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san francisco's leaning tower of lawsuits


the millennium tower opened to great acclaim with high-priced, posh apartments. but those accolades and property values are sinking, along with the building's foundation






who will pay for san francisco’s $750 million tilting tower?


san francisco's millennium tower was touted as the most luxurious tower in san francisco. its shine faded on may 10, 2016 when homeowners were informed that the building had sunk 16 inches into the earth and tilted over 15 inches at its tip and 2 inches at the base, according to suits filed by residents and the city of san francisco.






photos: views from salesforce tower, tallest skyscraper in san francisco


hardhats and suits mingled under san francisco’s newest skyscraper on a rainy thursday as salesforce held their “topping off” party for the 61-story tower. formerly known as the transbay tower and scheduled to open in 2018, the 1070-foot-tall salesforce tower has eclipsed the transamerica pyramid, which
held the distinction as san francisco’s tallest building since 1972. […]






bells in niles leaning tower likely date back to 17th, 18th centuries: report


high inside the iconic leaning tower of niles are remnants of another time and place. five bronze bells, three bearing religious motifs and latin inscriptions, wait to ring again. the writing on the latin-inscribed bells suggests their ages. one dates back nearly 400 years. if their ages can indeed...






mystery in niles: bells in leaning tower could date back to 17th, 18th centuries


high inside the iconic leaning tower of niles are remnants of another time and place. five bronze bells, three bearing religious motifs and latin inscriptions, wait to ring again. the writing on the latin-inscribed bells suggests their ages. one dates back nearly 400 years. if their ages can indeed...






salesforce tower, 61-stories tall, tops off in san francisco as the city’s talle


var _ndnq = _ndnq || []; _ndnq.push([’embed’]); hardhats and suits mingled under san francisco’s tallest skyscraper on a rainy thursday as salesforce held their “topping off” party for the new 61-story tower that has pierced the city’s skyline. formerly known as the transbay tower and scheduled to open in 2018, the 1070-foot-tall salesforce tower has […]






video: see the view from salesforce tower, san francisco’s tallest building


salesforce held its “topping off” party for the new 61-story tower that has pierced the san francisco skyline, eclipsing the transamerica pyramid building as the city's tallest.






homeowners at san francisco sinking high-rise sue developer


san francisco (ap) — a homeowners association representing property owners at a downtown san francisco high-rise sued the developers on wednesday for failing to tell residents the condominium tower was sinking at an unexpected rate. the millennium tower homeowners association’s lawsuit is the latest suit filed in a high-profile dispute over the sinking building that […]






lawsuit says ncaa, riddell didn’t educate on head injuries


the ncaa and helmet maker riddell are defendants in separate cl -action lawsuits alleging they failed to protect football players from long-term head injuries and didn’t educate them about the risks. the fort worth firm of circelli, walter & young filed the lawsuits monday in federal courts in indianapolis and san francisco. the lawsuits ask for […]






lawsuit says ncaa, riddell didn’t educate on head injuries


the ncaa and helmet maker riddell are named as defendants in separate cl -action lawsuits alleging they failed to protect football players from long-term head injuries and didn’t educate them about the risks. the fort worth firm of circelli, walter & young filed the lawsuits monday in federal courts in indianapolis and san francisco. the lawsuits […]






resistance to the fugitive slave act gives sanctuary cities a model for resistan


lawsuits over the executive order that barred entry from seven predominantly muslim nations dominated the news in recent weeks.  to less fanfare, local governments in san francisco, santa clara county, and massachusetts filed lawsuits hoping to see president trump in court concerning another executi...






a tasty chat with jeremiah tower


a new documentary sets out to set the record straight about the lasting impact of jeremiah tower, who launched san francisco’s fabled stars restaurant before taking over the iconic tavern on the green in new york and then vanishing from the spotlight, until now.






judge questions wells fargo's $142-million class-action settlement over sham acc


a san francisco federal judge is leaning toward rejecting some of the terms of a $142-million settlement aimed at ending a bevvy of class-action lawsuits against wells fargo & co. over its sham accounts scandal. in a filing wednesday, u.s. district judge vince chhabria asked attorneys on both sides...






as sf skyscraper sinks and leans, the number of lawsuits rises


residents mind the cracks in the basement walls of the millennium tower and wonder how far their homes and their property values will sink






wells fargo to pay $110 million to settle lawsuits over unauthorized accounts


wells fargo & co. on tuesday agreed to pay $110 million to settle class-action lawsuits related to the bank’s practice of opening accounts without customers’ authorization. the settlement, if approved by a federal judge in san francisco, would provide payouts to all wells fargo customers who say...






salesforce remakes san francisco skyline with tallest west coast office tower


builders laid the final beam thursday for salesforce tower, a $1 billion skyscraper that now stands as the tallest office building west of chicago.






lawsuits against equifax pile up following hack


more than two dozen lawsuits have been filed in the united states against equifax inc after the credit reporting company said thieves may have stolen personal information for 143 million americans in one of the largest hackings ever. at least 24 federal lawsuits had been filed by sunday in connectio...






