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Plaintiffs file for class certification in Refugio oil spill lawsuit

By   /  Thursday, August 25th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Plaintiffs file for class certification in Refugio oil spill lawsuit

A class of plaintiffs who claim to be injured by the Refugio oil spill filed for class certification. After Plains All American Pipeline’s corroded Line 901 ruptured on May 19, 2015 and spilled an estimated 123,000 gallons of oil along the Gaviota Coast, 21,000 gallons of which seeped into the ocean, fisheries were closed, oil Read More →

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Capps honored for work on safe rental car law

By   /  Monday, August 22nd, 2016  /  Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Capps honored for work on safe rental car law

U.S. Rep. Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara, was honored Aug. 19 by Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety for her leadership in helping pass the Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act of 2015. Since 2012, Capps has been working with Ventura County resident Cally Houck, whose daughters Raechel and Jacqueline Houck were killed in Read More →

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Minimum wage and salary increases — a ripple effect or a tsunami?

By   /  Friday, August 12th, 2016  /  Latest news, Law, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Jon Light You may have heard that California will have a minimum wage of $15 by 2022. But there are ramifications beyond that gradual increase that employers may not have considered. In April, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a minimum wage increase to $15 per hour, phased in over five years between 2017 Read More →

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Abbvie sues Amgen to block sales of Humira biosimilar

By   /  Friday, August 5th, 2016  /  Health Care, Latest news, Law, Technology  /  Comments Off on Abbvie sues Amgen to block sales of Humira biosimilar

Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen faces a lawsuit seeking to block it from selling a biosimilar of AbbVie’s popular Humira. The rheumatoid arthritis medicine is Abbvie’s best seller. Sales were up 17 percent in the second quarter to $4.15 billion and accounted for 61 percent of AbbVie’s 2015 revenue. Abbvie claims Amgen’s proposed copy would Read More →

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Lands commission sued over lease extensions for Diablo Canyon Power Plant

By   /  Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Lands commission sued over lease extensions for Diablo Canyon Power Plant

The World Business Academy, a Santa Barbara non-profit think tank that lobbies for renewable energy use, sued the California State Lands Commission on Aug. 2 in state court in Los Angeles over the approval of temporary land lease extensions at the Diablo Canyon Power Plant. On June 28, the lands commission granted Diablo Canyon owner Read More →

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Judge keeps Plains oil spill grand jury transcripts sealed

By   /  Thursday, July 28th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Judge keeps Plains oil spill grand jury transcripts sealed

Plains All American Pipeline and Plains employee James Buchanan pleaded not guilty to criminal charges regarding the Refugio oil spill and the court ruled on July 28 that the grand jury transcripts in the indictment will remain sealed until the trial’s completion. Houston-based Plains was charged with four felonies and 42 misdemeanors after its corroded Read More →

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Tri-county elder abuse ‘gut-wrenching’

By   /  Friday, July 22nd, 2016  /  Law, left  /  Comments Off on Tri-county elder abuse ‘gut-wrenching’

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