SACRAMENTO – The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) took effect at the turn of the year, not just reshaping the landscape of internet privacy but reshaping the future of retail as the state knows it.
SAN DIEGO – A federal judge has extended last month’s ruling that California’s independent truckers are exempt from the state’s new Assembly Bill 5 gig economy law as permanent injunction is being weighed.
OAKLAND – Johnson & Johnson reportedly earlier this month agreed to pay more than $2 million to settle a case in which the plaintiff alleged asbestos in the company's Baby Powder was the cause of her mesothelioma.
SAN FRANCISCO – A federally funded study consisting of data from more than 250,000 subjects has found that women who used talc for feminine hygiene did not face a significantly increased risk of developing ovarian cancer, a finding that supports Johnson & Johnson’s stance that its talcum powder does not cause cancer.
SACRAMENTO – California’s Assembly Bill 51, which aimed to limit the use of workplace arbitration agreements, is on hold following the California Chamber of Commerce winning a temporary restraining order from a federal judge on Dec. 30, just days before the bill was set to take effect.
LOS ANGELES – California may have legalized recreational marijuana, but the state's heavy-handed regulations and tendency to overtax is smothering legal marijuana dispensaries, which account for only 25 percent of the estimated market, according to a report by the Reason Foundation.
SANTA ANA – A federal judge has halted Assembly Bill 290 from taking effect, saying if the law was not enjoined, “thousands of California HIPP (Health Insurance Premium Program) recipients – who number among the poorest and most medically vulnerable of all Californians – may not be able to afford the dialysis treatments that keep them alive ... and may face further delays in receiving a transplant.”
LOS ANGELES – Uber and Postmates together filed a lawsuit against the state of California over its gig economy law Assembly Bill 5, calling the new bill “unconstitutional,” but some experts don’t see the ride-hailing giant and goods courier prevailing.
SACRAMENTO – The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) took effect at the turn of the year, reshaping the landscape of internet privacy. Legislators throughout the rest of the country are following closely as a number of states are looking to soon push through similar laws.
SACRAMENTO – Last week, a federal judge halted a new anti-arbitration bill hours before it was set to take effect on Jan. 1. Judge Kimberly Mueller of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California cited that the CalChamber and other high-profile business groups and organizations had raised enough “serious questions” regarding the new, controversial law.
LOS ANGELES – Ride-hailing giant Uber and goods courier Postmates together filed a lawsuit against the state of California over its gig economy law Assembly Bill 5, calling the new bill “unconstitutional.”
A lawsuit out of the state of Idaho regarding the way cities across the country can enforce sleeping in public will not be heard by the Supreme Court, opening up more questions and concerns for dealing with the homeless population.
SACRAMENTO – A recent Capitol Insider report from the California Chamber of Commerce notes that the state is relying more on oil from other countries as lawmakers are regulating oil and gas production in the state.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Bayer announced last week that at least 16 entities - including trade groups, several states and the federal government - are supporting the company's appeal of a $25 million verdict in favor of plaintiff Edwin Hardeman, who alleged Roundup weedkiller caused his cancer.
SACRAMENTO – The Pacific Legal Foundation, on behalf of two groups representing freelance journalists, filed a suit against the state of California over its new labor law, Assembly Bill 5, which sets limits on the definition of independent contractors.