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Bob Egelko

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San Francisco, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Bob:

Judge blocks new California law limiting vaccine site protests

A federal magistrate blocked a new state law barring protesters from coming within 30... → Read More

Alameda judge orders a statewide halt to use of pesticide harmful to honeybees

Judge orders a halt to use in California of sulfoxaflor, a pesticide that kills insects... → Read More

$86.2 million Roundup damage award to Livermore couple stands

State Supreme Court leaves intact $86.2 million in damages to a Livermore couple who... → Read More

California AG Bonta wants another shot at law to shut down private immigration prisons

AG Bonta asked a federal appeals court Wednesday for a new hearing on California’s law... → Read More

GOP senators gang up on appeals court nominee over 2018 letter criticizing Brett Kavanaugh

Ninth Circuit nominee Jennifer Sung hits Judiciary Committee deadlock over 2018 letter... → Read More

Court overturns order for ICE to consider releasing medically vulnerable detainees during pandemic

An appeals court rejected a judge’s injunction requiring ICE to reassess COVID... → Read More

California appeals court upholds AB5 gig worker law challenged by freelance journalists

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the California law Wednesday that limits... → Read More

New California law lets survivors sue for pain and suffering in assault and medical mistreatment cases

New California law will allow the estate of someone who has died from wrongfully... → Read More

That tree blocks my view, so it's got to go. Pacific Heights resident wins dispute over neighbor's pine

A state appeals court, citing San Francisco’s Tree Dispute Resolution Ordinance, orders... → Read More

Federal Court: GrubHub Drives May Seek Penalties for Past Work

Drivers for food delivery companies like Grubhub can seek potentially huge penalties against the companies for refusing to treat them as employees before passage of a ballot measure last November. → Read More

California court ruling could lead to lower limits on use of agricultural pesticide

Appeals court says state pesticide regulators set, then loosened limits on a... → Read More

DUI and having a .08% blood alcohol content two separate crimes, court rules

Driving while drunk, or with a blood-alcohol level of .08%, is usually the same conduct... → Read More

S.F. couple awarded $2.7 million after alleged harassment by landlord

The suit came after the landlord was accused of terrorizing rent-controlled tenants in an... → Read More

San Jose cancer patient awarded $26.5 million in lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson over talcum powder

Jury awards $26.5 million to San Jose woman diagnosed with terminal cancer after years of... → Read More

Cannabis might be legal on streets of California, but not in its prisons, court rules

The state Supreme Court says Prop. 64, which legalized possession of marijuana by adults... → Read More

Newsom wins Supreme Court cases on his power to issue emergency orders

Republican legislators’ challenge to Gov. Newsom’s power to issue emergency orders... → Read More

Disability lawsuits hit S.F. Chinatown and state. Are they helpful or a moneymaking scheme?

The 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act did not assign an agency to enforce it — a gap... → Read More

Berkeley drops objections to UC construction project for $82.64 million

Berkeley settles suit over a UC construction project for $82.64 million from the... → Read More

Berkeley's ban on natural gas in new buildings upheld by federal judge

Berkeley’s first-in-U.S. ban on natural gas lines in new buildings has been upheld by a... → Read More

When it comes to whistle-blowers like Julian Assange, Biden's actions look a lot like Trump's

Under Biden, the press is no longer “the enemy of the people,” but whistle-blowers... → Read More