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Coffee Bought by Californians Could Bear Cancer Warning Labels

A future cup of coffee in California could give you jitters before you even take a sip. A nonprofit group wants coffee manufacturers, distributors and retailers to post ominous warnings about a cancer-causing chemical stewing in every brew and has …

Final Lawsuit Settled in Deadly San Francisco Plane Crash

A California dentist who was aboard an Asiana Airlines plane that crashed in San Francisco four years ago, killing three girls and injuring roughly 200 others, has reached a settlement with the airline, ending what her attorney said was the …

Lawsuit Filed against Google by Three Former Female Employees in California

Google faces a new lawsuit accusing it of gender-based pay discrimination. A lawyer representing three female former Google employees is seeking class action status for the claim. The suit, filed in San Francisco Superior Court, follows a federal labor investigation …

Police at California University Get to Use Pepper Spray at Violent Protests

The Berkeley City Council this week gave police permission to use pepper spray to repel demonstrators attacking officers and others during violent protests of the kind that have repeatedly hit the city this year. The 6-3 vote by the council …

Utah Judge Awards Ex-Teen Bride $16M in Case Against Polygamous Group

A woman who was married to her cousin at age 14 in a ceremony overseen by polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs has won a $16 million lawsuit against the group. Elissa Wall’s lawyer said that the decision lets attorneys investigate …

New Mexico Sues 8 Drug Manufacturers, Distributors over Opioid Epidemic

New Mexico has sued eight opioid manufacturers and wholesale distributors, becoming the latest state or local government to file a lawsuit seeking to hold corporations accountable for a national drug addiction epidemic. New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas accused Purdue …

Motel 6 Will Settle Human Trafficking Suit Involving Los Angeles Property

Motel 6 has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging one of its properties in Los Angeles was a base for sex trafficking, drug dealers and gang members. City Attorney Mike Feuer told The Associated Press on Wednesday …

California Bill Would Force Wells Fargo to Court Over Fake Accounts

The California Legislature backed a measure this week that could require Wells Fargo to go to court with consumers who say they were harmed by the bank’s fake account scandal. The legislation would prohibit the San Francisco-based bank in some …

Woman Suing Oregon Cremation Company for $2.5M over Ashes in Father’s Urn

A woman is suing an Oregon cremation company for $2.5 million, claiming it gave her the remains of a stranger instead of her deceased father. Kimberly Grecco, 53, discovered the remains were her not her father’s as she prepared to …

Judge Sends Suit for California Man’s Helicopter Crash Death to Workers’ Comp

A wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a man who died in an ambulance helicopter crash has been thrown out by a judge who said the case must go through California’s workers’ compensation death benefits program. The Fresno …