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.
LOS ANGELES – A federal judge in California has shot down an early attempt by Uber Technologies Inc. and Postmates Inc. to pause a new state law that re-classifies many contract workers as employees entitled to benefits.
BERKELEY – The University of California, Berkeley removed the words Boalt Hall from the facade of its main law school building last week after Charles Reichmann, a lecturer at the school, discovered a racist speech delivered in 1877 by the Bay Area lawyer John Henry Boalt.
Individuals in Auburn and Los Altos who are looking for help with their tax return preparation should be aware that there are risks associated with programs like the AARP Tax-Aide program or programs that are similar, the 60 Plus Association says.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) took effect at the turn of the year, reshaping the way online business is conducted throughout the state and beyond. Among those who have been forced to adapt are online publishers and media outlets, adjusting their marketing tactics in order to continue generating revenue – something that is already challenging in the world of journalism.
Changes may be coming to a recently enacted, controversial California labor law that requires employers to provide more benefits to certain contract workers such as sick leave, social security and medicare.
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.
As the number of cases filed under the state’s Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act -- also known as the lemon law – continues to rise exponentially, a taxpayers’ advocacy group would like to see legislative reforms finally put in place.
SAN FRANCISCO – A federally funded study consisting of data from more than 250,000 subjects has found that women who used talc for feminine hygiene did not face a significantly increased risk of developing ovarian cancer, a finding that supports Johnson & Johnson’s stance that its talcum powder does not cause cancer.
LOS ANGELES – California may have legalized recreational marijuana, but the state's heavy-handed regulations and tendency to overtax is smothering legal marijuana dispensaries, which account for only 25 percent of the estimated market, according to a report by the Reason Foundation.
A lawsuit out of the state of Idaho regarding the way cities across the country can enforce sleeping in public will not be heard by the Supreme Court, opening up more questions and concerns for dealing with the homeless population.
WASHINGTON – The American Tort Reform Association (ATRF) earlier last week released its annual Judicial Hellholes report with the state of California placing as the second-worst legal climate in the nation following the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.
OAKLAND – Two more Roundup trials were suspended last week as more reports have suggested a potential global settlement in the thousands of Bayer AG/Monsanto Roundup cancer lawsuits pending throughout the country. The pharmaceutical giant, however, remains mum on any such settlement talks.
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 – 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.