News from February 2019

Live Oak, Paradise property owners seek damages for Camp Fire losses

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 8, 2019

OROVILLE – Individuals who own property in Live Oak and Paradise are seeking damages for their losses as a result of the Camp Fire.

Pregnancy discrimination suit filed against Aetna Life Insurance

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 8, 2019

FRESNO – A woman alleges her former employer discriminated against her because of her pregnancy.

Trustee seeks declaration of ownership in dispute over 60 acres in Fresno County

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 8, 2019

FRESNO – A Fresno County woman is seeking a declaration from the court that she is the sole owner of a property in the county.

Suit alleging financial elder abuse filed against Smart Solar Energy, others

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 8, 2019

OROVILLE – An Oroville senior citizen alleges an agreement for a solar system for his house was fraudulently obtained.

Man alleges GMC Sierra has electrical, transmission defects

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 8, 2019

FRESNO – A Reedley consumer alleges a vehicle he purchased has defects and seeks rescission of the sales contract.

Court partially grants motion to dismiss case over allegedly defective sunroofs against Mercedes Benz

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 8, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal court has partially granted an auto maker's motion to dismiss a suit over allegedly defective shattering sunroofs.

Court adopts claim construction on patent infringement case between Illumina, Natera

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 8, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Two scientific companies, who sued each other over allegations of patent infringement on tests and genetics, have obtained a court approval regarding a claim construction in their dispute.

Court grants leave for third amended complaint in suit against Montage Health

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 8, 2019

SAN JOSE – A federal court is permitting a woman to file a third amended complaint in her suit against a hospital for allegedly failing to administer a rape kit.

Ennova Research motion granted to add BeeBell CEO in breach of contract suit

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 8, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A software company suing a small company over allegations of breach of contract for software development has received permission from a federal court to amend its suit to include another debtor.

J&J letters show officials made efforts to prevent asbestos-related regulation of talc baby powder

By John Breslin | Feb 10, 2019

Plaintiffs argued that in the 1970s, officials of Johnson & Johnson tried to avoid possible regulation of talc baby powder by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and considered strategies to prevent it.

Researcher says Leavitt used baby powder thousands of times

By John Sammon | Feb 10, 2019

A noted microscopic researcher told a jury on Thursday that plaintiff Terry Leavitt’s mother had used Johnson & Johnson baby powder on her as a child 5,110 times over two years, and that Leavitt continued using the product thousands of additional times as a young girl and adult.

PILLSBURY: Leading Tax Lawyer Jorge Medina Continues Pillsbury’s String of Energy-Focused Hires

By Press release submission | Feb 11, 2019

Pillsbury welcomes partner Jorge Medina, who joins the firm’s Tax practice and Energy Industry team in Los Angeles.

BUTLER SNOW: David L. Johnson to Moderate Panel at American Bar Association’s 2019 Negotiation Institute

By Press release submission | Feb 11, 2019

Butler Snow is pleased to announce David L. Johnson will moderate a panel at the American Bar Association’s 2019 Negotiation Institute.

Man alleges irregularly sloped ramp at Cardiovascular Consultants Heart Center caused fall

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 11, 2019

FRESNO – A Fresno facility is alleged to have failed to warn of a hazard that allegedly caused a man to fall.

Driver alleges rear-end collision in Fresno caused injuries

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 11, 2019

FRESNO – A woman alleges she was injured in a rear-end collision in Fresno.

BISTATE LAW CENTER: Happy Birthday Rosa Parks!

By Press release submission | Feb 11, 2019

We hope that you join the us in wishing Ms. Rosa Parks a very happy birthday and celebrate Rosa Parks Day.

Man seeks damages from Bonaventure Mobile Home Park, others over fall on stairs

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 11, 2019

FRESNO – A man alleges he was injured while using the stairs at a Clovis property in a fall.

All-American Homes alleged to have abandoned construction of Clovis residence

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 11, 2019

FRESNO – Two Fresno County individuals are alleged to have abandoned a home construction project in Clovis.

Driver seeks damages over state Route 99 rear-end collision

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 11, 2019

FRESNO – A woman is seeking damages from two individuals over a rear-end collision in Fresno.

FARELLA BRAUN MARTEL LLP: Tyler Gerking Elected Fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel

By Press release submission | Feb 11, 2019

Farella Braun + Martel LLP congratulates Partner Tyler C. Gerking on his induction as a Fellow into the prestigious American College of Coverage Counsel (ACCC).

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