SACRAMENTO – The Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC) believes that a piece of state legislation requiring companies to divulge to people what data they collect would create an opportunity for frivolous litigation.
SACRAMENTO – Businesses are making last-ditch efforts to get lawmakers to amend the groundbreaking California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) due to concerns of what impact the bill may have across the state when it goes into effect Jan. 1.
SACRAMENTO – California companies are challenging the California Consumer Privacy Act to clarify the reach and scope of the law before 2020. The CCPA will require companies to inform consumers about any data collected, allow consumers to request their data be deleted or request their data isn’t sold.
SACRAMENTO – The U.S. Chamber's Institute for Legal Reform released a study last month that found laws that include private rights of action, which allow private attorneys to act on behalf of the state, are not effective.
SUNLAND – California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) has unnecessarily burdened businesses with expensive litigation over minor labor infractions, prompting the California Business and Industrial Alliance (CABIA) to move for reforming the 15-year-old law.
SACRAMENTO – A bill to expand liability under California's soon-to-take-effect consumer privacy law stalled in the state Senate this session, but a manufacturers advocate said recently that no one who is opposed to the legislation should let their guard down.
SACRAMENTO – A proposed bill to promote the safety of e-scooters will likely not be introduced until the next session of the California state legislature, according to the communications director of Consumer Attorneys Association of California.
SACRAMENTO – A round of fixes to a hastily drafted consumer protection bill that became law last year can’t come soon enough, according to Ken Barnes, the executive director of California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CCALA).
SACRAMENTO – A Sacramento-based attorney with the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) recently discussed some of the association's priorities for the upcoming legislative season in California.
SACRAMENTO – While the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 is centered on consumers’ right to know what information businesses collect and share online, compliance to the 2018 bill, according to Civil Justice Association of California, is likely to remain a costly detriment to businesses.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Instead of clearing out their spam folder, some email users are instead using a California law - one that a telecommunications attorney thinks is possibly unconstitutional - to file lawsuits.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Johnson & Johnson, a company facing enormous liability concerns stemming from thousands of lawsuits that claim there is cancer-causing asbestos in its products, believes a Democrat-led House hearing on the alleged dangers of talc and consumer products was biased against it.