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Trial lawyers are paying millions to a handful of experts necessary to push their talc cases

By Dan Fisher | Feb 26, 2019

A small group of highly paid experts, one of whom recently testified his firm has made $30 million offering mostly pro-plaintiff testimony, are the key ingredient for more than 10,000 lawsuits claiming talcum powder is laced with deadly asbestos, forming the tip of an inverted pyramid upon which the rest of the cases depend.

Judge denies motion to remand 34 'clean diesel' suits against Volkswagen to California courts

By Dan Churney | Feb 25, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently ruled that 34 lawsuits against Volkswagen alleging the automaker falsely advertised its diesel vehicles as producing low emissions will remain in federal court because they involve parties that are from more than one state.

Employee alleges hostile work environment at Lakos Filtration Solutions

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 25, 2019

FRESNO – A Fresno County man alleges he reported sexual harassment to his supervisors and they failed to take corrective action.

Roundup trial set to begin at federal court in San Francisco

By Ann Maher | Feb 25, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO - Trial is set to begin today at U.S. District Court involving claims that weedkiller Roundup caused a man's non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

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Class action lawyers pounce after Hill's Pet announces dog food recall

By Charmaine Little | Feb 25, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Class action lawsuits are rolling in against a major pet nutrition food producer after it recalled canned dog food products because of potentially elevated amounts of vitamin D.

Supreme Court affirms part of ruling against City of Carson over potential NFL stadium

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 24, 2019

A company initially hired to assist in the negotiations to bring a National Football League stadium to the City of Carson has won, in part, an anti-SLAPP appeal against the city.

Court grants partial judgement to beauty manufacturer in breach of contract case

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 24, 2019

A beauty product manufacturer has been granted, in part, a motion for default judgment in a breach of contract lawsuit.

Court grants dismissal of SPF-labeling class action against CVS

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 22, 2019

A federal court has granted CVS Pharmacy's motion to dismiss a class-action complaint over its sunscreen.

California State Bar says it is working to grow fund that provides legal aid grants

By Keri Carbaugh | Feb 21, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The California State Bar is pushing efforts to increase interest rates on the Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA), a fund that helps in part to provide legal aid grants.

Autovest alleges it is owed more than $5,000 from Chico resident

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 21, 2019

OROVILLE – A Chico man is alleged to owe more than $5,000 to a debt buyer.

Court grants summary judgment in case over alleged false statements made by vitamin supplier

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 20, 2019

A vitamin company that was sued by a vitamin distributor on claims of false statements and misleading advertising has obtained a victory in court.

Court dismisses most claims against Volkswagon and Audi in defective gearbox lawsuit

By Keri Carbaugh | Feb 20, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California threw out several claims in a lawsuit against Volkswagon and Audi over allegedly defective gearboxes.

Court grants motion to lift stay, schedules case management conference for semiconductor patent case

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 20, 2019

A semiconductor company that sued the U.S. division of a Taiwanese company claiming that it infringed patents of products has obtained a victory in court.

Motion to dismiss denied in dispute over dairy cattle transfer between Shelton Livestock and Miranda Dairy

By Keri Carbaugh | Feb 20, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California denied a motion to dismiss a case between Harry Shelton Livestock and plantiffs Miranda Dairy partners Tim and Dorice Miranda.

Tenant files suit over nuisance allegations against landlords of San Francisco unit

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 20, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A tenant alleges she had to involuntarily vacate her San Francisco unit because of conditions that interfered with her use and enjoyment of the property.

Suit filed against Permanente Medical Group by former employee over termination

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 20, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A medical group has been sued by a former employee over her 2017 termination.

Consumer alleges 2016 Ford Mustang has defective clutch, transmission

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 20, 2019

OROVILLE – A consumer alleges a Ford Mustang he purchased as a defective clutch and is seeking restitution.

County of Butte seeks compensation benefits from driver it paid to employee over collision

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 20, 2019

OROVILLE – The County of Butte is seeking damages from a motorist over a collision that injured one of its employees in the county.

Ziel Equipment, Sales and Service alleges Greenbroz, Purogen brochure damaged reputation

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 20, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A company with its principal place of business in San Francisco County alleges a brochure was published by a competitor that contained false statements about its product.

Consumers seek rescission of sales contract for Toyota Sienna over allegations of defects

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 20, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Two vehicle buyers are seeking a rescission of a sales contract over allegations the vehicle they purchased has defects.

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