News from February 2019

GREENBERG TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig Adds Three Litigators to its Expanding Sacramento Office

By Press release submission | Feb 5, 2019

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continued to expand its Sacramento office with the addition of Todd A. Pickles as of counsel in the White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice, as well as David A. Cheit as of counsel and Deepi K. Miller as associate in the Litigation Practice.

Woman alleges PHL Variable Insurance only paid $1.5 million of $3 million life insurance claim

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 5, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A woman alleges she is the sole beneficiary of her late partner's life insurance policy and that an insurance company has denied her claim.

Microscope researcher says four tests found no asbestos in woman’s lung tissues

By John Sammon | Feb 5, 2019

A microscope researcher on Tuesday told defense attorneys for Johnson & Johnson that four tests of the lung tissues of plaintiff Terry Leavitt revealed numerous tiny particles breathed in including glass and talc, but no asbestos.

Los Angeles attorney faces disbarment over four counts of misconduct in a single client matter

By Karen Kidd | Feb 5, 2019

Los Angeles attorney Kyle Sheldon Hackett faces possible disbarment by default following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation over four counts of misconduct in a single client matter.

Sacramento attorney faces disbarment over seven counts of misconduct in a single client matter

By Karen Kidd | Feb 5, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Sacramento attorney William Buckner Menn II faces disbarment by default following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation regarding seven counts of misconduct involving a single client matter.

Three seek damages from driver over Alpine auto accident

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 6, 2019

OROVILLE – Three individuals are seeking damages over a collision that occurred on a state route in Alpine.

WILSON ELSER: Hoynacki Elected to Board of San Diego Defense Lawyers, Kearns Past President

By Press release submission | Feb 6, 2019

David Hoynacki (Associate-San Diego) was elected by a vote of the general membership to the Board of Directors for the San Diego Defense Lawyers Association (SDDL).

Omni Financial alleges tenant owes more than $500,000 for rent

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 6, 2019

FRESNO – The owner of a Fresno commercial property alleges a tenant defaulted on payments for a lease.

Nurse files wrongful termination suit against Orchard Hospital

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 6, 2019

OROVILLE – A Sutter County resident of East Indian heritage alleges he was wrongfully terminated from his job as a nurse by a Gridley hospital.

Couple injured in motorcycle accident alleges defective Pirelli tire failed, caused motorcycle to overturn

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 6, 2019

OROVILLE – A couple injured in a motorcycle accident in Glenn County alleges a defective tire failed and caused the motorcycle to overturn.

Westminster attorney faces suspension, probation following alleged copyright infringement

By Karen Kidd | Feb 6, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — Westminster attorney Lenore LuAnn Albert could face a largely stayed suspension and probation following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation over allegations of misconduct in two client matters.

Green Construction Services files suit over merger with Climate and Energy Solutions

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 6, 2019

OROVILLE – A Chico construction company alleges it entered into an agreement to merge with another company and that company excluded it from the business.

San Francisco attorney faces possible disbarment for allegedly impersonating another lawyer

By Karen Kidd | Feb 6, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco attorney Christopher Matthew Weidinger faces possible disbarment by default following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation over allegations he has impersonated another attorney multiple times since 2013.

Tenant alleges he spent more than $200,000 to maintain Lancaster property

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 6, 2019

OROVILLE – A tenant alleges he incurred more than $200,000 in expenses to maintain a property due to the failure of the lessor to maintain it.

Motorcycle rider files suit against SB Transport over collision with tractor-trailer in Fresno

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 7, 2019

FRESNO – A motorcycle rider is seeking damages from an individual over a collision with a tractor-trailer in Fresno.

Court allows stock photo company's breach of contract suit against Google to proceed but dismisses antitrust claim

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 7, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently granted Google's motion to dismiss an antitrust claim against the tech giant in a lawsuit filed by a stock photography company.

Court denies motion to strike lawsuit regarding worker's death at metals company

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 7, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Relatives of a man who died from injuries while at work recently were allowed to proceed in a wrongful death suit against Wendt Corporation, and Machines de Triage et Broyage in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Court grants final approval of settlement over BART Watch mobile app

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 7, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently granted a motion for final approval of a settlement between a San Francisco commuter who sued the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) for violation of privacy laws regarding collected data from its mobile app.

Butte County Behavioral Health named in suit by husband, adult daughter over woman's death

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 8, 2019

OROVILLE – The husband and adult daughter of a woman who was killed allege a county behavioral agency failed to protect her.

Driver alleges Coalinga man hit him without provocation, took cellphone

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 8, 2019

FRESNO – A disabled veteran has filed suit against a Coalinga man over allegations the man assaulted him and took his cellphone.

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