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December 6, 2012 | By Christine Mai-Duc
The state of California has fired the opening shot in its fight to get mobile apps to comply with state privacy laws. California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris filed a suit against Delta Air Lines over its Fly Delta mobile app. The app allows Delta fliers to check into flights, pay for checked baggage and access their frequent flier accounts with the airline. But the suit alleges that Delta has not provided a privacy policy for its standalone app, which gathers information such as a traveler's full name, billing and home addresses, date of birth and credit card information.
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April 5, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
The owner of a nightclub in Silver Lake has filed a claim against the city of Los Angeles for $10 million, claiming city code enforcement officers have unfairly targeted his business. In a claim filed last month, Los Globos co-owner Steven Edelson says L.A.'s Department of Building and Safety Code Enforcement mistakenly shut down dancing on the first floor of the popular Silver Lake night spot. Edelson is seeking $2 million in lost business, $5 million for damage to his and his club's reputation, $3 million in emotional distress and $50,000 to date in attorney fees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris is the top prosecutor in the most populous state in the nation, but her counterparts in six other states, including Tennessee and Alabama were paid more last year, a state salary survey has found. The California attorney general's salary was also less than the pay received by the city attorneys of Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco and Sacramento. The survey was conducted by the staff of the California Citizens Compensation Commission in preparation for a meeting Thursday at which it will consider whether to provide pay raises to the governor, legislators, attorney general and other statewide constitutional officers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2013 | By Maura Dolan
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirmed it is likely to be at least 25 days before gay marriages can resume in California.  Just before noon Wednesday, California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris urged the federal appeals court at a news conference to lift its stay on a 2010 lower court ruling declaring Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional.  The court's normal process is "to wait to be notified of the judgment by the clerk of the Supreme Court. That won't happen until the 25-day period expires.
NEWS
June 6, 2012 | By Patt Morrison
By this time in November, three women of color could be filling what are arguably the top three positions of justice and law enforcement in California -- the same state that was the first to send two women to the U.S. Senate. In Tuesday's primary, Los Angeles County's chief deputy district attorney, Jackie Lacey, put some voter daylight between herself and her second-highest challenger, fellow prosecutor Alan Jackson, in the race to succeed Steve Cooley as district attorney.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2013 | By Scott Glover and Lisa Girion
The Medical Board of California would be stripped of its power to investigate physician misconduct under a sweeping reform plan by legislators who say the agency has struggled to hold problem doctors accountable. The medical board has come under fire for failing to discipline doctors accused of harming patients, particularly those suspected of recklessly prescribing drugs. Under the legislation, amended Thursday, investigations of doctors would be handled by the California attorney general, leaving the board to deal mostly with licensing doctors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2013 | By Frank Shyong
The search of a 2,000-acre park for two runaway Thousand Oaks teenagers believed to be suicidal has ended and authorities have begun a larger-scale investigation, authorities said Thursday evening. Capt. Dave Wareham of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department said  deputies are now investigating the possibility that friends are harboring them. Deputies are also monitoring possible transportation options the teens could use and digging for information on social media. Kaylee Rebert, 14, and Nicholas Marino, 13, are believed to have run away from home early Thursday.
BUSINESS
May 9, 2013 | By Andrew Tangel
NEW YORK -- California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris has accused JPMorgan Chase & Co. of using fraudulent and unlawful debt-collection practices against some 100,000 credit card holders in the state. In a lawsuit filed Thursday, Harris' office claims the major Wall Street bank employed abusive and illegal practices over at least three years. Chase's use of illegal robo-signing was “widespread,” Harris' office alleges. The practice involved automatic signing of various documents -- some sworn -- without reviewing the paperwork or bank records.
NEWS
April 13, 2013 | By Seema Mehta
SACRAMENTO -- California's top prosecutor used her refusal to defend Proposition 8, a voter-passed initiative that bans same-sex marriage in California, as an example of Democratic values  as she spoke to party activists on Saturday. “When I ran for attorney general, I promised we would never stand in the chapel door. We said we don't need to read the polls, we need to read the Constitution,” Atty.  Gen. Kamala Harris said shortly after the attendees of the California Democratic Party convention gave her a standing ovation.
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