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U.S. government agrees to $1 million settlement in Mexican man’s death

Laura Halleman Mar. 19, 2017, 10:50am

SAN DIEGO — A federal judge has tentatively approved a settlement for the United States government to pay $1 million to the children of a Mexican man who died after being detained by federal border officers who beat and shot him with a stun gun while he was handcuffed.

Appeals court rejects egg-labeling lawsuit

Laura Halleman Mar. 15, 2017, 11:57am

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court recently rejected a lawsuit that would have required labels on egg cartons to indicate the type of housing the chickens were raised in.

Gerawan Farming asks superior court to order the ALRB to release documents

Laura Halleman Mar. 7, 2017, 9:55pm

SACRAMENTO — Gerawan Farming recently asked the Sacramento Superior Court to order the Agricultural Labor Relations Board to release documents relating to “whistleblower” allegations from a former lead prosecutor for the board, according to a news release.

California Supreme Court to review documentary transfer tax case

Laura Halleman Mar. 5, 2017, 10:07pm

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court of California this summer will review a 2014 decision by the Court of Appeal for the 2nd District to determine whether local governments can impose a documentary transfer tax on a “legal entity that indirectly owns real estate within the state.”

Automotive Recovery Services sued for alleged nonprotections of donor information

Laura Halleman Feb. 5, 2017, 4:42pm

SAN BRUNO, Calif. — A San Bruno resident has filed a complaint against Automotive Recovery Services, alleging that her personal information was not protected against hackers when she donated a car to charity.

Costco to pay $11.75 million in prescription settlement

Laura Halleman Feb. 3, 2017, 10:01am

Costco Wholesale has agreed to pay $11.75 million to settle a lawsuit stemming from allegations that its pharmacies violated the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) by filling prescriptions for controlled substances.