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California has banned undisclosed fees across various ser...

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City of Hope faces lawsuit over data breach

Jun. 18, 2024
By Skyler Romero

The complaint alleges that the breach, which affected more than 800,000 patients, was the result of inadequate security measures.


U.S. Supreme Court, Labor/Employment, Government

The companies' failure to force plaintiff's nonindividual claims under PAGA into arbitration will reinforce the pressure on negotiations between business int...


Judges and Judiciary

Court Executive Officer Brandon E. Riley said other courts throughout the state that are also experiencing chronic shortages of court reporters may replicate...


The defendants had sought to have the case stayed until the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a bid to have similar lawsuits filed in Hawaii dismissed.


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The legal battle against Kroger serves as a reminder of the critical role played by regulators and consumers in holding corpor...


U.S. Supreme Court

Lack of standing fizzles mifepristone challenges … for the moment

Jun. 18, 2024
By Emily Brodkin , Taryn A. Reid

The Supreme Court did not address the merits of the plaintiffs’ claims, left open the possibility of future lawsuits or policy...


Bankruptcy

When is a foreclosure sale ‘final’ for bankruptcy purposes and does it matter?

Jun. 18, 2024
By M. Jonathan Hayes , Matthew D. Resnik

Thinking out loud about revised Civil Code 2924m, which allows more time for bidding and may permit a bankruptcy filing after ...



Verdicts & Settlements

Construction Site Accident Guadencio Romero and Albert... $7,000,000
Auto v. Motorcycle John Doe v. Jane Doe $5,505,500
Wage and Hour Isaias Vasquez and Linda He... $3,500,000
Auto v. Auto Juan C. Escamilla Toledano ... $1,762,492
Wage and Hour Kevin Murphy v. Fusion Lear... $1,250,000
Breach of Warranty Robert Green, Juan Aispuro,... $1,250,000
Auto v. Auto John Doe v. Roe Driver $1,000,000
Malpractice Doe Widow v. Roe Doctor $900,000
Virginia Martinez v. Cade M... $600,000
Wage and Hour Gabriela Soto Hurtado, indi... $575,000

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Hanson Bridgett

Jun. 14, 2024


Brian M. Schnarr as Partner in San Rafael

Schnarr is the new market leader of the firm's San Rafael office. Schnarr takes over from Brad Rogerson, who led the office from 2020. Schnarr, an integral part of Hanson Bridgett's Construction Practice Group since 2017, is a nationally recognized and award-winning trial attorney with a successful record of accomplishment in high-stakes, high-profile disputes. He has successfully represented various clients - including contractors, developers, and public entities - in complex construction disputes, contract negotiations, and risk management.


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Top Intellectual Property Lawyers 2024

May 22, 2024

Our annual issue honors the top performing intellectual property attorneys working in patent litigation, trademark and copyright.


Daily Appellate Report

Cyber Law

Zellmer v. Meta Platforms Inc.

Meta's face signatures could not be used to identify an individual and therefore could not be used as biometric identifiers in violation of Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act.


Immigration

Gonzalez-Lara v. Garland

Asylum seeker's petition was denied given substantial evidence supported that her fear of gangs from her native country was not objectively reasonable.


Immigration

U.S. v. Leopoldo Rivera-Valdes

Defendant's deportation in absentia did not violate due process and the government was not required to take "additional reasonable steps" to notify defendant.


Torts

Chavez v. Alco Harvesting, LLC

Plaintiff properly pleaded that defendant fraudulently concealed, and exposed its employees to, COVID-19 outbreak.


Criminal Law and Procedure

People v. Nadey

Defendant failed to demonstrate peremptory challenges were based on purposeful racial discrimination where prosecutor offered plausible race-neutral explanations that were supported by th...