February 12, 2013
Orange County Register | February 12, 2013
When Harry "Mitch" Mitchell bought Mitchell's Pit Stop gas station in Orange in 1999, he purchased gasoline pumps for $6,500 each to comply with federal environmental regulations. Mitchell said he had never received any customer complaints about the pumps. If someone needs help, Mitchell or his employees run out to pump gas at no extra price. So he was surprised when a process server showed up at his home on an August Saturday night and served him with a lawsuit alleging his business violated state and federal laws that protect the rights of the disabled.
February 11, 2013
Associated Press | February 11, 2013
Gov. Jerry Brown has begun aggressively challenging federal court oversight of California’s prison system by highlighting what he says is a costly conflict of interest: The private law firms representing inmates and the judges’ own hand-picked authorities benefit financially by keeping the cases alive.
February 8, 2013
Fox & Hounds Blog | February 8, 2013
2013 could have been the year that our nation turned over a new leaf and stopped the mindless class action lawsuits that have plagued businesses in the United States for years. Unfortunately, it is already too late.
February 7, 2013
Wall Street Journal | Subscription Required | February 7, 2013
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services could face a much higher legal bill than the $5 billion sought by the federal government as more and more states join the battle against the credit-ratings firm. A raft of lawsuits this week from attorneys general from several states, including California and Iowa, is compounding S&P's legal woes over its role during the financial crisis of 2008-2009.
NBC Bay Area | February 7, 2013
February 6, 2013
Forbes | February 6, 2013
As Robert Wood mentioned the other day, some businesses may be fleeing or planning to flee California for tax reasons. If so, it’s not the only reason the state has given them to pack up. According to two recent reports, California ranks near the bottom of all U.S. states in terms of “legal climate” for civil litigation. The good news is that we beat Mississippi, Louisiana, and West Virginia. The bad news is that we only beat them.
Los Angeles Times | February 6, 2013
Last year, the state acted to curb frivolous lawsuits against businesses over disability access, but a loophole has left cities open to being taken to court.
February 1, 2013
Wall Street Journal | Subscription Required | February 1, 2013
The maker of Zoloft is being sued in an unusual case alleging the popular antidepressant has no more benefit than a dummy pill and that patients who took it should be reimbursed for their costs.
January 28, 2013
Washington Post | January 28, 2013
A California jury heard opening statements Friday in a lawsuit that accuses Johnson & Johnson of knowingly marketing a faulty hip implant that lawyers say left thousands of people with crippling problems or in need of replacement surgeries.
January 11, 2013
The Recorder | January 11, 2013
A state law tort claim of failure to warn about risky medical devices is not pre-empted by the federal medical device law — so long as the state law duty of care runs "parallel" to a duty established by the federal law.
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