LOS ANGELES – In the face of onerous labeling restrictions, farmers and businesses in the Golden State continue a battle to keep a toxic warning label off of products that contain glyphosate - the key ingredient in the popular weedkiller Roundup.
WASHINGTON – The American Tort Reform Association (ATRF) released its annual Judicial Hellholes report this week with the state of California once again placing among the worst legal climates in the nation at number two, following only the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The owners of a Mill Valley shopping center allege the past and previous owners of a dry cleaner who leased space on the property are responsible for hazardous waste contamination.
A lawsuit filed in October by the Pacific Legal Foundation is challenging the state’s requirement by way of SB 826 that publicly traded companies are to have a certain number of women on their boards of directors. The law is the first of its kind in the nation.
SACRAMENTO – A recent lawsuit filed by the Pacific Legal Foundation is fighting the state’s requirement that publicly traded companies are to have a certain number of women on their boards of directors as ruled in Senate Bill 826. The law is the first of its kind in the country and those who oppose it allege discrimination against men and the patronizing of women.
LOS ANGELES – McDonald’s has agreed to pay a $26 million settlement after a long battle with its California cooks and cashiers who alleged that the fast-food chain failed to properly pay them for their work and work expenses.
SAN FRANCISCO – Following another postponed trial, several media reports have suggested a potential global settlement in the thousands of Monsanto Roundup cancer lawsuits pending throughout the country. However, Bayer, which purchased Monsanto last year, remains firm in its stance that the weed killer is safe and believes that it will prevail not only in future cases but also overturn several verdicts through the appeal process.
OAKLAND – A civil rights coalition comprised of groups who oppose the University of California's use of the SAT/ACT standardized tests for admissions are considering filing a lawsuit against the school system.
OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – BNSF Railway alleges 15 California counties are assessing it a higher property tax rate than other commercial and industrial property owners in violation of federal law.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The operators of several dialysis clinics and kidney care facilities in California and throughout the U.S. are challenging the state's newly enacted Assembly Bill 290, which regulates dialysis reimbursement.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The California Chamber of Commerce is legally challenging the state's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment's (OEHHA) requirement to provide cancer warnings to consumers about exposure to acrylamide per California's Proposition 65.
SACRAMENTO – The legal climate within the state of California and throughout the nation has become increasingly temperamental, driven by new waves of bills that have led to copious amounts of litigation. With these lawsuits becoming commonplace, experts have grown concerned with the way a number of these cases – specifically high-profile MDL cases – are being advertised to the public and the impact those advertisements may have on jury pools and verdicts.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California resident and New Jersey resident have initiated a lawsuit against Old Navy claiming its discounts and "reference prices" are false and misleading to consumers.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — A Twitter shareholder has initiated a suit against the company alleging it misled investors regarding software defects that allowed targeted advertising, which caused the company's drop in revenue and stock decline.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California mother is claiming Google and YouTube - along with some channel owners such as Dreamworks, Hasbro and Mattel - are unlawfully invading the privacy of children younger than 13 by collecting their personal information while they view YouTube videos.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The city of New York and the state of California are suing the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and the postmaster general over allegations the agency's mailing of packages containing cigarettes violates federal law and deprives them of tax revenue.
LOS ANGELES – Ford Motor Co. recently motioned for sanctions against the plaintiffs across multiple lemon law cases as the automotive company has accused them of “obstructionist behavior” in the litigation process. A federal magistrate judge last week acknowledged the practices and recommended that a district court dismiss the plaintiffs’ complaints with prejudice.