News from May 2019

Banning attorney suspended over allegations in three bankruptcy matters, trust account issues

By Karen Kidd | May 6, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Banning attorney Thomas Lee Watkins has been suspended following a Feb. 1 California Supreme Court order over three bankruptcy matters and trust fund irregularities, according to a recent report issued by the State Bar of California and court documents.

Judge denies restraining order request from man trying to stop tax sale of El Cajon property

By Scott Holland | May 6, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A federal judge has ruled against a man trying to prevent the sale of his property after a city removed more than 195 tons of waste from it and assessed abatement costs.

BENESCH FRIEDLANDER COPLAN ARONOFF: Benesch Partners Reelect Eisenberg as Managing Partner for Third Term

By Press release submission | May 7, 2019

Benesch announced that Gregg A. Eisenberg has been reelected Managing Partner of the firm for an unprecedented third time, for a four-year term beginning in 2021.

Court grants Youngevity International's motion to subpoena man's phone records from Verizon Wireless

By Shanice Harris | May 7, 2019

SAN DIEGO – Youngevity International's motion to reopen discovery in a case was granted in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of California on April 10.

Judge orders BMW to produce documents in warranty lawsuit

By Scott Holland | May 7, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A federal judge has weighed in on a dispute involving a customer who alleged BMW failed to live up to warranty terms to repair alleged defects with his vehicle.

LITTLER MENDELSON: Littler Strengthens Workplace Safety & Health Practice with Addition of Melissa Peters

By Press release submission | May 7, 2019

Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has bolstered its Workplace Safety & Health Practice Group with the addition of Melissa K. Peters as Special Counsel in the Walnut Creek, Calif., office.

FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP: Dan Wu Named Co-Chair of Fox’s Diversity Committee

By Press release submission | May 7, 2019

Fox Rothschild LLP is pleased to announce that Dan Wu has been named co-chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee.

Court activity on May 7: Darrell Nichols vs James P. McBride

By The Northern California Record | May 7, 2019

The Alameda County Superior Court reported the following activity in the suit brought by Darrell Nichols and Susan E. Nichols against James P. McBride on May 7: 'Complaint-Professional Negligence Filed'

Discrimination suit against physicians dismissed over failure to state a claim

By Scott Holland | May 7, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge has dismissed a discrimination lawsuit against several physicians because it failed to meet statutory deadlines and failed to state a claim.

Judge dismisses lawsuit against American General Life Insurance over $1 million policy

By Scott Holland | May 7, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A federal judge has ruled against a woman who filed a lawsuit over a $1 million life insurance policy.

May 7: Alameda County Superior Court docket for professional negligence cases

By The Northern California Record | May 7, 2019

The following professional negligence-related cases were on the docket in the Alameda County Superior Court on May 7. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

Court activity on May 7: Angela Diaz vs Jamba Juice Inc.

By The Northern California Record | May 7, 2019

The Alameda County Superior Court reported the following activity in the suit brought by Angela Diaz against Jamba Juice Inc. on May 7: 'Complaint-Other Employment Filed'

Court activity on May 7: Bridget Gilmore vs CMG Financial Services

By The Northern California Record | May 7, 2019

The Alameda County Superior Court reported the following activity in the suit brought by Bridget Gilmore against CMG Financial Services on May 7: 'Complaint-Other Employment Filed'

May 7: Alameda County Superior Court docket for other employment cases

By The Northern California Record | May 7, 2019

The following other employment-related cases were on the docket in the Alameda County Superior Court on May 7. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

Court activity on May 7: Janet Helton vs Berkeley Unified School District

By The Northern California Record | May 7, 2019

The Alameda County Superior Court reported the following activity in the suit brought by Janet Helton against Berkeley Unified School District on May 7: 'Complaint-Other Employment Filed'

Alameda County Superior Court: Actions Taken on May 7

By The Northern California Record | May 7, 2019

The Alameda County Superior Court reported the following activity on May 7 in the suits below:

Judge strikes portion of report in patent lawsuit between MLC Intellectual Property, Micro Technology

By Scott Holland | May 7, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge has weighed in on a five-year-old technology infringement lawsuit.

Johnson & Johnson attorneys claim conflict of interest in baby powder testing

By John Sammon | May 7, 2019

NEW YORK – Attorneys defending Johnson & Johnson in a New York talc powder trial alleging asbestos contamination said a plaintiff expert witness who found the highest concentrations of asbestos in three baby powder bottles was provided with testing samples from the father of a plaintiff attorney---a potential conflict of interest they contend.

MAYER BROWN: Mayer Brown partner Elizabeth Mann named a 2019 Health Care Law Trailblazer by The National Law Journal

By Press release submission | May 7, 2019

Mayer Brown announced that Los Angeles-based Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Elizabeth Mann has been named to The National Law Journal’s (NLJ) list of “Health Care Law Trailblazers.” The inaugural list recognizes 25 individuals in the legal industry who have made an impact in the health care sector through new types of strategies or innovative court cases.

Plaintiff recounts ordeal with mesothelioma in Johnson & Johnson, Colgate-Palmolive trial

By John Sammon | May 8, 2019

OAKLAND – Plaintiff Patricia Schmitz on Monday told a jury about the suffering that goes with having mesothelioma, but said she would keep fighting the disease that has robbed her of the ability to do the most simple of tasks.

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