Civil

Copy Cat Declarations Doom Class Case

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A California Court of Appeal refused to reinstate a meal break class action against The Walgreen Co. Thursday, criticizing the plaintiffs’ lawyers for filing dozens of identical witness declarations that were later recanted. “There is nothing attractive about submitting form…

PG&E Sued Over Century-old Pollution

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Herring fishermen have accused Pacific Gas & Electric Co. of failure to clean-up pollution from low-tech nineteenth century gas-from-coal refineries sitting under the heart of San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf and Marina districts. An environmental lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court…

Alameda Drug Disposal Law Upheld

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Alameda County’s first-in-the-nation law requiring pharmaceutical companies to operate disposal of unwanted drugs programs has passed a constitutional challenge. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the 2012 ordinance does not violate the U.S. Constitution’s commerce clause…