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Overtime rules could help California firms keep employees

By   /  Friday, June 3rd, 2016  /  Columns, Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Overtime rules could help California firms keep employees

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Supreme Court clears way for religious organization workers to get free birth control

By   /  Monday, May 16th, 2016  /  Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Supreme Court clears way for religious organization workers to get free birth control

The U.S. Supreme Court announced May 16 that it would not rule on a case regarding religious organization workers’ access to free birth control. It is looking to lower courts to explore a compromise. The Zubik v. Burwell case discusses whether freedom is infringed by an Obama administration rule regarding contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Read More →

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Long Beach latest to sue Plains over Refugio oil spill

By   /  Friday, May 6th, 2016  /  Columns, Energy, Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Long Beach latest to sue Plains over Refugio oil spill

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More tri-county victims added to Ponzi scheme lawsuit

By   /  Monday, April 18th, 2016  /  Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on More tri-county victims added to Ponzi scheme lawsuit

The Santa Barbara law firm Hollister & Brace added more tri-county residents to its Ponzi scheme case in which investors were allegedly bilked out of about $125 million. Joel Gillis and Edward Wishner and their Calabasas-based firm Nationwide Automated Systems Inc. allegedly sold investors on automated teller machines that often didn’t exist. Hollister & Brace’s Read More →

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Update: General Magnaplate pulling out of Ventura County

By   /  Friday, April 15th, 2016  /  Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Update: General Magnaplate pulling out of Ventura County

General Magnaplate California is closing its Ventura facility, the company announced on April 15. Difficult California business conditions and the settlement of a lawsuit filed by the Environmental Defense Center forced the closure, the company said. General Magnaplate has made reinforced parts used in the aerospace, transportation, medical, oil and other industries for 36 years. “After 36 successful Read More →

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Settlement reached over General Magnaplate’s runoff into Santa Clara River

By   /  Friday, April 15th, 2016  /  Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Settlement reached over General Magnaplate’s runoff into Santa Clara River

The Environmental Defense Center and Santa Barbara law firm Keller Rohrback reached a settlement with General Magnaplate California to address alleged Clean Water Act violations stemming from storm water runoff generated by its Ventura electroplating facility. General Magnaplate, which has made reinforced parts used in the aerospace, transportation, medical, oil and other industries for more than 30 Read More →

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EDC suing California Resources for alleged contamination of Ventura waterways

By   /  Thursday, April 7th, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news, Law  /  1 Comment

The Environmental Defense Center is suing the California Resources Corporation for allegedly contaminating Ventura waterways with polluted storm water runoff. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court on April 5, claims CRC violated the Clean Water Act at its 5,757-acre South Mountain oil field, where it conducts oil exploration and development activities near the city Read More →

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