Angela Underwood News

Gatto Act case dismissed due to lack of specifics regarding land contamination allegations, attorney says

By Angela Underwood | Jul 18, 2018

A recent ruling in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California granted a motion to dismiss a case involving soil and groundwater contamination allegedly resulting from the release of hazardous substances at a property once occupied by a metal plating facility.

Ernst & Young's motion for reconsideration in federal securities case denied

By Angela Underwood | Jul 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO – An Eastern District of California judge has denied a defendant’s motion to reconsider or certify an interlocutory appeal in a consolidated class action.

Federal judge throws out environmental complaint against shareholders of Sacramento metal plating facility

By Angela Underwood | Jul 18, 2018

A California federal judge dismissed the city of Sacramento’s soil and groundwater contamination complaint against a metal plating facility.

Bureau of Land Management ordered to complete administrative record regarding suspension of Waste Prevention Rule

By Angela Underwood | Jul 17, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently sided with citizen groups who filed a motion to complete the administrative record regarding the decision by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to suspend Waste Prevention Rule protections for one year.

Best-selling author's lawsuit is a novel in and of itself, says copyright infringement attorney

By Angela Underwood | Jul 17, 2018

The recent plagiarism lawsuit against Emma Cline, the best-selling author of "The Girls," reads like a book to one copyright expert.

Colgate-Palmolive settles lawsuit claiming cancerous fibers in baby powder

By Angela Underwood | Jul 17, 2018

A Southern California man claiming Colgate-Palmolive baby powder caused him cancer has reached a settlement with the major brand before the trial even started.

Judge throws out copyright lawsuit filed by ex-lover against author Emma Cline

By Angela Underwood | Jul 16, 2018

A federal judge dismissed a copyright claim by the romantic partner of Emma Cline, author of the 2016 best-selling novel "The Girls."

9th Circuit rules man has no legal interest in biological mother's estate

By Angela Underwood | Jul 10, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the dismissal of a man's case over his biological mother's estate.

Ninth Circuit rules entities do not have standing to file suit against Export-Import Bank over Australia project

By Angela Underwood | Jul 10, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a ruling that the plaintiffs in an environmental case lack standing to challenge a bank's authorization of funding for a project in Australia.

Ninth Circuit upholds lower court decision denying injunction of the Voter's Choice Act

By Angela Underwood | Jul 10, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A panel of judges of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the denial of a request for a preliminary injunction enjoining the California Voter’s Choice Act (VCA).

Appeals court upholds denial of car owner's right to intervene in government case against VW

By Angela Underwood | Jul 9, 2018

A three-judge panel for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld a district court’s ruling that a Volkswagen owner had no right to intervene in U.S. government’s Clean Air Act enforcement action against the carmaker regarding the installation of “defeat devices” in some diesel vehicles that allowed Volkswagen to cheat on emissions tests.

NFL cheerleading lawsuit based on disparate impact claim, labor attorney says

By Angela Underwood | Apr 12, 2018

Though NFL rules may be strange, they could stick in a court of law, according to attorney Barbara Hoey.

Review petition granted for AT&T in New Cingular Wireless PCS LLC case

By Angela Underwood | Apr 12, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The 1st District Court of Appeal in California has granted AT&T's petition for a writ of review and remanded the matter for further proceedings in a matter regarding compensation awards.

Proposition 65 benefits private activists, lawyers, Cato Institute fellow says

By Angela Underwood | Apr 10, 2018

Following a court ruling based on a voter proposition requiring cancer warnings on coffee, a senior fellow for Constitutional Studies at Cato Institute’s Robert A. Levy Center has said California voter initiatives should come with better warnings.

Winning attorney discusses debt collection settlement in Sayad case

By Angela Underwood | Apr 7, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – Attorney and former debt collection executive Michael Cardoza of Cardoza Law Corp. in San Francisco said illegal debt collection is par for the course.

Cyberharassment victim highlights fee Verizon charges to block stalker

By Angela Underwood | Apr 7, 2018

After suffering cyberharassment, one California woman has to pay to keep her stalker from contacting her.

From Legal Newsline

Attorney suing NFL doesn't want to hang around sports bars looking for cheerleaders

By Angela Underwood | Apr 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The NFL says a former San Francisco 49ers cheerleader's multimillion-dollar antitrust lawsuit should stay dismissed, while the attorney for the woman says he should be allowed to review each team's payroll instead of trolling bars outside arenas for potential witnesses.

Federal judge: 190-page response to Greenpeace's motion to dismiss lawsuit is too long

By Angela Underwood | Mar 30, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge in San Francisco has ordered an almost 200-page response to a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against Greenpeace International to be condensed before he will consider the cause.

California debt-collection law firm settles suit filed by Bay Area resident

By Angela Underwood | Mar 27, 2018

A California debt-collection law firm has offered to settle with a Bay Area consumer for an undisclosed amount.

Northern District of California judge dismisses software patent-infringement complaint

By Angela Underwood | Mar 27, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has ruled on a patent-infringement case that plaintiffs allege goes back almost a decade.

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