Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed a bill that opens a three-year window to allow sexual abuse victims of any age in the state to sue on previously expired claims. Some groups, however, say the new law could lead to a big bump in civil litigation and the bankruptcy of some small school districts.
SACRAMENTO – A consumer health advocacy group supports Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recent signing of Assembly Bill 824, a bill that prevents pharmaceutical companies from paying generic drug makers to not develop and bring lower-cost medicines to market.
Gov. Gavin Newsom last week signed AB 824, known as the “Pay-for-Delay” bill, a new law that will block pharmaceutical companies from paying generic drug makers to not develop and bring lower-cost medicines to market. CALPIRG weighed in on the new law.
SACRAMENTO – The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, the state agency responsible for implementing Proposition 65 and compiling the list of substances that are known to cause cancer or reproductive harm, is considering the placement of acetaminophen on its list of cancer-causing substances.
SACRAMENTO – Stanislaus County Supervisor Kristin Olsen recently issued a warning that businesses within her county are spending millions to settle Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) lawsuits in an op-ed that was published in the Modesto Bee.
SACRAMENTO – Gov. Gavin Newsom last week signed Assembly Bill 824, known as the “Pay-for-Delay” bill, a new law that will block pharmaceutical companies from paying generic drug makers to not develop and bring lower-cost medicines to market.
SACRAMENTO – Some experts see Gov. Gavin Newsom's signature on the controversial, anti-abitration Assembly Bill 51 as one that will further complicate an already perilous legal climate for businesses operating in the state of California.
SACRAMENTO – Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed Assembly Bill 51 into effect, a controversial labor law that may further complicate conducting business across the state. Some experts, however, believe that the bill will be nixed due to a violation of federal law.
SACRAMENTO – With Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signing controversial labor law Assembly Bill 51 into effect, the future of business in California is uncertain. While a number of experts have adamantly opposed the bill, predicting that it will be nixed due to a violation of federal law, a new study conducted by the American Association for Justice has emerged that statistically supports the bill.
SACRAMENTO – The U.S. House of Representatives last month passed the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act, which sets out to do away with arbitration contracts for employment, consumer, anti-trust or civil rights disputes. With a bill to ban forced arbitration in employment settings also sitting on Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk, experts fear for the future of the state as trial lawyers are seemingly gaining the upper hand.
SACRAMENTO – According to the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform’s 2019 Lawsuit Climate Survey, California is ranked 48th, and tthe legal environment may become more perilous for businesses as more progressive legislation continues to be introduced, an industry leader says.
SACRAMENTO – Assembly Bill 51 was just one of many labor and litigation bills that was pushed through this legislative session but some experts believe it was the most significant and will harm future business across the state.
SACRAMENTO – California has passed landmark employment legislation that challenges the business model of gig-economy companies such as ride-hailing giants Uber Technologies and Lyft, some of the powerhouses of Silicon Valley over the past decade.
SANTA CLARA – With the controversial California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) set to be enacted in 2020, businesses and legislators alike are making last-ditch efforts to push forth amendments before time runs out.
STANFORD – While business interests have denounced the recent passage of Assembly Bill 5, a measure that would seek to bring changes to the ability of businesses to designate workers as independent contractors, William Gould, a Stanford law professor and expert on the gig economy, believes that this change will bring more good than harm to the state of California and workers there.
SACRAMENTO – The California Chamber of Commerce has expressed support for recent action by state lawmakers to sideline a bill that would have expanded the state’s False Claims Act (FCA) to include tax cases.