SACRAMENTO – FedEx Ground Package System Inc. (FedEx), which was alleged to not have suitably handled hazardous materials, has settled its case with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). FedEx will pay $3.4 million in civil penalties as terms of the June 16 settlement.
SAN DIEGO – California’s 4th Appellate Court on June 28 upheld the conviction of a lower court in the case of Kevin Bollaert, a man who ran what was known as a revenge porn website that posted nude photos and information about ex-girlfriends and personal enemies.
SAN FRANCISCO – Palo Alto-based Theranos is in the midst of a class-action lawsuit after the company revealed in May the results of thousands of its blood tests had to be thrown out because of unreliable results.
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) must cease allowing the use of compost containing pesticides in organic farming as of Aug. 22, according to a federal court ruling in Northern California.
SAN FRANCISCO – A recent California Supreme Court decision maintained that a 10-to-1 ratio of punitive damages and compensatory damages continues to be the maximum amount settled in bad faith insurance cases.