News from December 2018

MAYER BROWN: Former Assistant to US Solicitor General Nicole Saharsky joins Mayer Brown

By Press release submission | Dec 4, 2018

Mayer Brown announced that prominent appellate lawyer Nicole A. Saharsky has joined the firm as a partner in Washington DC.

Petition circulators have to appear in court for subpoenas, Arizona Supreme Court rules

By Tomas Kassahun | Dec 4, 2018

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of the State of Arizona has affirmed a trial court’s decision, saying petition circulators for a disqualified amendment should appear in court when they are given a subpoena.

Calif. court rules in favor of Pacific Bell, says it doesn't have to pay for technicians' commute time

By Tomas Kassahun | Dec 4, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The California Court of Appeal, 3rd Appellate District has affirmed a trial court’s ruling saying travel time is not compensable for certain employees of Pacific Bell Telephone Co. enrolled in an optional and voluntary program.

Calif. court reverses ruling against Morris Cerullo World Evangelism regarding attorneys' fees

By Tomas Kassahun | Dec 4, 2018

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – The California Court of Appeal 4th Appellate District Division Three has reversed a trial court’s decision against Morris Cerullo World Evangelism Inc., saying there was a failure of proof of the amount of damages.

GREENBERG TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig Adds Andrew Schwaab in Silicon Valley

By Press release submission | Dec 4, 2018

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP further expanded its Intellectual Property & Technology Practice with the strategic addition of Andrew B. Schwaab as a shareholder in its Silicon Valley office. Schwaab joins the firm from Knobbe Martens.

GREENBERG TRAURIG LLP: Greenberg Traurig's Washington, D.C. Office Continues Expanding, Samantha Ahuja Rejoins Real Estate Practice

By Press release submission | Dec 4, 2018

Samantha Ahuja has rejoined the Washington, D.C.office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as of counsel in the Real Estate Practice.

Florida Supreme Court justice 'strongly' urges judges to get off Facebook

By Charmaine Little | Dec 4, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Facebook friendship between a judge and an attorney isn’t enough to legally disqualify the judge from ruling on the case, the Supreme Court of Florida decided on Nov. 15.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Murex Petroleum Corp. to Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC Racial Harassment Lawsuit

By Press release submission | Dec 4, 2018

A Texas-based oil and gas company operating in Tioga, N.D., will pay $50,000 and furnish other relief to settle a racial harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

GREENBERG TRAURIG LLP: Georgia Trend Lists 5 Atlanta Greenberg Traurig Attorneys as ‘Legal Elite’

By Press release submission | Dec 4, 2018

Georgia Trend has named five attorneys from the Atlanta office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP to its 2018 “Legal Elite” list.

POLSINELLI PC: Polsinelli Recruits Brian Adams to Nashville Office

By Press release submission | Dec 4, 2018

Polsinelli, an Am Law 100 firm, welcomes Brian Adams to its Nashville office.

Study undermines key theory behind talc asbestos lawsuits

By Daniel Fisher | Dec 5, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Plaintiff experts who testify that even extremely low levels of asbestos exposure can cause cancer may be in trouble after a study of some 2 million women found no difference between urban and rural residents in the rate of mesothelioma, a deadly cancer of the chest lining that is normally associated with asbestos.

Alabama Supreme Court denies petition as 'moot' in dispute over arbitration award

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Dec 5, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Alabama has denied a petition for a writ of mandamus regarding the appeal of an arbitration award.

California Right to Repair Act doesn't allow class actions, court rules

By Tomas Kassahun | Dec 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The Court of Appeal of the State of California 2nd Appellate District Division Four has reversed a trial court’s ruling against Kohler Co., saying homeowners can’t bring a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer of an allegedly defective plumbing fixture used in the construction of class members’ homes.

Okie Energy Group III alleges Nortex misrepresented net acres in leasehold

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 5, 2018

OKLAHOMA (Legal Newsline) – An Oklahoma company alleges a Houston, Texas company misrepresented the amount of net acres in a leasehold.

New York alleges it has incurred more than $1.4 million in costs to address contamination at property

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 5, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The state of New York alleges a property in Ithaca has contaminated groundwater.

Bobby Brown alleges Showtime, others violated privacy in Whitney Houston documentary

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 5, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New Edition singer Bobby Brown alleges his rights to publicity and privacy were violated in a 2017 documentary about his late ex-wife, Whitney Houston.

Consumer claims battery for Neutrogena acne mask was programmed to stop providing power

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – An Idaho consumer alleges the manufacturer of an acne treatment device programmed the battery to stop working before it was out of power.

DYEKEMA GOSSETT: Heidi Naasko Named Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by United Community Housing Coalition

By Press release submission | Dec 5, 2018

Dykema, a leading national law firm, is proud to announce that its National Pro Bono and Diversity Counsel, Heidi A. Naasko, was selected as the 2018 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award.

DYKEMA GOSSETT: Dykema and Loss, Judge & Ward Announce Combination

By Press release submission | Dec 5, 2018

Dykema, a leading national law firm, and Loss, Judge & Ward, LLP, a Chambers-ranked Washington, D.C., firm, announced their strategic combination.

JACKSON LEWIS: Four Jackson Lewis Attorneys Named Among the Top Latino Lawyers of 2018

By Press release submission | Dec 5, 2018

Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Principal Gregory T. Alvarez, Principal Jason C. Gavejian, Of Counsel Angela Quiles Nevarez and Principal Pedro Jaime Torres-Díaz have been named to the “Top Latino Lawyers 2018” list compiled by Latino Leaders.

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