Lead Paint Suppliers Settle 20-Year-Old Bay Area Lawsuit For $305 MillionSeveral Bay Area Counties including Santa Clara, San Francisco, Alameda and San Mateo announced a major victory in a decades-long legal battle against makers of lead-based paint.
Guilty Verdict In Hit-And-Run Of San Francisco Police Officer Elia Lewin-TankelA man accused of running over San Francisco police officer Elia Lewin-Tankel, leaving him severely brain damage, was found guilty Thursday of several counts and now faces a lengthy prison sentence.
Milpitas Grandmother Accused Of Killing 3-Year-Old Grandson Makes Initial Court AppearanceA 70-year-old woman accused of strangling her 3-year-old grandson in Milpitas Monday made her first appearance in Santa Clara County Superior Court Friday.
Retired Judge Assigned To Preside Over Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire TrialAlameda County Superior Court Judge Vernon Nakahara was assigned Monday as trial judge in the upcoming trial of two men facing 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in the Ghost Ship warehouse fire.
Man Detained After Incendiary Device Lit At San Francisco Hall Of JusticeA person of interest was detained Thursday in connection with an incendiary device that was ignited at the San Francisco Hall of Justice, leading to a brief evacuation and the cancellation of court hearings for the rest of the day, according to authorities.
Judge Denies Bid To Reinstate Plea Bargain In Ghost Ship CaseA judge Friday denied a motion by Ghost Ship master tenant Derick Almena that would have reinstated a plea bargain in the case against Almena and creative director Max Harris on 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter for the fire at the warehouse two years ago.
Alameda County Sheriff's Sergeant Arraigned On Eavesdropping ChargesAn Alameda County sheriff's sergeant was arraigned Wednesday on four felony charges for allegedly making illegal and secret recordings of juvenile suspects in an interview room in March.
Alameda Deputy Charged With Illegally Recording Juvenile SuspectsAn Alameda County Sheriff's sergeant was charged Wednesday with four counts of illegally recording conversations of juvenile suspects with their attorney.
New Trial Ordered In 'Stairway To Heaven' Copyright DisputeA U.S. appeals court on Friday ordered a new trial in a lawsuit accusing Led Zeppelin of copying an obscure 1960s instrumental for the intro to its classic 1971 rock anthem "Stairway to Heaven."
Uber Scores Legal Victory Over Drivers Who Want Employee BenefitsUber saw a major victory in court Tuesday when a federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled that its drivers cannot sue the company as a class, but must individually file arbitration claims as independent contractors.
Kaepernick Gets Day In Court; Judge Orders NFL Collusion Case To TrialA federal judge Thursday ordered former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's collusion grievance against the NFL owners to go to trial.
California Becomes First State To End Bail Before TrialCalifornia will become the first state to eliminate bail for suspects awaiting trial under a bill signed Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
SF Appeals Court Reverses Ellis Act Eviction Judgment, Sides With Long-Time TenantA state appeals court in San Francisco has overturned a judgment allowing the eviction of an 83-year-old man who has lived in a cottage in the North Beach district of the city for more than 30 years.
Ex-Con Guilty In Oakland 'Horrendous' Sexual Assault And Torture CaseAn ex-convict was found guilty Tuesday of human trafficking of a minor and rape, sodomy, kidnapping, torture and assault with a deadly weapon for sexually assaulting three young women in Oakland last year.
Cosby Unleashes Expletive-Laden Tirade After Guilty VerdictBill Cosby lashed out at the prosecutor with an expletive-laden tirade in the courtroom after being convicted in his sexual assault retrial Thursday.