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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 – 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.