SAN FRANCISCO – The California Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District has affirmed a trial court’s decision denying an employer’s motion to compel arbitration in a suit brought against it by a former employee in a decision filed Oct. 26.
Los Angeles attorney Jeffrey Allen Lewiston faces stayed suspension and probation following a California State Bar recommendation regarding 14 counts of misconduct in seven client matters in states where Lewiston is not licensed to practice law and which ended with a Federal Trade Commission investigation in 2013.
In ruling that three paint manufacturers have known since the early 20th Century of the danger the use of lead paint inside homes posed to children, a California appeals court has upheld the bulk of a judge’s reasoning in ordering the paint companies to pay more than $1 billion for their alleged contributions to a “public nuisance” caused by the continued presence of lead paint in old homes.
LOS ANGELES — A California man who requires use of a wheelchair is suing property owners and operators of a Los Angeles liquor business, alleging disability discrimination and violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
SACRAMENTO - A collection of agricultural grower associations is asking a federal court for punitive relief in a complaint against the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) and the state Attorney General’s Office, over the labeling of a chemical called “glyphosate” as cancer causing.