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Few developments in education lawsuit since data release order, state DOE spokesman says

By Karen Kidd | Apr 28, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Not much has happened in a five-year-old education lawsuit since a federal court ruling ordering 10 million California students' personal data be released and a deadline to opt out of that release has passed, a state education spokesman said.

Pacific Legal Foundation interested in other mandated affordable housing cases

By Karen Kidd | Apr 26, 2016

SAN JOSE – The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in late February not to hear a challenge to a San Jose-mandated affordable housing law has effectively ended that challenge, a Pacific Legal Foundation official said in an interview.

State Supreme Court mulls Washington Legal Foundation amicus brief in asbestos case

By Karen Kidd | Apr 3, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – The plaintiff and defendant in a long-standing asbestos case filed papers Friday with the state Supreme Court, which has not yet decided whether to hear the appeal, though the Washington Legal Foundation urges the court to do so.

Made in the USA Foundation chairman fights in California courts

By Karen Kidd | Apr 3, 2016

LOS ANGELES – One attorney's man on a mission is another's "vexatious litigant," but Joel D. Joseph, co-founder and chairman of Made in the USA Foundation says he just believes the U.S. needs to be a strong manufacturing nation.

State Supreme Court case could change how plaintiff attorneys are paid in class-action lawsuits

By Karen Kidd | Mar 10, 2016

SACRAMENTO – All eyes interested in tort reform in California are watching an almost 12-year-old class-action lawsuit expected to be heard before the State Supreme Court that could, depending on how it's decided, change the way class-action plaintiffs' attorneys are paid.

CJAC/CALA Day scheduled at capitol

By Karen Kidd | Mar 10, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Californians who want to speak out against lawsuit abuse still have time to sign up for California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse and California Civil Justice Association Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, March 15.

Plaintiffs mull options after judge rules state 'Bullet Train' project may proceed

By Karen Kidd | Mar 9, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The plaintiffs in a lawsuit opposing the construction of California's $64 billion high-speed rail system are considering their options now that a judge has ruled that the project can move forward.

California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse: Lawyers, not plaintiffs, benefit from class-action suits

By Karen Kidd | Mar 8, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — The $9 million class-action lawsuit settlement agreed to by software developer Carrier IQ and several mobile phone manufacturers in a U.S. District Court in California looks very large, and it certainly impressed the judge in the case.

Veteran San Jose litigator advises new attorneys to listen

By Karen Kidd | Mar 4, 2016

SAN JOSE – Up-and-coming attorneys should keep their ears open, a civil litigator and trial lawyer with more than 24 years' experience who recently joined a San Jose law firm said during an interview.

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