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Ninth Circuit rules entities do not have standing to file suit against Export-Import Bank over Australia project

By Angela Underwood | Jul 10, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a ruling that the plaintiffs in an environmental case lack standing to challenge a bank's authorization of funding for a project in Australia.

Ninth Circuit upholds lower court decision denying injunction of the Voter's Choice Act

By Angela Underwood | Jul 10, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A panel of judges of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the denial of a request for a preliminary injunction enjoining the California Voter’s Choice Act (VCA).

Appeals court orders hospital to pay $50,000 fine for leaving sponge in surgery patient

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A California appeals court recently said Saint Francis Memorial Hospital must pay a $50,000 fine assessed by the state after a sponge was left in a patient who had back surgery in 2010.

California Supreme Court reverses appeal court decision in handgun identification number case

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The California Supreme Court recently issued a decision reversing an order by an appeals court in a case involving handgun safety laws requiring dual placement of microscopic identification numbers.

Appeals court upholds denial of car owner's right to intervene in government case against VW

By Angela Underwood | Jul 9, 2018

A three-judge panel for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld a district court’s ruling that a Volkswagen owner had no right to intervene in U.S. government’s Clean Air Act enforcement action against the carmaker regarding the installation of “defeat devices” in some diesel vehicles that allowed Volkswagen to cheat on emissions tests.

Judge denies tech company's motion to overturn jury verdict or order new trial in patent infringement case

By John Breslin | Jun 27, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently denied a tech company's motion to either overturn a jury verdict in a patent infringement case or order a new trial.

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California agency's Prop 65 lead regulation upheld by appellate court

By Sandra Lane | Jun 19, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The California Court of Appeal,1st Appellate District, Division Two recently affirmed the ruling of a lower court in favor of the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), regarding acceptable levels of lead in water as it relates to reproductive health.

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Uber driver says he was told to create fake accounts to mess with Lyft drivers; Lawsuit will not go to arbitration

By Sandra Lane | Jun 19, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California appellate court has affirmed a ruling of a lower court that in the case of Ryan Smythe v. Uber Technologies Inc., “the court correctly found that the action is beyond the scope of Smythe’s arbitration agreement with Uber.”

Battle of the Midway wrestling tournament founder granted judgment after defendants failed to participate

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 12, 2018

SAN DIEGO – Left Coast Wrestling LLC was granted judgement in its suit over allegations a former partner of the company took its trademarked name Battle of the Midway used for youth wrestling tournaments and created his own wrestling tournament.

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