Members of the media preview the new iPad during an Apple product launch event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 7, 2012. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Apple’s Market Clout Likely To Draw More Scrutiny From Regulators

Apple’s clout is coming under scrutiny as the U.S. Justice Department considers filing a lawsuit against the company and five U.S. publishers for an alleged scheme that has driven up the prices of electronic books since the 2010 release of the iPad.



Storms Cause Sewage Systems To Overflow Into Bay

The recent rains caused 900 gallons of wastwater to spill out in Sonoma County on Monday.


San Bruno Explosion

Trial Date Set For San Bruno Explosion Lawsuits Against PG&E

A San Mateo County Superior Court judge on Thursday set a trial date for lawsuits filed by victims of the San Bruno pipeline disaster to proceed against PG&E.


A firefighter is seen running as a massive fire roars through a San Bruno neighborhood. (AP)

Judge Postpones Decision On San Bruno Explosion Lawsuit

A San Mateo County Superior Court judge on Thursday decided to postpone a decision on how a lawsuit filed by victims of the pipeline explosion in San Bruno should proceed against PG&E.


Firefighters douse a massive fire, following an explosion in a San Bruno neighborhood on September 9, 2010. (AP)

PG&E Amends Filing, Doesn’t Blame San Bruno Blast Victims

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said a court filing in response to lawsuits over the fatal San Bruno pipeline explosion was not intended to hold victims at fault in any way for the blast.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/12/2011

Two firefighters assess the flames resulting from the gas line explosion in San Bruno on September 9, 2010. (AP)

PG&E San Bruno Explosion Lawsuit Defense Includes Blaming Victims

The utility company whose ruptured pipeline killed eight people in a massive explosion is seeking a jury trial to fight dozens of lawsuits, and part of its defense includes placing partial blame on some of the victims of the blast.

CBS San Francisco–07/11/2011

A firefighter is seen running as a massive fire roars through a San Bruno neighborhood. (AP)

Judge To Hear 74 San Bruno Blast Lawsuits

A county judge who will hear the dozens of civil lawsuits filed against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. after last year’s natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno says proceedings will get going later this summer.

CBS San Francisco–05/26/2011

real estate, housing, home, property

ConsumerWatch: Calif. Homeowners Warned About Lender Lawsuits

The California Department of Real Estate is warning homeowners to be wary of solicitations asking them to join so-called “Mass Joinder” lawsuits against their lenders.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/23/2011

Credit card transaction, economy, commerce, retail,

California Retailers Sued Following Zip Code Privacy Ruling

Consumers have filed lawsuits against more than a dozen national retail chains operating in California since the state Supreme Court ruled it’s illegal for clerks to ask customers for their ZIP codes.

CBS San Francisco–02/15/2011

Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Al Davis Discusses Tom Cable’s Firing & Gives State Of The Raiders

Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis said Tuesday that he fined former coach Tom Cable $120,000 because of the strain on the organization from lawsuits involving Cable assaulting a former assistant coach and a former girlfriend.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/18/2011