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Ahead of talc test, NYC judge gives good news to asbestos defendants

By Daniel Fisher | Feb 1, 2019

The January 31 decision could have especially strong implications for lawsuits over talcum powder

Plaintiff witness discusses asbestos fibers in ongoing talcum powder trial

By John Sammon | Jan 18, 2019

ALAMEDA – The difference between the asbestos fibers you have in your body and the asbestos fibers Terry Leavitt is alleging caused her to develop mesothelioma are their size a pathologist said on Wednesday, adding that baby powder exposure is so far the lone indicator.

Trial opens in J&J mesothelioma case; Defense says science will show talc is safe

By John Sammon | Jan 7, 2019

ALAMEDA – Trial opened Monday in Alameda Superior Court with a plaintiff claiming that exposure to Johnson & Johnson baby powder caused her to develop mesothelioma, an extremely rare and deadly form of cancer.

TBS, 'Conan' show fail to prove fraud in copyright case over Tom Brady joke told on air, court rules

By Charmaine Little | Nov 23, 2018

A joke on the Conan late-night talk show ended up in court after a man sued the show for allegedly stealing one of his jokes; recently, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California granted his motion for summary judgement amid the show and network's fraud claims.

Consumer alleges Hansen’s Natural sodas contain artificial ingredients

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 2, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego County resident alleges a brand of soda is falsely advertised as natural.

Patient alleges Wright Medical Technology hip replacement device is faulty, failed

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 11, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego County man alleges a femoral stem hip replacement device failed and he had to undergo a revision surgery to replace the faulty device.

Trial opens accusing Johnson & Johnson talc powder of causing mesothelioma

By John Sammon | Aug 21, 2018

LOS ANGELES – During opening arguments on Aug. 20 in a lawsuit to determine if Johnson & Johnson baby powder caused plaintiff Carolyn Weirick to develop mesothelioma, a rare form of terminal cancer, her lawyer said the company tried to hide from the truth.

Hantavirus case formally dismissed after 2017 settlement

By Karen Kidd | Mar 11, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) A California woman's lawsuit against Yosemite National Park and others, following her diagnosis with hantavirus cardiopulonary syndrome in 2012, has been formally dismissed by a federal judge after the parties reach a settlement in spring 2017.

Stayed suspension, probation recommended for Los Angeles attorney

By Karen Kidd | Nov 15, 2017

Los Angeles attorney Jeffrey Allen Lewiston faces stayed suspension and probation following a California State Bar recommendation regarding 14 counts of misconduct in seven client matters in states where Lewiston is not licensed to practice law and which ended with a Federal Trade Commission investigation in 2013.

Man claims First Data misreported, failed to look into dispute over debt

By Philip Gonzales | May 14, 2017

FRESNO — A consumer is suing First Data Merchant Services LLC, a collection agency, citing failure to investigate the plaintiff's dispute into an alleged debt.

Litigation is not the way to improve cyber security, corporate defense attorney says

By Ann Maher | Mar 31, 2017

MENLO PARK - Embedded technology that collects and shares information from all kinds of everyday items may be improving quality of life, but the accompanying liability risks have legal experts predicting that the Internet of Things (IoT) will be the next litigation target for the plaintiffs' bar.

Former CNN writer pursuing discrimination claims after court ruling

By Ethan Bailey | Jan 9, 2017

LOS ANGELES — A former CNN employee has new life in seeking claims of alleged bias and discrimination against the media juggernaut after a recent ruling by the California Court of Appeal.

Law firms face serious risks, consequences from data breaches

By Robert Lawson | Oct 22, 2016

SONORA — Wheeler & Egger CPAs LLP discovered a data breach at their firm in August involving several of the firm's clients who filed a 2015 tax return extension. 

Man alleges Porshe came with defective alternator cable

By Wadi Reformado | Apr 20, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Jose Porshe owner has filed a class-action lawsuit against an auto manufacturer alleging that a defective part poses a safety hazard.

Owners of Porsche vehicles file suit over alleged use of defeat devices

By The Northern California Record | Feb 22, 2016

LOS ANGELES – Two Porsche owners are suing the automobile manufacturer alleging that it knowingly violated the Clean Air Act by putting a defeat device in its diesel-powered cars that would temporarily reduce emissions in order to pass inspection.

Texas man accuses Porsche of fraud

By The Northern California Record | Feb 18, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – A Texas man has filed a class-action lawsuit against a car manufacturer alleging that it knowingly violated U.S. environmental law by putting a "defeat device" in its cars that would temporarily reduce emissions in order to pass inspection.

Telmate Inc. ued over allegations of breach of contract

By The Northern California Record | Feb 10, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – A technology company is suing a California corporation over claims it hasn't paid for a completed project.

Photographer sues over copyright infringement claims

By Travis Zuellig | Jan 28, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Carlos photographer is suing several businesses over claims his photo was used without his permission.

Porsche, Volkswagen and Audi sued over alleged use of defeat devices

By Travis Zuellig | Jan 20, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – Seven individuals, and on behalf of others in a similar situation, are suing Porsche, Volkswagen and Audi over allegations that the auto manufacturers mislead consumers.

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