SAN FRANCISCO — A commercial liability insurer (CGL) has been declared as not responsible for damages claimed in a lawsuit settlement over contaminated fish oil aboard a vessel operated by the company suing, according to a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling filed in September.
SAN FRANCISCO – The American Small Business League’s (ASBL) request for an injunction against the Small Business Administration (SBA) for giving federal contracts to Fortune 500 firms was thrown out by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Oct. 18.
LOS ANGELES -- A revised court complaint filed on behalf of James Safechuck, a 36-year-old father of two who starred with Michael Jackson in a Pepsi commercial at age 10, echoes claims made in a recent lawsuit by Wade Robson, which describes an official with MJJ Ventures as "a procurer or madam" of alleged child sexual abuse victims.
MACHIPONGO, VIRGINIA – The founder of an organization formed to protect chickens from cruelty says her group will be back in court after a federal judge recently lifted an order preventing the performance of kapparos – a slaughter done in a religious ritual fashion – in Irvine, California.
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA – The failure of a California-based almond factory to implement safe operating policies and work guidelines in its work area resulted in serious physical harm to one of the employees, according to an administrative judge.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit alleging that several mortgage loan modification service providers violated the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) and Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) by intentionally discriminating against Hispanic homeowners by targeting them for predatory mortgage loan modification services.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court recently upheld a statewide moratorium on recreational suction dredge mining for gold, noting the regulations were valid for protecting water supplies, fisheries, wildlife and cultural resources.