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Pivotal suit against cap and trade seeing comeback

Rebecca Campbell Feb. 15, 2017, 2:19pm

SACRAMENTO — A years-long lawsuit challenging how California companies pay for the greenhouse gases they emit in the state’s cap-and-trade program is staging a comeback despite the program’s future remaining unsettled.

California court denies class certification in Ford defective-steering case

Rebecca Campbell Feb. 9, 2017, 10:45pm

LOS ANGELES — A district-court judge has denied class certification by Ford drivers who are suing over allegedly faulty steering in some Focus and Fusion cars.

Appeals court rejects sealing of settlement in Quest Diagnostics qui tam case

Rebecca Campbell Feb. 9, 2017, 3:50pm

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit has ruled that a shared agreement between two claimants who brought qui tam suits against Quest Diagnostics International should not have been placed under a seal.

California woman files $2B lawsuit against Chipotle for photographs

Rebecca Campbell Feb. 7, 2017, 6:15pm

SACRAMENTO — A California woman has filed a lawsuit in excess of $2 billion against Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. alleging that the fast-food chain used her photos to promote the establishment without her consent.

US Supreme Court to review $4M in damages awarded in police shooting

Rebecca Campbell Jan. 25, 2017, 3:04pm

LOS ANGELES — A Lancaster, California, couple that was awarded $4 million in damages for a California police shooting three years ago could have its award reversed after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider overturning it.

California Rural Legal Assistance celebrates 50 years of work

Rebecca Campbell Jan. 25, 2017, 1:38pm

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Rural Legal Assistance, which represents low-income individuals and communities, recently turned 50 years old, according to a column on The Huffington Post.

Law firm both representing, fighting Toys R Us not disqualified

Rebecca Campbell Jan. 17, 2017, 5:03pm

LOS ANGELES — A law firm that was representing Toys R Us in one case and fighting against the toy company in another will not be disqualified.

California passes major climate bills to reduce emissions by 2030

Rebecca Campbell Sep. 7, 2016, 2:55pm

SACRAMENTO – The state of California recently passed two climate change bills to help tackle North America’s emissions targets with California aiming to reduce its carbon pollution to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

VLP Law Group adds partner with diverse background to the Intellectual Property Practice Group

Rebecca Campbell Aug. 26, 2016, 9:12am

PALO ALTO – The VLP Law Group LLC continues to expand its organization. Leaders recently announced that a new partner will be joining the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group based in Silicon Valley, California.

California attorney general agrees to Providence-St. Joseph merger

Rebecca Campbell Aug. 4, 2016, 7:39pm

LOS ANGELES – St. Joseph Health and Providence Health & Services are to merge, creating the nation’s third-largest nonprofit health system.

Grande Lum returns to California's Accordence

Rebecca Campbell May 31, 2016, 7:58pm

SAN FRANCISCO – Grande Lum, former director of the U.S. Department of Justice's Community Relations Service (CRS), has returned to Accordence, the California negotiation training and consulting company he founded, to serve as a senior adviser.

Former Polycom CEO settles with SEC for alleged failure disclose corporate perks

Rebecca Campbell Apr. 27, 2016, 3:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO – The federal government is cracking down on companies - and their executives - who fail to disclose corporate perks. 

ABA backs away from Rocket Lawyer partnership aimed at helping small business owners

Rebecca Campbell Mar. 21, 2016, 8:57pm

SAN FRANCISCO – The American Bar Association (ABA) has abandoned a pilot project aimed at helping small business owners after facing resistance from state and local bar groups.