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Judge tosses out $4 million defamation lawsuit against sexual assault victim

Michelle de Leon Nov. 7, 2016, 7:48am

MARYSVILLE -- A Northern California judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by the alleged attacker of a sexual assault victim whom she called a rapist in a series of social media posts.

Michael Jackson's businesses accused of serving as a front for child molestation

Kerry Goff Nov. 3, 2016, 11:15pm

LOS ANGELES -- A revised court complaint filed on behalf of James Safechuck, a 36-year-old father of two who starred with Michael Jackson in a Pepsi commercial at age 10, echoes claims made in a recent lawsuit by Wade Robson, which describes an official with MJJ Ventures as "a procurer or madam" of alleged child sexual abuse victims.

Arbitration panel declares Blue Shield breached contract with Sutter Health

Kate Jacobson Oct. 27, 2016, 11:54pm

SACRAMENTO – An arbitration panel that Blue Shield of California engaged in an unlawful business practice against the not-for-profit Sutter Health network and breached its contracts with Sutter.

Alliance of California Judges push for due process

Dee Thompson Oct. 27, 2016, 1:27pm

IRVIN -- At a recently held annual meeting of the Alliance of California Judges (ACJ), several controversial cases brought before the Commission on Judicial Performance (CJP) were the topic of a discussion by attorneys Edith Matthai, Paul Meyer and Heather Rosing.  

Appeals court advances case regarding Beats by Dre headphones royalties

Mike Helenthal Oct. 12, 2016, 1:20pm

LOS ANGELES – A California appeals court judge recently cleared the way for the founders of Beats by Dre headphones to settle their dispute over royalties in a courtroom.

California law professor says Supreme Court should overturn ruling in Yelp case

Karen Kidd Oct. 9, 2016, 9:53pm

SAN FRANCISCO -– A Santa Clara law professor claims the California Supreme Court should reverse an appeals court order for Yelp to remove negative posts about a San Francisco personal injury attorney.

California Insurance Commissioner lands $200 million cash payment in CastlePoint conservation

Karen Kidd Oct. 9, 2016, 9:39pm

SAN FRANCISCO -– California's insurance commissioner's office recently landed a $200 million cash payment for Castlepoint National Insurance Co. in a continuing effort to protect policyholders and covered injured workers.

Kesha drops abuse lawsuit, continues to fight producer's label

Carrie Salls Aug. 19, 2016, 11:08am

LOS ANGELES – Singer and songwriter Kesha has dropped a lawsuit filed in California alleging that her producer sexually abused her, although other legal disputes between the two remain. 

Appellate briefs latest step in battle over California carbon auctions

Carrie Salls Jun. 9, 2016, 6:53pm

SACRAMENTO – Six supplemental appellate briefs were filed on May 23 in the latest leg of a four-year lawsuit filed by manufacturers in connection with California’s carbon market auction system.

Appeals court reverses teacher tenure ruling

Sean Fowler May 19, 2016, 3:58pm

LOS ANGELES – California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal recently ruled that "the law is the law" when it comes to teacher tenure in the state, but this has some concerned about what the protections of that tenure means for students.