Partner Art Hartinger, along with Senior Associates Ryan McGinley-Stempel and Ian Long, helped deliver two summary judgments for the Counties of San Joaquin and Orange this fall that will save the government entities millions of dollars in retiree pension dues.
School districts spread across the Bay Area have filed litigation in San Francisco’s federal district court against Juul Labs, Inc. for its targeting of minors. These Bay Area school districts are joining other school districts across the country, as well as a number of parents and youth, to challenge Juul’s practices of marketing vaping products to minors.
Today, the United States Supreme Court declined to review City of Boise v. Martin, Case No. 19-247—a decision in which the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that enforcing local laws prohibiting camping and sleeping on public property “when no sleeping space is practically available in any shelter” within the jurisdiction violates the Eighth Amendment protection against cruel and unusual punishment.
Renne Public Law Group (RPLG), a San Francisco-based law firm that represents local governments, filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief asking the United States Supreme Court to review City of Boise v. Martin, Case No. 19-247.
RPLG Founding Partner Louise Renne has been appointed to serve as Co-Negotiation Class Counsel on multidistrict litigation for In Re: National Prescription Opiate Litigation. This lawsuit seeks to recover money for tens of thousands of local governments from opiate manufacturers, distributors and others to combat the opioid crisis.
RPLG is working with a coalition of law firms to represent Marin County, Santa Cruz County, Sonoma County and Tulare County in bringing affirmative claims against drug manufacturers and distributors to hold them accountable for their unlawful conduct.