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 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.
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.