December 16, 2008

CA Certified Appellate Specialist

Lloyd “Butch” LeRoy recertified as an Appellate Specialist in California December 16, 2008 — Lloyd “Butch” LeRoy, a Junior Partner at Brayton Purcell has been recertified as an appellate specialist by the State Bar of California. Mr. LeRoy, who manages the firm’s appellate practice group has been with the firm since April of 1999 and [...]
December 10, 2008

Metalclad’s Unibestos Insulation Cause of Mesothelioma

Janitor and Marine Machinist Wins Multi-Million Dollar Settlement for Mesothelioma San Francisco, CA — December 10, 2008 — After two weeks in trial, a retired San Francisco Bay Area janitor and marine machinist, on Tuesday, December 9, 2008, won a settlement in excess of $7.5 million from defendants responsible for his prior occupational exposure to [...]
November 7, 2008

Independent Pharmacists Against Tobacco Sales

Corporate Pharmacies Forced to Relinquish Tobacco Profits November 7, 2008 — The City of San Francisco has taken a strong position on tobacco sales in pharmacies within its city limits. An ordinance which went into effect October 1, 2008, requires pharmacies to remove tobacco products and signage from their stores. This policy change has little [...]
July 21, 2008

California Foreclosure Rescue Scam Victim May Lose Foreclosed Property

Foreclosure Rescue Scams July 21, 2008 — Foreclosure rescue scams are a form of predatory lending that became increasingly common during the mortgage bubble. Persons describing themselves as “lenders” took advantage of fraud and corruption in the mortgage industry to steal equity from unwary homeowners. These scams take a variety of forms, but the experience [...]
July 17, 2008

Plant Insulation Company Settles Asbestos Lung Cancer Case

Plant Insulation Company Settles Asbestos Case San Francisco, CA — July 17, 2008 — On the day before closing arguments were scheduled to commence, defendant Plant Insulation Company elected to pay the plaintiffs’ settlement demand and resolve the asbestos case, Kathleen Schiebold, et al. v. Plant Insulation Company, et al. The defendant more than quadrupled [...]
June 23, 2008

Brayton Purcell Employees Participate in the Marin Human Race

Brayton Purcell Employees Earn Golden Sneaker Award at Marin Human Race June 23, 2008 — Brayton Purcell would like to congratulate its employees for their spirited participation in the Marin Human Race, the county’s largest collaborative community fund-raiser. Brayton Purcell’s team, the Marin Human Race Runners, were presented with the Golden Sneaker Award. This trophy [...]
May 7, 2008

California: Asbestos & Lead in Kezar Pavilion Cause for Safety Concern

Asbestos and Lead Exposure Could Be Causing Cancer at San Francisco’s Kezar Pavilion SAN FRANCISCO, CA — March 7, 2008 — Could asbestos and lead exposure at the Kezar Pavilion in San Francisco be to blame for the high incidence of cancer in Recreation and Park Department employees? Some certainly think so. Asbestos was recently [...]
April 4, 2008

Southern California Predatory Mortgage Lending Ring Arrested

California Mortgage Fraud Ring Arrested for Predatory Lending Practices SAN BERNARDINO, CA — April 4, 2008 — Prosecutors cracked down on a California mortgage fraud ring on March 18. The fraud ring, allegedly led by 25-year old real estate agent Eric Pony, reportedly took advantage of thousands of homebuyers in Southern California. Many of the [...]
March 6, 2008

Medical Device Lawsuits & Ensuring Product Safety

Manufacturers of Unsafe Products Shielded by Supreme Court Ruling WASHINGTON, DC — March 6, 2008 — The Supreme Court ruled in favor of limiting lawsuits on product liability. It will now be difficult for individuals to sue faulty medical products that have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Supreme Court [...]