News from February 2019

Quilt camp attendee alleges log in walkway at Mount Hope Bible Camp caused fall

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 26, 2019

OROVILLE – A quilting camp attendee alleges she was injured at a Forbestown property because of a log that partially blocked a walkway.

Mary's Gone Crackers alleged to owe more than $300,000 for rent

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 26, 2019

OROVILLE – A tenant of a Gridley property is alleged to have failed to pay rent in full.

Fresno County woman allegedly failed to yield in auto accident

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 26, 2019

FRESNO – A driver is seeking damages from a Fresno County woman over allegations she failed to yield and caused a head-on collision.

After judge erupts, plaintiff lawyer in Roundup case at trial pleads for no sanctions

By Ann Maher | Feb 26, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO - Facing sanctions for conduct during opening arguments Monday in the high profile case against Monsanto's Roundup, plaintiff attorney Aimee Wagstaff is asking the judge to hold off.

Fred Loya Insurance seeks $8,500 subrogation payment from driver

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 26, 2019

FRESNO – An insurance company is seeking damages from a driver who allegedly backed into a pedestrian.

Scooter rider alleges driver ran over foot at San Francisco intersection

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 26, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A scooter rider alleges a motorist ran over his foot while he was stopped at a light in San Francisco.

Federal judge approves preliminary settlement in Revel Systems overtime pay dispute

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 27, 2019

Employees say the company didn't pay overtime alleging they were exempt due to employment status

Judge sanctions plaintiff attorney in Roundup trial for misconduct in opening statements

By Ann Maher | Feb 27, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO - U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria slapped plaintiff's attorney Aimee Wagstaff with a $500 sanction for delving into forbidden territory in opening statements at trial involving weedkiller Roundup.

Defense expert in J&J trial says plaintiff acquired mesothelioma spontaneously; Lungs did not show scarring

By John Sammon | Feb 27, 2019

ALAMEDA – A witness for the defense, a pulmonologist, said Tuesday that plaintiff Terry Leavitt was one of those unlucky people who developed mesothelioma “spontaneously” for no known reason and not from baby powder made by Johnson & Johnson.

Industrial hygienist says Leavitt’s asbestos exposure not more than background levels

By John Sammon | Feb 28, 2019

ALAMEDA – An industrial hygienist appearing as a witness for the defense told a jury on Wednesday that plaintiff Terry Leavitt’s exposure to asbestos did not rise above what is considered background levels---the amount regulatory agencies like the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) do not consider excessive.

Club Imperio patron alleges security guard's use of pepper spray caused injuries

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 28, 2019

FRESNO – A woman alleges she was injured at a Fresno club on New Year's Day when a security guard used pepper spray on another patron.

Motorist seeks damages from driver, vehicle owner over Fresno collision

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 28, 2019

FRESNO – Damages are being sought from the owner and the driver of a vehicle involved in a Fresno collision.

Pedestrian alleges San Francisco failed to fix storm grate that injured foot

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 28, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A pedestrian alleges the city and county of San Francisco failed to repair a storm grate that injured her left foot.

Pedestrian seeks damages from San Francisco, Mitchell Engineering over fall on sidewalk

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 28, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A pedestrian alleges she was injured while walking on a San Francisco sidewalk because of a metal object left in the area by an engineering firm while repairing the sidewalk.

Tenants allege San Francisco unit does not comply with codes, does not have heat

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 28, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The tenants of a San Francisco apartment allege the unit does not have heat and mold is present in several rooms.

Judge grants motion to dismiss San Diego woman's product liability suit against Abbott Laboratories

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 28, 2019

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently granted a motion by Abbott Laboratories to dismiss a San Diego's woman's lawsuit that claimed she suffered injuries because of a failed medical device.

Trial lawyer: Design flaw makes e-cigarettes dangerous

By North California Record Submission | Feb 28, 2019

Though e-cigarettes are being marketed as a safer alternative to tobacco smoking, design flaws in the products can cause severe injuries or even kill their users, an attorney representing several plaintiffs in personal-injury cases said.

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