News from February 2019

Court grants dismissal of SPF-labeling class action against CVS

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 22, 2019

A federal court has granted CVS Pharmacy's motion to dismiss a class-action complaint over its sunscreen.

Disease researcher testifies for Johnson & Johnson that talc powder does not cause mesothelioma

By John Sammon | Feb 22, 2019

A pathologist called as a witness by attorneys defending Johnson & Johnson—in a lawsuit accusing the baby powder maker of causing a woman’s mesothelioma—said on Thursday that talc powder does not cause the disease.

Court grants partial judgement to beauty manufacturer in breach of contract case

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 24, 2019

A beauty product manufacturer has been granted, in part, a motion for default judgment in a breach of contract lawsuit.

Supreme Court affirms part of ruling against City of Carson over potential NFL stadium

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 24, 2019

A company initially hired to assist in the negotiations to bring a National Football League stadium to the City of Carson has won, in part, an anti-SLAPP appeal against the city.

From Legal Newsline

Class action lawyers pounce after Hill's Pet announces dog food recall

By Charmaine Little | Feb 25, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Class action lawsuits are rolling in against a major pet nutrition food producer after it recalled canned dog food products because of potentially elevated amounts of vitamin D.

Roundup trial set to begin at federal court in San Francisco

By Ann Maher | Feb 25, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO - Trial is set to begin today at U.S. District Court involving claims that weedkiller Roundup caused a man's non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

6 legal marketing trends for 2019

By Sponsored Content | Feb 25, 2019

These marketing trends cover six big trends for legal marketing in 2019 that should be part of your lead generation tactics for your law firm.

Famous Dave's BBQ patron alleges wet floor caused fall

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 25, 2019

FRESNO – A Fresno restaurant is being sued by a patron who alleges she fell there because of a wet floor.

Passenger alleges injuries in Fresno County crash

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 25, 2019

FRESNO – A vehicle passenger is seeking damages from a driver and the owners of a vehicle over a rear-end collision in Fresno County.

Tahoe driver alleges vehicle was rear-ended in Fresno by impaired driver

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 25, 2019

FRESNO – A motorist alleges he was rear-ended by an impaired driver in Fresno and injured.

Employee alleges hostile work environment at Lakos Filtration Solutions

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 25, 2019

FRESNO – A Fresno County man alleges he reported sexual harassment to his supervisors and they failed to take corrective action.

Three individuals seek damages over collision in Fresno

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 25, 2019

FRESNO – A couple and their child are seeking damages from two individuals over a Fresno collision.

WILSON ELSER: Harding Named BLSA Southwestern’s 2019 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year

By Press release submission | Feb 25, 2019

Jacqueline Harding (Partner-Los Angeles) will be presented with the Outstanding Alumnus of the Year Award by the Black Law Students Association at Southwestern School of Law.

PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN LLP: Pillsbury Again Makes IAOP ‘Best of the World’s Best’ Outsourcing Advisors List

By Press release submission | Feb 25, 2019

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) has selected Pillsbury to its “Best of the World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors” list.

Judge denies motion to remand 34 'clean diesel' suits against Volkswagen to California courts

By Dan Churney | Feb 25, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently ruled that 34 lawsuits against Volkswagen alleging the automaker falsely advertised its diesel vehicles as producing low emissions will remain in federal court because they involve parties that are from more than one state.

BUCHALTER: Buchalter Welcomes New Health Care Attorneys

By Press release submission | Feb 26, 2019

Buchalter is pleased to announce that James Andrew (“Drew”) Caprile and Gene Berk have joined as members of the Health Care Practice Group in Sacramento.

MINAMI TAMAKI LLP: Minami Tamaki Llp Law Firm Marks 45th Anniversary Guided by Strategic Leadership Transition

By Press release submission | Feb 26, 2019

When the Minami Tamaki law firm started in 1974, Asian American attorneys faced discrimination in employment and the courtroom, just as Asian Americans did in other aspects of society.

JONES DAY: Jones Day honors Yvonne Braithwaite Burke, our first African-American woman partner

By Press release submission | Feb 26, 2019

As we celebrate Black History Month, Jones Day recognizes and honors the important presence and contributions of the Firm's African-American lawyers making a difference in the workplace and community.

Individuals seek damages from AT Medical Transportation, driver over Fresno auto accident

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 26, 2019

FRESNO – A family is seeking damages from a driver and her employers over a rear-end collision in Fresno County.

From Legal Newsline

Trial lawyers are paying millions to a handful of experts necessary to push their talc cases

By Dan Fisher | Feb 26, 2019

A small group of highly paid experts, one of whom recently testified his firm has made $30 million offering mostly pro-plaintiff testimony, are the key ingredient for more than 10,000 lawsuits claiming talcum powder is laced with deadly asbestos, forming the tip of an inverted pyramid upon which the rest of the cases depend.

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