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Legal association president wants more public notice on contingency fee lawyers

By John Sammon | Aug 1, 2017

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

By John Sammon | Jun 19, 2017

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

By John Sammon | Apr 23, 2017

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

By John Sammon | Mar 30, 2017

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.

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