News from February 2019

Man alleges driver failed to yield in San Francisco County crash

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 1, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco man alleges that he was injured in a collision in San Francisco County caused by a driver's failure to yield to the right of way.

Skyroam permitted to add trade secret misappropriation counterclaims in patent suit

By Charmaine Little | Feb 1, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – On Jan. 25, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted in part and denied in part a company's motion for leave to file an amended answer and counterclaims in a patent infringement lawsuit.

From Legal Newsline

Ahead of talc test, NYC judge gives good news to asbestos defendants

By Daniel Fisher | Feb 1, 2019

The January 31 decision could have especially strong implications for lawsuits over talcum powder

CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL: Attorney General Becerra Announces $410,000 Settlement with Giving Children Hope, After the Charity Engaged in a Misleading Reporting Scheme

By Press release submission | Feb 4, 2019

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced a settlement with charitable organization Giving Children Hope (GCH) for filing misleading documents to increase the charity’s ranking and generate more donations.

Driver alleges motorist who rear-ended vehicle at San Francisco intersection was using phone

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 4, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco man is seeking damages from a driver he alleges was using a cellphone before colliding with his vehicle at an intersection in the city.

Law firm alleges RockYou owes nearly $20,000 for legal services

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 4, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A law firm with locations in Santa Clara, San Francisco and Contra Costa counties alleges a client failed to pay it for its legal services.

Apprentice alleges Schindler Elevator terminated her after she reported safety concerns

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 4, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A woman alleges she was terminated from her job as an apprentice after raising safety concerns.

Lexington Insurance seeks more than $150,000 from Station 1 Fire Protection for water damage

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 4, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – An insurance company has filed suit against a fire sprinkler and standpipe maintenance company over allegations its negligence caused more than $150,000 in water damage to a San Francisco property.

Driver seeks damages over rear-end collision at San Francisco intersection

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 4, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A woman alleges she was injured in a collision in San Francisco when another driver rear-ended her vehicle.

J&J star witness says company stuck with talc in baby powder because they believed it safe

By John Sammon | Feb 4, 2019

A top corporate spokesman for Johnson & Johnson contended that the company did not abandon talc in baby powder in favor of corn starch because company officials believed talc was safe.

BLANK ROME: Blank Rome Welcomes New Finance Associate in Los Angeles

By Press release submission | Feb 4, 2019

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Steven E. Economou has joined the Firm’s Los Angeles office as an associate in the Finance, Restructuring, and Bankruptcy group, which also welcomed associate Philip Guffy in New York earlier this month.

MORGAN LEWIS: Morgan Lewis Partner Neeraj Arora Named Among Most Influential Minority Lawyers in LA

By Press release submission | Feb 4, 2019

he Los Angeles Business Journal has named Morgan Lewis partner Neeraj Arora as one of the Most Influential Minority Attorneys in Los Angeles.

BPE LAW GROUP: 2019 Employment Law Update

By Press release submission | Feb 4, 2019

As is the case every year, there are several changes that came into effect in the new year regarding employment.

LITTLER MENDELSON: Littler Elects Five New Members to Board of Directors

By Press release submission | Feb 5, 2019

Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has elected Neil Alexander (Phoenix), Daniel Boatright (Kansas City), Paul Kennedy (Washington, D.C.), Gene Ryu (Los Angeles) and Jean Schmidt (New York) as new members of its Board of Directors.

Couple alleges Chevrolet Silverado they purchased has defects and seeks rescission of the contract

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 5, 2019

FRESNO – A Clovis couple alleges a truck they purchased in 2015 is defective and seeks rescission of the purchase contract and restitution.

FOLEY & LARDNER LLP: Foley Elects New Partners

By Press release submission | Feb 5, 2019

Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that the following lawyers have been elected to the partnership, effective February 1, 2019.

BENESCH LAW: Benesch Grows West; Opens Office in San Francisco

By Press release submission | Feb 5, 2019

Based on its expanding client base, growing team of veteran litigators, and opportunities to serve more clients on the West Coast, Benesch Law, an AmLaw 200 law firm, today announced its expansion into San Francisco, CA.

Individuals file suit against Uber driver over Fresno collision

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 5, 2019

FRESNO – Three individuals are seeking damages from an Uber driver over alleged injuries from a Fresno collision.

Landlord alleges he does not owe debt to Tesla Solar, Solar City

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 5, 2019

OROVILLE – A landlord alleges he does not owe a debt on a contract for solar panels that a tenant signed.

Book Family Farm sued by individuals who struck cow on state route

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 5, 2019

OROVILLE – A Butte County farm is being sued by two individuals over allegations their vehicle struck a cow owned by the farm on a state route.

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