News from January 2019

Orange County woman alleges she was injured in Wyoming collision involving San Francisco County man

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 9, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – An Orange County woman alleges she was injured when a San Francisco County man struck her vehicle in Wyoming.

Judge orders Google to provide some information to AdTrader regarding suit alleging fraud and deceit

By Karen Kidd | Jan 9, 2019

SAN JOSE — The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently said Google will have to provide information for interrogatories regarding an online ad agency's lawsuit alleging fraud and deceit against the multinational technology company.

Caltec Ag remains on hook for fine regarding products that should be classified as pesticides

By Karen Kidd | Jan 9, 2019

FRESNO – California's Fifth District Court of Appeal recently said Caltec Ag Inc.. a Modesto-based agricultural technology company, remains on the hook for a $784,000 fine by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation over three Caltec products that should have been classified as pesticides.

Federal judge keeps alive photographer's copyright infringement lawsuit against Scholastic

By Karen Kidd | Jan 9, 2019

A freelance photo journalist's copyright infringement lawsuit against children's publisher Scholastic Inc. is still alive following a federal judge's order issued earlier this month.

Damages sought from driver by four individuals over I-280 auto accident

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 10, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Four individuals are seeking damages from a driver over a collision on an interstate in San Francisco.

DLA PIPER: Tracy Shapiro joins DLA Piper's Intellectual Property and Technology practice in San Francisco

By Press release submission | Jan 10, 2019

DLA Piper announced today that Tracy Shapiro has joined the firm's Intellectual Property and Technology practice as a partner in Northern California.

State bar court public reproves L. A. attorney over demand letter drafted while ineligible

By Karen Kidd | Jan 10, 2019

State bar court public reproves L. A. attorney over demand letter drafted while ineligible

GREENBERG & TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig Adds Veteran Employment Litigator Charles Thompson in San Francisco

By Press release submission | Jan 10, 2019

San Francisco employment attorney Charles O. Thompson has moved to global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as a shareholder, further strengthening the firm’s Global Labor and Employment Practice.

Plaintiff witness says testing for asbestos flawed in ongoing J&J talc trial

By John Sammon | Jan 10, 2019

ALAMEDA – An expert witness appearing on behalf of Terry Leavitt told a jury on Thursday the testing of Johnson and Johnson baby powder for possible contamination with asbestos was imperfect and that previous findings of no asbestos were likely wrong.

Consumer alleges Toss Designs failed to warn of hazards of chemical in vinyl pencil cases

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A consumer alleges a manufacturer failed to warn of the hazards of exposure to a chemical in its vinyl pencil cases purportedly known to the state of California as one that can cause cancer.

San Francisco man files suit against GRC Roofing over fire at premises

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco man is seeking damages from a roofing company over a fire.

West Covina attorney faces possible suspension for misconduct in divorce case

By Karen Kidd | Jan 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — West Covina attorney Gabriel Castellanos faces a possible mostly stayed suspension following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation over seven counts of misconduct in a single matter.

Tenants allege landlords of San Francisco property illegally locked them out

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The tenants of a San Francisco property allege they were forcibly removed from the unit without just cause or due process.

Tikal patron seeks damages over stabbing at bar

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A patron of San Francisco bar is seeking damages from the owner and operator of the premises after he was stabbed.

Suit filed against contractor doing business in San Francisco County over fraud allegations

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A contractor doing business in San Francisco County is alleged to have misrepresented himself as a duly licensed general contractor.

Rider files suit against Uber over allegations of assault and battery

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A rider has filed a suit against Uber over allegations she was assaulted by a driver.

Consumer alleges Therapy Stores failed to include required Proposition 65 warnings on products

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A consumer alleges the sellers of vinyl-covered products failed to warn of the products' purported health hazards.

Man alleges driver distracted by taking photographs backed into him with vehicle in San Francisco

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A man alleges a woman was distracted by taking photos and backed into him with her vehicle in San Francisco.

Damages sought from two drivers over San Francisco auto accident

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Three individuals are seeking damages from two drivers over a San Francisco collision.

LOCKE LORD LLP: Locke Lord Strengthens West Coast Public Finance Capabilities With Addition of Attorney Juan Redín in Los Angeles

By Press release submission | Jan 12, 2019

Juan Redín has joined Locke Lord’s Los Angeles office as Senior Counsel in the Firm’s premier, nationally recognized Public Finance Practice Group.

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