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Ruling: Dog wasn't training to be service animal when Calif. restaurant denied entry

Russell Boniface Oct. 18, 2017, 1:22pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The Second Appellate District of the California Court of Appeals affirmed a summary judgment on Sept. 12 in favor of the owner of two seafood markets in a lawsuit that alleged it denied service to a handicapped man whose service dog was not fully trained.

Some claims allowed to proceed against Doty Bros.; L.A. court had ruled they were subject to arbitration

Chandra Lye Sep. 28, 2017, 12:22pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A recent California Court of Appeals Second District, Division Seven ruling was a partial win for a former truck driver who sued his old company for alleged labor code violations.

Court affirms request for logs in Riddell football helmet case

Glenn Minnis Sep. 13, 2017, 9:51am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California Appeals Court ruling has affirmed that a trial court correctly granted a request to compel a football helmet maker to produce privilege logs previously withheld.

Exotic dancers avoid arbitration of certified class action in California

Dee Thompson Sep. 12, 2017, 11:37am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – An appellate court in California has decided that a strip club sued by its former employees cannot compel arbitration.

The Gap defeats claims over inferior clothing at outlet stores; Lawsuit had no merit, attorney says

Angela Underwood Sep. 5, 2017, 10:21am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court has ruled against a woman's claims she was tricked into buying inferior clothing products at The Gap and Banana Republic outlet stores.

Couple's meso claim against Pasadena filed too late

David Hutton Jul. 31, 2017, 1:00pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – California’s 2nd District Court of Appeals has ruled that a couple who filed a complaint against the city of Pasadena following a mesothelioma diagnosis failed to comply with the Government Claims Act.

Calif. court sinks marine mechanic’s negligence lawsuit against container terminal company and its contractors

Todd Barnett Jul. 31, 2017, 8:10am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – On July 20, a California appeals court upheld a lower court’s summary judgment in favor of Evergreen Container Terminal and two of its contractors in a negligence lawsuit filed by a marine mechanic allegedly injured while performing maintenance at a marine container terminal leased by the company.

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.