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Tehama County Sheriff's Office accused of failing to take necessary action to prevent shooting deaths, attorney says

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 15, 2018

A year after a gunman took the lives of five residents of Tehama County, a number of civil rights lawsuits have been filed against the Tehama County Sheriff's Office, all of which allege that law enforcement did not take the necessary precautions to prevent the crime.

Civil Justice Association of California says don't blame electric scooter companies for the negligence of the users

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 5, 2018

Since the introduction of dockless, electric scooters in the Los Angeles area, there have been numerous complaints about the danger of the scooters as well as lawsuits accusing scooter rental firms of negligence and contributing to civil unrest, but the Civil Justice Association of California believes that the lawsuits are targeting the wrong parties.

Attorney: 'There are no minimum safety standards for scooters right now'

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES – Following the introduction of electric scooters to the Los Angeles area, lawsuits have been plentiful, with plaintiffs alleging that the scooter companies are to blame for damages caused, as well as alleging that the scooters incite civil unrest and more.

California High-Speed Rail Authority settles lawsuit with city of Shafter

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 2, 2018

SACRAMENTO – California's High-Speed Rail Authority recently settled a lawsuit with the city of Shafter over the alleged lack of efforts from the rail authority to mitigate environmental effects that the route through the city would cause.

Judge reduces punitive damages by nearly $200 million in Roundup case

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 2, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – Last week, a California judge greatly reduced the amount of punitive damages awarded in lawsuit against Monsanto by a man who alleged that the use of its herbicide Roundup caused him to contract non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

Los Angeles lawyer says she receives calls daily about scooter injuries

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 2, 2018

LOS ANGELES – The introduction of electric scooters to the Los Angeles area has left many pedestrians in fear for their safety as multiple individuals have tripped over or been struck by these scooters, in addition to two deaths that occurred as a result of an electric scooter accident in Washington, D.C. and Dallas.

NCAA wrongful death suit involving CTE could impact the sport itself, player rep agency lawyer says

By Carrie Bradon | Sep 11, 2018

A recent wrongful death lawsuit filed against the NCAA alleging a former linebacker at San Diego State University who went on to play for San Diego Chargers died as a result of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a type of trauma suffered in contact sports, could have implications that go beyond the NCAA, an attorney with an NFL player representation agency said.

Suits involving brain injuries among athletes could be a wake-up call for NCAA, law professor says

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 28, 2018

The widow of Jeffrey Staggs, a San Diego State linebacker who went on to play for the San Diego Chargers and who died in 2014 when he was 70, recently filed a lawsuit against the NCAA claiming wrongful death of her husband.

Abercrombie settles employees' call-in suit for $9.6 million, but lawyers say laws haven't caught up to technology

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Following a dispute between Abercrombie & Fitch and tens of thousands of employees, the clothing retailer will be paying more than $9 million to employees who called into work and argued that it counts as reporting to work.

Apple wins half a billion dollars in damages from Samsung following design patent lawsuit

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 16, 2018

Apple is suing Samsung after the competitor allegedly infringed on multiple patents which were related to Apple product design.

California legislators seek to reform 'controversial' Private Attorney General Act

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO—The state of California faces challenges following the creation of law which seeks to protect employees from workplace violations committed by employers, while the system makes reform difficult to enact.

Suspicion and threats of increasing legislation loom in the midst of glyphosate debate

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 13, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A recent article published by Reuters calls into question the safety of glyphosate, a common weed killer, which, up until now, has only been challenged by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

Small business often hurt by serial plaintiffs in ADA violation suits, expert says

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 12, 2018

LOS ANGELES – Companies throughout California have been suffering due to the occurrence of serial plaintiffs, individuals hired to find violations of requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act, yet these lawsuits are doing little to further the cause of justice and may in fact be hurting the local economies, attorneys say.

Indio, Coachella aren't the only places where code violations can lead to huge legal bills, lawyer says

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 6, 2018

COACHELLA – A law firm that was contracted to prosecute code violations in Indio and Coachella is alleged to have taken residents to criminal court for small crimes and later billing them weighty prosecution fees.

California bill would extend time period employees can file harassment complaint

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 6, 2018

An amendment to California Government Code may stand to extend the statute of limitations that allows an employee to make a California Fair Employment and Housing Act claim from one year to three years.

Experts: Alameda County jury's $17M compensatory damages verdict in talc case may skew future awards

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 29, 2018

Although it's not the largest award in a talc lawsuit, experts say the recent award of more than $22 million from a California jury to the family of a deceased paint-maker threatens to skew awards for future talc-asbestos lawsuits.

Mother-daughter legal team join Poole & Shaffery in Santa Clarita

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 12, 2016

SANTA CLARITA – California's Poole & Shaffery LLP recently added the mother-daughter legal team of Claudia J. McDowell and M. Lisa Odom as partners.

Hispanic Ventures pharmacy company sued for alleged Telephone Consumer Protection Act violations

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 31, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO— An Alameda County woman filed a class-action lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company, alleging that it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

State Farm General Insurance Company seeks removal following claims of policy denial

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 31, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO— State Farm General Insurance Company is seeking removal of civil action from a case alleging policy denial.

Aetna seeks to remove case to federal court

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 31, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – Aetna Health and Life Insurance Co. is seeking a removal of a case alleging it denied payment of services.

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