News from December 2018

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

Driver, owner of vehicle sued by two individuals over Fresno County collision

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 10, 2018

FRESNO – Two individuals allege they were injured in a Fresno County collision.

As Monsanto prepares for 2019 Roundup trials, legal expert suggests choosing Ph.D-type jurors

By Amanda Robert | Dec 10, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO - As Monsanto appeals a closely-watched case over its leading weed-killer Roundup, and readies several more cases for trial in both federal and state courts, a looming question is whether the company’s conduct is truly worthy of large punitive damages, one legal expert says.

Driver alleges her vehicle was sideswiped by Conti Materials Service vehicle

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A motorist is seeking damages from a Stockton company and its driver over a collision on a state route.

Homeowner balks at new Oakland renter protections

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 10, 2018

A recent Oakland law is making it difficult for homeowners to move back to their properties without reimbursing their tenants for no-fault eviction.

Insurance company seeks damages from FedEx over allegedly damaged cargo

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 11, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – An insurance company is seeking damages from a common carrier after it allegedly damaged cargo it transported from Illinois to Ohio.

Two allegedly injured in Fresno County crash seek damages

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 11, 2018

FRESNO – Two individuals are seeking damages over alleged injuries sustained in a Fresno County crash.

Sierra Agricultural Transportation alleges Fresno Transport failed to deliver freight as promised

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 11, 2018

FRESNO – A company alleges it had to pay its customer for a loss of freight because the company hired to deliver it failed to do so.

Vehicle passenger seeks damages over alleged injuries sustained in San Francisco collision

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 11, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A woman alleges she was injured as a passenger in a vehicle that was rear-ended in San Francisco.

Former employee files discrimination suit against Bank of America

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 11, 2018

FRESNO – A Fresno County woman alleges that her age and religion were factors in her termination from a job with a bank.

Stockton woman alleges dog's owners failed to disclose behavioral problems

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 11, 2018

STOCKTON – A Stockton woman is seeking damages from the owners of a dog temporarily left in her care after the animal allegedly injured her.

Former Roadrunner Transportation Services employee alleges he was misclassified as independent contractor

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 11, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A man formerly employed as a truck driver for a transportation company alleges he was improperly classified as an independent contractor.

Two seek damages over Stockton auto accident

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 11, 2018

SAN JOAQUIN – Two individuals allege they were injured when their vehicle was rear-ended in Stockton.

Fresno landlords seek $60,500 from former tenant over alleged property damage

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 12, 2018

FRESNO – The owners of a Fresno property alleges they spent $60,000 to repair damages caused by a tenant.

Woman seeks damages from Adventist Health Lodi Memorial, physician over allegations glove was left in body

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 12, 2018

STOCKTON – A woman alleges a surgical glove and a piece of gauze were left in her body after surgery.

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