SACRAMENTO - Bills barring mandatory arbitration in employment disputes are likely to be filed ahead of next week's deadline for introduction of proposed legislation in the California legislature, according to a group that campaigns against what it believes is excessive litigation.
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The National Federation of Independent Business’ Small Business Legal Center has filed an amicus brief urging a federal judge to affirm a district court’s limited liabilities ruling in a suit brought to establish the standard for determining if a Grubhub food delivery driver classifies as an independent contractor or an employee of the company.
Civil Justice Association of California says don't blame electric scooter companies for the negligence of the users
Since the introduction of dockless, electric scooters in the Los Angeles area, there have been numerous complaints about the danger of the scooters as well as lawsuits accusing scooter rental firms of negligence and contributing to civil unrest, but the Civil Justice Association of California believes that the lawsuits are targeting the wrong parties.
SAN FRANCISCO – Last week, a California judge greatly reduced the amount of punitive damages awarded in lawsuit against Monsanto by a man who alleged that the use of its herbicide Roundup caused him to contract non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
A bill that punishes attorneys who mislead prospective clients passed California's Assembly with no opposition, but the state Senate won't even consider it. So, what happened?
SACRAMENTO - A bill barring employers from inserting binding arbitration clauses into contracts as a condition of employment has passed the California State Assembly.
SACRAMENTO - Legislative moves to restrict legal broadcast advertising in California are now with the Senate, where a bill sits after passing in the Assembly.
California Assembly takes on lawyer ads, unanimously passes bill that would punish misleading claims
SACRAMENTO - California's lawmakers have passed a bill aimed at combating what supporters claim is misleading advertising by plaintiffs attorneys.
LOS ANGELES – A new case initially filed in Missouri against Monsanto claiming its herbicide Roundup directly caused cancer mirrors similar ones making their way through the California courts.
As lawsuits pile up against Facebook and a firm accused of collecting private information from millions of people through a social media app, the president of a legal association wants lawmakers to hold accountable data holders who break privacy laws.
SAN FRANCISCO – Attorneys for singer Johnny Mathis have asked the California Supreme Court to review a lower court's decision that there is enough evidence for a jury to consider a contractor's injury negligence claim against the legendary singer.
SACRAMENTO - John Doherty, president of the Civil Justice Association of California, isn’t willing to leave anything to chance over a bill in the State Assembly that would expand pre-litigation subpoena power.
SACRAMENTO – Staffers for California Assemblyman Kevin Kiley said his Assembly Bill (AB) 1056, designed to protect funds for the treatment of asbestos exposure, has been withdrawn but a new bill could be crafted later this year.
SACRAMENTO - While the California Supreme Court has refused to review an appeals court decision against three companies ordered to pay hundreds of millions for lead paint abatement, the long running fight over the deeply fractious issue is not over.
John Doherty argues the recent California Supreme Court innovator liability verdict holding brand-name pharmaceutical-maker Novartis AG liable for sickness caused by generic versions of the drugs the company once manufactured is quite different from what is widely perceived to be the letter of the law.
LOS ANGELES -- A Nov. 20 hearing featured the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau calling CashCall a purveyor of “financial snake oil” and arguing the online lender should pay as much as $287 million because they deceived customers.
John Doherty views a California Superior Court judge’s decision to throw out a record-setting, $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson as a measure of gravity being returned to the judicial system.
The California Chamber of Commerce and the Civil Justice Association of California are among the local organizations that have banded together to oppose a bill that would grant city attorneys the power to subpoena before formally filing suit.
Litigation over a small businessman's pursuit of the perfect kitty litter scoop is one example of why the lawsuit climate in California continues to rank low compared to other states, according to a survey released this week.