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U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upholds ruling in prostitution legality case

By David Hutton | Feb 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s ruling rejecting a legal effort by sex workers in California to have the state’s laws against prostitution declared unconstitutional.

1st District Court of Appeal reverses ruling over Oakland’s appeals process

By David Hutton | Jan 31, 2018

A panel of judges for the California 1st District Court of Appeal has reversed a lower court’s ruling that the city of Oakland’s administrative appeals process complied with the California Building Code.

California’s 1st District Court of Appeal overturns dismissal in Energy Commission review case

By David Hutton | Jan 31, 2018

In a unanimous decision, California’s 1st District Court of Appeal, 4th Division has overturned a lower court ruling that dismissed a lawsuit challenging reviews by the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission.

Appeal filed in tracking antitrust suit against Facebook

By David Hutton | Jan 11, 2018

Attorney David Krueger says the case against Facebook has the potential to be precedent-setting as it hits on a lot of hot-button issues facing courts today.

Appeals court affirms dismissal of class action against Charles Schwab

By David Hutton | Jan 10, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has upheld the dismissal of a class-action lawsuit against Charles Schwab Corp. because Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act (SLUSA) prevented a lower court from having subject matter jurisdiction.

Law firm fights consumer board investigation, challenges constitutionality in Ninth Circuit

By David Hutton | Dec 15, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – A California law firm is asking the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to allow the company to eschew responding to a subpoena from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Yelp scores victory in Ninth Circuit ruling

By David Hutton | Nov 30, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – Yelp has notched a legal victory after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s ruling to dismiss a suit against Yelp Inc. over the authenticity its reviews.

TransUnion appeals judgment in class action lawsuit

By David Hutton | Nov 9, 2017

TransUnion has filed an appeal in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California San Francisco Division, challenging a Ninth Circuit Court ruling that denied its motion for judgment and request for a new trial.

California’s Northern District to hear German automakers antitrust case

By David Hutton | Oct 23, 2017

A judicial panel on multi-district litigation is moving forward with a plan to centralize antitrust litigation against German automotive manufacturers for alleged anti-competitive conduct.

Attorney ordered to pay SEC $13.7 million in stock scheme

By David Hutton | Oct 13, 2017

The U.S. District Court Central District of California has ordered an attorney accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of operating a stock scheme to pay $13.7 million.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upholds ruling on venue in produce case

By David Hutton | Jul 19, 2017

&&& The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld a lower court’s ruling dismissing a complaint by Ayco Farms Inc.

Appeals court orders California Air Resources Board to change how it calculates greenhouse gas emissions

By David Hutton | Jun 9, 2017

A California appeals court recently reversed a lower court’s decision to discharge a court order that had mandated the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to correct several violations of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) it had committed when it attempted to implement the state’s low carbon fuel standards regulations (LCFS).

Expert witness backs appeals court decision in Nexium lawsuit

By David Hutton | Feb 17, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Northern California Record) -- A Missouri doctor has agreed with a California state appeals court’s decision that he wasn’t qualified to opine on the general causation relationship between proton pump inhibitors like Nexium and bone fractures.

Broadcom reaches class-action settlement

By David Hutton | Feb 2, 2017

The semiconductor maker Broadcom Corp. has settled a stockholder class action lawsuit that originated after the company merged with Avago in 2015.

Nonprofit group tackling Clean Water Act violations by lumber company

By David Hutton | Jan 23, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco-based law firm handling a case alleging Clean Water Act violations against an Arcata-based lumber company is hoping that a quick settlement can be reached.

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