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.
SAN FRANCISCO – The California Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court's decision to deny an arbitration award to a law firm that was in a dispute with a pipe maker.
SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded a decision from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in a complaint stemming from an alleged breach of contract between an irrigation district and an electric company.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Dale Giali (Los Angeles) was selected to Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2018 “Top Litigators in Los Angeles” list.Original source can be found here.
The state Supreme Court, in a July 26 opinion, said the federal "de minimis" is not applicable to California's wage and hours laws.
An August ruling declaring President Donald Trump's executive order withholding money from sanctuary cities unconstitutional was too hasty, a dissenting federal judge wrote in an opinion.
LOS ANGELES - Asbestos litigation appears, by many measures, to have reached the top of its curve, including in California, and particularly in Los Angeles.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied the U.S. government’s second petition to drop an environmental lawsuit brought by Earth Guardians and Future Generations.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – California's new Consumer Privacy Act will affect businesses as it introduces a limited private right of action and other penalties for violations.
SAN FRANCISCO - An attorney for a 46-year-old California man diagnosed with terminal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma told a jury during opening arguments on Monday that chemical giant Monsanto has known its best-selling weed killer Roundup causes cancer for almost as long as his client has been alive, claims the company is fighting.
SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Once-disbarred former assistant U.S. attorney G. Paul Howes, disciplined over alleged ethical misconduct as federal prosecutor in prominent cases during the 1980s and 1990s, is again fit to practice law in California, according to a recent decision.
SAN FRANCISCO – A judge has denied the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's motion to dismiss a complaint over allegations it violated duties regarding the registration of pesticides under a federal act.
OAKLAND – The Sierra Club has asked a federal court in Oakland to order the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to more timely produce records the grassroots environmental organization has been requesting for almost a year under the Freedom of Information Act.
A clearly skeptical federal judge questioned the basic premise behind New York City’s lawsuit against five of the world’s biggest oil companies over climate change on Wednesday
Utah attorney faces possible disbarment by default after allegedly misappropriating more than $3.4 million
SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) – Philip James Layfield, a Park City, Utah, attorney who was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1999, faces disbarment following a May 18 California State Bar Court recommendation on over 12 counts of violating professional conduct rules, including alleged misappropriation of millions of dollars from clients.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Since last year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that dealt a blow to forum-shopping personal injury attorneys, companies threatened with sprawling, 50-state litigation have not been forced into defending cases all over the country.
SACRAMENTO - Businesses are calling their lawyers and a trade organization in the wake of a decision by a California Supreme Court to substantially reduce the number of reasons a worker can be classified an independent contractor.
California employers at reduced risk for labor litigation following Supreme Court decision, litigators say
WASHINGTON – California employers now have a lower risk of ending up in court fighting Federal Arbitration Act and National Labor Relations Act lawsuits following a split U.S. Supreme Court decision in a major arbitration case earlier this month, two California litigators said in recent interviews.
SAN DIEGO – A grocery company is accused of violating the civil rights of Hispanic workers who claim they were subjected to harassment for speaking Spanish at one store in California.