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Cheryl Miller

Cheryl Miller

Cheryl Miller, based in Sacramento, covers the state legislature and emerging industries, including autonomous vehicles and marijuana. She authors the weekly cannabis newsletter Higher Law. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @CapitalAccounts

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November 09, 2023 | Law.com

Ohio Cannabis / California Contract Suit / Georgia Delta-8 Ruling / Labor Union Rejected

Ohio voters approved recreational-use cannabis this week. But will the Ohio Legislature have the final say?

By Cheryl Miller

10 minute read

November 08, 2023 | The Recorder

California Supreme Court Weighs Power to Strike 'Unmanageable' PAGA Claims

During oral arguments, justices appeared uneasy with the idea of barring trial courts from striking unwieldy claims brought under the Private Attorneys General Act.

By Cheryl Miller

4 minute read

November 08, 2023 | The Recorder

Appellate Court Affirms $90M Verdict in Hotel Guest's Brain Injury Case

A hotel worker performing a welfare check failed to find a guest who had collapsed in her room. Her husband found her seven hours later suffering from a catastrophic brain injury.

By Cheryl Miller

4 minute read

November 07, 2023 | The Recorder

After Lengthy Wait, Kato Confirmed to US District Court for Central California

U.S. Magistrate Judge Kenly Kiya Kato, nominated by President Joe Biden in December 2021, will become the first Japanese-American woman to serve as a judge on California's Central District court.

By Cheryl Miller

3 minute read

November 03, 2023 | The Recorder

On Final Day of Calif. Bar Court Trial, Eastman Blames Trump Foes for Charges

"But for my affiliation with former President Trump, I don't think we'd be here," John Eastman told a State Bar Court judge on Friday.

By Cheryl Miller

5 minute read

November 02, 2023 | The Recorder

California Bar Court Judge Preliminarily Finds Eastman Culpable

The preliminary finding does not mean Yvette Roland has decided John Eastman committed professional misconduct. But it does put the conservative attorney a step closer to possible disbarment.

By Cheryl Miller

3 minute read

November 02, 2023 | Law.com

Mass. Cannabis Litigation/Unusual Bankruptcy Ruling/SPAC Suit/Congressional Cannabis Champ to Depart

Some of the biggest cannabis companies are backing a lawsuit to block any federal action against state-legal marijuana operators.

By Cheryl Miller

9 minute read

October 31, 2023 | The Recorder

California Bar Report: 77% of Lawyers Disciplined in 2022-23 Were Men

The state bar's latest discipline report looked at gender, race and ethnicity for the first time.

By Cheryl Miller

3 minute read

October 27, 2023 | The Recorder

'A Den of Thieves': Girardi & Keese Lawyer Pleads to Keep Law License

Former Girardi & Keese attorney Keith Griffin is facing disbarment for failing to tell the truth to families of victims of the 2018 Lion Air crash. But Griffin said former leaders of the now-defunct firm are responsible for withholding the families' settlement funds, not him.

By Cheryl Miller

4 minute read

October 26, 2023 | The Recorder

Boies-Represented Cannabis Companies Sue Garland Over Federal Ban

The suit argues the federal government has "no basis" under the Controlled Substances Act to interfere with state-licensed cannabis commerce.

By Cheryl Miller

4 minute read