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Suspicion and threats of increasing legislation loom in the midst of glyphosate debate

SACRAMENTO – A recent article published by Reuters calls into question the safety of glyphosate, a common weed killer, which, up until now, has only been challenged by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

California attorney disbarred in Florida following suspension in North Carolina

From
Florida Record

Attorney David Campbell Sutton, of Clovis, California, practicing in Florida for more than 27 years, has been disbarred following a Jan. 24 Florida Supreme Court order after his 2014 suspension in North Carolina, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Appeals court affirms anti-SLAPP motion denial in Area 51's lawsuit against Alameda

SAN FRANCISCO — A state appeals court recently affirmed a lower court's denial of an anti-SLAPP (strategic lawsuits against public participation) motion in event planning company Area 51's lawsuit against the City of Alameda and others over alleged breach of contract.

Former salesman alleges Home Depot failed to pay overtime

SAN DIEGO — A San Diego man is suing Home Depot, alleging unlawful business practices in failing to pay him overtime.

Rimini Street to prosecute pending claims against Oracle after appeals court ruling

After years and millions of dollars in legal setback, Nevada-based Rimini Street says a mixed appeals court ruling earlier this month marks the beginning of turning around it's largely losing legal defense against Oracle Corporation.

Usual Suspects: Lawyers used to getting their way in MDL process to lead opioid litigation

From
Legal Newsline

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - There will be a lot of familiar faces in U.S. District Judge Dan Polster’s courtroom in Cleveland on Jan. 31, when lawyers gather for a hearing on multidistrict litigation against the nation’s opioid manufacturers and distributors.

California ranks 2nd in latest 'Hellholes' report

California ranked second in the latest listing of "Judicial Hellholes," an annual report from the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) that tracks real-time disadvantages to defendants by civil court judges across the U.S.

Appeals court rules in favor of Rossdale Group LLC in malicious prosecution suit

The California Sixth District Court of Appeal recently reversed a trial court's decision in a malicious prosecution lawsuit.

Appeals court rules that Unfair Competition Law does not apply in Bank of America case

The California Sixth District Court of Appeal recently ruled that California's Unfair Competition Law (UCL) does not apply to a California couple who attempted to challenge the repossession of their home.

Appeals court rules against defendant in mortgage case

The California First Appellate District Court of Appeal recently decided to uphold the Solano County Superior Court's decision to drop Linda Vanpelt's case against HSBC Bank USA, National Association and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc.

Law firm both representing, fighting Toys R Us not disqualified

LOS ANGELES — A law firm that was representing Toys R Us in one case and fighting against the toy company in another will not be disqualified.

California federal court moves Hertz case back to San Francisco

A U.S. district court in California recently granted a motion to dismiss a Fair Credit Reporting Act class action against Hertz, with the case moving back to San Francisco.

Courts to rule on whether calling in to work equals reporting to work

SAN FRANCISCO – A decision regarding whether waiting for a call to head into work is actually considered working has been bouncing around California courts.

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to decide dietary supplements case

ORLANDO -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is on the verge of providing a concrete resolution to the contrasting opinions of district courts regarding certification and classification of dietary supplements and the lawsuits related to them.

Legal services matchmaker website expands to pair California litigants and attorneys

SACRAMENTO – An idea hatched in Miami for helping individuals find an attorney who fits their budget has expanded to northern California.

Allstate Insurance Co. allegedly failed to adequately investigate a claim, disclose discovery of asbestos

SAN FRANCISCO — Homeowners have filed suit against their insurance policy provider for allegedly failing to cover insured water damage caused by a dishwasher and for purportedly failing to notify them of asbestos found and blown about in their home during the evaluation process.

Gators Sports Bar & Grill alleged to have allowed performances of songs without license

RIVERSIDE – A Victorville restaurant is facing a suit from several owners of copyrighted music alleging their songs were performed without a license.

AAA alleges Boulevard Towing uses mark without authorization

LOS ANGELES – A Florida company alleges a Los Angeles towing company is using its mark without permission.

Aetna Life Insurance Co., allegedly wrongly denied woman's disability claims

GAINESVILLE — An individual has filed suit against an insurance company for allegedly denying her claim for disability benefits.

Former employee claims company allegedly refused a doctor's visit after he was injured

TAMPA — A former employee has filed suit against his previous employer for allegedly preventing him from seeing a physician for a shoulder injury, then purportedly forcing him to resign.