News from January 2019

FARELLA BRAUN MARTEL LLP: San Francisco Supervisor Katy Tang Joins Farella Braun + Martel LLP

By Press release submission | Jan 13, 2019

Regional legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel announces that Katy Tang will join the firm’s Real Estate and Land Use Department as a Land Use Specialist.

HEPLERBROOM: Nickelson and Johnson Speaking at DRI Conference

By Press release submission | Jan 13, 2019

Rebecca Nickelson and Amy Johnson will be among the speakers at DRI’s Women in the Law Conference, which is being held in Coronado, California, on January 23-29.

LIEFF CABRASER HEIMANN BERNSTEIN: Melissa Gardner Promoted to Partner

By Press release submission | Jan 13, 2019

Lieff Cabraser Heimann and Bernstein issued the following announcement on Jan. 2.We are proud to announce that Melissa Gardner has been promoted to partner at Lieff Cabraser.

Judge rules that evidence must be focused on science ahead of weedkiller trial

By John Breslin | Jan 14, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge has barred plaintiff lawyers in a bellwether case alleging a Monsanto weed killer causes cancer from introducing evidence in the initial trial that the company manipulated evidence, intimidated scientists and regulators.

Decision in man's case against Mission Soaring over hang gliding accident reversed by appellate court

By Karen Kidd | Jan 14, 2019

SAN JOSE – A man's lawsuit against a Milpitas hang gliding company following his injury during a hang gliding crash in 2013 is headed back to a San Benito County court following a state appeals court decision.

Tom's Metal Specialists alleges it is owed more than $40,000 for work on project

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 14, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco County metal fabrication business alleges it was not paid for work it did on a project by a San Mateo County company.

Driver alleges rear-end collision in Fresno County caused injuries

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 14, 2019

FRESNO – A woman alleges she was injured when her vehicle was rear-ended in Fresno County.

Former Lugg worker alleges he was not paid minimum wage

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 14, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A former worker for a San Francisco moving and furniture delivery service alleges he was not paid a minimum wage or provided meal and rest periods.

Patient alleges UCSF Medical Center Risk Management, physician failed to properly diagnose him

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco County man alleges that a physician and medical center failed to properly diagnose him.

Worker seeks damages from Nibbi Bros. Construction over fall at San Francisco location

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A construction worker alleges she was injured in a fall at a San Francisco site.

Cyclist alleges injuries from collision with San Francisco employee

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A Daily City resident alleges he was injured when he was struck by a San Francisco city and county employee while riding his bicycle.

Woman alleges uneven pavement at San Francisco property caused fall

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A pedestrian is seeking damages after a fall allegedly caused by uneven pavement at a San Francisco property.

Plaintiff expert witness says asbestos in talc powder caused woman’s disease

By John Sammon | Jan 15, 2019

ALAMEDA – An expert witness called by the attorney for plaintiff Terry Leavitt left little doubt that he believed the woman’s exposure to Johnson & Johnson baby powder caused her to contract mesothelioma.

BLANK ROME: Blank Rome Welcomes Veteran Transactions Partner in Los Angeles

By Press release submission | Jan 15, 2019

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Robert L. Kahan has joined the Firm’s Los Angeles office as Partner in the Corporate, M&A, and Securities group, which also just welcomed partners Terrence Everett and Jeffrey Cohen in Los Angeles and New York, respectively.

Homeowners allege Hydronics failed to properly install heating system

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco couple alleges a heating system was defectively installed in their home.

E S Construction alleges invoices were not paid for work on property

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A general building contractor alleges three invoices he submitted to a client for work on a San Francisco property were not paid.

Man files suit against Golden Gate Disposal & Recycling, others after he was crushed by garbage truck

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A man alleges he sustained multiple injuries when the metal trash bin he was in was picked up by a garbage truck and he was crushed in the truck.

Fifth day at talc trial, sides continue to spar over cause of woman's mesothelioma

By John Sammon | Jan 16, 2019

Add Teaser hereALAMEDA – Two noted researchers called as expert witnesses by the attorney for plaintiff Terry Leavitt said Tuesday samples of Johnson & Johnson baby powder had been found to contain asbestos although defense attorneys countered that one of them seemed a late-comer to deciding talc was dangerous.

Consumers allege Cadillac has defects and they are entitled to replacement or reimbursement

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 16, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Two Fairfield residents are revoking the acceptance of a sales contract of a Cadillac vehicle they allege has defects.

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