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Legal Actions Against U.S., States Claim Climate Change Is A Breach Of Public Trust
Posted on 13 May 2011 by Dianne Saxe

By Dianne Saxe, Attorney Attorneys representing groups of one or more children and young adults are filing legal actions against the US government, all 50 states, and the District of Columbia, in which they allege that the public trust doctrine requires... Read More

'Tax Lady' Roni Deutch Says Lawsuit Is Political
Posted on 25 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - (AP) "Tax Lady" Roni Deutch says California Attorney General Jerry Brown is engaging in election year politics by filing a lawsuit accusing her law firm of false advertising and misleading consumers. Deutch said in a statement... Read More

Feds Sue California Over Sikh Inmate Beard Punishment
Posted on 17 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the state of California alleging that a Sikh inmate who refused to trim his beard for religious reasons was unfairly disciplined. Sukhjinder Basra has said that guards told him... Read More

California Gays Must Wait To Wed During Prop 8 Appeal
Posted on 17 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Gay couples who had been gearing up to get married in California this week had to put their wedding plans on hold once again after a federal appeals court said it first wanted to consider the constitutionality of the state's same... Read More

California Sues Leaders Of City Hit By Pay Scandal
Posted on 16 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) The California attorney general's office sued eight current and former officials of the scandal-ridden city of Bell on Wednesday, accusing them of defrauding taxpayers by granting themselves salaries so high they were illegal and... Read More

California AG Sues Feds Over Renewable Energy Loans
Posted on 15 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - (AP) State Attorney General Jerry Brown sued the federal government Wednesday, asking a judge to stop government-sponsored mortgage buyers from blocking a program that lets homeowners pay for energy-efficient improvements through... Read More

Court Won't Order California To Defend Proposition 8
Posted on 9 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) California's highest court on Wednesday refused to order Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the state's attorney general to appeal a federal ruling that overturned the state's gay marriage ban. The state Supreme Court denied... Read More

California Settles Lawsuit Against Countrywide Executives
Posted on 4 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) The state of California has reached a settlement in a predatory lending lawsuit against former executives at Countrywide Financial Corp. that will pour $6.5 million into a fund to help foreclosed homeowners. The state had sued Countrywide... Read More