News from January 2019

Damages sought from San Ramon woman over San Francisco vehicle collision

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 29, 2019

FRESNO – A vehicle driver is seeking damages from a San Ramon woman over a San Francisco auto accident.

Other industries could end up facing wild fire-climate change litigation like PG&E, business expert predicts

By John Breslin | Jan 29, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO - Natural gas pipeline operators, auto manufacturers and construction firms could all end up paying for wild fires blamed on climate change, according to a leading expert on business and energy policy.

GREENBERGTRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig Further Strengthens its IP Practice in California, Adds Trial Lawyer Scott Oliver in Silicon Valley

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continued the expansion of its Intellectual Property Litigation Practice in California with the strategic addition of Scott Oliver as a shareholder in the firm’s Silicon Valley office.

GREENBERG TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig's Ian Ballon and Gretchen Ramos Selected as 2019 Top Cyber Lawyers by the Daily Journal

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Ian C. Ballon and Gretchen A. Ramos have been named among the “Top Cyber Lawyers in California” for 2019.

LEWIS BRISBOIS: California Partners To Present At 2019 Legislative & Compliance Update Forum

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

.Lewis Brisbois is partnering with Progressive Benefit Group to provide a review of new California legislations impacting employers in 2019 on January 31 at the Sheraton San Jose.

GORDON & REES: Beatriz Berumen Appointed to Assistant Managing Partner of Sacramento Office

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani has appointed Beatriz Berumen to Assistant Office Managing Partner of the firm’s Sacramento office.

WILSON ELSER: Sullivan Appointed a Senior Editor of Employee Benefits Law

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Don Sullivan (Partner-San Francisco) was recently appointed to serve as a Senior Editor of Employee Benefits Law, a treatise jointly published by the American Bar Association and the Bureau of National Affairs.

Court grants U.S. Bank's motion to compel arbitration in dispute over fees

By Charmaine Little | Jan 29, 2019

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California granted a bank's motion to compel arbitration in a suit against it over two types of fees.

Scooter driver files suit against motorist who allegedly made illegal turn before striking him in San Francisco

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 29, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A scooter driver alleges he suffered serious injuries when a driver struck him while making an illegal turn in San Francisco.

Producers Dairy Foods alleges it is owed more than $70,000 for goods

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 29, 2019

FRESNO – A Fresno dairy food supplier alleges a Sacramento company failed to pay it for products it supplied.

Woman alleges collision between bus, trolley in San Francisco caused back injury

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 29, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A woman alleges she was injured in a collision between a bus and a trolley in San Francisco.

DRINKER BIDDLE: Litigation Partner Paul J. Riehle Joins Drinker Biddle in San Francisco

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

National law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is bolstering its litigation capabilities with the addition of partner Paul J. Riehle to its Litigation Group. He will be based in the San Francisco office.

OGLETREE DEAKINS: Ogletree Deakins Promotes 17 to Shareholder

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, announced that the firm has elevated 17 attorneys to the shareholder position.

FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP: Ashe Puri and Daniel Wu Named Most Influential Minority Attorneys by the Los Angeles Business Journal

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Fox Rothschild LLP congratulates Ashe P. Puri and Daniel Wu, who have been recognized among the Most Influential Minority Attorneys by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

COZEN O'CONNOR: Cozen O’Connor Attorney Paul S. Rutter Named the Urban Development Lawyer of the Year by Century City Bar Association

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Cozen O’Connor attorney Paul S. Rutter, a member of the real estate practice in the firm’s Santa Monica, Calif., office, has been named “Urban Development Lawyer of the Year” .

JONES DAY: Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection partner John Vogt named to California Daily Journal's 2019 list of Top Cyber Lawyers

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

John Vogt, a partner in Jones Day's Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection Practice, has been named to the California Daily Journal's list of "Top Cyber Lawyers" for his work advising credit reporting agencies and online marketing service providers on complex and high-profile cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection matters.

FARELLA BRAUN MARTEL LLP: Farella Braun + Martel Announces 2019 New Partner Elevations

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Farella Braun + Martel LLP is pleased to announce the election of senior associates Quinn Arntsen and Daniel Callaway to the partnership effective January 1, 2019.

Star defense witness disputes J&J failed to live up to zero asbestos tolerance policy

By John Sammon | Jan 29, 2019

John Hopkins, a British researcher identified as the top corporate spokesman for Johnson & Johnson even though he has not been with the company in nearly 20 years, on Monday disputed a contention from the attorney for plaintiff Terry Leavitt that the baby-powder maker failed to obey a zero-asbestos tolerance policy.

Plaintiff lawyers say J&J turned a blind eye to trace asbestos amounts

By John Sammon | Jan 29, 2019

Lawyers for plaintiff Terry Leavitt, during a second day of grilling Johnson & Johnson spokesman John Hopkins, used inter-company documents to try to convince the jury that the company ignored reports of trace amounts of asbestos in its talc baby powder, and declined to switch to safer corn starch.

Attorney General Becerra announces $120 million settlement on Johnson & Johnson hip replacement products

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 29, 2019

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has announced a $120 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries Medical Device Business Services, DePuy Products, DePuy Synthes, and DePuy Synthes Sales for unlawful promotion of hip replacement devices.

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