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Rowley named new managing partner at Seyfarth Shaw firm

Cheyenne Dickerson Dec. 2, 2016, 5:02pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- Attorney Christian Rowley was named managing partner at the local law office of Seyfarth Shaw Attorneys LLP in San Francisco Nov. 28. 

San Francisco city attorney opposes state's fixed bail schedule

Cheyenne Dickerson Dec. 2, 2016, 12:14pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- In October 2015, legal action was taken against the state of California by a rights group based in Washington, D.C., claiming the current fixed bail scheduled system is unconstitutional and does not provide equal opportunities for wealthy and poor incarcerated individuals.

California appellate court rules excess judgment not required for equitable subrogation

Joe Dyton Dec. 2, 2016, 11:55am

SAN DIEGO -- The California Court of Appeals recently ruled that an insurance carrier could move forward with an equitable subrogation claim against a primary carrier without a judgment after a film industry worker was injured on a movie set.

Record-setting $18 million award could set precedent for future talcum powder cases

John Myers Dec. 2, 2016, 11:49am

LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles jury returned a record-setting $18 million award against Whittaker, Clark & Daniels in Depoian v. American International Industries Inc., which could indicate a trend for future asbestos settlements.

California ACLUs seek to allow ballot selfies

John Myers Dec. 2, 2016, 11:40am

SAN FRANCISCO -- California residents will be able to share their ballot selfies after a new law takes effect Jan. 1, 2017.

Ninth Circuit confirms fairness of neutral time clock rounding system

Michelle de Leon Dec. 1, 2016, 8:27pm

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit declared that a petitioner seeking overtime pay and damages under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act was misguided in his claims that the time clock rounding system cheated him of his pay.

EMC and Pure Storage finally make peace with each other

Michelle de Leon Dec. 1, 2016, 8:00pm

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California – Pure Storage has reached a settlement agreement with EMC Corporation, putting an end to the legal drama that lasted for three years between the two tech companies.

Ninth Circuit finds foreclosure trustee isn't debt collector under federal law

Joe Dyton Dec. 1, 2016, 7:43pm

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently ruled that the trustee of a California deed of trust securing a real estate loan was not a “debt collector” under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The court’s reasoning was the trustee wasn’t trying to collect money from the borrower.

Fully accredited branch of Monterey College of Law set to open in Kern County next summer

Cassandra Stone Dec. 1, 2016, 7:29pm

BAKERSFIELD, California – The Monterey College of Law, in conjunction with the State Bar of California Committee of Bar Examiners and the Board of Trustees, have approved the opening of an accredited branch of the Monterey College of Law. Kern County College of Law, scheduled to open next summer, will be located in Bakersfield.

Judge tosses lawsuit accusing Twitter of failing to block ISIS propaganda

John Breslin Dec. 1, 2016, 7:20pm

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit accusing Twitter of facilitating a terrorist who killed two United States contractors in Jordan last year.

New ruling impacts real estate companies representing both buyers and sellers

Dee Thompson Dec. 1, 2016, 7:12pm

SACRAMENTO, California – On Nov. 22, the California Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that promises to have a significant impact on how real estate transactions are handled in this state.

Indian Child Welfare Act could come under scrutiny of Supreme Court

Carrie Salls Dec. 1, 2016, 7:00pm

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to hear a case related to the removal of a 1/64 Native American girl from her potential adoptive family in accordance with the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).

Settlement proves costly in case of pre-recorded phone calls

Chandra Lye Dec. 1, 2016, 6:33pm

&&&CALIFORNIA--The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California has approved the settlement terms of the class action lawsuit Stemple v. QC Holdings. The plaintiff, Paul Stemple, filed a complaint against QC Holdings alleging it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by contacting him – and others – via cell phone.

Court gives California employers a break – but not a full vacation – from PTO reporting requirements

Christopher Knoll Dec. 1, 2016, 6:17pm

SANTA ANA, California – California employers looking for clarification on whether they are required to report accrued vacation or paid time off (PTO) on each wage statement for every employee have received a decision that takes some careful reading to understand.

Attorneys need to venue shop and find the right plaintiffs in talc-related cancer cases, Mass Torts speakers say

Karen Kidd Dec. 1, 2016, 2:34pm

LAS VEGAS (Northern California Record) – California is a very attractive venue in which to bring cases alleging a connection between talcum powder and ovarian cancer but plaintiffs must be carefully chosen, attorneys said during a recent trial lawyer gathering.

Tencent Holdings Limited alleges Delson Group Inc. tried to register its mark

Jenie Mallari-Torres Dec. 1, 2016, 1:33pm

SAN FRANCISCO – An Internet and media business based in China alleges a Santa Clara company applied to register the plaintiff's trademark as its own.

Plan P2 Promotions alleges San Diego company sells counterfeit Trump bobble heads

Jenie Mallari-Torres Dec. 1, 2016, 1:21pm

SAN DIEGO – A Los Angeles bobble head manufacturer alleges a San Diego real estate company is selling counterfeit Donald Trump bobble heads.

Woman claims Citibank called her more than 300 times over alleged debt

Wadi Reformado Dec. 1, 2016, 1:11pm

LOS ANGELES – A San Bernardino County woman alleges a debt collector has harassed her with hundreds of calls.

D&A Services accused of violating laws when attempting to collect alleged debt

Jenie Mallari-Torres Dec. 1, 2016, 1:01pm

SAN DIEGO – An individual claims a San Diego County debt collector tried to collect a higher amount for an alleged debt that what was actually owed.

Brand Tarzana Surgical Institute Inc. alleges insurers underpaid caims

Wadi Reformado Dec. 1, 2016, 10:54am

LOS ANGELES – A surgery center in Tarzana alleges insurers did not adequately reimburse it for services provided.