BAKERSFIELD, California – The Monterey College of Law, in conjunction with the State Bar of California Committee of Bar Examiners and the Board of Trustees, have approved the opening of an accredited branch of the Monterey College of Law. Kern County College of Law, scheduled to open next summer, will be located in Bakersfield.
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit declared that a petitioner seeking overtime pay and damages under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act was misguided in his claims that the time clock rounding system cheated him of his pay.
LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles jury returned a record-setting $18 million award against Whittaker, Clark & Daniels in Depoian v. American International Industries Inc., which could indicate a trend for future asbestos settlements.
SAN DIEGO -- The California Court of Appeals recently ruled that an insurance carrier could move forward with an equitable subrogation claim against a primary carrier without a judgment after a film industry worker was injured on a movie set.
SAN FRANCISCO -- In October 2015, legal action was taken against the state of California by a rights group based in Washington, D.C., claiming the current fixed bail scheduled system is unconstitutional and does not provide equal opportunities for wealthy and poor incarcerated individuals.