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Preemptive strike legislation against Trump environmental policies advancing in state legislature

W.J. Kennedy Jun. 21, 2017, 12:16pm

SACRAMENTO – A proposal that would require state agencies to enforce environmental standards adopted under the Obama Administration, if those standards are rolled back under Trump, is headed for a floor vote in the Assembly by late September.

California delays vote on asbestos transparency legislation

W.J. Kennedy May 9, 2017, 10:42am

SACRAMENTO - A California Assembly committee put off a scheduled late April vote on legislation that would pull the curtain back on awards from bankruptcy trusts established for victims of asbestos exposure.

Asbestos transparency legislation set for committee vote next week

W.J. Kennedy Apr. 20, 2017, 10:11am

SACRAMENTO - Legislation that would help prevent doubling up on awards by trial lawyers and their clients, allegedly injured through exposure to asbestos, is scheduled for a vote in the Judiciary Committee of the California Assembly on April 25.

California PCB cases could expose businesses everywhere

W.J. Kennedy Feb. 2, 2017, 9:58am

SACRAMENTO - Legal actions taken by ten governments on the West Coast against the chemical giant Monsanto could eventually ensnare thousands of other manufacturers (even of discontinued products) in the same types of these highly speculative, virtually defenseless actions, legal experts warn.