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Californian who operated $4 million mortgage fraud scheme sentenced to 8 years in prison

By Marian Johns | Feb 20, 2019

SACRAMENTO — A California man who operated a $4 million mortgage fraud scheme throughout the southern part of the state has been sentenced to nearly eight years in prison and must pay more than $200,000 in restitution, according to the California Attorney General's Office.

California court sides with Dark Horse drivers in wage lawsuit, reverses denial of class certification

By Charmaine Little | Feb 20, 2019

FRESNO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The Court of Appeal of the state of California, 5th Appellate District said it reversed a lower court’s order that denied a wage lawsuit class certification because the lower court used improper legal criteria.

Citing forum selection clause, court affirms dismissal of broken hip case against Princess Cruise Lines

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 20, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a suit filed by a passenger who broke his hip in a fall while on a Princess Cruise Lines ship and sued the company.

California asks insurance execs to stop prior authorization requirements for opioid treatment

By Marian Johns | Feb 19, 2019

SACRAMENTO — California's attorney general is asking 17 health insurance companies to do away with requirements for prior authorization for opioid abuse disorder patient's medication assisted treatment (MAT), arguing the requirements place a burden on those trying to get treatment.

California court dismisses man's suit over neighbor's demolition of Laguna Beach house

By Charmaine Little | Feb 19, 2019

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A man’s attempt to have his case over a house demolition heard in court instead of a local commission was denied by the Court of Appeal of the State of California in the 4th Appellate District, Division Three on Feb. 13.

California appeals court reverses Tilly's demurrer in on-call scheduling case

By Charmaine Little | Feb 19, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A former sale clerk's lawsuit against an Irvine, California-based corporation over on-call scheduling has been revived by the Court of Appeal of the state of California, in the 2nd Appellate District for Division Three when it reversed an order from a lower court that sustained a demurrer (or objection) on Feb. 4.

CVS Health brand glucosamine products do not work as advertised, consumer alleges

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 19, 2019

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A San Diego consumer alleges a pharmacy chain's brand of joint health supplements do not provide the advertised benefits.

HUSCH BLACKWELL LLP: Erin Olshever Joins Husch Blackwell's Chattanooga Office

By Press release submission | Feb 18, 2019

Olshever comes to Husch Blackwell from New York City, where she practiced corporate real estate law and gained broad experience handling a diverse client portfolio.

PILLSBURY WINTHROP SHAW PITTMAN LLP: Noted Litigator Ari Berman Joins Pillsbury in New York

By Press release submission | Feb 18, 2019

Ari Berman, a seasoned commercial litigator with a significant focus on the financial services and life sciences industries, has joined Pillsbury’s rapidly growing New York office as partner.

WILSON ELSER: Simmons Attains Master of Jurisprudence Degree in Federal Indian Law

By Press release submission | Feb 18, 2019

Jana Simmons (Of Counsel-Michigan) has earned the University of Tulsa College of Law's prestigious Master of Jurisprudence in Federal Indian Law, a specialized degree in federal Indian law, tribal law and governments, and Native American history and federal policy.

iPhone owner alleges Apple 'forced updates' to phones to reject chargers

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 14, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles County, California has filed a suit against Apple over allegations the company failed to inform users that their iPhones would reject chargers because of a future update.

Parents allege Owlet Smart Socks issue false alarms or do not detect abnormal oxygen levels

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 13, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Two California mothers allege a baby monitor either recorded false alarms or failed to alert them of their baby's low oxygen level.

Sierra Club alleges Fish & Wildlife Service failed to timely review snake's endangered status

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 13, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit organization is seeking a court to order a federal agency to complete a status review of an endangered snake.

California school district reaches settlement with state over civil, constitutional violations

By Marian Johns | Feb 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Justice (DOJ) has reached a settlement with one of the state's school districts and its police department to resolve allegations of civil and constitutional rights violations against African-American and Latino students as well as students with disabilities.

California attorney general blasts consumer bureau's recent rollback of payday lending rules

By Marian Johns | Feb 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO — California's attorney general has criticized the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) recent reversion of its Payday, Vehicle Title and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans rule, arguing the rule protects against predatory lending.

EEOC: 2 California restaurants ignored employees' complaints of sexual harassment, groping

By Marian Johns | Feb 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — Two California restaurants face a lawsuit from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) after allegedly dismissing complaints from male and female workers about being sexually harassed by a kitchen manager.

California attorney general, Labor Commission Office back meal, rest break rules for truckers

By Marian Johns | Feb 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — California's attorney general and the Labor Commission Office have filed a petition as part of their on-going legal challenge with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regarding the state's meal and rest break rules for truck drivers.

LEWIS BRISBOIS: Ellen Greiper Appointed to Advisen Conference Advisory Board

By Press release submission | Feb 11, 2019

New York Partner Ellen Greiper has been appointed to the advisory board for Advisen’s annual Casualty Insights Conference, taking place in New York City on April 18, 2019.

LEWIS BRISBOIS: Lewis Brisbois Opens New Office in Salt Lake City With Team of Ten New Attorneys

By Press release submission | Feb 11, 2019

Lewis Brisbois has joined forces with local litigation powerhouse Smith & Glauser to open a new office in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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