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

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.

Law firm fights consumer board investigation, challenges constitutionality in Ninth Circuit

SAN FRANCISCO – A California law firm is asking the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to allow the company to eschew responding to a subpoena from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

California Supreme Court fails to resolve conflict over groundwater fees, charges

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Despite hopes for a resolution after two appeals courts issued conflicting rulings over whether groundwater extraction fees violate the state's constitution, the California Supreme Court decided to send part of that question back to the district court.

Kern County produce business alleges manufacturer breached contract

FRESNO — A Kern County produce company is suing a manufacturer, alleging breach of contract.

Fresno company alleges customer owes $353,000

FRESNO — A Fresno limited partnership is suing a customer, alleging breach of contract.

Disabled man accuses Cerritots shopping center of violating ADA

LOS ANGELES — A disabled man who requires a wheelchair is suing a Cerritos shopping center, alleging disability discrimination and failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations.

Disabled woman accuses Holiday Inn Express operator of discrimination

FRESNO — An Arizona woman who requires a wheelchair is suing a Holiday Inn Express operator, alleging disability discrimination and failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act regulations.

Disabled woman accuses Bakersfield hotel operator of violating ADA

SAN FRANCISCO — A disabled woman who requires a wheelchair is suing a Bakersfield hotel operator, alleging disability discrimination and failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act regulations.

Professional photographer accuses law firm of copyright infringement

LOS ANGELES — A professional photographer is suing a commercial law firm, alleging copyright infringement.

Customer accuses Los Angeles business of disability discrimination

LOS ANGELES — A disabled woman is suing a Los Angeles business property owner, alleging disability discrimination.

Compliance expert: Local agencies still face groundwater extraction fees guidelines

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — A recent Supreme Court decision to remand much of the question about whether groundwater extraction fees violate California's constitution has local agencies still wondering but there are existing guidelines to consider, a compliance legal expert said during a recent interview.

Legal citizens group critiques 'Judicial Hellholes' list

The California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) regional director said the state's ranking as second in the latest listing of "Judicial Hellholes," is not a surprise.

Consumer alleges distributor violated federal law

FRESNO — A Fresno woman is suing an automobile distributor, alleging violations of the Consumers Legal Remedies Act (CLRA).

Driver, passengers blame motorist for crash, injuries

FRESNO — A driver and passengers are suing another motorist, alleging his negligence caused a crash that injured the plaintiffs.

Fieldworkers blame farm operator, driver for crash, injuries

FRESNO — Three fieldworkers are suing a farm operator and driver, alleging negligence caused a crash that injured the plaintiffs.

Family accuses motorist of causing crash

FRESNO — A family is suing a motorist, alleging his negligence caused a crash.

Consumer accuses home mortgage business of violating federal law

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County man is suing a loan servicer, alleging violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

Fabrics business accuses competitor of copyright infringement

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County fabrics business is suing a competitor, alleging copyright infringement and vicarious liability.

California ranks 2nd in latest 'Hellholes' report

California ranked second in the latest listing of "Judicial Hellholes," an annual report from the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) that tracks real-time disadvantages to defendants by civil court judges across the U.S.

Employee alleges Israeli company failed to pay retainer fee

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County man is suing an Israeli company, alleging breach of contract.