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BLANK ROME: Blank Rome Welcomes New Labor & Employment Associate in Los Angeles

By Press release submission | Feb 14, 2019

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Taylor C. Morosco has joined the Firm’s Los Angeles office as an associate in the Labor & Employmentgroup, which recently welcomed partner Mara B. Levin in the New York office and announced the elevation of Stephanie Gantman Kaplan to partner in the Philadelphia office.

BLANK ROME: Blank Rome Welcomes New Finance Associate in Los Angeles

By Press release submission | Feb 4, 2019

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Steven E. Economou has joined the Firm’s Los Angeles office as an associate in the Finance, Restructuring, and Bankruptcy group, which also welcomed associate Philip Guffy in New York earlier this month.

SHEPPARD MULLIN: Sheppard Mullin Starts New Year with Addition of Leading Financial Services Litigator

By Press release submission | Jan 24, 2019

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is pleased to announce that partner Elizabeth (Liz) A. Frohlich has joined the firm’s Business Trial practice group in San Francisco.

GMA Legal Conference: A 'must-attend event' for food, beverage and consumer product legal professionals

By Dawn Geske | Jan 24, 2019

PALM BEACH GARDENS – This year's Grocery Manufacturers Association's Legal Conference event is set to be held in Palm Beach Gardens on Monday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 5.

NFIB seeks to avoid retroactive application of contractor-employee ruling

By Glenn Minnis | Jan 20, 2019

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.

As Supreme Court bans foie gras, restaurant association says change will impact California restaurant industry

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 18, 2019

The Supreme Court has allowed California to ban foie gras after six years of the state waiting to enforce a ruling that was initially made 15 years ago.

Court rules Securities and Exchange Commission failed to show entitlement to disgorgement from Berkeley Healthcare Dynamics

By Charmaine Little | Jan 18, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California partially granted the Securities Exchange Commission’s motion for summary judgment in its case against companies it alleged violated federal securities laws.

BLANK ROME: Blank Rome Welcomes Veteran Transactions Partner in Los Angeles

By Press release submission | Jan 15, 2019

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Robert L. Kahan has joined the Firm’s Los Angeles office as Partner in the Corporate, M&A, and Securities group, which also just welcomed partners Terrence Everett and Jeffrey Cohen in Los Angeles and New York, respectively.

Federal judge orders SEC-alleged Ponzi fraudster to pay off purchase agreement with California firm

By Karen Kidd | Jan 8, 2019

A New York man charged by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with bilking millions from investors has been ordered by a federal judge to pay off a defaulted purchase agreement with a California wealth management company.

Three key issues await California in 2019: single-payer health care, sales tax on services, and split-roll property tax

By Glenn Minnis | Jan 8, 2019

Shawn Lewis worries that a year that could bring increases in health care expenses, sales tax costs and property tax rates in California for small business owners could come to spell doom.

Court orders for final distribution plan in case between SEC, Felix Investments

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 28, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A plan crafted both by the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission and an investment company has received an order for a final agreement.

As Monsanto prepares for 2019 Roundup trials, legal expert suggests choosing Ph.D-type jurors

By Amanda Robert | Dec 10, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO - As Monsanto appeals a closely-watched case over its leading weed-killer Roundup, and readies several more cases for trial in both federal and state courts, a looming question is whether the company’s conduct is truly worthy of large punitive damages, one legal expert says.

California named No. 1 'judicial hellhole' by civil liability reform group

By John Breslin | Dec 8, 2018

California has been named No. 1 in an advocacy organization's list of what it describes as "judicial hellholes."

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California reclaims top spot on 'Judicial Hellhole' list; ATRA bemoans state's adoption of 'innovator liability'

By John Breslin | Dec 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a national civil justice reform group.

Appeals court returns class action to lower court after only $225,000 paid out to class members, but $12M awarded to attorneys and third-party universities

By John Breslin | Nov 30, 2018

Attorneys involved in a class-action lawsuit must return to a lower court to renegotiate close to $9 millon in fees awarded, the Federal Ninth Circuit Court has ruled, following an objection that affected class members only received $225,000 out of a $12-million settlement.

Fruition, investors ordered to pay more than $7 million over stock price manipulation allegations

By Carrie Salls | Nov 30, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A court has ordered two individuals and a corporation to pay more than $7 million in penalties and interest in a ruling in a stock manipulation civil enforcement action.

Appeals court sides with lawyer to have her wrongful termination claim heard in court

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 13, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – California's 1st District Court of Appeal recently ordered that lawsuit involving an attorney who alleges that she was denied advancement and work opportunities be sent back to San Francisco County Superior Court for review.

MAYER BROWN: Mayer Brown adds Tax partner Michael Lebovitz in Los Angeles

By Press release submission | Nov 6, 2018

.Mayer Brown announced today that Michael Lebovitz has joined the firm as a Tax Transactions & Consulting partner in Los Angeles.

Attorney: 'There are no minimum safety standards for scooters right now'

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES – Following the introduction of electric scooters to the Los Angeles area, lawsuits have been plentiful, with plaintiffs alleging that the scooter companies are to blame for damages caused, as well as alleging that the scooters incite civil unrest and more.

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Money for nothing: SCOTUS could stop class action funds from being steered to non-parties

By Daniel Fisher | Nov 1, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in a case that could end cy pres, the practice of steering money in class action settlements to organizations with absolutely no connection to the underlying lawsuit.

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