News from January 2019

Schools Financial Credit Union alleges it is owed more than $7,000 for loan

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 7, 2019

OROVILLE – An individual is alleged to have defaulted on an auto loan.

Patient alleges injuries after he was dropped from gurney while under care of Emergency Medical Services, others

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 7, 2019

OROVILLE – An individual alleges the negligence of first responders caused a traumatic head injury.

Sierra Silica Resources alleges wastewater plant does not perform as promised

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 7, 2019

OROVILLE – A sand producer with a facility near Oroville alleges that a company failed to complete a wastewater treatment plant on time.

Trial opens in J&J mesothelioma case; Defense says science will show talc is safe

By John Sammon | Jan 7, 2019

ALAMEDA – Trial opened Monday in Alameda Superior Court with a plaintiff claiming that exposure to Johnson & Johnson baby powder caused her to develop mesothelioma, an extremely rare and deadly form of cancer.

Polish immigrant fired from UC - Davis for misconduct not entitled to unemployment benefits, appeals court affirms

By Karen Kidd | Jan 7, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California's Third District Court of Appeal recently found that an associate of Solidarity movement leader Lech Walesa who became a political refugee and was later fired for misconduct by University of California - Davis is not entitled to unemployment benefits.

Appeals court sides with Sacramento in McKinley Village CEQA case

By Karen Kidd | Jan 8, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The city of Sacramento has proven that the drive around a controversial residential development project on its north side will become no worse than it is now as construction continues, a state appeals court said in a recent ruling.

State appeals court sides with Sacramento Municipal Utility District in smart meter case

By Karen Kidd | Jan 8, 2019

SACRAMENTO – A man won't get his money back from having the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) smart meter he never asked for in his home replaced by an analog meter, a state appeals court said in a recent ruling.

Former Children's Community Charter School officer manager files wrongful termination suit

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 8, 2019

OROVILLE – A woman alleges she was wrongfully terminated from her position with a school because she complained of harassment from a supervisor.

Former tenants of San Francisco property allege they were wrongfully evicted

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 8, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The former tenants of a San Francisco property allege they vacated the property at the managers' request but the mangers have not moved into the premises.

Couple seeks rescission of contract of Cadillac Escalade they allege has defects

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 8, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A Fairfield couple alleges a vehicle they leased has defects and they are entitled to replacement or reimbursement.

Former tenant files suit against Ocean Avenue Real Estate Fund, others over alleged wrongful eviction

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 8, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A woman alleges she was wrongfully evicted from a San Francisco apartment while an agreement was pending.

Woman seeks damages from two individuals over San Francisco auto accident

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 8, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A woman alleges she was injured while driving in San Francisco when another motorist struck her vehicle while changing lanes.

Three key issues await California in 2019: single-payer health care, sales tax on services, and split-roll property tax

By Glenn Minnis | Jan 8, 2019

Shawn Lewis worries that a year that could bring increases in health care expenses, sales tax costs and property tax rates in California for small business owners could come to spell doom.

Federal judge orders SEC-alleged Ponzi fraudster to pay off purchase agreement with California firm

By Karen Kidd | Jan 8, 2019

A New York man charged by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with bilking millions from investors has been ordered by a federal judge to pay off a defaulted purchase agreement with a California wealth management company.

Man alleges fall at Ritz-Carlton hotel caused injuries

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 9, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A man is suing a San Francisco hotel after a fall allegedly caused by a slick portion of a sidewalk.

J&J lawyer points to cancer-free talc millers, miners; First plaintiff witness called in Alameda trial

By John Sammon | Jan 9, 2019

ALAMEDA – Attorneys for baby powder maker Johnson & Johnson wrapped up opening arguments Tuesday as the attorney for the plaintiff Terry Leavitt called the first expert witness attempting to prove that talc use caused Leavitt’s mesothelioma.

Federal judge gives consumers leave to amend dismissed claim over Nature Made biotin supplements

By Karen Kidd | Jan 9, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A putative class action by two California consumers alleging they were deceived into buying more biotin than their bodies need was dismissed by a federal judge earlier this month, but were allowed a period to amend their complaint.

Man alleges Tenzr, Biointeractive Technologies didn't pay him for a year

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 9, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A former employee of a San Francisco company alleges he was not paid his wages for a year.

Cyclist seeks damages from driver who allegedly struck him at San Francisco intersection

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 9, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – An Oakland man alleges a San Francisco driver struck him while he was stopped on his bicycle at a red light.

Wrongful termination suit filed against BAART Programs, others

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 9, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A 58-year-old San Francisco County man alleges his race and age were factors in his termination from a job he only held for a few months.

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