parties are essentially cut out of a decision-making process that vitally affects their lives especially when their attorneys are not even informed of these presentations. To avert such an undesirable result, courts should provide the parties' attorneys with copies of their tentative decisions and any memos from court attorneys upon which they are relying, prior to oral arguments, so that the parties may be provided with fair notice and a meaningful opportunity to be heard."
And The Recorder presents Justice Beds' latest: We Never Got Our Man.