Santa Clara County Superior Court News

J.R. Simplot alleged to have failed to provide disclosures for consumer reports

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 8, 2018

SAN JOSE – An individual alleges his former employer acquired consumer reports from employees without proper disclosures and also violated some labor codes.

California Supreme Court denies review of public nuisance lead paint decision

By Ann Maher | Feb 15, 2018

SACRAMENTO - The Supreme Court of California has denied review of an approximate $600 million judgment that holds major paint companies responsible for remediating lead paint across the state.

Ballot initiative would provide $2 billion fund for statewide remediation of wide range of hazards

By Ann Maher | Jan 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO - A ballot initiative to fund a $2 billion bond for statewide remediation of lead paint, mold, asbestos, radon, pests, and other environmental hazards in homes, schools and senior citizen facilities will protect home values and alleviate a state housing crisis, supporters believe.

State bar court dismisses disciplinary matter against Oakland attorney

By Karen Kidd | Sep 13, 2017

Disciplinary claims against Oakland attorney Peter Yeu Lee Chao, charged with presenting an unwarranted claim and maintaining an unjust action during a protracted civil litigation, have been dismissed, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

$1B 'retroactive liability' lead paint case vs paint makers could pave way for overreach, appeals panel told

By Jonathan Bilyk | Aug 24, 2017

Lawyers for three current and former paint manufacturers on the hook for a $1.15 billion judgment over the presence of lead paint in more than 3 million California homes have asked a California appeals court to overturn that judgment, saying the judge overreached and trespassed on legal turf more properly reserved for lawmakers, and to rule otherwise would open a virtual Pandora’s box of further judicial abuses and other unforeseen harms on homeowners, businesses and taxpayers, alike.

Oral arguments still not set in appeal of $1.15 billion lead paint case

By Ann Maher | Sep 30, 2016

SACRAMENTO - Paint manufacturers ordered to abate lead paint inside millions of private residences across the state still await hearing on appeal nearly three years since a trial court entered a $1.15 billion judgment.

Legislators seek review of sentence, judge in Santa Clara County rape case

By Taryn Phaneuf | Jun 23, 2016

PALO ALTO – In the wake of the sentence given to Brock Turner, a 20-year-old man convicted of sexually assaulting a woman while she was unconscious, people across the country have called for the judge in the case to be removed from office.

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