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Billionaire mega-donor Steyer picks favorite AG hopefuls; More global warming cases possible

By John O'Brien | Sep 13, 2018

Democrat challengers aspiring to become the top lawyers in their states have received financial boosts from Tom Steyer, a billionaire investor and environmental activist who some feel is a driving force behind the recent string of climate change lawsuits struggling to persuade judges to punish the energy industry.

Consumer alleges Ford Credit line is inaccurate on credit report

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A consumer alleges inaccuracies to her credit report has caused her financial and dignitary harm.

Consumer alleges Alltran Financial harassed her with collection calls

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 13, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A consumer alleges a debt collector contacted her 30 times after she revoked her consent to be contacted.

Ninth Circuit agrees Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office violated court orders

By Elizabeth Alt | Aug 7, 2018

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) withheld evidence and manipulated investigations in a lawsuit over racial profiling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled.

Consumer alleges CashNetUSA email violated debt collection regulations

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 11, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A Clovis consumer alleges a debt collector sent her an email that caused her to suffer frustration and annoyance.

Wheelchair user claims barriers kept her from lodging at Hilton Garden Inn

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO – An Arizona wheelchair user alleges she did not book a room at a Sacramento hotel because of architectural barriers there.

Alameda court must determine whether legal documents are privileged, appeals court says

By Karen Kidd | Mar 28, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – Alameda Superior Court must determine whether documents sought by a former legal consultant now suing Union Pacific Railroad Co. over asbestos exposure are privileged, according to a state appeals court ruling issued earlier this month.

Assessment of California regulations needed, says business development exec

By John Breslin | Feb 23, 2018

SACRAMENTO - If there is one person who knows the business of doing business in California and its relationship with state neighbors and rivals, it is Barry Broome.

California appellate court reverses decision in Bakersfield oil refinery case

By Elizabeth Alt | Dec 18, 2017

Several groups who came together with the “Association of Irritated Residents” won their appeal of a trial court decision that approved the Kern County plan with Alon USA Energy to double the volume of local oil refinery Nov. 21 in the Fifth District Court of Appeal.

Attorney disbarred in Arizona, California following multiple misconduct counts

By Karen Kidd | Oct 20, 2017

Attorney Robert Lindsay Earle Jr., of Sedona, Arizona, practicing 42 years in California, has been disbarred by the California State Bar following the Arizona Supreme Court's decision to disbar the attorney earlier this year.

Federal appeals court approves class-action suit over US Airways missing luggage

By John Myers | May 23, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is allowing a class-action lawsuit against US Airways and its parent company American Airlines over baggage fees to move forward.

Dish Network alleged to have unlawfully contacted woman after she revoked consent

By Wadi Reformado | Apr 5, 2017

LOS ANGELES – A Pomona consumer claims Dish Network continued to call her without her permission.

Suction dredge mining moratorium supported by Supreme Court

By Kerry Goff | Nov 3, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court recently upheld a statewide moratorium on recreational suction dredge mining for gold, noting the regulations were valid for protecting water supplies, fisheries, wildlife and cultural resources. 

Federal appeals court upholds endangered seal species listing

By John Breslin | Nov 3, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court ruling regarding an endangered seal species will have an impact far from the Arctic Circle, environmentalists say.

Appeals Court upholds California's abortion education law

By Christopher Knoll | Oct 30, 2016

SACRAMENTO -- A state law passed last year designed to ensure women at private, religious-based female clinics receive information regarding the state’s coverage of low-cost or free abortions has been upheld in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Warriors' arena project lawsuit appeal gains support

By Carrie Salls | Oct 23, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – The Center for Biological Diversity, Coalition for Clean Air, Communities for a Better Environment and the Sunset Coalition have filed a “friend of the court” brief in support of those opposing the Golden State Warriors’ proposed 18,000-seat arena.  

California court denies request for new trial in Google fair use case

By S. Laney Griffo | Oct 17, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO - Google celebrated another victory against Oracle America last month when the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California denied Oracle's request for a new trial in the ongoing battle over Google's use of Oracle's Java application programming interfaces (APIs).

Law aimed at protecting against surprise medical bills misses mark, physicians group says

By Taryn Phaneuf | Sep 30, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A group of physicians oppose a bill signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown that they say allows insurance companies to set price controls that spill over network boundaries.

Oral arguments in critical real estate case before state Supreme Court to be live-streamed

By Karen Kidd | Sep 2, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – Oral arguments in a critical real estate case scheduled before the California Supreme Court on Wednesday, Sept. 7, is expected to be live-streamed, providing interested parties inside the industry and out a chance to observe the proceedings.

Hayward woman alleges Dish Network, retailer placed harassing phone calls

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 8, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – A Hayward consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against a satellite TV provider and a retailer alleging telephone harassment.

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