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

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

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

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

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

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.

Suction dredge mining moratorium supported by Supreme Court

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

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

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

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.  

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

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

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.

Aviation West Charters files suit against insurance company, alleging ERISA violation

SACRAMENTO – An air ambulance company is suing an insurance provider over allegations of denial of benefits.

Customer sues CVS over allegedly false advertising

SAN FRANCISCO – A Kentfield woman is suing a pharmacy chain alleging that the Rhode Island corporation wrongfully misled customers into buying a flu relief product that she alleges does not work.

Insurance company seeks declaratory judgment from court

SAN FRANCISCO – An Ohio insurance company is seeking a declaratory judgment from the court over an issue with a settlement.

Vitamin Research Products sued over alleged violation of TCPA

SAN FRANCISCO – A Sierra County man has filed a class-action lawsuit against a supplement company over allegations of invasion of privacy.

Agate Logic accused of using software without purchasing license

SAN JOSE – A software company alleges that a Santa Clara company unlawfully used or accessed its software without obtaining a valid license key.

Environmental group sues U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, claims coastal marten should be listed as endangered species

SAN FRANCISCO — Two non-profit organizations that deal with the environment in California are suing a wildlife service, along with its director and its secretary.