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California named No. 1 'judicial hellhole' by civil liability reform group

By John Breslin | Dec 8, 2018

California has been named No. 1 in an advocacy organization's list of what it describes as "judicial hellholes."

Pacific Coast fishermen demand reparations from fossil fuel companies for damages to crabbers

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 8, 2018

The Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations (PCFFA) filed a lawsuit alleging that fossil fuel companies' operations have caused damages over four years to fisheries, crabbers, business and those who work in the related industries.

San Francisco City Attorney says alleged nepotism over $1.2M cybersecurity contract will not be tolerated

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 8, 2018

Two Department of Public Health employees have been accused of directing a $1.2 million contract toward family members.

Paradise families sue Pacific Gas and Electric Company for fires; attorney alleges company knew of dangers

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 8, 2018

A group of 35 families filed a lawsuit against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) alleging that the 153,000-acre Camp Fire in Paradise is the fault of the energy company, with the families' attorney claiming that the company knew of elevated risks just ahead of the fire.

Motorist involved in Walnut Creek collision alleges Lyft driver was using phone

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 7, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A motorist alleges a Lyft driver was using a cellphone before a collision in Walnut Creek.

Damages sought from driver over rear-end collision on state Route 41 in Fresno

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 7, 2018

FRESNO – Three individuals are seeking damages from a driver over a rear-end collision in Fresno.

San Francisco property owners allege neighboring property's garbage can fire caused damages

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 7, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The owners of San Francisco property are seeking damages from the owners of a neighboring property and others over a fire that started in a garbage can and damaged their property.

Driver allegedly ran red light at Fresno intersection, caused collision

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 7, 2018

FRESNO – A woman alleges she was injured when a driver ran a red light in Fresno and collided with her vehicle.

Insurer granted summary judgment in lawsuit over rejected claim for jet that went missing in Mexico

By Charmaine Little | Dec 6, 2018

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently granted an insurance company's motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit regarding the denial of an insurance claim for a Gulfstream jet that went missing in Mexico.

POLSINELLI PC: Polsinelli’s Patrick Woolley is Member of National Team Earning Second Place Honors at Diversity in Law Hackathon Competition

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

.Polsinelli Shareholder Patrick Woolley worked with a team of seven professionals that took second place in a competition against nine other teams at the second annual Diversity in Law Hackathon this month in San Francisco.

K&L GATES: K&L Gates Deepens Real Estate Practice with California Partner Addition

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

Global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes Kenneth A. Kecskes as a real estate partner in the San Francisco and Los Angeles offices.

Audi driver seeks damages over Divisadero Street collision

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 6, 2018

FRESNO – A vehicle driver is alleged to have negligently operated a vehicle and cause a collision on a San Francisco street.

Video-game developers entitled to attorney-client privilege with PR company amid copyright lawsuit, court rules

By Charmaine Little | Dec 5, 2018

Video game developers hoping to create a sequel to another company's video-game series have been allowed to keep their communications with lawyers and public relations team confidential.

Court denies motion to dismiss copyright claim over use of Willie Nelson photo on Facebook

By Charmaine Little | Dec 5, 2018

A publication’s motion to dismiss claims it violated the Copyright Act and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act was granted in part and denied in part by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Nov. 30.

Settlement agreement between Volkswagen and investors gets green light

By Charmaine Little | Dec 5, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted a motion for a preliminary approval of a settlement after a number of Volkswagen investors sued the company for allegedly violating federal security laws.

Investors accuse Fidelity Charitable of breach of contract after liquidating shares; court denies motion to dismiss

By Charmaine Little | Dec 5, 2018

A couple suing Fidelity for contract and tort claims related to their $100 million donation to Fidelity Charitable have proper standing to make a claim, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California determined in denying Fidelity’s motion to dismiss.

Yelp may have misled investors, court rules while dismissing several parts of fraud lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Dec 5, 2018

Popular review app Yelp had some claims against it dismissed in a lawsuit alleging that the company misled investors over the strength of its advertising business.

Court selects lead plaintiff and lead counsel for multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Tesla CEO Elon Musk

By Charmaine Little | Dec 5, 2018

A federal court ruled to consolidate cases involving Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who allegedly made false statements that he acquired enough money to take his company private.

Co-defendant not allowed to see Facebook's trade-secrets settlement with plaintiff

By Charmaine Little | Dec 5, 2018

A company ordered to pay $30 million in damages following a jury trial over trade secrets will not receive access to Facebook’s settlement agreement with the same plaintiff, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division, ruled on Nov. 26.

Wet floor at Fresno property alleged to have caused guest to fall

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 5, 2018

FRESNO – The guest at a Fresno property alleges a wet floor caused fall.

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