Articles by Anousha Sakoui and Edvard Pettersson

Injury Lawyers Chasing Scooter Accidents, In Search of Insurers

Bird Rides Inc. and other scooter startups have drawn fire from pedestrian advocates, politicians and annoyed citizens. Now they have a new nemesis: personal-injury lawyers. In recent months, people hurt riding (or hit by) scooters in San Francisco and Los …

J&J Loses Second Talcum Powder Trial

Johnson & Johnson lost a second trial linking baby powder use to deadly asbestos cancer and jurors must next decide whether to punish the company on top of their award of $21.7 million in damages. Jurors in state court in …

Deaths, Damage from California Mudslides Rise in Wealthy Montecito Community

The mudslides on the California coastal town of Montecito have devastated a wealthy enclave where billionaires including Charlie Munger, Eric Schmidt and Oprah Winfrey own properties, with hundreds of millions of dollars of damage in one of America’s most expensive …

Starbucks in Legal Battle over California’s Cancer Warning Law

If you happen to buy a cup of coffee in California and it comes with a cancer warning, don’t panic – it’s just the law. No scientific study says consuming java in moderation is bad for your health – and …

Suit Filed in California Against Weinstein Co. for Failing to Control Harvey

The Weinstein Co. faces its first lawsuit accusing the company of failing to control ousted co-founder Harvey Weinstein, in a case brought by an actress who claims he sexually assaulted her. Dominique Huett said the company “knew or should have …

Jury Misconduct, Judge’s Mistake to Blame for $417M Talc Verdict, Argues J&J

Johnson & Johnson says a $417 million verdict in a talc powder cancer case should be thrown out because three jurors were excluded by fellow panelists from the decision-making process. The three were wrongly left out of deliberations on the …

Legal Experts See Room for Deal in Equifax Data Breach Lawsuits

Equifax Inc. could get away with paying a mere $1 per person after failing to protect almost half of America’s credit data. While the 118-year-old credit-reporting firm has been hit with more than 100 consumer lawsuits over its massive security …

Trump Settles University Fraud Claims for $25 Million, Avoids Trial

President-elect Donald Trump agreed to pay $25 million to settle claims that his defunct Trump University cheated more than 6,000 students with false promises of teaching them his real estate secrets. The accord, announced Friday minutes before the start of …

President-Elect Trump Seeks Delay in Fraud Trial Over His Real Estate University

Donald Trump is pulling out the stops to stall a fraud trial over his defunct real estate “university” until he’s president. Having earlier persuaded a federal judge to delay the trial until after last week’s election, the president-elect now says …

Uber Working to Settle with California Drivers over Employee Benefits

Uber Technologies Inc. is trying to finalize a settlement with California drivers to resolve potentially billions of dollars in claims stemming from the company’s refusal to give them the protections and benefits of employees. The case centers on allegations that …