John Severance News

Appeals court ruling paves way for back pay for judges

By John Severance | Apr 28, 2017

Thanks to a ruling by the California Second District Court of Appeal, present and retired California judges could receive more than $36 million in back pay.

Appeals court sides with female driver in sexual harassment case

By John Severance | Apr 26, 2017

A female truck driver who accused CRST International of retaliation and a coworker of sexual harassment won an appeal last month after a ruling by the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

Stanford Law School receives $7.4 million gift

By John Severance | Apr 20, 2017

The Levin Center at Stanford Law School (SLS) recently received an unexpected anniversary gift when it received an anonymous estate donation of $7.4 million as the center was celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Yale retains U.S. News' ranking as top law school

By John Severance | Apr 7, 2017

The magazine U.S. News and World Report has been ranking law schools for 23 years. And in those 23 years, there is only one law school that has reigned supreme: Yale Law School.

California Supreme Court makes clarification on state's Probate Code

By John Severance | Apr 3, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court recently was asked to clarify certain provisions of the state’s Probate Code.

Berliner Cohen founder honored with own day

By John Severance | Apr 2, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Stan Berliner, one of the founders of Berliner Cohen LLP in San Jose, was honored March 9 with Stan Berliner Day with his retirement after 50 years at the firm.

California Supreme Court rules in favor of school district in football-injury case

By John Severance | Mar 29, 2017

HUNTINGDON BEACH, Calif. — The California Supreme Court in a March 6 filing ruled in favor of a school district in a case involving a high-school football player injured during a game.

Appellate court upholds Workers' Compensation Appeals Board findings

By John Severance | Mar 28, 2017

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — An appeals court recently ruled to uphold the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board findings in a case of continuous trauma.

California Supreme Court announces formation of International Commercial Arbitration Working Group

By John Severance | Mar 28, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court recently announced the creation of a International Commercial Arbitration Working Group.

Government settles $2.6 M whistleblower suit against sleep clinics

By John Severance | Mar 16, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — A chain of sleep clinics agreed to pay $2.6 million to settle the U.S. government’s accusation that it made false Medicare claims over a 15-year period.

SCOTUS to hear appeal on Plavix case

By John Severance | Mar 14, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — On the day before Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal concerning jurisdiction involving Bristol Myers Squibb and its blood-thinning medication Plavix.

Robbins Geller attorneys honored by Super Lawyers

By John Severance | Aug 11, 2016

Add Teaser hereSAN FRANCISCO – Five attorneys from the Robbins Geller firm were recognized by Super Lawyers, an affiliate of Thomson Reuters.

New Sedgwick LLP partner brings 'unique perspective' to firm

By John Severance | Aug 10, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – Kathryn Richter recently was hired as a partner at the Sedgwick LLP firm in San Francisco.

Attorney argues that sexual assault victims should be able to file civil cases

By John Severance | Jul 21, 2016

IRVINE – The Stanford University case where a young woman claimed she was raped by Brock Turner, an Olympic hopeful, sent shockwaves through the nation.

Buena Vista Mobile Home Park owners appeal verdict

By John Severance | Jul 20, 2016

PALO ALTO – The future of Palo Alto's sole mobile-home park remains in flux.

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