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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.

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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.

The real public nuisance in California

By The Northern California Record | Feb 21, 2018

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Consumer files class against over alleged performance of Comcast modems

By Wadi Reformado | Apr 10, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – A consumer claims modems Comcast Corp. uses are functionally unreliable and defective.

California judge, civil rights advocates encourage courts to protect liberties

By Melissa Busch | Apr 7, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — On the heels of the U.S. Senate confirming Neil Gorsuch as the 113th member of the U.S. Supreme Court, a California judge and civil rights advocates have called on state courts to do their parts to protect individual rights.

Penske case over wages for meal, rest breaks one of many similar disputes

By Nicholas Gueguen | Feb 26, 2017

SAN DIEGO — Penske Logistics recently settled a case over wages for meal and rest breaks for $750,000.

Appeals court rejects sealing of settlement in Quest Diagnostics qui tam case

By Rebecca Campbell | Feb 9, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit has ruled that a shared agreement between two claimants who brought qui tam suits against Quest Diagnostics International should not have been placed under a seal.

Study shows decline in UC Berkeley, Stanford grads securing employment

By Dawn Geske | Oct 27, 2016

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).

34th Assembly District candidate Vince Fong seeks to help small businesses

By Dawn Geske | Oct 27, 2016

SACRAMENTO – As the highest taxed and regulated state in the country, California small business owners face many challenges when it comes to starting a business within the area. But one candidate is hoping to change this in the 34th Assembly District. 

Leading Silicon Valley dealmaker joins Covington for West Coast expansion

By Kate Jacobson | Oct 21, 2016

SILICON VALLEY – Silicon Valley lawyer Tom DeFilipps was named chair of Covington & Burlington’s West Coast corporate practice group in September.

Record companies allege YouTube illegally distributed their music

By Wadi Reformado | Oct 10, 2016

LOS ANGELES -- Numerous record companies allege YouTube and others have committed copyright infringement.

Physician claims insurance company wrongly denied him long-term disability

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 9, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — A doctor suffering from depression alleges his long-term disability plan administrator incorrectly denied his disability claim.

Comcast case calls California tax tests into question

By Katelyn Kivel | Oct 6, 2016

LOS ANGELES -- Comcast and the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) are set to square off before the before the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, about whether or not Comcast controlled the shopping network QVC in the late 1990s.

Life Insurance Co. allegedly wrongly denied man long-term disability payments

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 19, 2016

SAN DIEGO — A man has filed suit against a life insurance company for allegedly refusing to pay him long-term disability benefits.

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