News from January 2019

Appeals court rejects false-advertising summary judgment in favor of nutritional supplement sellers

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 1, 2019

A California customer who sued the seller of a nutritional supplement claiming it falsely advertised the product has obtained a victory in court.

Court affirms in part, reverses in part Freedom of Information Act case against US Fish and Wildlife Service

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 1, 2019

An environmental organization seeking public records regarding proposed rules for cooling water intake structures has suffered a loss in court.

San Francisco County residents allege insufficient drainage from neighboring property causing damage

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 2, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Property owners in San Francisco County allege water from a neighboring property is causing damage.

Woman alleges dog owned by Fresno resident attacked her while she was walking

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 2, 2019

FRESNO – A Fresno County woman is seeking damages from the owner of a dog and the owner of the property where the dog resided after the canine allegedly attacked her.

Individuals allege injuries, property damage in rear-end collision in Sonora

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 2, 2019

FRESNO – Two allege they were injured in a rear-end collision in Sonora.

Former Owsy CEO files suit over termination

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 2, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A Los Angeles company is facing a suit from a San Jose man over his termination.

Software engineer files wrongful termination suit against DocuSign

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 2, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A man alleges he was terminated from his position as a senior software engineer because he took family leave.

California high court says health care workers working 12-hour shifts can waive a second meal break

By Karen Kidd | Jan 2, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The California Supreme Court recently found that health care workers in the state who do not want to take a second meal break during shifts that exceed 12 hours aren't legally bound to do so.

California Supreme Court decides procedural question about quit notice service timing

By Karen Kidd | Jan 2, 2019

California law requires that owners who acquire titles to real property in a deed of trust's power of sale must perfect that title before issuing a three-day written notice to quit the premises, the state Supreme Court ruled last month.

Friant Ranch development further delayed in California Supreme Court decision over air quality concerns

By Karen Kidd | Jan 2, 2019

The development of the 942-acre Friant Ranch, as approved by the Fresno County Board of Supervisors about eight years ago, met yet another delay in a split California Supreme Court finding that the proposal doesn't provide enough state Environmental Quality Act analysis.

Glendale attorney faces disbarment by default following plea to not paying an innkeeper

By Karen Kidd | Jan 2, 2019

Glendale attorney Judy Unkyung Paik faces possible disbarment by default following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation and her conviction in the Los Angeles County Superior Court of defrauding an innkeeper by nonpayment.

Former Kaggle President can bypass arbitration to sue board members over 2017 Google purchase, appeals court rules

By Karen Kidd | Jan 2, 2019

Australian researcher and former Kaggle president Jeremy Howard is free to sue board members who he claims cheated him when the company was sold to Google in 2017, according to a recent state appeals court ruling.

Woman alleges she was wrongfully terminated by Patton Sheet Metal Works

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 3, 2019

FRESNO – A Madera County resident alleges she was unlawfully terminated by her employer because of her perceived disability after working there for nearly 30 years.

Client files suit against Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance over alleged handling of claim

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 3, 2019

FRESNO – A Fresno County individual alleges an insurance company did not act fairly in its handling of her claim for underinsured motorist benefits.

Man alleges he was injured in Fresno County collision

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 3, 2019

FRESNO – An individual alleges he was struck and injured in Fresno County.

San Diego attorney faces disbarment over 19 counts of misconduct

By Karen Kidd | Jan 3, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — San Diego attorney Steele Nicolson Gillaspey faces possible disbarment by default following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation over 19 counts of alleged misconduct in three underlying matters.

Longtime Bakersfield attorney faces suspension over alleged ethical violations

By Karen Kidd | Jan 3, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Longtime Bakersfield attorney Gregory Henrick Mitts faces possible suspension following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation over 12 counts of misconduct in three separate client matters and a probation condition.

San Diego attorney faces possible suspension over Las Vegas disorderly conduct conviction

By Karen Kidd | Jan 3, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — San Diego attorney David Leon Speckman faces possible suspension following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation regarding his misdemeanor conviction for disorderly conduct in Las Vegas.

Widow files wrongful death suit against Golden Living Center Clovis, others

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 3, 2019

FRESNO – A widow alleges the failure of medical entities to administer medication to her late husband while in their care contributed to his death.

Woman alleges hole in San Francisco courtyard caused injuries

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 3, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A woman alleges she was injured because of poorly maintained courtyard in San Francisco

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