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Attorney ordered to pay SEC $13.7 million in stock scheme

David Hutton Oct. 13, 2017, 1:44pm

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

David Hutton Jul. 19, 2017, 12:09am

&&& 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

David Hutton Jun. 9, 2017, 11:57am

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

David Hutton Feb. 17, 2017, 3:14pm

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

David Hutton Feb. 2, 2017, 4:42pm

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

David Hutton Jan. 23, 2017, 11:13am

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.