SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) legislation to reform Prop. 65 and protect small businesses from meritless lawsuits passed the Assembly today with a unanimous, bipartisan vote of 71-0, well in excess of the 2/3 threshold necessary to amend the proposition. The bill, AB 227, would allow small-business owners who receive [...]
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Fraud Doesn’t Work Here: McDonald’s Employee to Be Prosecuted for Five Counts of Alleged Felony Fraud
SAN RAMON, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, today announced another success in their ‘Fraud Doesn’t Work Here’ campaign in partnership with the California McDonald’s Preferred Operator Group (POG).
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On the eve of Easter, this past holiday weekend, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has granted 65 pardons. The individuals granted pardons all completed their sentences and have been released from custody for more than a decade without further criminal activity. Individuals who have been convicted [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, in an effort to provide relief to California taxpayers stunned with the imposition of a “retroactive tax,” Sen. Ted W. Lieu, Asm. Jeff Gorell and Board of Equalization Chair Jerome E. Horton today announced a joint effort to craft a bipartisan, comprehensive solution to the problem created by the [...]
Calif. Assemblyman Gatto Business Advisory Commission Generates Legislation to Help Small Businesses Avoid Shakedown Lawsuit
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Saturday, February 2, members of Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) Small Business Advisory Commission voted to ask him to introduce legislation to address a new breed of shakedown lawsuits plaguing small businesses in Southern California. On Monday, February 4, Assemblyman Gatto did what the Commission asked, introducing legislation [...]
LA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Legalize Ferrets announces new White House petition to help legalize ferrets in California. Over the past 25 years California ferret lovers have worked diligently to catch up to the rest of the 48 continental states to have our right for legal ferret ownership.
Calif. Seeks End To Court Orders Capping the State’s Prison Population and Requiring Oversight of Prison Mental Health Care
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that the State of California has taken legal action to end a federal court order that caps the state’s prison population and another that requires “intrusive supervision” of prison mental health care.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, the California State Assembly approved Senate Bill 1525 on a vote of 51 – 25. Authored by State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), the legislation known as the “Student-Athlete Bill of Rights,” would require universities located in California that generate on average more than $10 million in media revenues a [...]
SecuGen Corp issues statement clarifying prior press release, Permanent Injunction Against Suprema Distributors and OEM Partners in Patent Infringement Lawsuit
SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — SecuGen Corporation, a worldwide leader in the area of fingerprint sensor technology, which is located in Silicon Valley, issued a statement today clarifying a prior press release entitled: ‘SecuGen Obtains Permanent Injunction Against Suprema Distributors and OEM Partners in Patent Infringement Lawsuit.’
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D – Los Angeles) will lead fellow legislators in honoring Los Angeles County Reserve Deputy Sheriff Shervin Lalezary for his acts of bravery during a ceremony in the Assembly Chambers on Thursday, January 19, 2012.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This week Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Police Chief Greg Suhr released the year end crime statistics showing continued historic low crime trends for the City of San Francisco. Mayor Lee and Chief Suhr announced that 2011 violent crime rates in San Francisco are down 6 percent from last year.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Villaraigosa released the following statement on Monday on the string of arson fires in Los Angeles: Over the past few days we have been faced with an ongoing series of arson fires committed by an individual with wanton disregard for the lives and property of Angelenos. Thankfully, there have been no lives lost to these criminal acts and only minor injuries to date.
Sacramento, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Senate Bill 26, authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), was signed by the Governor today. The new law will crack down on the smuggling and possession of cell phones and other wireless communication devices in California prisons. The law becomes effective immediately.
Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Senator Padilla’s Anti-Piracy Legislation – new law will help reduce music and movie piracy
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 550 (Padilla) Sunday. The new law will help reduce music and movie piracy by allowing inspections and verification to ensure that large-scale disc replicating plants are complying with California anti-piracy laws.
