SACRAMENTO – The Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC) has anounced that John Doherty, vice president of politics and policy, and general counsel of TechNet, as the named successor to president and CEO Kim Stone, who will be passing the torch to Doherty Dec. 15.
SAN FRANCISCO -- California's Ninth Circuit Court reversed a district court’s summary judgment in favor of CarMax Auto Superstores LLC (CarMax) and remanded with instructions to enter summary judgment for plaintiff Travis Gonzales. Gonzales sued CarMax after experiencing problems with a vehicle he purchased at one of its lots.
SAN FRANCISCO – The American Small Business League’s (ASBL) request for an injunction against the Small Business Administration (SBA) for giving federal contracts to Fortune 500 firms was thrown out by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Oct. 18.
SAN FRANCISCO – California's 1st District Court of Appeals announced on Sept. 14 that it agreed to review a decision by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to build a new multibillion-dollar energy plant.
SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 814 into law to crack down on excessive water use during droughts. The law, effective Jan. 1, 2017, penalizes the state's biggest water wasters and could result in public disclosure of their names.
SAN FRANCISCO – On June 20, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California vacated the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) guidance document ruling it violated the Administrative Procedures Act (APA).