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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The California Supreme Court has ruled that a church whose parking lot is across the street from the building does not owe a duty of care to a man who was injured while crossing the street.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Sept. 11 California appeals court decision regarding the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) found that a longer statute of limitations to the lawsuit of a woman who alleged a trip-and-fall at a health care provider.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A 4-3 decision from the California Supreme Court says a then-34-year-old woman who was allegedly molested in high school waited too long to file her lawsuit against a public entity.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A law firm can't be sued for pursuing a lawsuit in alleged bad faith, as that case had made it past the summary judgment phase, the California Supreme Court has decided.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of California ruled on July 17 that the Medical Board of California did not violate a patients’ rights clause of the state’s constitution when it secured information from the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) regarding patients who had been prescribed a controlled substance without a court order allowing the release of the information.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court ruled July 6 that Encinitas homeowners forfeited their claims when they went ahead with repairs before a final judgment was made in their petition for a permit to rebuild a storm-damaged seawall that protects their homes.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The California Supreme Court has answered questions posed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in a case involving the day of rest statutes regarding employment.
In 2011, plaintiff Sharon McGill filed a class action lawsuit against Citibank N.A. based on its marketing of a “credit protector” plan and the handling of a claim. Pursuant to an arbitration provision, Citibank petitioned to compel McGill to arbitrate her claims on an individual basis.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Workers hoping to hit their employer with a class action over meal breaks have been dealt an adverse ruling by a California appeals court.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The California Supreme Court ruled March 6 to affirm a decision ruling that a high school football player who was allegedly injured during a game can’t file a claim because he waited too long.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – On Feb. 23 the Supreme Court of California issued an opinion in the case of Wilson Dante Perry v. Bakewell Hawthorne LLC. The conclusions reached specify what information may be used when one side is asking for the court for summary judgment.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – An ABM Security Services employee has kicked off the new year with a major $90 million win against the company after the California Supreme Court ruled in her favor on Dec. 22 in a lawsuit concerning the definition of a rest break in California.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Most of the plaintiffs in product-liability cases filed against pharmaceutical manufacturers in California’s leading courts were brought by people who live in other states, finds a recent study by the Civil Justice Association of California.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Two federally recognized tribes have been denied immunity protections from California payday lender regulations after a recent state Supreme Court decision.
LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California appellate court recently held attorneys fees could be applied to the state's 10:1 punitive-to-compensatory damages limit while weighing in on a case involving a life insurance company’s alleged fraud against a disabled veteran.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - A recently decided case that involved California employers revisited a question of whether employers are responsible for paying employees who are asked to “call in” to see if they need to come to work.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) -- The California Supreme Court has upheld the attorney fees awarded in an employment class action lawsuit, stating the award was not unreasonable because it is calculated as a percentage of the common fund instead of using a lodestar calculation.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) -- A retiring employee is considered to be quitting, the California Supreme Court has ruled in McLean v. State of California.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — The California Supreme Court in May formally adopted the "sophisticated intermediary doctrine," which provides an additional defense that manufacturers and suppliers can assert against asbestos and other product liability claims in California.