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.
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.
OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A suit filed in a federal court in California states cloud hosting and storage service Dropbox allegedly damaged investors because it made misleading statements during its initial public offering and caused artificially inflated prices.
SAN JOSE, California (Legal Newsline) — Eleven California residents have initiated a class action lawsuit against Apple alleging the company interfered with the operation and performance of their iPhones through operating system updates.
LOS ANGELES – The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California this week granted Ford Motor Co.’s motion for summary adjudication in the case of a consumer who alleged there was a defective DPS6 transmission in his 2013 Ford Focus.
SACRAMENTO – A lawsuit was filed earlier this month by the California Chamber of Commerce against California Attorney General Xavier Becerra in an effort to end the requirement for Proposition 65 warnings on acrylamide in food and beverages.
LOS ANGELES – U.S. District Judge Andre Birotte Jr. last week denied summary judgment sought by Ford Motor Co. in multi-district litigation involving transmission issues with Focus and Fiesta models, but he will allow further hearing on the company's moves to exclude certain plaintiff expert witnesses.
In a move that appeared preordained after his comments at an August hearing, U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster approved an unprecedented “negotiation class” of every city and county nationwide to try and reach a global settlement with opioid manufacturers and distributors.
LOS ANGELES – Ford Motor Co. has asked a federal judge to make counsel for plaintiffs in a multidistrict litigation over the company's allegedly defective PowerShift transmission reapply to be part of the plaintiffs' steering committees and settlement counsel.
Now, Rannazzisi is helping private lawyers pin the blame squarely on manufacturers and distributors of opioids, as well as pharmacies. A post-DEA alliance with trial lawyers has been worth six figures for Rannazzisi, who has been hailed as a whistleblower by those cheering attempts to prosecute the opioid industry for the nation’s addiction crisis.
CINCINNATI (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has asked a federal appeals court to halt or dismiss the first two bellwether trials in opioid multidistrict litigation, in a major escalation of the long-brewing fight between state AGs and cities/counties seeking their own share of opioid lawsuit proceeds.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has denied a consumer's motion for a class action certification and granted in part a motion to file under seal a civil complaint against My Pillow over privacy concerns.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles-based commercial litigator says that last month's California Supreme Court ruling that helps class action lawyers get their classes certified is consistent with how federal courts handle the same issue.