SANTA MONICA – California citizens' rights group Consumer Watchdog recently created an online portal where it published more than 100,000 emails and other digital documents chronicling alleged misdeeds and corruption among utility executives, attorneys, Wall Street investment bankers and Gov. Jerry Brown's administration.
SAN FRANCISCO – The California Supreme Court recently decided not to consider a challenge to the state's independent medical reviews (IMRs) for injured workers as part of workers' compensation appeals and in doing so supported a prior ruling by the California 1st District Court of Appeal, which said that such medical reviews are constitutional.
MINNEAPOLIS – In Core Distrib. v. Xtreme Power (USA) Inc., a case filed in a Minnesota court, a judge there wrestled with whether or not a California corporation's former directors or officers were properly served with a court summons to appear, and a California securities attorney says this leads to problems of accountability.