Department of Financial Protection and Innovation Joins Commodity Futures Trading Commission and 26 Other State Regulators in Federal Lawsuit against Safeguard Metals

By Summer M. Bosse On February 1, 2022, the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) announced that it, in partnership with the federal Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and 26 other state regulators, has filed a federal lawsuit in Continue reading

California Superior Court Sustains State Bar’s Demurrer to LegalMatch’s Constitutional Challenge to Business and Professions Code § 6155; Second Amended Cross Complaint Pending

By Kirstin Jensvold-Rumage On February 3, 2021, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman sustained the State Bar of California’s demurrer to LegalMatch’s First Amended Cross Complaint (FACC) for Declaratory Relief, with leave to amend, in State Bar of California Continue reading

Attorney General of California Files Lawsuit Against the U.S. Department of Education for Alleged Rollback of Federal Oversight of For-Profit Schools

By Madison Beck On January 15, 2021, in People of the State of California v. United States Department of Education, et al., Case No. 21-cv-00384 (N.D. Cal), Xavier Becerra, the Attorney General of California, filed a complaint on behalf of Continue reading

California Department of Insurance Takes Steps to Protect the Rights of the LGBTQ+ Community

By Jennifer Wilczynski On June 12, 2020, California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara issued a statement disapproving the Trump Administration’s reversal of non-discrimination protections under section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. Without heeding the warning and dissatisfaction from 18 state insurance Continue reading

Board of Registered Nursing Audit Report Released to the Public

By Kendra J. Muller On June 30, 2020, California State Auditor, Elaine M. Howle, released an investigative audit report finding that the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) delivered a falsified report in response to a 2016 audit concerning the number Continue reading

Federal Court Dismisses Lawsuit Regarding Decommissioning of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) for Lack of Jurisdiction

By Marcus Friedman On December 3, 2019, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California issued an order in Public Watchdogs v. Southern California Edison Company, Case No. 19-CV-1635 JLS (MSB) (S.D. Cal. 2019), (1) granting defendant’s Continue reading