Carrie Bradon News

Class action involving 'Varsity Blues' not likely to get certified, legal expert says

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 26, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The recent discovery of bribing scandals involving wealthy parents and prestigious educational institutions has had a new development as students have filed a lawsuit against the institutions over allegations that the admissions process was unfair.

Attorney on college bribing scandal and lawsuit: 'This is a wake-up call'

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 23, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A group of students who claim they weren't given a fair chance in getting admitted to their colleges of choice blame the well-publicized bribery scandal in a lawsuit filed in federal court on March 13.

Reason Foundation analyst says can mitigate damages by changing infrastructure

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 7, 2019

LOS ANGELES – California law has long held utilities companies responsible for fires found to be caused by their utilities, even in instances when the companies themselves have not been negligent. According to an opinion piece recently published in the Los Angeles Times, this system has created a difficult climate for utilities and is generating interest in liability reform from experts.

Attorney on Seinfeld alleged counterfeit Porsche case: 'Protection for consumers is a question of cost and benefit'

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 7, 2019

SAN DIEGO – According to USA Today, comedian Jerry Seinfeld was recently sued by a company over claims that the 1958 Porsche it purchased at an auction from his collection was a counterfeit; in response, Seinfeld filed a counterclaim on Feb. 25, stating that European Collectibles of Costa Mesa sold him the vehicle first and sold it to him as an authentic Porsche.

Ogletree law firm 'systematically overlooks' its female attorneys, lawyer for plaintiff in sex bias suit says

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 28, 2019

A former equity shareholder of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart P.C. recently filed a lawsuit claiming the firm discriminated against her in violation of California’s Equal Pay Act.

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.

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