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.
SAN JOSE - The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review a California decision penalizing companies involved in the lead-based paint business.
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.
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.
Law firms are no longer the bastions of old, white men that they used to be, but most courtrooms don’t reflect the updated statistics.
BAKER STERCHI COWDEN & RICE LLC: $224 million sought in Lawsuit against AT&T over cryptocurrency theft
A cyber thief was able to trick AT&T into providing Michael Terpin’s account information, enabling that thief to make off with nearly $24 million in cryptocurrency belonging to Terpin, according to a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of California in Los Angeles.
Objector fighting $21.5M settlement with Monsanto, says lawyers, paid more than $6M, didn't get enough for class
ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – A U.S. district judge on May 25 approved a settlement in a class action lawsuit against Monsanto over the herbicide Roundup, but one class member is challenging it by arguing the plaintiffs attorneys are selling out Californians in order to reap millions in attorneys fees.
SAN FRANCISCO - Three defendants in the long running litigation over lead-based paint liability are probably hoping they will benefit from a significantly more conservative U.S. Supreme Court, according to one California-based law professor.
The U.S. District Court of Eastern California denied a building company’s request to throw out a class action lawsuit over defective fiberglass roofing shingles.
SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) - As Facebook faces a deeply damaging class action suit over its admitted sale of data to third parties, the potential that other social media and tech companies will be hauled before the courts is increasing in likelihood.
Flurry of bills targeting lead-based paint hazards and manufacturers. one down, one parked, four remain alive
SACRAMENTO - A bill that would allow homeowners to pursue lead-based paint manufacturers in cases where they cannot identify the maker has been parked by its sponsor in the California State Assembly.
NL Industries settles lead paint case for $60 million; Ballot initiative on track with signature support
Organizers of a ballot initiative aimed at stopping lead paint manufacturers from facing financial liability for legacy use of the product have filed enough signatures ahead of the July deadline.
Five years ago, at the close of a 13-year public nuisance case against ConAgra, et al. in which 10 California counties sought a billion-dollar judgment for lead paint abatement, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge James Kleinberg urged defendants to give up.
SACRAMENTO - While the California Supreme Court has refused to review an appeals court decision against three companies ordered to pay hundreds of millions for lead paint abatement, the long running fight over the deeply fractious issue is not over.
SACRAMENTO - California's Attorney General Xavier Becerra has unveiled the wording of the title and summary of a ballot initiative that proposes to raise $2 billion in bonds for remediation work on homes and other buildings affected by lead paint.
Lead paint amicus: Slumlords rewarded, low-income tenants stiffed if public nuisance decision stands
SACRAMENTO - As the Supreme Court of California considers whether to review a ruling that holds major paint companies responsible for remediating lead paint across the state, it will weigh several amicus letters filed by community and business organizations that also request a different outcome in the case.
SACRAMENTO – A Bakersfield man alleges he was unlawfully arrested by members of the city's police department during a traffic stop.
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.
SACRAMENTO — A parent is suing the city of Bakersfield alleging assault and violation of civil rights in the treatment of his infant child.
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.