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    Assemblyman Mike Gatto

    Calif. Assemblyman Gatto Practices What He Preaches, Signs Easy Estate-Planning Deeds at his Office

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) was joined today by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and members of the...

    Frank A. Daniele joins VLP Law Group LLP as Executive Compensation Partner in NYC

    PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- VLP Law Group LLP announces that noted executive compensation lawyer Frank Daniele has joined the firm as a partner based in New York City. Prior to joining VLP, Mr. Daniele spent 23 years with Willkie Farr and Gallagher LLP, where he was a partner and served as co-head of the firm's Executive Compensation and ERISA practice group.
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto

    Gatto's Calif. Crime-Solving DNA Bill Signed Into Law – AB 1492

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Brown signed AB 1492, legislation by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale), which revamps and improves California’s DNA-testing...
    Weitz and Luxenberg

    No Escape from Asbestos Liability: AMMCO-Hennessy Handed First Asbestos Defeat by Weitz and Luxenberg

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A Los Angeles County Superior Court jury this month handed Hennessy Industries, Inc. as successor to AMMCO Tools, Inc., its first-ever loss in an asbestos-exposure lawsuit despite the defendant company's self-assurances that the grieving family of an Army veteran and automotive parts store owner who died of mesothelioma had no chance of winning, victorious plaintiffs' law firm Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C., today announced.

    Stockdale Law Firm welcomes new era, previous owner Myrlys L. Stockdale moves to Office of Inspector General

    EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Stockdale Law Firm, a well-known divorce and family law firm in El Dorado Hills, has announced it is transferring ownership at the end of August with the intent to carry on the success and trust it has built over the last 12 years. Previous owner Myrlys L. Stockdale moves to Office of Inspector General.
    U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

    Calif. Congressman Tony Cárdenas introduces Protecting Youth from Solitary Confinement Act

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today in Washington, D.C., U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley), who co-author of the landmark Schiff-Cárdenas Juvenile Justice...
    Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

    Calif. Butane Hash Oil and Meth Manufacturing Target of Legislation Approved by State Senate

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the Calif. State Senate approved SB 212 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a unanimous bipartisan vote...

    Southern California Oil Spill Victims' Claims being explored by Weitz & Luxenberg

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Weitz and Luxenberg P.C., today announced it is investigating claims from members of the fishing industry, property owners and others harmed by an oil spill that began Tuesday and blighted the shoreline just north of Santa Barbara, Calif.
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto

    Calif. Legislation to Overhaul DNA Testing Regime Approved by Public Safety Committee – AB 84

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Could thousands of rapes and murders go unsolved in California because of problems with a ballot initiative? asks Assemblyman...
    Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

    Illegal Butane Hash Oil (BHO) and Meth Manufacturing Target of Legislation Approved by Calif. Senate Public Safety Committee – SB 212

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Senate Public Safety Committee today approved SB 212 authored by Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a unanimous,...
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto

    Huge Win For Middle Class Californians As Probate Simplification Legislation Passes State Assembly – AB139

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Glendale) legislation to create a “Revocable Transfer on Death (TOD) Deed” in California, allowing a...

    On National Ferret Day 2015, California Ferret Enthusiasts Launch Crowdfunding Campaign for Ballot Initiative

    LA MESA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- April 2 is National Ferret Day in the USA and California ferret lovers are using the occasion to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. Tired of working and waiting for ferret legalization, which never comes despite thirty years of efforts - LegalizeFerrets.org is planning a ballot initiative to free our domestic ferrets from unnecessary and unfair regulation.

    Anthem Inc. Data Breach Lawsuit Helps Kids, Too, says Weitz & Luxenberg P.C.

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Anthem Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) data breach class action lawsuit brought this month by Weitz and Luxenberg, P.C. seeks to protect tens of millions of children - and not just adults - affected by the health insurance giant's massive loss of sensitive confidential records, the New York-based law firm today announced.

    Anthem Inc. Customer Data Breach Sparks Class Action Lawsuit, Weitz & Luxenberg Announces

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C., today announced the filing of a class action lawsuit against the nation's second-largest health insurer, Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc., following disclosure earlier this month that the private information of 80 million Anthem customers was stolen in a massive online data breach.
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto

    Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto Introduces Bill to Create New DNA Testing Regime to Solve Crimes – AB 84

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblyman Mike Gatto, a former constitutional lawyer, today introduced AB 84, which would allow DNA testing to resume in...
    California vs. Big Plastic

    'California vs. Big Plastic' Files Complaint with Calif. Secretary of State Alleging Deception by Referendum Signature Gatherers

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Supporters of the state's plastic bag ban, collectively calling themselves "California vs. Big Plastic," today filed a complaint with...
    Assemblyman Ken Cooley

    Calif. Bill Increasing Penalties for Frivolous Lawsuits Signed Into Law by Gov. Brown – AB 2494

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Thursday, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 2494 to curb frivolous litigation tactics....

