Sony Presses Reset Button, Avoids Lawsuit

Metal Gear Alert, by Know Your Meme, licensed by Creative Commons.

Play On, Player.

A few years ago, Sony’s free-to-play online service, known as the Playstation Network, was compromised by a rogue group of hackers.  Personal and private data, including credit card information, was stolen from about 70 million PSN users.  A class action was filed immediately in San Diego, California as Sony scrambled to stop the bleeding.  Luckily for this entertainment giant, the hot-button lawsuit has been dismissed.   Unfortunately for the Playstation 3 faithful, a judge has decided to have the case thrown out, citing Sony’s Privacy Policy, which all PSN users agree to, being compliant with the consumer protection laws. Read more

Illegal Pesticide Use in America’s Healthiest Grocery Store

Decorative Scales of Justice in the Courtroom

Courtroom

The state of California is suing Whole Foods Market for selling products thatcontain pesticides that have not yet been registered with the state. The four products being reviewed are either pet products or insect repellants. Charlotte Fadipe, who is part of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation states, “to sell a pesticide product in stores, a company must register it with the state so that it can be tested and approved for safe use”. According to Charlotte, Whole Foods did not register the pesticides they are using in these four particular products, and people are bringing these products into their home without knowing if they are safe for use. Because these pesticides are unregistered, there is no way for the Department of Pesticide Regulation to know if they are safe, it must be first tested and approved. Read More

Changes Came to the California Rental World

Copper house - 5th Leonardo De Vinci st, Haifa by Flickr user Noa_Schek, licensed by Creative Commons

Know your tenant rights.

Original post March 8, 2013 by Julie Brook, Esq. from CEB Blog.

In 2012, the California Legislature enacted more than 875 bills! Among them were many interesting changes to California’s landlord-tenant law.

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Priest Molestation Lawsuit Settles for $9.9m

play of light in santhome church by flickr user VinothChandar, licensed by Creative Commons.

                     In God We Trust?

Selecting a new pope isn’t the only thing that the church is making headlines for.  A Los Angeles archdiocese has reached a settlement for $9.9 million over a child molestation lawsuit.  Michael Baker, a former priest, was found guilty for abusing young boys on overnight trips in and around San Diego in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  Read more

Ali Syed Goes On Killing Spree

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                         Highway 55

Authorities say that there was no motive Ali Syed’s shooting spree in Orange, California.  Ali Syed, a 20 year-old student, shot and killed three people and injuring four in the early morning of February 19, 2013.

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