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Ozark attorney disbarred following suspension for commingling personal, client funds

Karen Kidd Aug. 29, 2017, 8:00am

Ozark attorney Scott C. Hinote's has been disbarred following an Aug. 16 Missouri Supreme Court order handed down less than a year after Hinote was suspended for commingled personal and client funds in both his operating and trust accounts.

Employees allege city of San Diego owes them unpaid overtime wages

Delma M. Serrano Jun. 7, 2017, 2:00pm

SAN DIEGO – Three San Diego Fire-Rescue Department employees allege that they are owed unpaid wages.

Missouri AG takes states' fight against California egg law to US Supreme Court

Carrie Salls Mar. 3, 2017, 5:05pm

WASHINGTON — A California law designed to improve the living conditions of hens has drawn opposition from Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, who has taken his challenge of the law’s egg-sale restrictions to the U.S. Supreme Court.

PCB public nuisance litigation could be creating costly future liability for local government, officials say

Amanda Robert Feb. 13, 2017, 8:35am

SAN DIEGO - In the latest wave of public nuisance cases to hit California, cities blaming Monsanto for contaminating local waterways could also be exposing themselves to future liability and economic harm, say former public officials who oppose this type of litigation.

Federal lawsuits over glyphosate's cancer risk consolidated, moved to California district

Taryn Phaneuf Oct. 22, 2016, 9:15pm

SAN FRANCISCO — A U.S. district judge in Northern California will oversee the consolidated cases against Monsanto, which faces claims that its most widely used herbicide, Roundup, can cause cancer.

Monsanto prevails in PCB pollution case, but cities plan to appeal

Kerry Goff Oct. 16, 2016, 11:14pm

SAN JOSE -- A federal judge has dismissed lawsuits in which the cities of San Jose, Oakland and Berkeley sought to force Monsanto to help pay for reducing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) contamination in the San Francisco Bay.

Couple claims husband's illness caused by exposure to Roundup

Jenie Mallari-Torres Sep. 14, 2016, 5:16pm

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego County couple alleges the husband's illness was caused by exposure to an herbicide.

Judge dismisses cities' claims against Monsanto over PCB contamination in bay

Taryn Phaneuf Aug. 26, 2016, 8:06pm

SAN JOSE – A U.S. district court judge has dismissed several cities’ claims attempting to hold Monsanto responsible for PCB contamination in the San Francisco Bay.

Monsanto calls for dismissal of lawsuits alleging it's responsible for PCB contamination

Taryn Phaneuf Jun. 22, 2016, 10:06am

SAN JOSE – Monsanto has asked a California court to dismiss multiple lawsuits filed by California municipalities that blame the agricultural chemical company for PCB contamination in the San Francisco Bay.

Couple alleges Roundup exposure caused cancer

Wadi Reformado May 2, 2016, 3:41pm

SAN FRANCISCO – A Sonoma County couple has filed suit against the makers of Roundup alleging that it distributed herbicides that are dangerous to human health.

Man alleges he contracted cancer from exposure to herbicide

Wadi Reformado Mar. 28, 2016, 3:15pm

LOS ANGELES – A Colorado man who used to work in Fillmore has filed suit alleging he was diagnosed with cancer as a result of being exposed to a certain herbicide.

Companies allege Frontier Renewables LLC broke contract

Wadi Reformado Mar. 16, 2016, 2:56pm

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Mateo company is being accused of breaching a contract relating to a solar project.

Makers of Dr. Martens shoes sue companies over allegations of trademark infringement

The Northern California Record Feb. 26, 2016, 5:38am

SAN FRANCISCO – The makers of Dr. Martens shoes are suing two companies alleging that they knowingly distributed products that are similar to Dr. Martens shoes.

Man sues Monsanto alleging Roundup caused disease

The Northern California Record Feb. 2, 2016, 6:28pm

SAN FRANCISCO – A Sonoma County resident is suing an agrochemical and agricultural biotech corporation alleging that it knowingly neglected its duties to its consumers by providing products that may cause harm to the users.

Sephora accuses law firm of breach of contract

Travis Zuellig Jan. 31, 2016, 8:11pm

SAN FRANCISCO – Sephora USA Inc. is suing the law firm that the company had an attorney/client service agreement with over an alleged breach of contract.

City of Berkeley files suit over alleged presence of PCBs in San Francisco Bay

Travis Zuellig Jan. 18, 2016, 1:16pm

SAN JOSE – The city of Berkeley is suing three corporations over the alleged presence of an environmental contaminant called polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), which purportedly can cause health problems in animals and humans.