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Was the judge overseeing the $80M Roundup verdict swayed by a public relations campaign against her?

By Daniel Fisher | Apr 25, 2019

Monsanto has appealed a groundbreaking $80 million verdict over its Roundup herbicide, saying the judge committed several serious legal errors and reversed herself on the issue of punitive damages after she was placed on the receiving end of an “extraordinary and coordinated public relations campaign”

Judge denies request to transfer complaints against maker of BANG energy drinks

By Scott Holland | Apr 23, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge has weighed in on two class action complaints against VPX Sports in which the amount in controversy is more than $5 million.

Los Angeles attorney disbarred for allegedly unlawfully obtaining Whole Foods' food without paying for it

By Karen Kidd | Apr 23, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Los Angeles attorney Judy Unkyung Paik has been disbarred by default following an April 10 California Supreme Court order after she was convicted of defrauding an innkeeper, according to a recent announcement issued by The State Bar of California.

Law professor: 'Training employees' may help reduce Sacramento's risk of lawsuit settlements

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 23, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The city of Sacramento has settled a claim involving a wrongfully terminated employee for $860,000.

Judge rules DaVita, Star Dialysis cannot sue Amy's Kitchen with federal claims over dialysis coverage

By Scott Holland | Apr 23, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge ruled in favor of Amy’s Kitchen Inc. in a lawsuit about changes to its employee health insurance plan.

Married couple testifies in third Monsanto cancer case

By Rich Peters | Apr 22, 2019

OAKLAND – Plaintiffs Alva and Alberta Pilliod testified in an Oakland courtroom last week, claiming that the common weed killer Roundup was a substantial factor in causing their non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Bill aimed at banning chemicals in personal care products stalls in California legislature

By John Breslin | Apr 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California legislators have parked a bill that would have banned the use of a range of chemicals in personal health care products.

Texas attorney ordered to pay millions in alleged loan modification scam disbarred in California

By Karen Kidd | Apr 22, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Fort Worth, Texas attorney Chance Edward Gordon, slapped with an $8.6 million federal judgment over his loan modification services and who exhibited "outrageous behavior" during an official investigation, has been disbarred following a California Supreme Court order.

Supreme Court stays, remands Redlands attorney's disbarment after complainant recants

By Karen Kidd | Apr 22, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Redlands attorney James DeAguilera, former Loma Linda city manager and city planning director who represented supporters of a losing marijuana ballot initiative in 2017, may get his disbarment earlier this year turned around following a complainant's apparent recantation.

Federal judge tosses complaint against Nationstar Mortgage over disputed home loan

By Scott Holland | Apr 22, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A federal judge determined Nationstar won’t have to defend itself in a dispute over a $400,000 real estate loan.

Judge sets rules for notifying potential class members in Chipotle GMO suit

By Takesha Thomas | Apr 19, 2019

OAKLAND – A federal court has approved, in part, the notice plan for a class action suit involving Chipotle Mexican Grill and its non-genetically modified organism claims.

Judge tosses Proforma's counterclaim against Fotohaus in copyright action over photo use

By Scott Holland | Apr 18, 2019

SAN JOSE – A federal judge has dismissed a counterclaim in a legal dispute over rights to a photograph.

Judge green-lights Kaiser's motion to strike two claims in suit over speech therapy coverage

By John Suayan | Apr 18, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – U.S. District Judge Edward M. Chen of the Northern District of California granted Kaiser Foundation Health Plan’s motion to dismiss a couple of claims fielded in a lawsuit over allegations it unlawfully changed the terms of a woman’s plan in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.

Auburn attorney disbarred over allegations he misappropriated more than $127,000 in levied funds

By Karen Kidd | Apr 16, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Auburn attorney Rick L. Raynsford has been disbarred following a California Supreme Court order and allegations he intentionally misappropriated more than $127,000 in levied funds in a mortgage foreclosure case.

Founder and longtime president of Champs Foundation in San Jose disbarred after admitting to misconduct

By Karen Kidd | Apr 16, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Fremont attorney Kurt Kevin Robinson, founder of a San Jose nonprofit for underprivileged youth, has been disbarred following a California Supreme Court order and misconduct allegations.

Massachusetts attorney faces reciprocal disbarment in California

By Karen Kidd | Apr 16, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Newton, Massachusetts attorney Lawrence Joseph McSwiggan faces possible reciprocal disbarment following a March 8 California State Bar Court recommendation and a lengthy suspension in the east coast commonwealth.

Long Beach attorney disbarred by default following competence and other misconduct allegations

By Karen Kidd | Apr 16, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Long Beach attorney Lindsay Elizabeth Vose has been disbarred by default following a California Supreme Court order over 10 counts of misconduct, according to a notification recently issued by The State Bar of California.

Youngevity International denied motion for summary judgment in breach of contract case

By Shanice Harris | Apr 16, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A federal judge has denied consumer products company Youngevity International's motion for summary judgment in a breach of contract case against two individuals who sold their companies to it.

Jailed Sacramento attorney on interim suspension pending sentencing on child pornography possession conviction

By Karen Kidd | Apr 16, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Sacramento attorney and former California Highway Patrol Sgt. Eric Curtis Lund, who awaits sentencing following his conviction last fall on possession of child pornography charges, remains on indefinite suspension handed down by the State Bar Court of California earlier this year.

Chino Hills attorney summarily disbarred following conviction last year on child pornography charge

By Karen Kidd | Apr 16, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Chino Hills attorney James Michael Ibold has been summarily disbarred following a California Supreme Court decision and his conviction last year on a child pornography charge, according to a notification recently issued by The State Bar of California.

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