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Calif. court rules that crack in gas station's fuel tank is not a structural collapse

Todd Barnett Jul. 14, 2017, 10:11am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – On July 3, a California appeals court upheld a lower court’s ruling that a gas station cannot claim a crack in an underground fuel tank on insurance as a structural collapse.

California court reverses $48.1 million verdict reversal against Motrin maker, remands for retrial

Glenn Minnis Jul. 13, 2017, 9:44am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court has reversed a $48.1 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson, the maker of Motrin, after the pain-relieving drug allegedly caused a man’s severe and near fatal skin condition.

California appeals court overturns ruling in SpaceX case; Plaintiff allowed to file new complaint

David Hutton Jun. 23, 2017, 9:58am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – California’s Second District Court of Appeal on June 13 overturned a lower court’s ruling that would prevent an unlicensed contractor from suing to recover payment on contracts for services that did not require a contractor's license.

Court: Resignation stands; Woman claims side effect caused it

John Severance May 30, 2017, 9:21am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Ruth Featherstone resigned from her job at the Southern California Permanente Medical Group back in 2013. A couple of days later, she decided she wanted her job back.

Employees who act as managers half the time are exempt from overtime pay, appeals court rules

Karen Kidd May 1, 2017, 9:23am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Employees who spend more than half their work time carrying out management tasks aren't eligible for overtime pay, a California appeals court ruled earlier this month.

Calif. appeals court rules employees paid a commission must be paid separate wage for rest periods

David Hutton Apr. 5, 2017, 12:56pm

The state's 2nd District Court of Appeal has ruled that employers who pay workers a commission must pay a separate minimum wage during rest periods.

Legal reform group wants review of California class action decision

Tabitha Fleming Mar. 15, 2017, 10:20am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The Civil Justice Association of California has filed a letter in support of review of the case of Lubin v. Wackenhut, which is poised to set legal standards for class action certifications regarding employer liability and meal and rest breaks.