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FOX ROTHSCHILD: Fox Rothschild To Merge With Smith Moore Leatherwood

By Press release submission | Sep 21, 2018

In what will be its largest combination, Fox Rothschild LLP will merge with Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, effective November 1.

U.S. alleges regional fast food chain subjected female workers to sexual comments, touching

By Marian Johns | Sep 21, 2018

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Agency (EEOC) alleges a regional fast food chain violated federal law when it subjected three young female workers to inappropriate sexual comments and unwanted touching by male supervisory officials.

False advertising allegations filed against Lyft by Georgia driver

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 20, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Georgia Lyft driver alleges the ride-hailing company "deceives" drivers about the amount of fare they earn and the funds it retains.

California court says plaintiff in dust complaint did not demonstrate qualification for anti-SLAPP exemption

By Sandra Lane | Sep 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District on Sept. 11 reversed a ruling by a lower court that allowed plaintiff Harmun Takhar to avoid the anti-SLAPP motion filed by Feather River Air Quality Management District over dust complaints.

Trump admin makes use of Medicare law in blunt warning to asbestos lawyers

By Daniel Fisher | Sep 19, 2018

In the Trump administration, at least, the government will no longer look the other way as asbestos lawyers negotiate lenient terms that make it easy for their current clients to get money at the expense of future claimants and federal entitlement programs.

Plantronics' BackBeat FIT headphones are not sweatproof, consumer alleges

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 19, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California citizen alleges a brand of headphones is not sweat and waterproof as advertised.

California court rules for man suing because he has to take two One A Day Vitracraves instead of one

By William Sassani | Sep 19, 2018

SANTA ANA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court has reversed a lower court’s ruling in favor of Bayer Corp. in a case over the company's One A Day gummy vitamins.

Oil companies go for another win in climate change fight, ask for dismissal of Wash. county's case

By William Sassani | Sep 18, 2018

In August, lawyers arguing for a group of oil companies submitted a motion to Judge Robert S. Lasnik of the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Washington asking that King County’s climate change lawsuit be dismissed.

Facebook sued by man claiming loss of hundreds of millions of dollars

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 17, 2018

Pennsylvania citizen sues Facebook Inc.SAN FRANCISCO — A Pennsylvania citizen is suing Facebook Inc., a social media, citing alleged fraud.Jason Fyk filed a complaint on Aug. 22, in the U.S.

Wachtel Missry law firm alleges Colorado man owes more than $120,000 for services

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 14, 2018

SANTA ANA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A law firm alleges a Vail, Colorado resident owes more than $200,000 for legal fees.

14-state coalition argues consumer board should continue to enforce Equal Credit Opportunity Act

By Marian Johns | Sep 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is the latest to join a 14-state coalition expressing concern with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) re-examining its enforcement of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) which is designed to stop creditors from discriminating based on race, national origin, sex, marital status, age and other characteristics.

Plains All American Pipeline guilty of felony, misdemeanor charges relating to Pacific oil spill

By Marian Johns | Sep 14, 2018

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — A jury has found an oil pipeline company guilty of a felony and eight misdemeanor charges for its failure to properly maintain its highly pressurized pipeline that caused crude oil to discharge into the Pacific Ocean.

California local government, agencies eligible for $28.5 million to reduce illegal tobacco sales

By Marian Johns | Sep 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO — California's local governments and agencies can apply for the state's Department of Justice Tobacco Grant Program, which will distribute $28.5 million to recipients to help reduce illegal sales of tobacco products, especially to minors, according to the state attorney general.

Bob's Red Mill steel cut, old fashioned oats alleged to contain herbicide glyphosate

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 13, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Two California consumers allege Bob's Red Mill oat products contain an herbicide.

Billionaire mega-donor Steyer picks favorite AG hopefuls; More global warming cases possible

By John O'Brien | Sep 13, 2018

Democrat challengers aspiring to become the top lawyers in their states have received financial boosts from Tom Steyer, a billionaire investor and environmental activist who some feel is a driving force behind the recent string of climate change lawsuits struggling to persuade judges to punish the energy industry.

California woman alleges certain General Mills products contain glyphosate

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 12, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer alleges certain products made by a consumer foods manufacturer contains an herbicide.

California alleges federal agency's waste water treatment facilities violate Clean Water Act

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 11, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – The state of California alleges a federal agency responsible for addressing waste entering the U.S. from Mexico is unlawfully discharging waste from waste water treatment facilities.

Judgment for Environmental Law Foundation's lawsuit against Siskiyou County affirmed

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California superior court decision granting summary judgment on a case involving the use of waterways has been affirmed by an appellate court.

Joe's Crab Shack employees lose case seeking overtime pay

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 10, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A group of current and former Joe's Crab Shack managerial/executive employees seeking overtime pay have lost their appeal.

California attorney says comment period on proposed Clean Car Standard rollbacks should be extended

By Marian Johns | Sep 7, 2018

SACRAMENTO (Legal Newsline) – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is asking the Trump Administration to extend the comment period on a proposed rollback of a 2010 unified national program designed to set greenhouse gas emission and fuel efficiency standards.

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