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Disbarment recommended for Colorado attorney

By Karen Kidd | Apr 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Longtime Colorado attorney Joseph Darrell Palmer faces disbarment by default following a California State Bar Court recommendation after he allegedly failed to comply with probation conditions.

State bar court backs disbarment for San Francisco attorney following false imprisonment guilty plea

By Karen Kidd | Apr 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Suspended San Francisco attorney R. Scott Dervaes Jr. faces possible disbarment pending a California Supreme Court decision following the attorney's 2017 conviction on a false imprisonment charge.

Thousand Oaks attorney disbarred by default over alleged trust fund issues

By Karen Kidd | Apr 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Thousand Oaks attorney Paul Nathan Taylor has been disbarred following a California Supreme Court decision and nine counts of professional conduct rules violations, according to a notification recently issued by the State Bar of California.

Long Beach attorney disbarred after allegedly misappropriating more than $107,000

By Karen Kidd | Apr 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Long Beach attorney Gaurav D. Datta has been disbarred following a California Supreme Court decision and misappropriation allegations in a trust account matter, according to a notification recently issued by the State Bar of California.

Las Vegas attorney disbarred after allegedly submitting more than $216,000 in false bills

By Karen Kidd | Apr 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Las Vegas attorney Nelson Lee Cohen has been disbarred following a California Supreme Court decision and allegations of two counts of misconduct, according to a notification recently issued by the State Bar of California.

San Diego attorney disbarred following allegations in 3 client matters

By Karen Kidd | Apr 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — San Diego attorney Matthew Bartley Butler has been disbarred following a California Supreme Court decision and allegations of misconduct in three separate client matters, according to a notification recently issued by the State Bar of California.

Bermuda Dunes attorney reinstated from suspension

By Karen Kidd | Apr 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Longtime Bermuda Dunes attorney Keith B. Bardellini has been reinstated to practice law following a California Supreme Court decision and his suspension last year over alleged violation of a 2016 private reproval.

Sacramento attorney summarily disbarred after conviction of committing lewd act with child

By Karen Kidd | Apr 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Sacramento attorney David Lee Bergren has been summarily disbarred following a California Supreme Court decision and his conviction last year for committing a lewd act with a child, according to a notification recently issued by the State Bar of California.

Hemet attorney summarily disbarred following money laundering conviction

By Karen Kidd | Apr 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) – Hemet attorney Sean James Ballard was summarily disbarred in February following a California Supreme Court decision and his money laundering conviction last year, according to a notification recently issued by The State Bar of California.

Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse says arbitration could reduce costs of San Francisco city worker lawsuits

By Karen Kidd | Apr 9, 2019

The more than $90 million San Francisco has paid out in city employee lawsuits over about a dozen years points up why arbitration agreements are so important, a tort reform advocate said during a recent interview.

Hertz, partner to pay San Francisco $3.65 million to settle city's suit regarding Golden Gate Bridge tolls

By Karen Kidd | Feb 19, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Auto rental company Hertz Corp. and its business partner recently agreed to pay $3.65 million to San Francisco to settle a city lawsuit that alleged Hertz assessed "steep, hidden fees to unwitting rental car customers who crossed the Golden Gate Bridge," City Attorney Dennis Herrera said in a press release.

San Francisco attorney faces possible disbarment for allegedly impersonating another lawyer

By Karen Kidd | Feb 6, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco attorney Christopher Matthew Weidinger faces possible disbarment by default following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation over allegations he has impersonated another attorney multiple times since 2013.

Westminster attorney faces suspension, probation following alleged copyright infringement

By Karen Kidd | Feb 6, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — Westminster attorney Lenore LuAnn Albert could face a largely stayed suspension and probation following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation over allegations of misconduct in two client matters.

Sacramento attorney faces disbarment over seven counts of misconduct in a single client matter

By Karen Kidd | Feb 5, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Sacramento attorney William Buckner Menn II faces disbarment by default following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation regarding seven counts of misconduct involving a single client matter.

Los Angeles attorney faces disbarment over four counts of misconduct in a single client matter

By Karen Kidd | Feb 5, 2019

Los Angeles attorney Kyle Sheldon Hackett faces possible disbarment by default following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation over four counts of misconduct in a single client matter.

Decision in man's case against Mission Soaring over hang gliding accident reversed by appellate court

By Karen Kidd | Jan 14, 2019

SAN JOSE – A man's lawsuit against a Milpitas hang gliding company following his injury during a hang gliding crash in 2013 is headed back to a San Benito County court following a state appeals court decision.

West Covina attorney faces possible suspension for misconduct in divorce case

By Karen Kidd | Jan 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — West Covina attorney Gabriel Castellanos faces a possible mostly stayed suspension following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation over seven counts of misconduct in a single matter.

State bar court public reproves L. A. attorney over demand letter drafted while ineligible

By Karen Kidd | Jan 10, 2019

State bar court public reproves L. A. attorney over demand letter drafted while ineligible

Federal judge keeps alive photographer's copyright infringement lawsuit against Scholastic

By Karen Kidd | Jan 9, 2019

A freelance photo journalist's copyright infringement lawsuit against children's publisher Scholastic Inc. is still alive following a federal judge's order issued earlier this month.

Caltec Ag remains on hook for fine regarding products that should be classified as pesticides

By Karen Kidd | Jan 9, 2019

FRESNO – California's Fifth District Court of Appeal recently said Caltec Ag Inc.. a Modesto-based agricultural technology company, remains on the hook for a $784,000 fine by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation over three Caltec products that should have been classified as pesticides.

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