SAN JOSE – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Mar. 13 tossed out a lawsuit filed by a man against the video provider YouTube who accused the company of wrongfully prohibiting his videos because of alleged copyright infringement.
SACRAMENTO – Documents are being taken down from public view as California state agencies struggle to comply with a 2017 law intended to ensure Web readability in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
LOS ANGELES – The Crown Act, made famous in the movie “Hair Love,” a California State Senator said is designed to prevent discrimination against women in the work place because of their hair styles, particularly African American women.
SACRAMENTO – An activist with the nonprofit Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse said a new bill in the California Senate designed to end gender discrimination in product pricing would instead kill jobs and result in frivolous lawsuits.
SACRAMENTO – Statements by lawmakers saying they will alter language in a new law so that freelance journalists don’t lose their jobs an attorney representing journalists and photographers in a lawsuit called a good move.
PASADENA, Calif. – A potentially precedent-setting hearing on Wednesday saw Northern California communities seeking relief against oil companies whose fossil fuel emissions plaintiff attorneys contend are damaging residents with rising sea levels and environmental degradation.
PASADENA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Two potentially precedent-setting hearings Wednesday, Feb. 5 involving Bay Area communities will seek to decide who has jurisdiction, federal or state courts, in appealed lawsuits over allegations that oil companies Chevron and Exxon Mobil Corp. injured plaintiffs by promoting fossil fuel emissions.
PASADENA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is set on Feb. 5 to hear an appeal by oil companies asking it to overturn a ruling in favor of San Mateo and other California cities and counties that let them pursue their climate change lawsuits in state court.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Jan. 17 turned back a lawsuit filed by a group of youth climate activists suing the federal government over alleged inaction on climate change, saying the court lacks jurisdiction in the matter.
TORRANCE – A jury ruled in favor of baby powder giant Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday in a lawsuit launched by a woman who claimed asbestos in cosmetic talc powder caused her to develop mesothelioma, a deadly cancer of the lungs.
TORRANCE – A year after a jury deadlocked to no decision, closing arguments were made Monday in a new trial to decide if alleged asbestos in Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder caused Carolyn Weirick to develop mesothelioma.
TORRANCE, Calif. – A pulmonary doctor specializing in lung diseases told a courtroom on Friday that plaintiff Carolyn Weirick’s mesothelioma was not caused by Johnson & Johnson baby powder, while Weirick’s attorneys portrayed him as a biased mercenary for major corporations that recklessly use asbestos in their products.
The attorney for plaintiff Carolyn Weirick sought last week to portray an expert witness for Johnson & Johnson as a highly paid industry spokesman and wrong in his testimony that there was no asbestos in the manufacturer's baby powder during a trial to decide if the product caused Weirick’s mesothelioma.
In a trial to decide if Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder allegedly laced with asbestos caused a woman’s mesothelioma, an expert witness for the company told a jury last week that there was no asbestos in the talc powder.
TORRANCE – An expert witness for plaintiff Carolyn Weirick on Monday told attorneys that baby powder testing by the Food and Drug Administration was not sensitive enough to detect asbestos, while attorneys for Johnson & Johnson portrayed the witness as too dependent on a single source of information.
TORRANCE – An asbestos researcher who appeared as a witness for Johnson & Johnson on Thursday indicated that plaintiff Carolyn Weirick developed mesothelioma not from baby powder, but because she was unlucky.
TORRANCE – In a trial to decide if asbestos allegedly in Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder caused a woman’s mesothelioma, a plaintiff expert witness on Wednesday said the a top expert witness for the company had called asbestos fibers something else.
TORRANCE – In a trial to decide if a Johnson & Johnson product caused a woman’s mesothelioma, the company's attorneys on Tuesday attempted to undercut the testimony of a plaintiff expert witness saying she had shaped her opinions on cosmetic talc powder only after becoming a paid witness.
TORRANCE – A New York occupational medicine physician on Monday told a courtroom in a trial over allegations that Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder caused a woman’s mesothelioma that there was asbestos in the powder and the company had tried to get rid of it to no avail.
TORRANCE – Attorneys for Johnson & Johnson on Friday again attempted to undercut the testimony of a plaintiff witness using his own prior words against him, but Dr. William Longo maintained researchers found unacceptable levels of asbestos in talc powder.