Superior Court of California News

Woman alleges Nevada County Courthouse has barriers to disabled individuals

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 16, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A disabled Grass Valley woman alleges the Nevada County Courthouse and Annex has access barriers and discriminatory policies that denied her full and equal access to the facility.

Court grants Costco's notice of removal in slip-and-fall case

By Robert Davis | Apr 13, 2018

Costco Wholesale Corp. filed a notice of removal April 5 in the Superior Court of California to the Central District Court of California in a slip-and-fall case involving a customer.

Madera man amends whistle-blower case against Roadrunner Intermodal Services

By Karen Kidd | Mar 24, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A Madera man has amended his whistle-blower lawsuit against his former employer, Roadrunner Intermodal Services, who he claims cheated him out of millions of dollars, libeled him and fired him after he turned up evidence of fraud.

Superior court judge publicly admonished

By Angela Underwood | Oct 11, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – After 28 years on the bench, a superior court judge has been publicly admonished.

Inmate accuses detention facility of negligence

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 5, 2017

LOS ANGELES — An inmate is suing a Los Angeles County detention facility, alleging negligence and vicarious liability.

Glendale attorney disbarred following allegations of skimming genocide victims' settlement

By Karen Kidd | Sep 22, 2017

Glendale attorney Rita Mahdessian, part of a husband-and-wife legal team accused of skimming $1 million from settlements of unpaid life insurance policies of Armenian Genocide victims, has been disbarred by the California State Bar, according to a recent decision.

California Supreme Court could decide question of language in Wells Fargo Bank debt collection case

By Pam Wright | Jul 5, 2017

The California Supreme Court may settle a question of language in a case that involves credit card collection.

Plaintiffs in $4.7 million construction defect case mum after ruling

By Charmaine Little | Feb 28, 2017

SAN DIEGO -- Plaintiffs in a major construction lawsuit that ended with a San Diego law firm recovering nearly $5 million have decided to stay silent after the ruling was in their favor.  

Supreme Court takes nonresident jurisdiction case

By Christopher Knoll | Feb 3, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to take up the arguments put forth in the appealed Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court, a case that involves establishing the limits of personal jurisdiction over nonresident parties cited in a mass class-action lawsuit.

State Farm claims Insurance Commissioner order is unlawful

By Marian Johns | Dec 18, 2016

State Farm’s request to halt an Insurance Commission order was denied recently in a California Superior Court.

Judge tosses out $4 million defamation lawsuit against sexual assault victim

By Michelle de Leon | Nov 7, 2016

MARYSVILLE -- A Northern California judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by the alleged attacker of a sexual assault victim whom she called a rapist in a series of social media posts.

Michael Jackson's businesses accused of serving as a front for child molestation

By Kerry Goff | Nov 3, 2016

LOS ANGELES -- A revised court complaint filed on behalf of James Safechuck, a 36-year-old father of two who starred with Michael Jackson in a Pepsi commercial at age 10, echoes claims made in a recent lawsuit by Wade Robson, which describes an official with MJJ Ventures as "a procurer or madam" of alleged child sexual abuse victims.

Arbitration panel declares Blue Shield breached contract with Sutter Health

By Kate Jacobson | Oct 27, 2016

SACRAMENTO – An arbitration panel that Blue Shield of California engaged in an unlawful business practice against the not-for-profit Sutter Health network and breached its contracts with Sutter.

Alliance of California Judges push for due process

By Dee Thompson | Oct 27, 2016

IRVIN -- At a recently held annual meeting of the Alliance of California Judges (ACJ), several controversial cases brought before the Commission on Judicial Performance (CJP) were the topic of a discussion by attorneys Edith Matthai, Paul Meyer and Heather Rosing.  

Appeals court advances case regarding Beats by Dre headphones royalties

By Mike Helenthal | Oct 12, 2016

LOS ANGELES – A California appeals court judge recently cleared the way for the founders of Beats by Dre headphones to settle their dispute over royalties in a courtroom.

California law professor says Supreme Court should overturn ruling in Yelp case

By Karen Kidd | Oct 9, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO -– A Santa Clara law professor claims the California Supreme Court should reverse an appeals court order for Yelp to remove negative posts about a San Francisco personal injury attorney.

California Insurance Commissioner lands $200 million cash payment in CastlePoint conservation

By Karen Kidd | Oct 9, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO -– California's insurance commissioner's office recently landed a $200 million cash payment for Castlepoint National Insurance Co. in a continuing effort to protect policyholders and covered injured workers.

Kesha drops abuse lawsuit, continues to fight producer's label

By Carrie Salls | Aug 19, 2016

LOS ANGELES – Singer and songwriter Kesha has dropped a lawsuit filed in California alleging that her producer sexually abused her, although other legal disputes between the two remain. 

Appellate briefs latest step in battle over California carbon auctions

By Carrie Salls | Jun 9, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Six supplemental appellate briefs were filed on May 23 in the latest leg of a four-year lawsuit filed by manufacturers in connection with California’s carbon market auction system.

Appeals court reverses teacher tenure ruling

By Sean Fowler | May 19, 2016

LOS ANGELES – California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal recently ruled that "the law is the law" when it comes to teacher tenure in the state, but this has some concerned about what the protections of that tenure means for students.

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