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Trial lawyers seek and win extreme verdict they know won’t stand

An insane court ruling led me to write this for the U-T San Diego: At a recent federal trial in San Diego, lawyers for Rosario Juarez presented compelling, disturbing evidence that the San Ysidro resident faced repeated gender discrimination while working

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CEQA shakedowns and the mansion that Wal-Mart built

Liam Dillon in the Voice of San Diego has a sharp profile of San Diego lawyer Cory Briggs, an unapologetic user of the California Environmental Quality Act as a self-enrichment tool: “No attorney sues under the state’s main environmental quality

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Will AG Kamala Harris sign up for trial lawyers’ obesity shakedown?

The attorneys general of California and 15 other states are being implored to join in a legal crusade that holds food manufacturers responsible for obesity. Politico has the details: “Lawyers are pitching state attorneys general in 16 states with a

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Bullet train fans learn CA enviros’ clout trumps building, trades unions 10

A few years ago, I began to think about how California’s state government operated in terms of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, a famous 1943 paper about how humans prioritize what’s important in their lives, starting with the basics — the

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Trial lawyers’ front group continues to get helping hand from media

Consumer Watchdog’s name should be Trial Lawyers’ Helper. The organization aggressively works on many fronts to increase the ease with which trial lawyers can take money from people. If it is indeed a “consumer watchdog,” than it would be transparent

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AG Kamala Harris’ blatant-but-legal corruption

California Attorney General Kamala Harris isn’t exactly alone in abusing her powers as the state’s top law-enforcement official when it comes to ballot measures. When they had the post, Gov. Jerry Brown and Treasurer Bill Lockyer reveled in using the

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Harkey’s lawsuit unites capitol foes

Few Capitol battles are as heated as the ongoing feud between the trial lawyers and advocates for tort reform. Yet, the two groups have found themselves on the same side of one litigation controversy. Both sides are critical of Orange

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Chevron refinery fire sets off money grab 9

Aug, 10, 2012 By Joseph Perkins Well, that didn’t take long. No sooner did Chevron douse the fire this week at its Richmond oil refinery before a couple thousand folks, claiming some sort of personal injury or another, started looking for

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Equal employment for criminals 16

April 30, 2012 By Katy Grimes A recent decision by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is about to undo many decades of law, while taking rights away from employers–again. Using the well-worn “level the playing field” adage, the EEOC just

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Feinstein decries shakedown lawsuits

April 6, 2012 By Joseph Perkins The Consumer Attorneys of California caled themselves the Trial Lawyers Association before a name change in 1995. The trial lawyers just posted a video on YouTube, “Disability Access: Tips for the small business.” It’s

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