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Exxon prepares to sue Calif. cities, says they contradict themselves on climate change

By John O'Brien | Jan 10, 2018

FORT WORTH, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Some government officials in California are hypocrites pushing a political agenda that involves using private lawyers to sue and demonize ExxonMobil, the company is now arguing in a Texas state court.

San Francisco attorney suspended for failing to file claims

By Olivia Olsen | May 15, 2017

The State Bar Court of California recently suspended Alexander Chase, a San Francisco attorney, from the practice of law for 90 days after the court was determined that the attorney had failed to perform legal services and later concealed his misconduct.

Monsanto prevails in PCB pollution case, but cities plan to appeal

By Kerry Goff | Oct 16, 2016

SAN JOSE -- A federal judge has dismissed lawsuits in which the cities of San Jose, Oakland and Berkeley sought to force Monsanto to help pay for reducing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) contamination in the San Francisco Bay.

Legal reform groups criticize lawmakers' resuscitation of PCB public nuisance litigation

By Daphne O'Neal | Oct 16, 2016

SACRAMENTO - In a move that has some legal observers scratching — if not shaking — their heads, the California state legislature pushed through in September two measures aimed at giving the cities of Berkeley, Oakland and San Jose standing to refile PCB waterway contamination public nuisance claims against Monsanto.

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