Friday, January 3, 2020

SCBA creates Sheehan Distinguished Atty Award

In Nancy J. Sheehan, 1957-2019, the DJ recounts how the Sacramento County Bar Association is naming its Distinguished Attorney Award after the longtime Porter Scott partner who died from a recurrence of cancer in November. Sheehan had worked as a judicial attorney in the 3d District and the effort to name the award after her was spearheaded by retired Justice Art Scotland, who collected over 180 signatures for the effort. "The very first signature on the letter was that of Chief Justice Tani-Cantil Sakauye. The next few names included 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Justice Consuelo M. Callahan, former U.S. Eastern District of California Chief Judge Morrison C. England Jr. and 3rd District Justice Vance W. Raye."

On the anti-SLAPP front, the DJ also has Appellate Courts Splits on Indemnity Claims and Anti-SLAPP (by Benjamin Clements of TroyGould) and Precedent is building for Twitter defamation defenses.