Legal Issues

Family members sue over fatal Bay Area limo fire

(AP) — Family members of the victims of a fatal Bay Area limousine fire have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against six different companies.

Work starts on new Hanford courthouse

Construction has begun on a new four-story courthouse in Hanford to consolidate operations for the Kings County Superior Court.

New Porterville courthouse welcomed with ceremony Oct. 7

The new South County Justice Center in Porterville features nine courtrooms and 96,500 total square feet.The Tulare County Superior Court will welcome the public to see its newly built South County Justice Center on Oct. 7.

McCormick Barstow heads to new building Oct. 7

The Central Valley's largest law firm McCormick Barstow will move from its 19-year headquarters in north Fresno on Oct. 7 and into a new three-story building a few blocks away.

Vidak to attend Hanford court groundbreaking

Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) represents California's 16th Senate district.State Sen. Andy Vidak is scheduled to be in his hometown of Hanford today to witness the groundbreaking of Kings County's new courthouse.

Fresno forum to address ADA lawsuits

In response to an upswing in Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits in Fresno County in the last couple of months, a partnership of organizations is hosting an ADA compliance seminar next month.

Fresno rendering plant lawsuit can proceed

A Fresno County judge has ruled that a local citizen group's lawsuit against a West Fresno rendering plant can proceed.

Fresno Superior Court announces temporary closures

Fresno County Superior CourtThe Fresno County Superior Court will temporarily close two Downtown Fresno courthouses in December in an effort to deal with budget cuts.

Judicial council announces trial court funding

The Fresno County Superior Court main courthouseLocal trial courts can expect a needed bump from the state in the upcoming fiscal year after the Judicial Council of California approved a series of recommendations on how to allocate more than $60 million in new funding.

Valley attorneys named Super Lawyers

Dozens of attorneys in the Central Valley were given an honor only enjoyed by 5 percent of lawyers in Northern California.