WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Lawsuits filed by disabled plaintiffs rose 8.8 percent in 2019 as plaintiffs attorneys continued to churn out novel discrimination complaints, according to the law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - Purell’s marketing of hand sanitizer has led to a class action lawsuit filed by consumers who say they were misled by claims that the products could prevent flu and other viruses.
SACRAMENTO – Sun City Lincoln Hills, a Sacramento-area development for those 55 and older, is facing a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by two residents who allege the community association has discriminated against them by failing to provide devices and services at its board meetings, theater and elsewhere to help individuals with hearing loss.
SAN FRANCISCO – A California state appeals court shot down the appeal of a judgment in a lawsuit by the owner of the San Francisco Examiner that accused its direct competitor, the San Francisco Chronicle, of illegally selling advertising below actual cost to damage competition and sales numbers.
Lawyers representing the Monsanto company have filed responses to questions in a supplemental briefing in the appeal of Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company, a case that will have big ramifications in thousands of other Roundup lawsuits.
A widely used weed killer is not responsible for the cancer with which a California couple has been diagnosed, and a 2019 verdict that awarded them more than $2 billion — later reduced to $87 million — should be overturned, Monsanto stated in an appeal filed Feb. 7.
PASADENA, Calif. – A potentially precedent-setting hearing on Wednesday saw Northern California communities seeking relief against oil companies whose fossil fuel emissions plaintiff attorneys contend are damaging residents with rising sea levels and environmental degradation.
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Attorneys can expect a $30 million payday once the dust finally settles in Yahoo's $117.5 million settlement of a data breach class action, approved by a federal judge in California last summer.
SAN FRANCISCO – Monsanto, pushing back against a swell of lawsuits from users of its Roundup weed killer, is asking the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse the verdict in Hardeman v. Monsanto. The company argues the district court admitted expert testimony rife with flaws and allowed the jury to put faith into unreliable medical theories.
Another Bay Area Roundup trial was suspended Friday as more reports have alluded to a potential global settlement in the thousands of Bayer AG/Monsanto Roundup cancer lawsuits pending throughout the country. Both sides have continued to remain quiet on any such settlement talks.
SACRAMENTO – U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller earlier on Friday issued a preliminary injunction on Assembly Bill 51, according to the clerk's office of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, adding that the court will release further details explaining the decision in coming days.
PASADENA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Two potentially precedent-setting hearings Wednesday, Feb. 5 involving Bay Area communities will seek to decide who has jurisdiction, federal or state courts, in appealed lawsuits over allegations that oil companies Chevron and Exxon Mobil Corp. injured plaintiffs by promoting fossil fuel emissions.
PASADENA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is set on Feb. 5 to hear an appeal by oil companies asking it to overturn a ruling in favor of San Mateo and other California cities and counties that let them pursue their climate change lawsuits in state court.
BOSTON (Legal Newsline) - Harvard University law students protesting against a firm that represents Exxon are unlikely to be hired by any large practice if they are picking and choosing which clients to work for, according to one lawyer who argues she would never hire them.