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As Supreme Court bans foie gras, restaurant association says change will impact California restaurant industry

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 18, 2019

The Supreme Court has allowed California to ban foie gras after six years of the state waiting to enforce a ruling that was initially made 15 years ago.

Target agrees to $7.4 million settlement over allegations of improper hazardous waste disposal

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 28, 2018

Target has agreed to pay a settlement after it was alleged to have disposed of hazardous waste in an improper manner.

Attorney says $500,000 settlement for client is 'fair' after being shot four times by police officer

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 22, 2018

Following a shooting incident, the San Jose City Council approved a $500,000 settlement on Dec. 11 for a man who was shot by police officers after he allegedly tried to take a gun from law enforcement.

California field trip destination owner files lawsuit after inappropriate social media posts result in cancellation of clientele

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 22, 2018

A once-popular field trip destination in California is now the topic of a lawsuit with local schools, after the owner of the destination made numerous politically incorrect posts to social media.

More lawsuits filed against PG&E over Camp Fire damages

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 21, 2018

PARADISE – As of Dec. 17, 47 additional families have filed lawsuits against Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) over allegations damages existed that the company failed to remedy and that these damages ultimately led to Camp Fire.

Pacific Coast fishermen demand reparations from fossil fuel companies for damages to crabbers

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 8, 2018

The Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations (PCFFA) filed a lawsuit alleging that fossil fuel companies' operations have caused damages over four years to fisheries, crabbers, business and those who work in the related industries.

San Francisco City Attorney says alleged nepotism over $1.2M cybersecurity contract will not be tolerated

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 8, 2018

Two Department of Public Health employees have been accused of directing a $1.2 million contract toward family members.

Paradise families sue Pacific Gas and Electric Company for fires; attorney alleges company knew of dangers

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 8, 2018

A group of 35 families filed a lawsuit against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) alleging that the 153,000-acre Camp Fire in Paradise is the fault of the energy company, with the families' attorney claiming that the company knew of elevated risks just ahead of the fire.

Attorney says reduction in Monsanto damages is a legal requirement

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 25, 2018

The San Francisco Superior Court recently reduced the awards in a case against Monsanto by $200 million, amid the plaintiff's allegations that he contracted cancer from being exposed to the company's weedkiller.

Lawsuits against Tehama County Sherriff's Office over shooting have become a 'political matter,' attorney says

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 19, 2018

RED BLUFF – A year after a shooting took the lives of five Tehama County residents, lawsuits have been filed against the Tehama County Sheriff's Office over allegations that the police did not take the necessary actions to prevent the shooting from taking place.

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.

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