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Senate Bill 33 described as job killer, consumer protection

John Sammon Oct. 18, 2017, 2:03pm

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 33, which would require arbitration of a dispute between a bank and a plaintiff even if a complaint was thought to be without substantive merit, has drawn the ire of state capital lawmakers who predict it would be a job killer.

California judges granted greater empowerment to rule on trial expert testimony

John Sammon Aug. 14, 2017, 1:17pm

LOS ANGELES - Fred Ufkes, an attorney with the Los Angeles law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, said a 5-year-old California Supreme Court decision is giving judges greater empowerment to determine if expert testimony given during trials is reasonable and therefore admissible. “

Legal association president wants more public notice on contingency fee lawyers

John Sammon Aug. 1, 2017, 1:23pm

SACRAMENTO – The president of the Civil Justice System of California (CJAC) said he intends to craft a new bill to submit to the California State Legislature that would require greater transparency, public notice, from cities and counties that hire outside private attorneys to go after statute violators based on a “contingency fee,” in other words, only paid upon the successful outcome of a case.

Retired union workers ask for rehearing in American Airlines, American Eagle Airlines bankruptcy case

John Sammon Jun. 19, 2017, 8:53pm

Retired union members who lost a suit against the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) claiming they were denied equity after the bankruptcy of American Airlines and American Eagle Airlines Inc. have asked the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for a rehearing.

Attorneys say Google likely to pay $22.5 million to settle junk advertising case

John Sammon Apr. 23, 2017, 6:40pm

Attorneys recently said that Google is likely to pay $22.5 million in restitution to advertisers who allegedly didn’t get their money’s worth when the internet giant placed their advertisements on “error pages” and “inactive” websites.

Economy and corporate mills lower California court reporter numbers

John Sammon Mar. 30, 2017, 4:14pm

It appears a healthier economy, high living expenses in California and a trend away from “mom and pop” court reporting firms of the past in favor of larger companies have led to a shortage of court reporters in the Golden State.