Carrie Salls News

Appellate briefs latest step in battle over California carbon auctions

By Carrie Salls | Jun 9, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Six supplemental appellate briefs were filed on May 23 in the latest leg of a four-year lawsuit filed by manufacturers in connection with California’s carbon market auction system.

Assembly bill looks to criminalize distribution of certain recordings

By Carrie Salls | Jun 7, 2016

SACRAMENTO – California Assembly member Jimmy Gomez is sponsoring legislation that would make it illegal to disseminate a recorded conversation in the state if both parties to the conversation have not given their consent, stirring controversy in connection with the bill’s constitutionality.

Apple, Samsung patent infringement battle continues

By Carrie Salls | Jun 6, 2016

WASHINGTON – Samsung Electronics Co. LTD petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court in May to vacate an injunction related to a February patent infringement ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that was one of the latest chapters in the ongoing dispute between Samsung and Apple Inc., according to a Samsung spokesman.

California Supreme Court refuses to review deputy disability discrimination case

By Carrie Salls | Jun 3, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – The California Supreme Court declined a petition filed by Stanislaus County to review a disability case involving Deputy Dennis Wallace, who was seeking payment of $468,000 in connection with being placed on unpaid leave by the county for two years after he was injured.

California Court of Appeal rules class action against DirecTV can proceed

By Carrie Salls | May 26, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – The California Court of Appeal issued a decision on May 9 remanding a class-action lawsuit filed against DirecTV to trial court for a ruling on whether the company waived its right to enforce an arbitration agreement that the U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld as enforceable in DirecTV Inc. v. Imburgia.

Association asks Feinstein to support ADA compliance bill for small businesses

By Carrie Salls | May 24, 2016

WASHINGTON – Darren McKinney of the American Tort Reform Association last week called on U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to support the ACCESS (ADA Compliance for Customer Entry to Stores and Services) Act, also known as House Resolution 241, which is designed to help small businesses comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Bill to address fossil fuel companies' practices regarding climate change

By Carrie Salls | May 19, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill introduced to the California legislature in March in an effort to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for allegedly deceptive and fraudulent practices related to the scientific evidence surrounding climate change was passed by the state senate judiciary committee earlier this month.

Yamada looks to add state senator to public service resume

By Carrie Salls | May 19, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Mariko Yamada hopes her 42 years of experience in public service and her personal and professional background will launch her to victory in the contested race for the 3rd District California State Senate seat.

CJAC study shows which lawmakers on receiving end of plaintiffs' lawyer contributions

By Carrie Salls | May 12, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC) recently released its 2015 list of political contributions and expenditures from personal injury attorneys and other plaintiffs’ lawyers.

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