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Appeals court rules against City of Galt in fight over redevelopment agency funds

By John Myers | Jun 12, 2017

The California Third District Court of Appeal recently ruled against the City of Galt, upholding a lower court’s decision to block a cooperative agreement between the city and a redevelopment agency.

Federal appeals court approves class-action suit over US Airways missing luggage

By John Myers | May 23, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is allowing a class-action lawsuit against US Airways and its parent company American Airlines over baggage fees to move forward.

Napa County watershed rejected by courts over petition error

By John Myers | Mar 16, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — The 1st District Court of Appeal in California has sent a local environmentalist group back to the drawing board.

Appeals court ruling complicates what's considered fair advertising

By John Myers | Feb 28, 2017

LOS ANGELES — A California appellate court has added a new wrinkle to the complications surrounding honest adverting.

Appellate court denies Samsung's request to move lawsuit to arbitration

By John Myers | Jan 30, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — Samsung recently lost an appeal to move a lawsuit from the courts to binding arbitration.

Greenberg Traurig's Birenbaum elected to CalChamber board

By John Myers | Jan 28, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — The newest member of the California Chamber of Commerce's board of directors has pledged to make working against legislation that adversely affects the labor market one of the primary goals of his term.

Court nixes San Diego's plans to collect transient occupancy tax from online travel companies

By John Myers | Jan 9, 2017

SAN DIEGO — The city of San Diego's plans to collect additional taxes from online travel companies have just gone offline, thanks to the California Supreme Court.

First lawsuits filed in fatal warehouse fire

By John Myers | Dec 29, 2016

OAKLAND – The first pair of wrongful-death lawsuits have been filed on behalf of the victims of an Oakland-area warehouse fire that claimed more than 30 lives.

5th Circuit Court gives firearms makers chance to prove microstamping law unfeasible

By John Myers | Dec 22, 2016

The 5th Circuit Court has left its mark on a law requiring new handguns sold in California to be microstamped with two different markings.

Report argues new zoning laws could be the key to solving California's affordable housing crisis

By John Myers | Dec 8, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – Changes to California's zoning laws could reduce the state's affordable housing gap, according to a report from a global consulting firm that specializes in developing policy for the evolving business and economic landscape.

Prop 64 affecting court sentences, lawyer says

By John Myers | Dec 8, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – Recreational use of marijuana is now legal in the state of California, but the new laws are taking effect under a haze of confusion.

Record-setting $18 million award could set precedent for future talcum powder cases

By John Myers | Dec 2, 2016

LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles jury returned a record-setting $18 million award against Whittaker, Clark & Daniels in Depoian v. American International Industries Inc., which could indicate a trend for future asbestos settlements.

California ACLUs seek to allow ballot selfies

By John Myers | Dec 2, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO -- California residents will be able to share their ballot selfies after a new law takes effect Jan. 1, 2017.

California court rules employee pay stubs must contain nine items to be legal

By John Myers | Nov 6, 2016

SAN DIEGO -- In Lidia Soto vs. Motel 6 Operating LP, California's Fourth District Appellate Court sent a clear message to employers: they are not obligated to include the monetary amount of accrued vacation pay on their employees' wage statements.

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