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California Diocese Settles 2 More O'Grady Abuse Cases
Posted on 16 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

STOCKTON, Calif. - (AP) The Roman Catholic diocese in Stockton, Calif., has settled two more lawsuits involving a defrocked priest who spoke openly in a 2006 documentary about molesting children. The diocese released a statement to the Modesto Bee on... Read More

Wave Of Lawsuits Over Seats For Employees Hits Retail Stores
Posted on 21 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Retail store operators may want to sit down for this one if they can find a chair. Nearly every national chain is under legal attack in California for failing to provide "suitable seating" for cashiers and other employees... Read More

Gay Marriage Goes Before Nation's Largest Appeals Court
Posted on 6 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) The judge who overturned California's gay marriage ban was unrelenting in his repudiation of the measure, saying such laws are mean-spirited and unconstitutional to the core. It was a harsh yet carefully worded ruling that some... Read More

Victim's Family Sues Schwarzenegger Over Clemency
Posted on 21 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - (AP) The parents of a slain college student said Thursday that former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger "messed with the wrong family" by reducing the prison sentence of the son of a political ally. Fred and Kathy Santos spoke... Read More

High Court Hears Arguments On Violent Video Games
Posted on 2 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed sympathy for a California law that aims to keep children from buying ultra-violent video games in which players maim, kill or sexually assault images of people. But justices seemed closely... Read More

Court Upholds In-State Tuition For Some Immigrants
Posted on 16 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that some illegal immigrants are entitled to the same tuition breaks offered to in-state high school students to attend public colleges and universities. While the ruling applies only to California... Read More

Environmental Group To File Lawsuit Over Southern California Frog
Posted on 2 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) An environmental group says it plans to file a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on allegations that the agency failed to develop a recovery plan for the endangered Southern California mountain yellow-legged frog. The... Read More

California Official Reports: Electronic Advance Sheet – Court Opinions For Thursday, June 27, 2013
Posted on 28 Jun 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

The Shepard's Link(TM) feature has created hyperlinks to www.lexis.com Find a LexisNexis Sales Representative ▪ Browse Legal Bookstore ▪ Search Court Records ▪ Feedback The CA e-Advance provides a business daily e-mail service to keep you... Read More

Imperial County, California, Renews Gay Marriage Fight
Posted on 25 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) California's Imperial County is renewing its effort to defend the state's gay marriage ban in a federal lawsuit. An appeals court ruled last month that the county could not intervene as a defendant alongside the sponsors of... Read More

California Stores Face Lawsuits After ZIP Code Ruling
Posted on 16 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Consumers have filed lawsuits against more than a dozen national retail chains operating in California since the state Supreme Court ruled it's illegal for clerks to ask customers for their ZIP codes. The high court unanimously... Read More

California Claims Drug Giant Bribed Doctors To Prescribe
Posted on 19 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) California has joined a whistleblower lawsuit that claims Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. bribed doctors to prescribe its drugs, costing insurers perhaps millions of dollars in the largest alleged health care fraud case ever handled by the... Read More

Jurors Award $3.2M In Deadly California Mudslide Lawsuit
Posted on 17 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - (AP) Jurors have recommended $3.2 million in damages to be paid to a church whose mountain retreat was located where a 2003 mudslide killed 14 people in California. A jury last week found the California Department of Transportation... Read More

Court Revives N. California Town’s Pollution Lawsuit
Posted on 28 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) An appeals court revived a class-action lawsuit Thursday for 160 residents of a Northern California town who claim an industrial plant's pollution severely sickened them. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled a trial judge... Read More

9th Circuit: Jailers Erred In Removal Of Muslim's Scarf
Posted on 17 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A federal appeals court says Southern California jailers violated the religious freedom of a Muslim woman who was ordered to take off her headscarf in a courthouse holding cell. An 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals... Read More