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State judge who told parties he had ‘no expertise in family law’ faces discipline

A Camden County Superior Court judge is in hot water over a temporary assignment in the vicinage’s family division. The Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct filed a formal complaint Tuesday against Judge Michael J. Kassel, saying he violated court rules and impinged on the judiciary’s integrity by failing to familiarize himself with family law, complaining about… Read More »

Judge says CGH Medical Center’s CEO violated labor laws

A state labor board judge says that before the union’s formation in 2021, the hospital’s CEO illegally wrote letters and emails discouraging workers from organizing. STERLING, Ill. — A judge with the Illinois Labor Relations Board said CGH Medical Center violated state labor law by deterring employees from unionizing.  On March 28, Judge Anna Hamburg-Gal… Read More »

Attorney Debra Kauten, with specialty in family law, announces candidacy for Saginaw County Circuit Judge seat

BIRCH RUN, MI — A Birch Run attorney who specializes in family law has thrown her hat in the ring to run for an upcoming judge seat in Saginaw County Circuit Court. Debra S. Kauten, 57, is running for the seat that is to be vacated at year’s end by retiring Judge James T. Borchard,… Read More »

Oregon law banning homebuyer ‘love letters’ blocked by federal judge

A federal judge blocked a new Oregon law that banned “love letters” from prospective homebuyers. Oregon last year became the first state to pass a law preventing real estate agents from forwarding personal pitches to sellers that can include details about people’s lives along with photographs and videos and could violate state and federal fair… Read More »

California nominates its first Latina judge to state Supreme Court

Patricia Guerrero, a justice for the California 4th District Court of Appeal, has been nominated to serve as an associate justice of the California Supreme Court, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday. If confirmed, Guerrero would be the first Latina to serve on the California Supreme Court. “I am deeply honored by this incredible opportunity to… Read More »