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San Pedro attorney disbarred after failing to comply with probation terms

Karen Kidd Nov. 1, 2017, 1:31am

San Pedro attorney Robert Arthur Degrell has been disbarred by the California State Bar after failing to comply with condition of his probation imposed in 2011 after admitting to misconduct, including misappropriation of client funds, in four separate cases.

San Francisco attorney alleges constitutional immunity in disbarment proceeding

Karen Kidd Nov. 1, 2017, 12:00pm

San Francisco attorney Albert Miklos Kun, practicing law for more than 44 years, has been disbarred by the California State Bar over multiple counts of misconduct, despite his contention that the state bar is constitutionally barred from disciplining him.

Couple accuses health care providers of medical malpractice

Jenie Mallari-Torres Nov. 1, 2017, 1:55pm

FRESNO — A couple is suing health care providers, alleging medical malpractice and loss of consortium.

Fabrics business accuses Burlington Coat Factory of copyright infringement

Jenie Mallari-Torres Nov. 1, 2017, 2:10pm

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles fabrics business is suing Burlington Coat Factory, alleging copyright infringement and vicarious and/or contributory infringement.

Consumers are suing insurance comparison companies for violations of the TCPA

Jenie Mallari-Torres Nov. 1, 2017, 2:20pm

LOS ANGELES — A Studio City woman filed a class action lawsuit against a financial group, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Disabled man accuses pizzeria of violating ADA

Jenie Mallari-Torres Nov. 1, 2017, 2:43pm

LOS ANGELES — A disabled man is suing Los Angeles pizzeria owners, alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Los Angeles attorney disbarred over alleged misconduct in patent, trademark matter

Karen Kidd Nov. 2, 2017, 8:00am

Los Angeles attorney Andrew Yoshiteru Schroeder has been disbarred by the California State Bar following five counts of misconduct in a single client matter that involved the United States Patent and Trademark Office, according to a recent filing.

Gonzalez Fletcher's gender gap bill vetoed

Angela Underwood Nov. 2, 2017, 12:11pm

A California gender gap transparency bill will not become law in 2017, upsetting the sponsor who fought hard for equality in the workplace.

Textile company accuses San Diego competitor of copyright infringement

Jenie Mallari-Torres Nov. 2, 2017, 2:29pm

LOS ANGELES — A textile company is suing a San Diego competitor, alleging copyright infringement.

San Diego shopping center accused of disability discrimination

Jenie Mallari-Torres Nov. 2, 2017, 2:41pm

SAN DIEGO — Two Californians with disabilities are suing San Diego shopping center property owners, alleging disability discrimination.

San Diego County property owner alleges tenant, guarantor owe nearly $85,000

Jenie Mallari-Torres Nov. 2, 2017, 2:58pm

SAN DIEGO — A San Diego County property owner is suing a tenant and guarantor, alleging they owe nearly $86,000 for breach of a lease agreement and breach of guaranty.

Former employee accuses Fresno company of discrimination, harassment

Noddy A. Fernandez Nov. 2, 2017, 3:17pm

FRESNO — A Fresno County woman is suing the owners and operators of a local corporation, alleging discrimination and wrongful termination.

Family alleges medical facility negligently handled remains of a relative

Noddy A. Fernandez Nov. 2, 2017, 3:30pm

FRESNO — A family is suing a Clovis medical facility, alleging improper treatment of the remains of a deceased relative.

Disabled customer accuses burger restaurant of discrimination

Jenie Mallari-Torres Nov. 3, 2017, 12:38pm

SACRAMENTO — A disabled woman is suing a Clovis burger restaurant, alleging disability discrimination and failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act regulations.

Couple blames motorist for crash that injured husband

Noddy A. Fernandez Nov. 3, 2017, 1:39pm

FRESNO — A couple is suing a motorist, alleging negligent driving caused a crash that injured the husband.

Insurance company alleges motorist owes $29,000

Noddy A. Fernandez Nov. 3, 2017, 1:51pm

FRESNO — An insurance company is suing a motorist, alleging failure to pay more than $29,000 in subrogation claims.

Hawaii attorney's suspension imposed following alleged probation violations

Karen Kidd Nov. 3, 2017, 2:00pm

Honolulu attorney Earle Arthur Partington, practicing in California for almost 48 years, is under a previously stayed suspension following an order by the California State Bar after he allegedly violated the conditions of his probation.

Rancho Santa Margarita attorney's suspension imposed following alleged probation violations

Karen Kidd Nov. 4, 2017, 8:00am

Rancho Santa Margarita attorney Frank Edward Goseco is under a previously stayed two-year suspension following an order by the California State Bar after he allegedly violated the conditions of his probation following alcohol-related convictions.

Sacramento attorney to be reproved following conviction for resisting officer

Karen Kidd Nov. 4, 2017, 12:00pm

Sacramento attorney Andrew E. Benzinger has been recommended for private reproval with public disclosure by the California State Bar following his conviction on a charge of resisting or obstructing a police officer.

Santa Monica attorney to be reproved for unauthorized practice of law in Arizona

Karen Kidd Nov. 5, 2017, 12:00pm

Santa Monica attorney Cynthia Ann Futter has been recommended for private reproval with public disclosure by the California State Bar following her 2015 discipline before the Arizona State Bar for unauthorized practice of law in that state, according to a recent filing.