LOS ANGELES – The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California this week granted Ford Motor Co.’s motion for summary adjudication in the case of a consumer who alleged there was a defective DPS6 transmission in his 2013 Ford Focus.
A Los Angeles County judge recently slashed attorney fees in a Lemon Law case against Hyundai Motor America, denying the plaintiff’s legal counsel tens of thousands of dollars and taking a stance against a dubious trend that has been taking place in similar cases.
SACRAMENTO – The California Chamber of Commerce filed a lawsuit earlier this month against California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to end the requirement for Proposition 65 warnings on acrylamide in food and beverages.
LOS ANGELES – Two prominent law firms are sparring over an alleged breach of contract surrounding attorney’s fees from a number of California Lemon Law cases in which they worked together, with the defendant firm arguing that there is no legal claim to the basis of the allegations because the alleged contract was an oral one.
SACRAMENTO – A nationwide coalition of agricultural producers and business organizations representing a substantial segment of U.S. agriculture filed a motion on Sept.25 for a permanent summary judgment against the California Attorney General regarding the state’s cancer warning requirement for products containing glyphosate under California’s Proposition 65.
LOS ANGELES – U.S. District Judge Andre Birotte Jr. last week denied summary judgment sought by Ford Motor Co. in multi-district litigation involving transmission issues with Focus and Fiesta models, but he will allow further hearing on the company's moves to exclude certain plaintiff expert witnesses.
SACRAMENTO – California has passed a landmark employment legislation that challenges the business model of such “gig-economy” companies as ride-hailing giants Uber Technologies and Lyft, some of the powerhouses of Silicon Valley over the past decade.
SACRAMENTO – Businesses are finding it more challenging than ever to make it in the Golden State as a number of new laws and amendments are being pushed forward by legislators. Many of these laws could impact businesses to the point of shutting their doors or leaving the state entirely, and some have.
SACRAMENTO – It’s a tricky time for businesses in the state of California as a number of new laws and amendments are waiting in the wings. Many of these laws could impact business to the point of closing down entirely or leaving the state – some already have.
SAN FRANCISCO – A petition was filed with the California Supreme Court earlier this month to reinstate a $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a high-profile talc case in which the plaintiff alleged its product was a substantial factor in causing cancer and displayed no warning label.
SACRAMENTO – All eyes are on the groundbreaking California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) set to enact Jan. 1, and businesses and legislators alike are making last-ditch efforts to amend the law due to concerns of what impact the bill may have on small businesses in particular.
SACRAMENTO – Businesses are making last-ditch efforts to get lawmakers to amend the groundbreaking California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) due to concerns of what impact the bill may have across the state when it goes into effect Jan. 1.
SACRAMENTO – It’s becoming more challenging to conduct business in the state of California, according to CNBC’s annual state-to-state business poll. The poll ranks each state in a number of major categories, including workforce, economy and structure, and the Golden State did not fare well.
ORANGE – Doing business in California has become even more difficult over the past year, according to CNBC’s annual state-to-state business poll. The annual poll ranks each state in a number of major categories including workforce, economy and structure.