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State bar court dismisses disciplinary matter against Oakland attorney

Karen Kidd Sep. 13, 2017, 8:00am

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

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 24, 2017, 6:39pm

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

Ann Maher Sep. 30, 2016, 4:54pm

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

Taryn Phaneuf Jun. 23, 2016, 4:42pm

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.