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WILSON ELSER: Hoynacki Elected to Board of San Diego Defense Lawyers, Kearns Past President

By Press release submission | Feb 6, 2019

David Hoynacki (Associate-San Diego) was elected by a vote of the general membership to the Board of Directors for the San Diego Defense Lawyers Association (SDDL).

COZEN O'CONNOR: Cozen O’Connor Attorney Paul S. Rutter Named the Urban Development Lawyer of the Year by Century City Bar Association

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Cozen O’Connor attorney Paul S. Rutter, a member of the real estate practice in the firm’s Santa Monica, Calif., office, has been named “Urban Development Lawyer of the Year” .

OGLETREE DEAKINS: Ogletree Deakins Promotes 17 to Shareholder

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, announced that the firm has elevated 17 attorneys to the shareholder position.

WILSON ELSER: Sullivan Appointed a Senior Editor of Employee Benefits Law

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Don Sullivan (Partner-San Francisco) was recently appointed to serve as a Senior Editor of Employee Benefits Law, a treatise jointly published by the American Bar Association and the Bureau of National Affairs.

TRESSLER LLP: Joshua Mountain Joins Tressler’s Orange County Office

By Press release submission | Dec 4, 2018

Tressler is happy to welcome Joshua Mountain as a new associate in Tressler’s Orange County office.

From Legal Newsline

California reclaims top spot on 'Judicial Hellhole' list; ATRA bemoans state's adoption of 'innovator liability'

By John Breslin | Dec 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a national civil justice reform group.

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Attack on paint industry spreads to Pennsylvania; Sherwin-Williams asks judge for help

By John O'Brien | Nov 1, 2018

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.

Quest Diagnostic employee alleges LINA wrongfully denied disability benefit claims

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 26, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A woman formerly employed by Quest Diagnostics Inc. alleges her claims for disability benefits were wrongfully denied by her insurer.

Federal judge denies class action certification in Google action, conflict of interest 'intolerable'

By John Breslin | Aug 28, 2018

In a motion asking the court to deny class certification, Google focused on the lead plaintiff's relationship with two law firms, and a third one that later joined the action.

Plaintiff in Monsanto-Roundup bellwether trial seeks $373 million; Defense maintains product did not cause man's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

By Glenn Minnis | Aug 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO - Attorneys for a California man, spending some of his final days locked in a bitter dispute with chemical giant Monsanto over what caused his deadly non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, asked jurors during closing arguments on Tuesday to render a verdict that would “actually change the world.”

Insurance company alleges Purpose Driven Personnel owes more than $100,000 for premiums

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Whittier employer is alleged to have refused to pay additional premiums owed to an insurance company.

From Legal Newsline

No quit in trial bar after SCOTUS ruling, still filing lawsuits in favorite courts

By John O'Brien | Jun 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Since last year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that dealt a blow to forum-shopping personal injury attorneys, companies threatened with sprawling, 50-state litigation have not been forced into defending cases all over the country.

Appeals court reverses $55 million Alameda County jury award, citing trial court errors

By Karen Kidd | Mar 7, 2018

A $55 million Alameda County jury award in favor of a Pennsylvania-based company against its insurers in 2016 has been reversed in a recent appeals court ruling that states the trial court committed too many errors for the verdict to stand.

Eye care company accuses Kimberly-Clark of trademark violations

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 16, 2018

LOS ANGELES — A San Luis Obispo eye care company is suing Kimberley-Clark, alleging unauthorized used of its Soft Touch trademark.

Professor doubts Johnson & Johnson talc product liability victory will be appealed

By Karen Kidd | Dec 15, 2017

The talc-asbestos case in which a Los Angeles County Superior Court jury last month found that two litigation-beleaguered companies were not responsible for a woman's cancer likely will not be appealed, a legal and health management expert said during a recent interview.

From Legal Newsline

Florida tops tort reform group's list of ‘Judicial Hellholes,' while California No. 2

By Jessica Karmasek | Dec 5, 2017

California, City of St. Louis Circuit Court, New York City’s asbestos court and Philadelphia round out the American Tort Reform Association’s top five this year.

Federal judge dismisses some claims in tuna case against Trader Joe's

By Sara McCleary | Oct 13, 2017

A federal court on Oct. 3 dismissed some parts of a class action against food giant Trader Joe’s while allowing most of the plaintiffs’ complaints to survive the motion to dismiss.

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

By Jonathan Bilyk | Aug 24, 2017

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.

Oral arguments next step in Starbucks wage case that challenges de minimis rule

By W.J. Kennedy | Jul 19, 2017

California employers await the scheduling by the state Supreme Court for oral arguments in Troester v. Starbucks, a case that challenges the authority of a “de minimis” rule that has been repeatedly applied in other disputes over wages.

Man files suit against Janssen Pharmaceuticals over alleged injuries from Risperdal

By Wadi Reformado | May 2, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – A Mississippi man alleges he was injured as a result of taking a prescription drug.

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