California Supreme Court News

Bayer Makes ‘Substantial Progress’ in Roundup Cancer Lawsuits, Mediator Says

A court-appointed mediator on Monday said Bayer AG has made “substantial progress” toward resolving tens of thousands of remaining claims that its Roundup weedkiller causes cancer. The mediator Kenneth Feinberg spoke at a Zoom hearing in San Francisco federal court, …

Bayer Appeals $20.5M Roundup Ruling to California Supreme Court

Bayer AG has asked California’s Supreme Court to review a decision awarding $20.5 million to a groundskeeper who claimed the company’s Roundup weedkiller caused his cancer, arguing the ruling was at odds with federal law and settled legal principles. Bayer, …

California High Court Decision Limits Workers Right to Sue

The California Supreme Court on Thursday sided with employers in a fight over the right of workers to sue over treatment for injuries that occur on the job. Workers receiving medical care through the workers’ compensation insurance of their employer …

California High Court Says Yelp Can’t Be Ordered to Remove Posts

Online review site Yelp.com cannot be ordered to remove posts against a San Francisco law firm that a judge determined were defamatory, a divided California Supreme Court ruled Monday in a closely watched case that internet companies warned could be …

California Supreme Court: Negligent Hiring is an Occurrence

In a decision that may have wide ranging effect on California employers, the California Supreme Court last week ruled that negligent hiring can be considered an occurrence. The coverage case made its way to the state’s highest court when the …

California High Court Ruling Limits Independent Contractor Classification

In a big win for labor advocates, the California Supreme Court on Monday limited businesses from classifying workers as independent contractors who can’t receive key employment protections. Experts expect the ruling to expand the number of workers eligible for minimum …

California High Court Ruling: UCLA Stabbing Victim Can Pursue Suit

Colleges in California have a responsibility to protect students from foreseeable acts of violence in the classroom and other settings connected to their studies and can be held liable for failing to do so, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. …

Drug Makers Face Additional Liability After California High Court Decision

A sharply divided California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that pharmaceutical companies can be held liable for warning labels on generic versions of drugs they once made even after they’ve sold the drugs to other companies and stopped manufacturing them. The …

California High Court Limits Building Permit Lawsuits

California property owners give up their right to pursue lawsuits challenging restrictions in building permits once they construct the project, the state’s high court said Thursday in a victory for California’s Coastal Commission, cities and counties. The court’s unanimous ruling …

California Insurance Commissioner’s Authority to Regulate Insurers’ Homeowners RC Estimates

On January 23, 2017, the California Supreme Court ruled that the insurance Commissioner of that state was given the power by the legislature to specify what factors must be covered by replacement cost estimate tools used by insurers in connection …