Palo Alto, California - The Department of Justice and Stanford University will hold a public workshop on February 12, 2020, to explore the intersection between venture capital and antitrust law. The full-day workshop will discuss trends in venture capital investment from the 1990s through present, with a focus on what antitrust enforcers can learn from investors about how to identify nascent competitors in markets dominated by technology platforms. The workshop will also address proposed solutions to concerns that competitive alternatives to the market-leading platforms are not attractive investment opportunities.

Los Angeles, California - The Justice Department announced Monday that it has filed a lawsuit alleging that female tenants in residential apartment buildings in Los Angeles, California, were subjected to sexual harassment and retaliation in violation of the federal Fair Housing Act.

Los Angeles, California - A former Los Angeles-area physician was sentenced today to 24 months in prison and three years of supervised release for engaging in a multi-faceted Medicare fraud scheme and for illegally prescribing thousands of opioid painkillers and muscle relaxers.

Fresno, California - Joseph Vasquez Jr., 32, of Modesto, was sentenced last week to 26 years and eight months in prison for an operation that distributed methamphetamine from Modesto to Juneau, Alaska, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

Los Angeles, California - A former doctor was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for engaging in a multi-faceted Medicare fraud scheme, and also for illegal prescribing thousands of opioid painkillers and muscle relaxants.

Sacramento, California - Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) has released the following statements on Governor Newsom’s initial 2020-2021 state budget proposal: