Orange County Judge Grants Class Certification in Copper Pipe Leak Case

News Release: Orange County Superior Court Judge Theirry Colaw today certified a class of Ladera Ranch home owners who are accusing Centex Homes and Pulte Homes of installing copper pipes that leak. Newport Beach law firm Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian LLP filed Del Rivero v. Centex Homes, et al. in May 2013 on behalf of Enrique and … Continued

Chemerinsky Leaves UCI Law With Legacy to Build On

Orange County Business Journal Richard Bridgford was quoted in a front page story in the Orange County Business Journal about Dean Erwin Chemerinksy leaving UCI Law School to lead California-Berkley’s School of Law.  Bridgford, who has been a longtime supporter of Dean Chemerinksy noted his major accomplishments since joining the school 10 years ago and moving it to No. 28 on the American Bar Association list … Continued

Attorneys Debate Employment Ruling in Daily Journal Podcast

The week’s Daily Journal Daily Appellate Report podcast focuses on the California Supreme Court’s bellwether ruling, in Augustus v. ABM Security which paints a seemingly bright-line rule against employers requiring employees to remain on call during paid rest breaks. The court, split 5-2, with Justice Cuellar penning the majority opinion and Justices Kruger and Corrigan dissenting, found that … Continued

Plaintiffs’ attorneys aid UC Irvine think tank

Richard Bridgford was noted for his significant contribution to help establish The Civil Justice Research Institute at UCI Law School.  UC Irvine law school dean Erwin Chemerinsky said on the institute’s webpage: “Too often, the courthouse doors are closed to those who have suffered serious injuries and violations of their rights.” “There’s nothing out there that’s doing exactly … Continued

$4 million settlement ends LA County criminal suit against SoCalGas

Daily Journal September 14, 2016 Richard Bridgford was interviewed for an article in the Daily Journal about the $4 million settlement between Southern California Gas Co. and the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office after the Gas Co. admitted to delays in reporting the gas leak that affected the Porter Ranch community. Since the company … Continued

Employment Verdicts and Record Payouts

San Fernando Valley Business Journal Michael Artinian talked to the San Fernando Valley Business Journal for a story about high profile employment cases and whether record payouts for plaintiffs are typical.  The story focuses on a single-plaintiff employment verdict of $167 million in Chopourian v. Catholic Healthcare West. The verdict was later reduced to $82 million, and … Continued

Former Apple Inc. attorney suing as Jane Doe over firing

Michael Artinian was quoted in a Daily Journal article published August 30, 2016 about a fired in-house attorney for Apple Inc. who is suing the technology company for gender discrimination and wrongful termination as “Jane Doe”. According to the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the plaintiff alleges her supervisor harassed and reprimanded … Continued

Bridgford UCI Law Donation Featured in Daily Journal and Orange County Business Journal

The Daily Journal and Orange County Business Journal both featured stories about Richard Bridgford’s $250,000 contribution to start UC Irvine Law’s Civil Justice Research Institute. Announced on the April 27, 2016, the Institute will explore, through interdisciplinary, academically-based and independent research, how the civil justice system can be made more available to everyone seeking relief. … Continued