California Legal Overview: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside
The Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside metro area, better known as Greater Los Angeles or simply as the Southland, includes five counties in Southern California. The counties covered by the Southland include Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura. Listed below are the biggest cities and towns in Greater Los Angeles.
Top California cities for Legal Issues:
1. The five counties in Greater Los Angeles are served by one of the state's 58 superior courts. These are the main trial courts with general jurisdiction over all cases from California divorce filings to felony prosecutions, civil lawsuits, small claims and traffic violations. Each superior court has locations all over the county. The Los Angeles Superior Court has 47 locations. The same court also has an appellate division with jurisdiction over appeals for infractions, misdemeanors and limited civil lawsuits brought to bear by the Los Angeles County legal department.
2. A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against UCLA psychiatrist Dr. Alexander Bystritsky. He is accused by plaintiff Brian Harvey of causing his wife and former model Phyllis Harvey's death by prescribing dangerous drugs to fatally alter the victim's hart rhythm.
3. Former LAPD officer Enrique Chavez's product liability lawsuit against gun maker Glock has been reinstated by a California Court of Appeals. A Los Angeles judge had previously thrown out the case filed after Chavez was accidently shot by his 3-year old son with Chavez's own service revolver.
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Trending Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside Legal Topics: Appeals against a superior court decision have to be filed with the California Courts of Appeal, which are divided into six judicial districts and then further sub-divided into divisions. As such, an appeal against a verdict handed down by the Los Angeles Superior Court would have to be filed somewhere in divisions one through five, seven or eight of the 2nd District Court of Appeal, also based in Los Angeles. Division six of the court serves San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties.