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Court grants U.S. Bank's motion to compel arbitration in dispute over fees

By Charmaine Little | Jan 29, 2019

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California granted a bank's motion to compel arbitration in a suit against it over two types of fees.

Other industries could end up facing wild fire-climate change litigation like PG&E, business expert predicts

By John Breslin | Jan 29, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO - Natural gas pipeline operators, auto manufacturers and construction firms could all end up paying for wild fires blamed on climate change, according to a leading expert on business and energy policy.

Baila Floors alleges it is owed more than $25,000 for services from National Tenant Improvements

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 29, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A Santa Clara County contractor alleges it was not paid in full for work done on a San Francisco property.

Ogletree law firm 'systematically overlooks' its female attorneys, lawyer for plaintiff in sex bias suit says

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 28, 2019

A former equity shareholder of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart P.C. recently filed a lawsuit claiming the firm discriminated against her in violation of California’s Equal Pay Act.

California to receive $78.4 million from settlement with Fiat Chrysler over defeat device software allegations

By Tomas Kassahun | Jan 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has joined the California Air Resources Board and the United States Department of Justice, along with the Environmental Protection Agency, to announce a joint settlement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and related companies.

Chevrolet Silverado owner alleges vehicle has issues with transmission

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 28, 2019

FRESNO – A consumer alleges a General Motors-manufactured vehicle he purchased in 2014 has defects that General Motors has failed to repair.

Consumer seeks rescission of sales contract for Land Rover vehicle over alleged defects

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 28, 2019

FRESNO – A Fresno County consumer alleges a vehicle she purchased last year has defects and the dealership failed to repair it.

Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance seeks workers' compensation benefits over man's fall at Fresno fueling station

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 28, 2019

FRESNO – An insurance company is seeking the costs it paid in workers' compensation after a delivery driver was injured at a Fresno fueling station.

Adult woman files suit against Fresno County man over allegations of abuse

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 25, 2019

FRESNO – An adult woman has filed a suit against her Fresno County father over allegations of childhood sexual abuse.

Stockton woman alleges police officer violated constitutional rights after she sat for two hours

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 25, 2019

SACRAMENTO – A Stockton woman alleges her constitutional rights were violated when a police officer asked her to remain seated.

Genesis Acoustics stockholder files suit over conspiracy allegations

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 25, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A stockholder of a Fresno County company alleges he was injured by legal proceedings filed against him that were later dismissed.

J&J ignored warnings, sold baby powder anyway, expert witness says

By John Sammon | Jan 24, 2019

A physician-researcher called as a witness for plaintiff Terry Leavitt told a jury on Thursday that Johnson & Johnson ignored warnings its baby powder contained deadly asbestos and decided not to use more thorough testing methods in what amounted to what one critic described as a “defensive protectionism.”

Becerra leads bipartisan coalition in defending Native American child welfare law

By Tomas Kassahun | Jan 24, 2019

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra led a bipartisan coalition of 21 states in filing an amicus brief in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to defend the Indian Child Welfare Act, the attorney general’s office announced on Jan. 14.

Court partially rules against Verizon in breach of contract case

By Tomas Kassahun | Jan 24, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California has partially ruled in favor of MCI Communications and Verizon Select Services in a dispute with O1 Communications.

Court grants class certification, denies scheduling order modification against home cleaning companies

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 24, 2019

A group of Lodi and Fresno workers suing cleaning service companies over wage issues was granted class-action status in court.

ATG LegalServe partners with File & ServeXpress for 'one-stop' service

By John Breslin | Jan 24, 2019

As the era of legal e-filing came close to replacing the hand delivering of documents, one process-serving business knew it had to find the right partner.

Former KGO Radio host alleges age, African-American race were factors in termination

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 24, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A radio host alleges his age and race were factors in his termination.

Court grants summary judgment for 20th Century Fox in suit filed by 'The Greatest Snowman' background actor

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 24, 2019

LOS ANGELES – A federal court has ruled in favor of two entertainment companies in a suit filed by a background actor on "The Greatest Showman" over allegations negligence caused his hearing problems.

GMA Legal Conference: A 'must-attend event' for food, beverage and consumer product legal professionals

By Dawn Geske | Jan 24, 2019

PALM BEACH GARDENS – This year's Grocery Manufacturers Association's Legal Conference event is set to be held in Palm Beach Gardens on Monday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 5.

Aevoe files legal malpractice suit against Polsinelli PC over handling of legal matter

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 23, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco company alleges a law firm negligently misrepresented it in a legal matter.

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