News from April 2019

SHOOK HARDY & BACON LLP: Shook Opens Los Angeles Office, The Recorder Reports

By Press release submission | Apr 8, 2019

The Recorder interviewed three Shook partners who are opening the firm’s new Los Angeles office effective April 1, 2019. Partners Michael Mallow and Mark Campbell will co-lead Shook Los Angeles.

GREENBERG TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig’s Natassia Kwan Named 2019 Vice Chair of the California Minority Counsel Program Ambassador’s Council

By Press release submission | Apr 8, 2019

Natassia Kwan of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s San Francisco office has been named Vice Chair of the California Minority Counsel Program (CMPC) Ambassador’s Council.

LITTLER MENDELSON: Littler Shareholder Mishell Parreno Taylor Appointed San Diego Office Managing Shareholder

By Press release submission | Apr 8, 2019

Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has appointed Mishell Parreno Taylor as office managing shareholder (OMS) of the firm’s San Diego office.

SHOOK HARDY & BACON LLP: Shook Opens Los Angeles Office With Team of Business Litigators

By Press release submission | Apr 8, 2019

Shook, Hardy & Bacon is pleased to announce the opening of a Los Angeles office, spearheaded by new Partners Michael Mallow, Mark Campbell and Rachel Straus.

DYKEMA GOSSETT: Thomas H. Hutchinson Joins Dykema’s Litigation Department in Los Angeles

By Press release submission | Apr 8, 2019

Dykema, a leading national law firm, announced the addition of Thomas H. Hutchinson to its Litigation Department as a senior counsel in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Federal judge defines terms for Simpson Strong-Tie, OZCO Building Products in patent dispute

By Shanice Harris | Apr 8, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A U.S. District Court of Northern District of California judge hashed out the disputed terms of one patent at the request of the parties in a patent infringement case.

Court dismisses securities action complaint against Tesla over Model 3

By Shanice Harris | Apr 8, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has dismissed a man’s second amended securities action suit filed against Tesla Inc. with prejudice.

Man's cross motion for judgment against Cisco insurance denied in case over claims handling

By Shanice Harris | Apr 8, 2019

OAKLAND – The U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California has ruled in favor of the defendants in a dispute over the alleged barriers a man claims deterred him from maximizing his medical benefits.

Court denies consolidation of class suit against Conagra over margarine claims

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 8, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has denied a motion to consolidate two class action complaints against Conagra over the alleged mislabeling of trans fat in margarine.

Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse says arbitration could reduce costs of San Francisco city worker lawsuits

By Karen Kidd | Apr 9, 2019

The more than $90 million San Francisco has paid out in city employee lawsuits over about a dozen years points up why arbitration agreements are so important, a tort reform advocate said during a recent interview.

Judge denies plaintiffs’ attempt at gag order on Monsanto's Roundup safety messaging

By Rich Peters | Apr 9, 2019

OAKLAND - A judge presiding over the latest trial involving Monsanto's Roundup has denied plaintiffs' attempt at stifling the company's messaging over the herbicide's safety.

Homeowner's wrongful foreclosure case against U.S. Trust Bank, others tossed by federal judge

By Payton Kuhn | Apr 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO – A bank and other other companies named in a wrongful foreclosure suit have been granted their motion to dismiss the suit by a federal judge.

Judge partially grants Berry Petroleum's motion to dismiss former employee's age discrimination suit

By Payton Kuhn | Apr 10, 2019

FRESNO – A federal judge has ruled to grant in part an energy company's motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former employee over age discrimination allegations.

Hemet attorney summarily disbarred following money laundering conviction

By Karen Kidd | Apr 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) – Hemet attorney Sean James Ballard was summarily disbarred in February following a California Supreme Court decision and his money laundering conviction last year, according to a notification recently issued by The State Bar of California.

Uber settles suits with California, Massachusetts drivers for $20 million

By Shanice Harris | Apr 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Two cases against Uber Technologies over allegations that the ride-hailing company misclassified its drivers as independent contractors rather than employees have reached a settlement in federal court.

Judge denies Strike 3 Holdings' request to serve subpoena in copyright case

By John Severance | Apr 11, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A United States magistrate court judge has denied an adult films company's application to serve a third-party subpoena in a copyright infringement case.

Some claims over hypoallergenic labeling on Whole Foods products allowed to advance

By Shanice Harris | Apr 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The entity responsible for Whole Foods' private-label products and others were granted partial dismissal of a suit that claimed they mislabeled the household products as hypoallergenic when they do contain allergens.

Sacramento attorney summarily disbarred after conviction of committing lewd act with child

By Karen Kidd | Apr 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Sacramento attorney David Lee Bergren has been summarily disbarred following a California Supreme Court decision and his conviction last year for committing a lewd act with a child, according to a notification recently issued by the State Bar of California.

Bermuda Dunes attorney reinstated from suspension

By Karen Kidd | Apr 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Longtime Bermuda Dunes attorney Keith B. Bardellini has been reinstated to practice law following a California Supreme Court decision and his suspension last year over alleged violation of a 2016 private reproval.

5 Things To Look For When Selecting A Personal Injury Attorney & How Brian Cummings Checks Each Box

By NorCal Record Submission | Apr 12, 2019

It is a scenario few of us ever expect to face. You or a loved one suffered a serious injury at the hands of people you trust: your team of healthcare professionals.

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