Top News

Appeals court ruling paves way for back pay for judges

John Severance Apr. 28, 2017, 11:39am

Thanks to a ruling by the California Second District Court of Appeal, present and retired California judges could receive more than $36 million in back pay.

Appeals court sides with female driver in sexual harassment case

John Severance Apr. 26, 2017, 5:52pm

A female truck driver who accused CRST International of retaliation and a coworker of sexual harassment won an appeal last month after a ruling by the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

Stanford Law School receives $7.4 million gift

John Severance Apr. 20, 2017, 7:46pm

The Levin Center at Stanford Law School (SLS) recently received an unexpected anniversary gift when it received an anonymous estate donation of $7.4 million as the center was celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Yale retains U.S. News' ranking as top law school

John Severance Apr. 7, 2017, 2:12pm

The magazine U.S. News and World Report has been ranking law schools for 23 years. And in those 23 years, there is only one law school that has reigned supreme: Yale Law School.

California Supreme Court makes clarification on state's Probate Code

John Severance Apr. 3, 2017, 10:28pm

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court recently was asked to clarify certain provisions of the state’s Probate Code.

Berliner Cohen founder honored with own day

John Severance Apr. 2, 2017, 5:53pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Stan Berliner, one of the founders of Berliner Cohen LLP in San Jose, was honored March 9 with Stan Berliner Day with his retirement after 50 years at the firm.

California Supreme Court rules in favor of school district in football-injury case

John Severance Mar. 29, 2017, 10:50pm

HUNTINGDON BEACH, Calif. — The California Supreme Court in a March 6 filing ruled in favor of a school district in a case involving a high-school football player injured during a game.

Appellate court upholds Workers' Compensation Appeals Board findings

John Severance Mar. 28, 2017, 11:24pm

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — An appeals court recently ruled to uphold the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board findings in a case of continuous trauma.

California Supreme Court announces formation of International Commercial Arbitration Working Group

John Severance Mar. 28, 2017, 1:54pm

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court recently announced the creation of a International Commercial Arbitration Working Group.

Government settles $2.6 M whistleblower suit against sleep clinics

John Severance Mar. 16, 2017, 4:16pm

SAN FRANCISCO — A chain of sleep clinics agreed to pay $2.6 million to settle the U.S. government’s accusation that it made false Medicare claims over a 15-year period.

SCOTUS to hear appeal on Plavix case

John Severance Mar. 14, 2017, 7:07pm

SAN FRANCISCO — On the day before Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal concerning jurisdiction involving Bristol Myers Squibb and its blood-thinning medication Plavix.

Robbins Geller attorneys honored by Super Lawyers

John Severance Aug. 11, 2016, 6:15am

Add Teaser hereSAN FRANCISCO – Five attorneys from the Robbins Geller firm were recognized by Super Lawyers, an affiliate of Thomson Reuters.

New Sedgwick LLP partner brings 'unique perspective' to firm

John Severance Aug. 10, 2016, 6:07am

SAN FRANCISCO – Kathryn Richter recently was hired as a partner at the Sedgwick LLP firm in San Francisco.

Attorney argues that sexual assault victims should be able to file civil cases

John Severance Jul. 21, 2016, 10:29pm

IRVINE – The Stanford University case where a young woman claimed she was raped by Brock Turner, an Olympic hopeful, sent shockwaves through the nation.

Buena Vista Mobile Home Park owners appeal verdict

John Severance Jul. 20, 2016, 10:45am

PALO ALTO – The future of Palo Alto's sole mobile-home park remains in flux.