    Attorney Stanley D. Prowse of San Diego North County Embraces Mobile Tech for Law Information Portal

    CARLSBAD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In response to the growing demand for sound legal information available over the internet, Certified Family Law Specialist Stan Prowse in San Diego has released an updated mobile-friendly version of his comprehensive and easy to understand legally oriented web site. Easy access to helpful legal information is now available 24/7/365, optimized for all devices and web platforms.
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto

    Gatto Introduces California Legislation to Prevent Evidence Destruction at Gun Buy-Back Programs

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- What is the quickest way to get rid of a murder weapon? Unfortunately, in some cities, it is turning...
    California Gov. Brown

    Calif. Governor Brown Selects Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar for California Supreme Court

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar as his choice for associate justice of the California...
    Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

    Calif. Governor Brown Makes Appointments to County Superior Courts for July 16, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wendesday, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced various the appointments of a judgeship in California County Superior...
    Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

    Calif. Gov. Brown Appoints Four Justices to the Second District Court of Appeal

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Friday, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of Associate Justice Frances Rothschild as presiding justice,...
    Governor Edmund G. Brown

    Calif. Governor Brown Appoints Two Justices to the First District Court of Appeal

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Friday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of Associate Justice James M. Humes as presiding...
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto

    California Bill to Increase Penalties for Hit-and-Run Drivers Passes Assembly – AB 1532

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As an 18-year-old victim remains hospitalized in a coma, Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) legislation to increase penalties...
    Senator Alex Padilla

    California Senate Approves Military Sexual Assault Bill – Senate Bill 1422

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the California Senate approved Senate Bill 1422, authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) on a bipartisan vote of...
    Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

    Calif. Governor Brown Grants 63 Pardons on Good Friday

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that, on Good Friday, he has granted 63 pardons. The individuals...
    U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

    Calif. Congressman Cárdenas Legislation: Stop Putting Kids in Solitary or in Jail for Skipping School

    WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley), co-author of the landmark Schiff-Cárdenas Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act of 2000...
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles)

    Calif. Assemblyman Gatto Introduces Legislative Cure for 'Affluenza Defense' – AB 1508

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, California Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) announced that he introduced legislation on Tuesday to forbid the use of...
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto

    New California Laws from Assemblyman Mike Gatto will take effect January 1, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Californians across the state will benefit from new laws authored by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) that will take...
    Calif Gov Brown

    Calif. Gov. Brown Announces New Standards to Reduce Toxic Chemicals in Furniture

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the approval of the state’s new flammability standards for upholstered furniture,...
    Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

    Historic Prop. 65 Reform Signed into Law – Will Help California Businesses Avoid Unfair Lawsuits

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) legislation to reform Proposition 65 and protect small businesses from meritless lawsuits was...
    Assemblyman Ken Cooley

    Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Assemblyman Cooley’s Victims Restitution Money Protection Bill

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 934 (Cooley), requiring agencies that collect restitution on behalf of...
    S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

    S.F. Mayor Lee and Attorney General Harris Launch JusticeMobile Initiative and SFPD Mobile App

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Earlier this month, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Attorney General Kamala Harris launched the JusticeMobile mobile application. On Sept. 9 they jointly announced that the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) is the first police department in the State of California to launch JusticeMobile law enforcement data initiative on a smartphone.
    Calif. Governor Brown

    Calif. Governor Brown Issues Statement on Historic Proposition 8 Ruling and same-sex marriage

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement on the United States Supreme Court ruling on...
    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles)

    Assemblyman Mike Gatto's Bill to Protect Small Businesses Unanimously Passes California Assembly

    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...

    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).
    Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

    Calif. Governor Brown Grants Pardons for Easter Weekend Holiday

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On the eve of Easter, this past holiday weekend, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he has...
    Assemblyman Jeff Gorell

    Ending California 'retroactive tax' is goal of bipartisan legislation effort backed by BOE chair

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, in an effort to provide relief to California taxpayers stunned with the imposition of a "retroactive tax," Sen....
    Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

    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...

    LegalizeFerrets.org announces new White House petition to help legalize ferrets in California

    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.
    California Gov. Brown

    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.
    Senator Alex Padilla

    California State Assembly Approves Padilla's 'Student-Athlete Bill of Rights'- Senate Bill 1525

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the California State Assembly approved Senate Bill 1525 on a vote of 51 – 25. Authored by...

    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.'
    Isadore Hall III

    Calif. Assemblymember Hall to Honor Los Angeles County Reserve Sheriff Deputy Shervin Lalezary

    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.
    S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

    S.F. Mayor Lee and Chief Suhr Announce San Francisco's Historic Crime Rate Drop

    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 Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement on String Of L.A. Arson Fires

    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.

    Padilla Bill to Criminalize Cell Phones in Prisons Signed by Calif. Gov. Brown

    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...

    Padilla Bill to Criminalize Cell Phones in California Prisons Moves Forward

    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.

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