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Will Gavin Newsom Remain “Fully Committed” in Aliso Canyon Shutdown After Gubernatorial Win?

With the election of Gavin Newsom as California’s next governor on Tuesday, November 6th, speculation is starting to emerge as to what some of his first orders of business will be once he assumes office from current Governor Jerry Brown in January 2019.  Although Newson has been Lieutenant Governor since 2011, he won California’s gubernatorial...

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California Legalizes Helmetless Scootering, Despite Lime Fatality in Texas

Just as California was taking steps to legalize the use of electric scooters without a helmet, a fatal accident involving Lime Scooters took place in Dallas, Texas.  This was the first fatality to be reported nationwide since these devices first started appearing on the streets of Southern California and then spreading throughout the country’s major...

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Toyota Announces more Recalls for Prius, Avalon, and Tundra “Stalling” Issues

According to a recent report from ABC Local News 13, Japanese car manufacturer Toyota is issuing the second round of recalls in the past four years for software problems associated with certain models of its Prius hybrid car.  In certain situations, this software defect will cause the vehicle to enter what is known as a...

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San Diego Federal Judge Hands Big Win to California Consumers Against Insurers in Bad Faith Lawsuits Against Their Insurers

In a big win for insurance policyholders in California, a San Diego federal judge expanded the scope of what policyholders whose insurer refuses to settle or denies a claim in bad faith can receive in litigation against the insurer in what is known as a bad faith claim.  This decision allows consumers additional rights to...

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Tesla Catches Fire, Highlighting Ongoing Problems with Tesla Battery

A Tesla Model S recently caught fire in Los Angeles despite not being involved in a collision prior to the electric vehicle spewing flames from underneath its front wheels.  In the mid-June incident, Hollywood producer and director Michael Morris, who previously directed television hits like Netflix’s “House of Cards” and ABC’s “Brothers and Sisters,” was...