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  • May 17, 2019

    Music Industry Execs Denied Claim To Michael Jackson Co.

    The Michael Jackson Co. is solely owned by the late entertainer's estate and not by a group of entertainment industry executives claiming the King of Pop promised them partial ownership prior to his death, a California appellate court said Thursday, affirming a lower court's findings.

  • May 17, 2019

    Widower Wrongfully Denied Husband's Pension, 9th Circ. Says

    The Ninth Circuit cleared the way for a widower to receive spousal pension benefits on Thursday, saying a lower court was wrong to deny him benefits on the grounds that the couple were domestic partners when the man’s late husband retired.

  • May 17, 2019

    'Crazy Expensive' Law Firm Wouldn't Return Calls, Jury Told

    The wife of a former U.K. attorney who hired Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP to pursue a failed privacy suit against the Daily Mail tabloid told a California jury Friday that the firm did little work, billed "crazy expensive" invoices and failed to return phone calls.

  • May 17, 2019

    Geico Can't Escape Driver's $1M Punitive Damages Award

    A California appellate court on Friday affirmed a jury's $1 million punitive damages award against Geico General Insurance Co. over its unreasonable delay in paying an injured policyholder the full limits of his policy following a serious car crash. 

  • May 17, 2019

    SF Picks Side Of Privacy With Ban On Facial Recognition Tech

    The debate over facial recognition is heating up as San Francisco prepares to enact the nation's first ban on the controversial technology, with privacy advocates praising the step and others warning against too harshly limiting a useful tool for guarding public safety.

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