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Report: Over-regulation and litigation could threaten innovation as commercial drone use takes off

Ann Maher Apr. 3, 2017, 12:46pm

MENLO PARK - Liability challenges over the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are expected to grow as the skies become thoroughfares for millions of commercial and recreational drones in the coming years

Litigation is not the way to improve cyber security, corporate defense attorney says

Ann Maher Mar. 31, 2017, 8:47am

MENLO PARK - Embedded technology that collects and shares information from all kinds of everyday items may be improving quality of life, but the accompanying liability risks have legal experts predicting that the Internet of Things (IoT) will be the next litigation target for the plaintiffs' bar.

Disruptive tech sector advised to self-regulate while policy makers and regulators try to catch up

Ann Maher Mar. 30, 2017, 8:00am

MENLO PARK - Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes laid out terms of an accord with innovators of the U.S. tech industry on Wednesday, advising them that self-regulation will go a long way in keeping law enforcers away.He also paid tribute to what disruptive technologies are contributing in economic terms and in making life better, healthier and safer for everyone.

Activists working to 'freak out' moms is fueling litigation, says director of 'Culture of Alarmism Project'

Ann Maher Oct. 6, 2016, 3:16pm

SACRAMENTO - Courts in the Northern District of California are fertile ground for consumer class actions that take aim at commonly known products or brands that have been around for generations.

Oral arguments still not set in appeal of $1.15 billion lead paint case

Ann Maher Sep. 30, 2016, 4:54pm

SACRAMENTO - Paint manufacturers ordered to abate lead paint inside millions of private residences across the state still await hearing on appeal nearly three years since a trial court entered a $1.15 billion judgment.

Gov. Brown urged to veto anti-arbitration bill

Ann Maher Sep. 8, 2016, 7:14pm

SACRAMENTO - Governor Jerry Brown is being urged to veto a bill that critics say would eliminate arbitration as a practical option for parties who want to resolve disputes quickly, cost effectively and outside of a courtroom.