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Attorney plans an appeal of baseball's antitrust decision.

Richard Jones Aug. 10, 2017, 12:24pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- The attorney representing minor league baseball players has vowed to appeal a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeal Ninth Circuit dismissing the players' class action antitrust suit against Major League Baseball. “

Attorney plans to file petition to U.S. Supreme Court in MLB antitrust suit

Zachary Lewis Jul. 11, 2017, 10:47pm

After a federal court dismissed appeal filed by former minor league players in an antitrust suit, their counsel is planning to petition the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case.

Federal appeals court affirms dismissal of antitrust suit against Major League Baseball

Glenn Minnis Jun. 30, 2017, 4:44pm

A federal court judge panel has affirmed a district court’s dismissal of an antitrust suit filed by former minor league players against Major League Baseball.

Allied Rubber & Gasket Co. accused of patent infringement

Delma M. Serrano Jun. 7, 2017, 1:54pm

SAN DIEGO – A New Jersey corporation alleges that a Carlsbad company infringed its patents.

Woman alleges Metropolitan Life wrongfully denied benefits claim

Wadi Reformado May 2, 2017, 7:00pm

LOS ANGELES – A Riverside County resident claims that her claim for disability benefits was unlawfully denied.

Wrongful termination lawsuit against Barnes & Noble moves forward

Angela Underwood May 1, 2017, 7:18pm

A California appeals court has revered a summary judgement in a lawsuit that brands Barnes & Noble for wrongfully terminating an employee who had worked for the company for 23 years.

Appeals court rules against defendant in mortgage case

Nicholas Gueguen Apr. 28, 2017, 11:55am

The California First Appellate District Court of Appeal recently decided to uphold the Solano County Superior Court's decision to drop Linda Vanpelt's case against HSBC Bank USA, National Association and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc.

California Supreme Court sends arbitration suit back to appeals court

Mike Helenthal Apr. 17, 2017, 8:06am

A decision handed down by the California Supreme Court on April 6 challenged federal law on arbitration hearings and returned the case back to the appellate court.

California lawyer says class-action litigation bill would protect price fixing

Nicholas Gueguen Apr. 10, 2017, 6:59pm

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted 220-201 to pass the Fairness In Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2017, and one attorney is not pleased to see the bill pass.

Supreme Court takes nonresident jurisdiction case

Christopher Knoll Feb. 3, 2017, 12:10pm

The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to take up the arguments put forth in the appealed Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court, a case that involves establishing the limits of personal jurisdiction over nonresident parties cited in a mass class-action lawsuit.

Broadcom reaches class-action settlement

David Hutton Feb. 2, 2017, 4:42pm

The semiconductor maker Broadcom Corp. has settled a stockholder class action lawsuit that originated after the company merged with Avago in 2015.

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

Christopher Mobley Dec. 7, 2016, 11:06am

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. 

Dentons disqualified from National Law Journal's top 500 list due to global expansion

Michelle de Leon Nov. 27, 2016, 10:50pm

LOS ANGELES -- The brisk expansion of Dentons across the globe has prompted the National Law Journal to remove the law firm from its NLJ 500 and the American Lawyer 200 list. However, Dentons came out in sixth place in The American Lawyer’s Global 100 ranking this year, rising from No. 19 in 2015.  

Federal judge hired by commercial litigation funder IMF Bentham

Kate Jacobson Nov. 27, 2016, 10:07pm

SANTA MONICA -- A commercial litigation financier has appointed a former federal judge to its U.S. investment committee.

Industry experts, elder advocates say $15 million MetLife verdict sends clear message

Taryn Phaneuf Nov. 7, 2016, 4:32pm

LOS ANGELES — Sending the message that MetLife should have stopped agents who referred clients to an unauthorized investment scheme that could help them buy insurance, a jury awarded approximately $15.6 million to the first of many individuals’ claims earlier this fall.

Michael Jackson's businesses accused of serving as a front for child molestation

Kerry Goff Nov. 3, 2016, 11:15pm

LOS ANGELES -- A revised court complaint filed on behalf of James Safechuck, a 36-year-old father of two who starred with Michael Jackson in a Pepsi commercial at age 10, echoes claims made in a recent lawsuit by Wade Robson, which describes an official with MJJ Ventures as "a procurer or madam" of alleged child sexual abuse victims.

Study shows decline in UC Berkeley, Stanford grads securing employment

Dawn Geske Oct. 27, 2016, 1:20pm

BERKELEY – The University of California Berkeley School of Law and Stanford University of Law have dropped in their rankings in a Princeton Review study of graduates' ability to gain employment, but still show strong numbers in reports required by the American Bar Association (ABA).

Supreme Court decision in Bristol Myers Squibb case will impact products liability lawsuits

Dee Thompson Oct. 23, 2016, 11:37pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- A recent California Supreme Court decision involving the pharmaceutical company Bristol Myers Squibb will greatly impact products liability lawsuits in California and possibly in other states, experts say.

Elon Musk prevails in SolarCity-Tesler merger despite controversies

Michelle de Leon Oct. 14, 2016, 12:59pm

PALO ALTO -- The journey toward the merger of SolarCity and Tesla has been a long and winding path, especially for the major proponent of this move, Elon Musk, who faced accusations of going under the table to trick shareholders of the real score.

MetLife's paper reviews by doctors ruled as structural conflict in ERISA case

Robert Lawson Oct. 10, 2016, 1:29am

SAN FRANCISCO — MetLife has been found liable after denying a transition in Daniel Demer's benefits in Demer v. IBM Corporation LTD Plan, which was filed in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, California.