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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.

SCHIFF HARDIN LLP: Two Attorneys Listed in Super Lawyers’ 2018 Northern California Women’s Edition

By Press release submission | Nov 5, 2018

chiff Hardin is pleased to announce that Jean Bertrand and Erin Daly have been included in the 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Northern California Women’s Edition.

GREENBERG & TRAURIG: Jeff E. Scott, Greenberg Traurig’s Global Co-Chair of Litigation Practice, Recognized as ‘Litigation Attorney of the Year’ by Los Angeles Business Journal

By Press release submission | Nov 5, 2018

Jeff E. Scott, co-chair of the Global Litigation Practice and co-managing shareholder of the Los Angeles office at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, was named the “Leaders in Law: 2018 Litigation Attorney of the Year” by the Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ).

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Attack on paint industry spreads to Pennsylvania; Sherwin-Williams asks judge for help

By John O'Brien | Nov 1, 2018

PHILADELPHIA - Pennsylvania will be the next battleground in historically hard-fought litigation over lead paint, as private lawyers seeking one-third of possible multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements are teaming with county officials on lawsuits.

From Legal Newsline

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.

K&L GATES: K&L Gates Welcomes Environmental Litigation Partner to Los Angeles Office

By Press release submission | Oct 28, 2018

The Los Angeles office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Belynda S. Reck as a partner in its environment, land and natural resources practice. She joins K&L Gates from Reed Smith LLP.

Pedestrian seeks damages from Fresno after being struck by bus in crosswalk

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 19, 2018

FRESNO – A pedestrian is seeking damages from the city of Fresno and a bus driver after he was struck in a crosswalk by a bus.

U.S. Supreme Court refuses to review California court decision over lead-based paint

By John Breslin | Oct 15, 2018

SAN JOSE - The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review a California decision penalizing companies involved in the lead-based paint business.

Will California judge trim $250 million punitive damage award in Monsanto Roundup verdict?

By Glenn Minnis | Oct 15, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO - A superior court judge has granted agribusiness giant Monsanto a judgment notwithstanding verdict (JNOV) in its dogged pursuit to overturn a $289 million landmark verdict against the company over its production of popular weed-killer Roundup.

Lead paint: California exports unconstitutional public nuisance law demanding Supreme Court review

By Bonnie Campbell | Oct 8, 2018

Whether it is movies, music or fashion, California has never been short of exports to the rest of the United States. But not all its offerings are as wholesome as the Beach Boys. California’s creative reinterpretation of public nuisance law is now inspiring copycat lawsuits to victimize honest businesses around the country, most recently in a lead paint litigation threatened last week in Delaware, Lehigh, and Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania.

JACKSON LEWIS PC: Guillermo A. Escobedo Appointed Vice President of San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association

By Press release submission | Sep 30, 2018

Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, congratulates Principal Guillermo A. Escobedo, who was appointed Vice President of the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association (SDLRLA).

THOMPSON COBURN LLP: Los Angeles office receives top 10 city ranking in Am Law’s Midlevel Associates Survey

By Press release submission | Sep 30, 2018

Thompson Coburn’s Los Angeles office has received a top 10 ranking in the city-specific rankings for The American Lawyer’s Midlevel Associates Survey, which evaluates the satisfaction levels of third-, fourth- and fifth-year associates at Am Law 200 firms.

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.

Individual alleges unlawfully contacted him for solicitation purposes

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 26, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Winnetka consumer alleges an online transportation broker of freight services unlawfully called him for solicitation purposes.

GREENBERG & TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig Hosts Seminar Series: 2018 Trends & Legal Developments in Consumer Products Class Action Litigation

By Press release submission | Sep 21, 2018

Greenberg Traurig, LLP shareholders Rick L. Shackelford and Daniell K. Newman present on the latest trends and legal developments in consumer products class action litigation at Greenberg Traurig’s Los Angeles office and broadcast via webinar.

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.

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.

Companies gear up for review and reversal of lead paint public nuisance case

By John Breslin | Sep 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO - Businesses and legal scholars are weighing in on a request that the U.S. Supreme Court review, and then overturn, a decision out of California that penalizes companies over lead-based paint, forcing them to pay potentially hundreds of millions for clean up costs.

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.

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