The phrase “peak oil” was in vogue a few years back. Geologist M. King Hubbert theorized the world was about to hit the peak of its petroleum-extraction capabilities and it would all be downhill after that.
The city of Richmond sued Chevron Corp. in Contra Costa County Superior Court Friday for alleged negligence in last year’s massive refinery fire, accusing the oil company of “willful and conscious disregard of public safety.”
A federal appeals court in San Francisco Tuesday cleared the way for a trial on two civil rights lawsuits filed against former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle and other officers by the father of Oscar Grant III and five of Grant’s friends.
The Justice Department sued Apple and other publishers last year. The five other publishers named in the lawsuit have settled. The judge has urged Apple to do the same.
Oakland officials have agreed to a $4.6 million settlement with dozens of men who claimed they were illegally strip searched by the city’s police.
An Alabama man who was allegedly assaulted by Rolando McClain and another man has sued the Oakland Raiders linebacker alleging “brutal and prolonged assault and battery.”
The former director of community relations for the Golden State Warriors filed suit Wednesday alleging that the basketball team’s star player, Monta Ellis, sexually harassed her, including by sending her a graphic photo of his genitalia.
A University of California, Davis graduate is suing the university for ignoring his complaints of hazing and sexual abuse while pledging a fraternity.
Lawyers for women employees of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announced the filing of a revised discrimination lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco Thursday on behalf of an estimated 95,000 women workers in California.
School districts and education groups are suing the state of California to restore more than $2 billion in funding they say districts are owed under state law.