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DLA PIPER: Holly Lake to join DLA Piper's Employment practice in Los Angeles

By Press release submission | Sep 21, 2018

Lake represents both private and public employers in all aspects of employment law and related litigation, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, and wage-and-hour matters.

LEWIS BRISBOIS BISGAARD & SMITH LLP: George Nowotny elected to ABOTA Medical Legal Committee

By Press release submission | Sep 13, 2018

Los Angeles Partner George Nowotny has been elevated to the rank of Advocate within the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and elected to membership in the exclusive California Medical Legal Committee, a group limited to 60 California-based attorneys specializing in medical malpractice defense trial experience.

Federal judge denies class action certification in Google action, conflict of interest 'intolerable'

By John Breslin | Aug 28, 2018

In a motion asking the court to deny class certification, Google focused on the lead plaintiff's relationship with two law firms, and a third one that later joined the action.

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.

Defense attorney predicts plaintiff no-show in J&J talc trial

By John Sammon | Aug 22, 2018

LOS ANGELES – Defense attorneys for baby powder maker Johnson & Johnson predicted on Tuesday attorneys for plaintiff Carolyn Weirick would not be able to rise to the burden of proof in a lawsuit that claimed the woman’s mesothelioma was caused by talc powder use.

Appeals court agrees to dismiss Costco sales tax case involving Ensure

By Karen Kidd | Aug 18, 2018

An appeals court will not rehear a sales tax case against Costco involving the nutritional supplement Ensure. California's First District Court of Appeal, Division Three, modified a lower court's opinion but supported the ruling to dismiss the case.

FOX ROTHSCHILD: 115 Fox Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers 2019

By Press release submission | Aug 16, 2018

Fox Rothschild LLP is pleased to announce that 115 firm attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 issue of “Best Lawyers in America” in their respective fields, and 10 have been named “Lawyers of the Year.” Founded in 1983 and published in 70 countries and all 50 states, "Best Lawyers in America" is a peer-review source for legal referrals with its annual compilation of leading lawyers from across the nation.

Plaintiff in Monsanto-Roundup bellwether trial seeks $373 million; Defense maintains product did not cause man's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

By Glenn Minnis | Aug 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO - Attorneys for a California man, spending some of his final days locked in a bitter dispute with chemical giant Monsanto over what caused his deadly non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, asked jurors during closing arguments on Tuesday to render a verdict that would “actually change the world.”

Jonathan Agency and Insurance Brokerage alleged to have made unlawful telemarketing calls

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 7, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Redondo Beach man alleges an insurance brokerage company unlawfully called him for telemarketing purposes.

JPL Recovery Solutions alleged to have failed to identify itself as debt collector in voicemail

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 2, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego consumer alleges a New York-based debt collector harassed him with collection calls.

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.

Gatto Act case dismissed due to lack of specifics regarding land contamination allegations, attorney says

By Angela Underwood | Jul 18, 2018

A recent ruling in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California granted a motion to dismiss a case involving soil and groundwater contamination allegedly resulting from the release of hazardous substances at a property once occupied by a metal plating facility.

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.

From Legal Newsline

Others 0 for 2, but Rhode Island joining climate change litigation anyway

By John O'Brien | Jul 5, 2018

A judge on the other side of the country has ruled that it isn’t an issue for the courts, but that is not stopping Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, and the private lawyers he has hired, from suing the oil industry over alleged effects of climate change.

From Legal Newsline

Judge boots global warming cases of San Francisco, Oakland against oil industry

By John O'Brien | Jun 26, 2018

A California federal judge has rejected the efforts of municipal officials who teamed with private lawyers to seek to hold the energy industry liable for the alleged future effects of climate change.

From Legal Newsline

'They're always wrong': NYC's hired guns cite overturned case as authority for climate change lawsuit

By Daniel Fisher | Jun 19, 2018

It was a surprising opening move, to say the least. Arguing for the City of New York in its climate lawsuit against five major oil companies, attorney Michael Pawa cited AEP v. Connecticut, a 2009 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, as “persuasive authority” in his clients’ favor.

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NYC's climate change lawsuit faces scrutiny from judge during dismissal arguments

By Daniel Fisher | Jun 14, 2018

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

Insurance company alleges Purpose Driven Personnel owes more than $100,000 for premiums

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Whittier employer is alleged to have refused to pay additional premiums owed to an insurance company.

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