town agrees to settle lawsuits after denying plan for mosque


bernards township, n.j. (ap) — a town in new jersey has agreed to settle two lawsuits over its denial of a proposed mosque. the bernards township committee voted on tuesday night to settle the lawsuits filed by the islamic society of basking ridge and the department of justice. the lawsuits came in 2016 after the […]






salesforce celebrates 'topping off' of san francisco office towersalesforce cele


salesforce will occupy 30 floors of the tallest building west of chicago. workers are expected to move in sometime in early 2018.






homeowners at san francisco sinking high-rise sue developer


a homeowners association representing property owners at a downtown san francisco high-rise sued the developers on wednesday for failing to tell residents the condominium tower was sinking at an unexpected rate.






two lawsuits challenge trump transgender military service ban


civil rights groups filed two lawsuits on monday challenging president donald trump’s controversial ban on transgender people serving in the u.s. military. both lawsuits say the ban violated u.s. constitutional guarantees of equal protection and due process under the fifth amendment, and one s...






nhl br still leaning against olympic shutdown next year


the nhl's top officials are still leaning against allowing the world's top hockey players to participate in the pyeongchang olympics next year.






jobs, not frivolous class-action lawsuits


to the editor: my organization agrees with rep. bob goodlatte (r-va.), chairman of the house judiciary committee and author of the fairness in class action litigation act: “frivolous lawsuits have no place in our legal system, and the true victims of frivolous lawsuits are often small businesses...






parmesan cheese lawsuits shredded, but legal battle may persist


remember all those lawsuits last year about the labeling of parmesan cheese products containing filler material made from wood chips? they were dealt a heavy blow late last week when a federal judge in chicago granted a motion to dismiss a consolidated block of class-action lawsuits against kraft...






are ada lawsuits about compliance or making money? (2 letters)


thank you for highlighting the epidemic of americans with disability act lawsuits which is occurring in colorado and across the nation.






lawsuits claim wells fargo modified mortgages without customers' approval


lawsuits said bank forced borrowers in bankruptcy into loan modifications.






trump’s wall faces a barrier in texas: landowner lawsuits


more than 90 lawsuits involving landowners opposing the federal seizure of their property in south texas remain open from 2008. their resistance have the support of many texas politicians and could delay any construction for years while lawsuits wind through the court system.






another wave of lawsuits claiming disability violations by small businesses, thi


a 31-year-old father of two has turned small businesses in a small spot of eastern colorado springs into ground-zero for the latest swarm of federal lawsuits claiming discrimination against the disabled. in nearly two-dozen lawsuits filed on feb 15,






despite mistrial in criminal case, civil lawsuits await cosby


although bill cosby’s sexual assault trial ended in a mistrial on saturday, his legal problems persist as he faces assault and defamation claims in civil lawsuits, where the bar for evidence is lower than in criminal cases. in civil lawsuits in the united states, plaintiffs need only show that...






fox news faces three new lawsuits for sexual harassment, racial discrimination a


three new lawsuits have been reportedly filed for alleged sexual harassment and discrimination based on race and gender at fox news. mic’s kelsey sutton reported that the lawsuits were filed on monday against the conservative network’s parent company, 21st century fox. according to the r...






twin cities council to pay $1m in river pollution lawsuits


minneapolis (ap) — the metropolitan council in st. paul has agreed to pay a manufacturing firm about $1 million to settle lawsuits over mississippi river pollution. the settlement monday ends the lawsuits between 3m co. and the council, a regional planning and policy-making board for the twin cities metro area. the council and company blamed […]






judge: charleston church survivors’ lawsuits can keep going


charleston, s.c. (ap) — a judge says charleston church shooting survivors can continue pursuing lawsuits accusing the fbi of negligence they say enabled dylann roof to buy the gun used in the attack. u.s. district judge richard gergel ruled thursday. the fbi had sought to dismiss lawsuits filed by lawyers for three people who survived […]






bill to curb 'drive-by' ada lawsuits deserves support


to the editor: i agree that predatory litigation has been inflicted on businesses nationwide over the americans with disabilities act. while california’s share of the ada lawsuits across the u.s. has dropped to about 36%, it is still significant because we only have 12% of the population. still,...






vista tower lands record $700 million construction loan from chinese bank


vista tower will be chicago's third-tallest building when it's completed in 2020, but the ultraluxury condominium and hotel tower is already no. 1 in another category: the size of its construction loan. the 94-story tower's developers have borrowed $700 million from a chinese bank in what is believed...






evanston man sues niles ymca, saying lifeguards did not notice him unconscious i


an evanston man found unconscious last month at the bottom of the leaning tower ymca swimming pool in niles has sued the facility, saying its lifeguards were "negligent" and "should have known that he was in distress and underwater," according to the suit. yosef bornstein, 61, remains hospitalized...