SAN FRANCISCO – Three companies on the hook for a potential billion dollar judgment have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a public nuisance case filed by 10 counties and cities in California mandating they clean up lead-based paint in dwellings.
State of California News
SACRAMENTO - At the end of this month, California Supreme Court Justice Kathryn Werdegar is scheduled to retire, giving Gov. Jerry Brown the opportunity to appoint his fourth justice to the highest court in the nation’s most populous state, ending a Republican majority and sealing his influence over the court for decades.
The California Third District Court of Appeal recently ruled against the City of Galt, upholding a lower court’s decision to block a cooperative agreement between the city and a redevelopment agency.
Judge Morrison England Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California issued a memorandum and order on March 20 in the matter of Bekkerman v. Calif. Board of Equalization et al, remanding the case back to a state trial court.
LOS ANGELES — A workers' compensation judge recently approved to a record-breaking, $10 million settlement in a California case
SACRAMENTO — After 24 years in Congress, Rep. Xavier Becerra, Gov. Jerry Brown’s pick for attorney general, has the experience to oppose the Trump administration. But small business advocates in California aren’t expecting an ally in the new top law enforcement officer.
LOS ANGELES -- Unauthorized immigrants across the country are bracing for what many fear will be four years of life-changing immigration policies under the Trump administration starting in 2017. California, however, already has started preparing to protect people living in the state illegally, according to Southern California Public Radio.
SACRAMENTO -- A California judge has granted a preliminary injunction against the new tax scheme scheduled to be imposed on trains carrying hazardous materials, pointing out that the petitioners’ arguments merited a day in court.
SAN FRANCISCO – Recreational use of marijuana is now legal in the state of California, but the new laws are taking effect under a haze of confusion.
SAN FRANCISCO -- In October 2015, legal action was taken against the state of California by a rights group based in Washington, D.C., claiming the current fixed bail scheduled system is unconstitutional and does not provide equal opportunities for wealthy and poor incarcerated individuals.
SAN FRANCISCO -- California residents will be able to share their ballot selfies after a new law takes effect Jan. 1, 2017.
SAN FRANCISCO -- California's franchise tax board (FTB) has announced actions it will take in cases that were being held up pending a decision in the Gillette Company & Subs v. California Franchise Tax Board case.
SACRAMENTO — A court has ordered insurance company State Farm to repay California policyholders millions of dollars in a case that stems from a petition filed by the Consumer Federation of California (CFC) questioning the company’s decision to raise rates in July 2015.
NEWPORT BEACH – While a city in southeast Ventura County grapples with its disputed half-million-dollars' worth of legal fees, an Orange County attorney offered advice for lawyers about how to keep such arguments out of the court system.
LOS ANGELES — University of California and its illegal immigrant student population are awaiting the students' fate following a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch, who is representing state resident and taxpayer Earl De Vries.
BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA – A lawsuit concerning who can and cannot be offered in-state tuition benefits in the State of California has been brought against the University of California (UC) Board of Regents by Judicial Watch and Earl De Vries (a state resident).
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 DIEGO -- In Lidia Soto vs. Motel 6 Operating LP, California's Fourth District Appellate Court sent a clear message to employers: they are not obligated to include the monetary amount of accrued vacation pay on their employees' wage statements.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Despite the controversial issues darkening the California State Bar, including concerns about the group's expenses, a Senate bill initially anticipated to resolve such matters was not passed by the state legislature.
SACRAMENTO – As the highest taxed and regulated state in the country, California small business owners face many challenges when it comes to starting a business within the area. But one candidate is hoping to change this in the 34th Assembly District.