Now that federal judges on either coast have dismissed two of the most prominent climate lawsuits against the oil industry, risks to taxpayers may be going up.
News from August 2018
BURLINGTON, Vt. – A Vermont judge has granted a motion for a change of venue to a California court requested by the owners of the clothing brand NorthFace in a breach of contract suit.
A federal judge denied a Native American tribe's request to immediately protect two endangered species of sucker fish.
SAN DIEGO – A Michigan company alleges that a San Diego company's medical devices infringe two patents.
LOS ANGELES – A Shell Beach consumer alleges she was illegally contacted by an online business consultant company to solicit its services.
LOS ANGELES – A wheelchair user alleges a Los Angeles liquor and grocery store has failed to comply with federal and state standards for parking spaces.
FRESNO – A Fresno County woman alleges that she was involuntarily terminated by a medical facility and that her age was a factor.
FRESNO – A driver alleges another motorist was distracted by a cellphone and caused a collision in Fresno County.
FRESNO – An insurance company is seeking nearly $100,000 from two Fresno residents over an auto accident.
Gary Easley claims that he was beaten unconscious and stunned by police
A federal judge dismissed a shareholder's lawsuit against Amyris, a renewable products company, in a dispute over revenues.
A private company responsible for monitoring GPS and alcohol tracking devices on recently released inmates faces accusations of extortion and civil rights violations.
SAN DIEGO – A San Diego consumer alleges a New York-based debt collector harassed him with collection calls.
SAN FRANCISCO – A proposed class-action lawsuit against SkyWest Airlines has been filed in federal court by former employees who allege they were denied lunch breaks and overtime pay.
SAN FRANCISCO – A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently found that Fitbit Inc. acted in bad faith when the company’s legal representatives delayed and impeded arbitration of a suit filed by plaintiff Kate McKlellan.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California ruling dismissing a contractor’s complaint challenging an amendment to the California labor code that permits employers to take a wage-credit only with employee consent, ruling that the bill does not infringe upon the plaintiff’s 1st Amendment Rights.
SAN FRANCISCO — Victorville attorney Patrick Thomas Nichols faces disbarment following a California State Bar Court recommendation over multiple counts of alleged misconduct in two client matters.
SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Ohio attorney Raymond Thomas Lee III, admitted to the bar in California more than eight years ago, faces disbarment following a California State Bar Court recommendation after he allegedly failed to comply with probation requirements.
SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Riverside attorney Keith Alan Kelly faces disbarment by default following a California State Bar Court recommendation over multiple counts of misconduct in a single client matter.
SAN FRANCISCO — Coronado attorney Blake Edward Wilson faces disbarment by default following a California State Bar Court recommendation after he allegedly failed to comply with conditions attached to a prior public reproval.