SAN DIEGO – A federal judge has extended last month’s ruling that California’s independent truckers are exempt from the state’s new Assembly Bill 5 gig economy law as permanent injunction is being weighed.
OAKLAND – Johnson & Johnson reportedly earlier this month agreed to pay more than $2 million to settle a case in which the plaintiff alleged asbestos in the company's Baby Powder was the cause of her mesothelioma.
SANTA ANA – A federal judge has halted Assembly Bill 290 from taking effect, saying if the law was not enjoined, “thousands of California HIPP (Health Insurance Premium Program) recipients – who number among the poorest and most medically vulnerable of all Californians – may not be able to afford the dialysis treatments that keep them alive ... and may face further delays in receiving a transplant.”
LOS ANGELES – Uber and Postmates together filed a lawsuit against the state of California over its gig economy law Assembly Bill 5, calling the new bill “unconstitutional,” but some experts don’t see the ride-hailing giant and goods courier prevailing.
SACRAMENTO – Last week, a federal judge halted a new anti-arbitration bill hours before it was set to take effect on Jan. 1. Judge Kimberly Mueller of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California cited that the CalChamber and other high-profile business groups and organizations had raised enough “serious questions” regarding the new, controversial law.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The NFL has filed a motion asking a federal court to dismiss a California city's amended complaint accusing the league and football clubs of essentially operating a cartel in defiance of anti-trust laws.
LOS ANGELES – Ride-hailing giant Uber and goods courier Postmates together filed a lawsuit against the state of California over its gig economy law Assembly Bill 5, calling the new bill “unconstitutional.”
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Two national professional organizations for freelance writers and visual journalists are challenging a recently enacted California law over allegations it places unlawful restrictions on their members' work.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and American Lighting Association (ALA) allege a California energy conservation standard for light bulbs conflicts with federal law.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Several businesses that are involved in the chain of commerce of crocodiles and alligators are challenging California's pending law relating to the sales of the reptiles.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Bayer announced last week that at least 16 entities - including trade groups, several states and the federal government - are supporting the company's appeal of a $25 million verdict in favor of plaintiff Edwin Hardeman, who alleged Roundup weedkiller caused his cancer.
SACRAMENTO – The Pacific Legal Foundation, on behalf of two groups representing freelance journalists, filed a suit against the state of California over its new labor law, Assembly Bill 5, which sets limits on the definition of independent contractors.
FRESNO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The owners and operators of a glass container manufacturing plant in the San Joaquin Valley is facing allegations of Clean Air Act violations by a nonprofit pollution prevention group.
RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) – Republican U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes of California is suing CNN claiming the network's reporting that he met with Ukrainian officials to help "dig up dirt" on Joe Biden is false.
SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) and American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) have filed a suit challenging a recently passed California ballot initiative that forbids the sale of pork meat in the state that was not born from sows housed under certain requirements.
LOS ANGELES – As Exxon Mobil Corp. takes on a number of states accusing the company of masking the knowledge of its own effects on global warming, the future of similar “public nuisance” cases against it remains unclear.