LOS ANGELES – The country’s largest pro bono law group, Los Angeles-based Public Counsel, sued on behalf of California students who are poor readers and won a $53 million judgment to help those students.
SAN DIEGO – The California Court of Appeals for the 4th Appellate District on Jan. 22 reversed a decision of the Superior Court of Riverside County, restoring a man’s claims of defamation after he had a felony charge wrongly placed on his record for withholding evidence in a court case.
LOS ANGELES – A Hollywood scriptwriter on Jan. 29 was turned back by the state of California Second Appellate District, Division Four Court of Appeals in a lawsuit accusing Warner Bros. movie studio of stealing a treatment he wrote.
LOS ANGELES – The California Court of Appeals for the 2nd Appellate District upheld a ruling by the Superior Court of Los Angeles County awarding summary judgment to Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit in which a woman claimed the company’s Baby Powder caused her to develop mesothelioma.
PASADENA, Calif. – A potentially precedent-setting hearing on Wednesday saw Northern California communities seeking relief against oil companies whose fossil fuel emissions plaintiff attorneys contend are damaging residents with rising sea levels and environmental degradation.
The State of California Second Appellate District Division Three Court affirmed a judgment issued by the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, deciding against an environmentalist activist group that challenged an environmental impact report for a housing project.
SAN DIEGO – A spokeswoman for Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon vowed to reverse on appeal the decision levying $344 million against the company for allegedly marketing and selling pelvic mesh devices company officials knew were dangerous.
PASADENA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Two potentially precedent-setting hearings Wednesday, Feb. 5 involving Bay Area communities will seek to decide who has jurisdiction, federal or state courts, in appealed lawsuits over allegations that oil companies Chevron and Exxon Mobil Corp. injured plaintiffs by promoting fossil fuel emissions.
PASADENA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is set on Feb. 5 to hear an appeal by oil companies asking it to overturn a ruling in favor of San Mateo and other California cities and counties that let them pursue their climate change lawsuits in state court.
SAN DIEGO – Organizations representing farmers and pork producers have filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California over a ballot measure passed by state voters that would mandate bigger holding pens for hogs and cages for egg-laying chickens.
LOS ANGELES – A 12-member jury on Monday decided Johnson & Johnson was not responsible for Amy Fong’s mesothelioma, rejecting a lawsuit in which it was alleged baby powder Fong had breathed in Hong Kong during the 1970’s caused her to contract the deadly lung disease.
LOS ANGELES – Closing remarks in a trial to determine if Amy Fong developed mesothelioma as a result of breathing allegedly asbestos-tainted Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder mined in Korea took place on Thursday with Fong’s attorneys accusing the company of negligence and fraud.
LOS ANGELES – Attorneys representing Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday sought to spread the possible causes of mesothelioma in plaintiff Amy Fong from an incinerator in Hong Kong to include possibly faulty genetics or inheritance and not from baby powder use.
LOS ANGELES – An expert witness called by attorneys defending Johnson & Johnson said on Monday airborne asbestos particles from a landfill and incinerator in Hong Kong was the likely cause of Amy Fong’s mesothelioma and not baby powder.
LOS ANGELES – A pathologist called by attorneys for Johnson & Johnson in a trial to decide if alleged asbestos in baby powder caused Amy Fong to contract the deadly disease said the product does not cause mesothelioma.
LOS ANGELES – On Thursday in a trial over allegations that asbestos in Johnson & Johnson Baby Power caused a woman to develop mesothelioma, attorneys for plaintiff Amy Fong focused on the deficiencies in the testing lab of the defendant's witness.
LOS ANGELES – Lawyers for plaintiff Amy Fong on Wednesday attempted to undercut the testimony of a key defense witness, challenging his presentations and using documents they said showed that officials at Johnson & Johnson were concerned about the possibility of asbestos in its baby powder.
LOS ANGELES – An expert witness for Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday attacked the testing techniques of an expert witness for plaintiff Amy Fong in a trial to decide if the company’s baby powder allegedly caused Fong to develop mesothelioma.
LOS ANGELES – An expert witness for Johnson & Johnson said on Monday in a trial to determine if asbestos allegedly caused a woman to develop mesothelioma that the mineral had not been detected in the company's baby powder.