Oakland Councilmember Seeks Damages From City After Losing LawsuitOakland city councilwoman Desley Brooks is seeking monetary damages from the Oakland City Attorney’s Office over its defense of a lawsuit brought by former Black Panther Elaine Brown, who said Brooks assaulted her.
Former Inmate Sues Alameda Co. Sheriff's Office, Deputies Over Alleged Feces, Urine AssaultsThe Alameda County Sheriff’s Office and four current and former deputies were sued Monday by a former jail inmate who alleges that the deputies allowed another inmate to spray him with urine and feces multiple times and then broke his arm.
San Francisco Police Sued For Racial Bias After Drug ArrestsA group of black men is suing the San Francisco Police Department alleging racial bias, claiming the men were targeted for arrest by a department plagued with a culture of racism.
Lawsuit Accuses Facebook Of Enabling Human TraffickersA human trafficking survivor from Texas has filed a lawsuit against Facebook, alleging the social media giant provides traffickers an unrestricted way to "stalk, exploit, recruit, groom ... and extort children into the sex trade."
Clergy Abuse Lawsuit Targets All California Catholic BishopsA Southern California man who says he was sexually abused by his parish priest decades ago has sued all Catholic bishops in California and the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Elon Musk, Tesla to Pay $40 Million to Settle SEC Fraud SuitThe settlement will require Musk to relinquish his role as chairman for at least three years, but he will able to remain as CEO.
New California Law Helps Utilities With Wildfire LawsuitsGov. Jerry Brown signed a measure Friday allowing utilities to bill their customers to pay for future legal settlements stemming from devastating 2017 wildfires, even if the blazes are blamed on the company's mismanagement.
Lawsuit Challenges Oakland Law That Bans Loitering On Public Housing Two East Bay men sued the city of Oakland in federal court Wednesday to challenge the constitutionality of a municipal law that forbids loitering on public housing property.
Justices Reject Suit Over Racist San Francisco Police TextsSan Francisco can move forward with disciplinary proceedings against police officers caught exchanging racist and homophobic text messages after the California Supreme Court rejected the officers' case.
Settlement In Lawsuit Over Cancer-Causing Dioxin Runoff From PG&E Utility PolesPG&E has agreed to identify storage yards with treated poles and implement technologies to reduce toxic dioxin runoff to levels that pose lower risk to human health and wildlife.
California Lawmakers Give Utilities A Reprieve Amid Fire LawsuitsCalifornia lawmakers voted to give a reprieve to Pacific Gas & Electric Co. in the frenzied final hours of the two-year legislative session.
General Mills Drops 'Natural' Label From Granola Bars After LawsuitAs part of a settlement, General Mills will be altering the label of its Nature Valley granola bars.