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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

Deliv courier alleges he was not paid a minimum wage

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 6, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A Los Angeles delivery courier for a same-day delivery service alleges he was not paid a minimum wage.

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Trump: Climate change lawsuits interfere with policy, should be dismissed

By John O'Brien | May 18, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The Trump administration disapproves of climate change litigation initiated by cities and counties in California and the private attorneys they hired on a contingency fee.

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Hagens Berman reduces fee for latest government client to sue over climate change

By John O'Brien | May 12, 2018

Hagens Berman reduces fee for latest government client to sue over climate change

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Three state AGs support climate change cases after 15 colleagues did the opposite

By Elizabeth Alt | May 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – California, New Jersey and Washington have filed a brief to support Oakland and San Francisco’s suits claiming big oil companies need to be held responsible for their part in global warming.

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Hold government to higher standard, former Calif. AG says of climate change lawsuit controversy

By John O'Brien | May 3, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A Texas judge has decided California officials suing the energy industry over climate change are talking out of both sides of their mouths, and the former top lawyer of the Golden State is disappointed in their actions.

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Judge: Calif. cities alleging doom in climate change lawsuits sold investors a different story

By John O'Brien | Apr 28, 2018

FORT WORTH, Texas (Legal Newsline) – California officials who are suing large energy companies are telling two contradictory stories while taking part in a targeted effort featuring state attorneys general, private lawyers and Rockefeller money, a Texas judge has found.

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Ice ages, the atmosphere and what Trump thinks: Climate change judge questions it all

By John O'Brien | Mar 15, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge has big questions regarding global warming for the private lawyers pushing lawsuits on behalf of California cities and counties – and about how President Donald Trump feels about blaming the energy industry for climate change.

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Exxon-funded analysis criticizes study that claimed company misled public about climate change

By John O'Brien | Mar 3, 2018

FORT WORTH, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Harvard professors who say their analysis proves ExxonMobil misled the public about climate change were obviously biased, a colleague says, and the company says that data shouldn't be used to help a “corrupt enterprise” of private lawyers and California officials suing the energy sector.

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Climate lawyers hope 'public nuisance' strategy reverses years of failure

By Daniel Fisher | Feb 13, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - First they tried suing the utility companies. Then they tried suing the automakers. They even tried suing oil companies on behalf of an Alaskan village in danger of being inundated by oil-fueled rising sea levels.

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Oakland would pay 23.5% to private lawyers it hired for global warming lawsuit

By John O'Brien | Feb 8, 2018

OAKLAND (Legal Newsline) – The City of Oakland – one of eight California governments going big-game hunting by suing the energy industry over climate change – will pay private lawyers almost one-quarter of any recovery and says it does not have to disclose any communication with the firm it hired.

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Exxon prepares to sue Calif. cities, says they contradict themselves on climate change

By John O'Brien | Jan 10, 2018

FORT WORTH, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Some government officials in California are hypocrites pushing a political agenda that involves using private lawyers to sue and demonize ExxonMobil, the company is now arguing in a Texas state court.

Seeds of anti-Exxon campaign were planted at 2012 climate change conference, company says

By Ann Maher | Jan 9, 2018

LA JOLLA - A 2012 climate change conference in La Jolla, Calif., was designed to impose a uniform perspective on climate policy that has resulted in abuses of government power, according to a major oil producer that says it's been unfairly targeted.

L.A. County jurors find link between talc, mesothelioma unconvincing

By Michael Carroll | Nov 17, 2017

&&& Johnson & Johnson scored a legal win in Los Angeles Superior Court Nov. 16 in what its legal team described as the country’s first trial to examine the claim that J&J talcum powder products cause a lung-related disease.

Inequitable conduct defense struck down in patent infringement case

By Angela Underwood | Oct 11, 2017

REDWOOD CITY – An inequitable conduct defense is not permitted in the patent infringement case between Nevro v. Boston Scientific Corporation.

Lawyer foresees potential spread of talc suits beyond baby powder after $400 million verdict

By John Breslin | Aug 25, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Plaintiff lawyers will be on a never-ending search for defendants that use talc in their products, with the targeting of a cosmestics company likely only the beginning, according to a leading business defense attorney.

Appeals court allows arbitration in TIBCO Software, RapidMiner case

By Nicholas Gueguen | May 19, 2017

The California First District Court of Appeal recently overturned the San Mateo County Superior Court's decision in a case involving allegations of inappropriately using trade secrets and will allow two defendants the chance for arbitration.

Stanford attorney disbarred for defrauding elderly business partner out of $3.5 million

By Olivia Olsen | May 15, 2017

The State Bar Court of California recently disbarred Wade Anthony Robertson, a Stanford attorney, from the practice of law after an investigation found that he had defrauded his business partner and client out of $3.5 million.

Nevro alleges patent infringement by Boston Scientific

By Sara McCleary | Jan 3, 2017

A Redwood City-based medical device company is suing Boston Scientific, alleging patent infringement. Nevro Corp. filed the lawsuit on Nov. 28 with the Court for the Northern District of California, claiming that Boston Scientific is using technology covered by patents held by Nevro.

Bloomberg Law's litigation analytics tool aims to give insight on judges' actions

By Christopher Mobley | Dec 7, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO -- Bloomberg Law has launched its predictive litigation analytics tool, which will be used to answer questions about actions taken by judges, such as the average time it takes for judges to issue rulings, how often they overturn appeals and how they rule on certain motions. 

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