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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.

California, other states grapple over climate change litigation

By John Breslin | Oct 29, 2018

Should states intervene in lawsuits against fossil fuel companies over financial responsibility for future climate change costs?

California senators angry over White House move forward with appeals court nominations

By John Breslin | Oct 15, 2018

SACRAMENTO - California's two U.S. Senators reacted with anger over the nomination by the White House of three individuals to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

MAYER BROWN: Technology Transactions partner Michelle Gross joins Mayer Brown in Northern California

By Press release submission | Sep 30, 2018

Mayer Brown announced today that Michelle Ontiveros Gross has joined the firm as a Technology Transactions partner in Northern California.

BAKER MCKENZIE LLP: Baker McKenzie Global Chair and Two Partners Named Among Top Champions of Women in Business

By Press release submission | Sep 21, 2018

Paul Rawlinson, Global Chair of leading global law firm Baker McKenzie has been named as a Male Champion of Women in Business while Partners Joanna (Jo) Ludlam and Sue McLean have been named Female Champions by the Financial Times and HERoes, a gender-equality initiative.

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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.

California Supreme Court affirms decision to deny law firm's arbitration award

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 9, 2018

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.

Appeals court reverses and remands FERC decision against irrigation district

By Charmaine Little | Sep 8, 2018

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.

MAYER BROWN: Top Litigators in Los Angeles: Dale J. Giali

By Press release submission | Aug 24, 2018

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.

Starbucks requests rehearing following Supreme Court 'off the clock' wage decision

By John Breslin | Aug 20, 2018

The state Supreme Court, in a July 26 opinion, said the federal "de minimis" is not applicable to California's wage and hours laws.

Ruling on Trump's sanctuary city executive order premature, dissenting judge says

By Karen Kidd | Aug 9, 2018

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.

Asbestos claims dropping in Los Angeles County, experts question why

By John Breslin | Aug 6, 2018

LOS ANGELES - Asbestos litigation appears, by many measures, to have reached the top of its curve, including in California, and particularly in Los Angeles.

Court denies request by President Trump and government agencies to dismiss environmental lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Jul 28, 2018

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.

From Legal Newsline

New, strong Calif. data privacy act 'moves the needle' and could inspire other states

By John Breslin | Jul 24, 2018

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.

Bellwether trial over Monsanto's Roundup opens

By Glenn Minnis | Jul 10, 2018

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.

Former federal prosecutor ruled fit to practice again in California

By Karen Kidd | Jul 5, 2018

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.

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