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Fight not over in protracted 18-year lead paint battle; Companies will seek USSC review

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.

AG unveils wording of lead paint ballot initiative as manufacturers ask high court for review

SACRAMENTO - California's Attorney General Xavier Becerra has unveiled the wording of the title and summary of a ballot initiative that proposes to raise $2 billion in bonds for remediation work on homes and other buildings affected by lead paint.

Known serial disability discrimination litigant files again in California

A disabled woman suing a California hotel over claims of discrimination has filed dozens of lawsuits in the state and others in Arizona.

Legal citizens group critiques 'Judicial Hellholes' list

The California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) regional director said the state's ranking as second in the latest listing of "Judicial Hellholes," is not a surprise.

Defendants in long-running lead paint litigation to take case to Supreme Court

SAN FRANCISCO – Defendants in a long-running action taken by municipalities and counties in California over who should pay for lead removal in properties are planning to seek a California Supreme Court review.

California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse cheers recent dismissal

A Sacramento-based legal group is applauding the dismissal with prejudice of a class action lawsuit against an Internet advertising company that allegedly violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

CALA to follow legislative session to protect small business owners

SACRAMENTO — With the California legislative session in full swing, California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse has found a series of bills it is supporting and opposing in order to prevent courts from being clogged and to protect small business owners.

Record-setting $18 million award could set precedent for future talcum powder cases

LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles jury returned a record-setting $18 million award against Whittaker, Clark & Daniels in Depoian v. American International Industries Inc., which could indicate a trend for future asbestos settlements.

Lenders Cloud lawsuit may push for settlement over alleged violation of phone statute

SACRAMENTO – A lawsuit has been filed against a company using telephone solicitation, claiming it is in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Pepsi named in class action for alleged use of cancer-causing chemicals in soft drinks

SAN FRANCISCO – A final hearing date has been set for the class-action lawsuit claiming a soft drink producer has used cancer-causing ingredients in its soft drinks.

Class-action suit brought against Theranos

SAN FRANCISCO – Palo Alto-based Theranos is in the midst of a class-action lawsuit after the company revealed in May the results of thousands of its blood tests had to be thrown out because of unreliable results.

Advertisements play role in class actions following ovarian cancer study, verdict

SACRAMENTO – An uptick in the filing of class-action lawsuits stemming from a study linking talc to ovarian cancer can be largely traced to advertisements aired by personal injury attorneys in the wake of a recent verdict, according to Julie Griffiths of California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA).

CJAC study shows which lawmakers on receiving end of plaintiffs' lawyer contributions

SACRAMENTO – The Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC) recently released its 2015 list of political contributions and expenditures from personal injury attorneys and other plaintiffs’ lawyers.

Lawyers help position state as No. 1 among America’s Judicial Hellholes

SACRAMENTO – After a brief hiatus from the dubious "Judicial Hellholes" list, California has once again been recognized as the worst of the worst states in America for civil justice, thanks – at least in part – to a relatively small number of lawyers.

CJAC/CALA Day scheduled at capitol

SACRAMENTO – Californians who want to speak out against lawsuit abuse still have time to sign up for California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse and California Civil Justice Association Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, March 15.