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$1B 'retroactive liability' lead paint case vs paint makers could pave way for overreach, appeals panel told

Jonathan Bilyk Aug. 24, 2017, 6:39pm

Lawyers for three current and former paint manufacturers on the hook for a $1.15 billion judgment over the presence of lead paint in more than 3 million California homes have asked a California appeals court to overturn that judgment, saying the judge overreached and trespassed on legal turf more properly reserved for lawmakers, and to rule otherwise would open a virtual Pandora’s box of further judicial abuses and other unforeseen harms on homeowners, businesses and taxpayers, alike.

Woman claims late husband's exposure to substances at Union Pacific Railroad Co. caused damage

Wadi Reformado May 8, 2017, 6:54pm

OAKLAND – An Idaho widow alleges her husband was exposed to toxic substances that contributed to him developing leukemia.

Railroads succeed in blocking new Haz-Mat tax

Michelle de Leon Dec. 11, 2016, 9:47pm

SACRAMENTO -- A California judge has granted a preliminary injunction against the new tax scheme scheduled to be imposed on trains carrying hazardous materials, pointing out that the petitioners’ arguments merited a day in court.

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to decide dietary supplements case

Michelle de Leon Oct. 26, 2016, 10:58pm

ORLANDO -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is on the verge of providing a concrete resolution to the contrasting opinions of district courts regarding certification and classification of dietary supplements and the lawsuits related to them.

Man alleges he was terminated by Union Pacific Railroad in retaliation

Wadi Reformado Jul. 6, 2016, 11:33am

OAKLAND – A man alleges he was wrongfully terminated by his former railroad employer.

Union Pacific Railroad Co. employee alleges injuries

Wadi Reformado Jun. 8, 2016, 1:27pm

SACRAMENTO – A railroad employee alleges he was injured from a result of poor working conditions.