Blue Shield of California recently filed a complaint in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against HealthPlan Services Inc. (HPS) that alleges HPS cost Blue Shield to lose tens of millions of dollars in mistakes and poor service after HPS was hired to help Blue Shield during the Covered California exchange.
IKON Office Solutions Inc., Ricoh USA Inc., and Ricoh Americas Corporation recently filed a motion to remove to federal court a lawsuit claiming the company violated California Labor laws by not allowing employees to take meals and breaks and failing to reimburse or pay overtime wages.
A three-judge panel for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld a district court’s ruling that a Volkswagen owner had no right to intervene in U.S. government’s Clean Air Act enforcement action against the carmaker regarding the installation of “defeat devices” in some diesel vehicles that allowed Volkswagen to cheat on emissions tests.
SAN FRANCISCO – The California Supreme Court recently issued a decision reversing an order by an appeals court in a case involving handgun safety laws requiring dual placement of microscopic identification numbers.
SAN FRANCISCO – A California appeals court recently said Saint Francis Memorial Hospital must pay a $50,000 fine assessed by the state after a sponge was left in a patient who had back surgery in 2010.
SAN FRANCISCO – A background check service company in Irvine unlawfully included a non-conviction arrest record in a report that led to the rescinding of a lucrative job offer, according to a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
SAN FRANCISCO – A woman at risk of losing her home because she uses medical marijuana and lives in a Housing Urban Development (HUD)-subsidized complex sued President Donald Trump and other federal agencies for allegedly having contradictory stances on cannabis.
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California has granted the plaintiffs in a case over allegedly contaminated pet food products leave to file a second amended complaint.
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a ruling that the plaintiffs in an environmental case lack standing to challenge a bank's authorization of funding for a project in Australia.
SAN FRANCISCO - An attorney for a 46-year-old California man diagnosed with terminal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma told a jury during opening arguments on Monday that chemical giant Monsanto has known its best-selling weed killer Roundup causes cancer for almost as long as his client has been alive, claims the company is fighting.