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Individuals seek to establish court-supervised medical monitoring for a class affected by Camp Fire

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 22, 2019

OROVILLE – Three individuals who allege they were exposed to smoke or contaminants during or after the Camp Fire are seeking to establish court-supervised medical monitoring for themselves and others.

Andy's BP, Self-Serve Petroleum alleged to have failed to provide meal, rest periods

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 18, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Former employees of San Francisco companies allege they were not provided proper meal and rest periods during their employment as gas station attendants.

Court grants final approval of class settlement in restaurant workers' tip-pool lawsuit against Brigantine

By Charmaine Little | Jan 17, 2019

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently granted final approval of a class settlement in a wage-and-hour lawsuit filed against a San Diego area restaurant company by several employees.

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.

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.

9th Circuit rules Golden Gate Bridge users' privacy suit belongs in state court

By Charmaine Little | Dec 14, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A case over privacy concerns with the toll system at the Golden Gate Bridge belongs in state court, a federal appellate court has ruled.

Former Roadrunner Transportation Services employee alleges he was misclassified as independent contractor

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 11, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A man formerly employed as a truck driver for a transportation company alleges he was improperly classified as an independent contractor.

From Legal Newsline

California reclaims top spot on 'Judicial Hellhole' list; ATRA bemoans state's adoption of 'innovator liability'

By John Breslin | Dec 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a national civil justice reform group.

Appeals court returns class action to lower court after only $225,000 paid out to class members, but $12M awarded to attorneys and third-party universities

By John Breslin | Nov 30, 2018

Attorneys involved in a class-action lawsuit must return to a lower court to renegotiate close to $9 millon in fees awarded, the Federal Ninth Circuit Court has ruled, following an objection that affected class members only received $225,000 out of a $12-million settlement.

9th District court reinstates class action against USA Water Polo over athlete's concussion-related injury

By Karen Kidd | Nov 30, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A U.S. appeals court this week resuscitated a case against USA Water Polo for allegedly failing to protect a teenage athlete who was allowed to return to play despite suffering a concussion during a tournament in 2014.

CSI Electrical Contractors alleged to have failed to pay minimum wage

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Nov 26, 2018

FRESNO – A Tulare County man alleges his former employer owes unpaid wages and has filed a class action suit.

Judge dismisses fraud suit regarding thread count of bedding linen purchased at Ross Stores

By Chandra Lye | Nov 22, 2018

OAKLAND – A federal judge in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California recently ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging fraud involving the thread count on bedding linen purchased from Ross Stores.

California court approves $300,000 settlement in class-action lawsuit against Yahoo

By Chandra Lye | Nov 21, 2018

A U.S. District Court in California has made a final order in a class-action lawsuit against Yahoo! Inc. over automatically renewing subscriptions.

Two class action litigation firms looking for wild fire clients, according to press release

By Karen Kidd | Nov 18, 2018

Two law firms that have made names for themselves in asbestos, personal injury, products liability and other class actions now are looking for victims of California's devastating Camp Fire to represent, according to a recent press release.

Court denies request to dismiss class-action suit against biomed companies

By John Sammon | Nov 17, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California denied a motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit filed against a biomedical company accusing it of violating labor laws by misclassifying employees as independent contractors.

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