Class Action Suit Filed Against ‘Barkworks’ Claiming Pet Stores Deceived Consumers About Selling Dogs from Alleged Puppy Mills
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This morning, the national non-profit Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed suit in California Superior Court in Los Angeles County against Barkworks, a Southern California pet store chain, claiming the stores repeatedly engage in fraud and false advertising in an effort to conceal from customers that they allegedly source [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Senate Bill 26, authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), was approved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee Thursday with unanimous bipartisan support. SB 26 would crack down on the smuggling and possession of cell phones and other wireless communication devices in California prisons. The bill now goes to the full Assembly for consideration.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — State Assemblymembers Isadore Hall, III (D- Los Angeles), Paul Cook (R – Yucaipa) and Cathleen Galgiani (D- Stockton) today lead a bi-partisan coalition of legislators in announcing the planned introduction of ‘Caylee’s Law’.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. on Tuesday (April 5) signed AB 109, which makes fundamental changes to California’s correctional system to stop the costly, ineffective and unsafe “revolving door” of lower-level offenders and parole violators through our state prisons. “For too long, the state’s prison system has been a revolving [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Jerry Brown today announced that law enforcement leaders across the state have expressed support for his revised realignment plan to put more power back in the hands of local communities. To date, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, the California Police Chiefs Association (CPCA), the Peace Officers Research Association [...]
Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Swears-In His Nominee, Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, as California’s Next Chief Justice
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement congratulating Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye on being sworn-in as the next chief justice of California: “Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye is a living example of the American Dream, and I am proud to have nominated her as the next chief justice of California. Today’s swearing-in [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday (Oct. 20) signed SB 867 and SBX6 22 by Senator Dennis Hollingsworth (R-Murrieta), formally implementing comprehensive pension reform for the people of California. Together, these bills implement a public pension system that is fair to both the employees and also to the taxpayers and will help [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after signing AB 1280, also known as Adam’s Law, by Assemblymember Mike Villines (R-Clovis), which creates harsher penalties for anyone that causes physical harm to a child under the age of eight, resulting in permanent injury or disability: “As Governor, my number [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed AB 1601 by Assemblymember Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), which authorizes judges to revoke, for up to ten years, the license of any person convicted of three or more DUIs in a 10-year period. Current law only allows for a license revocation period of three years [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — To better protect California children from violent sexual predators, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday (Sept. 9) announced he signed AB 1844, also known as Chelsea’s Law, named after Chelsea King, by Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher (R-San Diego). The Governor also announced that he intends to sign three measures sponsored by Moe Dubois, [...]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Assembly Bill 2743, authored by Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara), which will make it illegal for a landlord in California to require cat declawing or devocalization as a condition of tenancy, passed the Assembly with bipartisan support 63 to 7. “Declawing and devocalization are permanent, complex surgeries that can have [...]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck yesterday announced the results of the 2010 Gun Buyback program. In it’s second year, the day long effort collected 2,511 firearms citywide. The program retrieved weapons in exchange for gift certificates at five locations citywide, in an effort aimed at reducing [...]
SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Responding to the brutal gang rape of a minor in Richmond, California, Assemblymember Pedro Nava’s (D-Santa Barbara) ‘fast tracked’ legislation, Assembly Bill 984, the “Witness Responsibility Act,” which holds witnesses accountable for failing to report a rape or murder to authorities, passed from the State Assembly today on a bipartisan vote. [...]
SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Responding to the brutal gang rape of a minor in Richmond, California, Assemblymember Pedro Nava’s (D-Santa Barbara) ‘fast tracked’ legislation, Assembly Bill 984, the “Witness Responsibility Act,” which holds witnesses accountable for failing to report a rape or murder to authorities, passed out of the Assembly Public Safety Committee this afternoon [...]
SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Responding to the brutal gang rape incident of a minor in Richmond, California, Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara), Vice Chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management, announced today the introduction of ‘fast track’ legislation, Assembly Bill 984, to close a loophole in state law that will hold witnesses accountable [...]
Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement Applauding California Attorney General for Opening Investigation of ACORN
SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown, Jr. announced that his office has opened an investigation of ACORN. In September, the Governor sent a letter to the Attorney General requesting an investigation urging an investigation of ACORN’s activities in California: “I applaud Attorney [...]
LOS ANGLES /California Newswire/ — The annual “Legal Update” of the California Copyright Conference (www.theccc.org) will present a distinguished panel of experts who will address important legal issues facing music professionals and everyone who listens to music. The event, which offers CLE credit for attorneys, will take place Tuesday, October 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m. [...]
SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the appointment of Nancy L. Ayers to a judgeship in the Ventura County Superior Court. Ayers, 51, of Hanford, has served as a deputy district attorney for the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office since 2007. From 1984 to 2007, she served as a senior deputy district [...]
Virtual Law Partners Welcomes Ari Kahan, Michael Powlen, Andy Toebben, Brian Swanson and Geoff Ossias
PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Virtual Law Partners LLP (VLP) has announced that Ari Kahan, Michael Powlen, Andy Toebben, Brian Swanson and Geoff Ossias have joined the firm as partners. “VLP’s new partners continue to develop the firm’s substantive practice areas and jurisdictional reach,” said RoseAnn Rotandaro, VLP’s President and Co-Founder. “Their collective expertise [...]
EXETER, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Leading Sucralose manufacturer Guangdong Food Industry Institute/L&P Food Ingredient Co. Ltd. (GDFII/L&P) today announced that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington D.C. ruled in its favor in a Section 337 patent dispute (docket no. 337-TA-604) filed against the company by its competitor, Tate & Lyle Corporation (T&L). Mr. [...]
PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Virtual Law Partners LLP (VLP) has announced that Brett Healy, Daniel Meyers, Gregory Kim, M. Sharon Webb and Dianna DeVore have joined the firm as partners. “We are thrilled that VLP continues to attract experienced lawyers with superb qualifications,” said Craig Johnson, VLP’s CEO. “Their talent and backgrounds speak [...]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — On February 6th 2009, a federal jury in Chicago returned a verdict against Publications International Ltd. (PIL) of Lincolnwood, Ill., and awarded $5.6 million to The Smart Marketing Group, Inc. (SMG) in damages resulting from PIL’s breach of a 2003 contract. According to the lawsuit filed in January 2004, PIL’s “Consumer [...]
Guangdong Food Industry Institute / L&P Food Ingredients Vindicated by ITC for Sucralose Manufacturing
EXETER — Guangdong Food Industry Institute (GDFII/L&P Food), a leading and first manufacturer of Sucralose in China, announced that today, Administrative Law Judge Charles E. Bullock of the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has issued his initial determination on Tate & Lyle’s Section 337 complaint (docket 337-TA-604). The complaint alleged infringement of process patents [...]
Sucralose Manufacturer Confirms United States ITC Target Date Extension for Decision in Section 337 Patent Infringement
EXETER, Calif. — Guangdong Food Industry Institute (GDFII/L&P Food), a leading manufacturer of sucralose, announces that Administrative Law Judge Charles E. Bullock of the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has extended the target date for the ITC’s final decision to January 12, 2009 on Tate & Lyle’s Section 337 complaint (docket# 337-TA-604). The complaint [...]
LOS ANGELES, Calif.– Today the State appellate court decided in Metrolink’s favor on a question important to Metrolink and commuter railroads across the country that rely on “push/pull” mode of operations to provide rail transportation to millions of passengers daily. The State’s appellate court unanimously granted Metrolink’s request for relief from a trial court’s push-pull [...]
L.A. Lawyer Requests The U.N. and E.U. Impose Trade Sanctions on The U.S. and Arizona for Alleged Human Rights Violations
LOS ANGELES, Calif. and LONDON, England — Los Angeles Attorney, Frederick A. Romero, a decorated United States Marine Corp. veteran, who has been awarded the Purple Heart medal and was previously honorably discharged as a sergeant, has requested the United Nations, European Union and Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to impose trade sanctions against the United States and to freeze U.S. assets abroad.
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