Top News

Holocaust victim’s heirs win 16-year battle for Nazi-stolen art in Madrid museum

Elizabeth Alt Jul. 26, 2017, 12:13pm

On July 10, the Court of Appeals ruled that the heirs of a Pissaro painting taken by Nazis during the holocaust may sue the Madrid museum holding the painting, after a 16-year legal battle.

San Rafael resident accuses city of impounding vehicles without warning

Elizabeth Alt Jul. 21, 2017, 1:22pm

The California’s Supreme Court ruled June 5 that requiring an individual to pay a property tax to bring a suit against a local government entity unfairly limits a person’s rights.

California Supreme Court rules taxpayers cannot claim no ownership to avoid tax assessment

Elizabeth Alt Jul. 14, 2017, 9:29pm

The California Supreme Court recently ruled that California taxpayers will no longer be able to claim that they do not own a property to avoid the assessment appeal process when seeking a reduction of a tax assessment.

Appeals court rules that former Neiman Marcus employee could be entitled to monetary damages in disability suit

Elizabeth Alt Jul. 11, 2017, 10:56pm

The U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently ruled that former Neiman Marcus employee Taylor Bayer was entitled to receive nominal damages in his suit that alleged violations of the Americans with Disability Act.

Appeals court rules against First Resort in suit against San Francisco ordinance

Elizabeth Alt Jul. 6, 2017, 10:50am

The California Ninth District Court of Appeal recently ruled in favor of the City of San Francisco to dismiss a claim by pregnancy center First Resort that a city ordinance violates its constitutional right to free speech.

Overstock to pay $6.8 million for false advertising after California court rejects appeal

Elizabeth Alt Jul. 4, 2017, 9:57am

The California First District Court of Appeals recently rejected an appeal by online retailer Overstock.com that argued that the circuit court imposed excessive penalties.

California First District Court of Appeal rules in favor of arbitration in alleged kickback scheme

Elizabeth Alt Jun. 20, 2017, 9:38pm

A California appeals court recently reversed a trial court’s decision to reject arbitration requests over allegations of kickback payments made to real estate brokers over the sale of homes.

California Department of Conservation to go back to trial over alleged evasion of environmental laws

Elizabeth Alt Jun. 8, 2017, 11:10am

The California Fifth District Court of Appeal recently ruled that a district court erred in its decision to dismiss a case involving allegations that the California Department of Conservation, Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) did not conduct an environmental review before issuing permits for 214 new oil wells in Kern County.

Appeals court rules against Antelope Valley Union High School District over disabled student's educational program

Elizabeth Alt Jun. 7, 2017, 9:47pm

A federal appeals court recently reversed a lower court’s decision to rule in favor of Antelope Valley Union High School District over a dispute involving a disabled student’s specialized educational program.

Court dismisses appeal alleging Transport Union Workers of America acted in bad faith

Elizabeth Alt Jun. 2, 2017, 1:38pm

SAN FRANCISCO – A group of retired union members has lost their suit against Transport Union Workers of America (TWU), where they alleged that they were unfairly excluded from their portion of the equity percentage of a bankruptcy settlement.

Appeals court rules in favor of ReconTrust in debt collection case

Elizabeth Alt May 31, 2017, 11:14pm

Vien-Phuong Thi Ho, a California woman, recently lost her suit against deed holder ReconTrust after alleging the company violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) by engaging in deceptive debt collection processes and misrepresenting the amount she owed on her Long Beach home.

Supreme Court sides with tenure-track professor, denies anti-SLAPP motion by California State University

Elizabeth Alt May 16, 2017, 7:00pm

LOS ANGELES — A former tenure-track professor at California State University is continuing a lawsuit against the university for allegedly denying tenure because of his national origin, also claiming the school failed to provide a non-discriminating workplace.