California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the sentencing of Prakashumar ("Kash") Bhakta for operating a mortgage fraud scheme throughout Southern California and the Inland Empire that preyed on homeowners facing foreclosure.
ALAMEDA – Attorneys defending Johnson & Johnson in the trial of a woman suing the company for allegedly causing her mesothelioma attempted to blunt criticism J&J failed to use a more comprehensive heavy-liquid testing method for detecting asbestos in baby powder, saying the method was not foolproof.
SACRAMENTO - Bills barring mandatory arbitration in employment disputes are likely to be filed ahead of next week's deadline for introduction of proposed legislation in the California legislature, according to a group that campaigns against what it believes is excessive litigation.
SAN FRANCISCO – A district court judge has vacated an early judgment and issued a new one against two individuals who filed a negligence complaint against Techtronic Industries North over injuries alleged caused by a saw.
The Alameda County Superior Court reported the following activity in the suit brought by Keith Culpepper Jr, Tri Doan, Jose Escano, Aaron Hinkle, Michael Martinez, Ivan Rivera and Eric Thayn against American Water Heater Service Inc. and Steve Mills on Feb. 15: 'Complaint-Other Employment Filed'
The Alameda County Superior Court reported the following activity in the suit brought by Bonilla Gumercindo against American Transportation Services, Bayside Marine, Alan Reyno and Bobby Reyno on Feb. 15: 'Complaint-Wrongful Termination Filed'
The Alameda County Superior Court reported the following activity in the suit brought by Creditors Adjustment Bureau against Sam Wing Construction Inc. on Feb. 15: 'Complaint Breach Of Contract/Warranty Filed'
The Alameda County Superior Court reported the following activity in the suit brought by George C. McLauchlan and Karen L. McLauchlan against American Biltrite Inc., Astra Flooring Company, Atlantic Richfield Company, Borgwarner Morse Tec Inc., Domco Products Texas Inc., Greene Tweed & Co., Hill Brothers Chemical Company, Hopeman Brothers Inc., International Paper Company, J.T. Thorpe & Son Inc.,
SAN FRANCISCO – Three California residents who worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and filed a class-action against MetLife for several labor law violations recently lost their bid to have the case moved back to state court.
SAN JOSE – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently settled a dispute over the technical wording of several patents in an infringement case filed by cybersecurity company Finjan Inc. against tech conglomerate Cisco Systems.