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Couple claims Ford Focus has defective transmission

Wadi Reformado Jul. 21, 2016, 11:49am

SAN FRANCISCO – An Alameda County couple alleges that they purchased a Ford vehicle with a defective transmission.

Retired engineer alleges Facebook, Whatsapp use his copyrighted work without permission

Wadi Reformado Jul. 21, 2016, 11:41am

SAN FRANCISCO – A retired aerospace and defense engineer living in Canada alleges two social media companies use his copyrighted security software applications.

Motion Picture Industry funds file suit against IM Global, Moot Point Secret

Wadi Reformado Jul. 20, 2016, 3:45pm

LOS ANGELES – The boards of directors of labor union funds have filed a suit seeking an audit to determine if contributions were paid.

Photographer claims San Francisco Urban Adventure Club used photo without permission

Wadi Reformado Jul. 20, 2016, 3:34pm

SAN FRANCISCO – A Wisconsin photographer alleges a San Francisco social association used her copyrighted photograph without her consent.

Goal Zero LLC, insurer file suit over alleged failed shipment

Wadi Reformado Jul. 20, 2016, 3:28pm

SAN FRANCISCO – A Utah company and its insurer have filed a suit against a transport company alleging it failed to deliver a shipment.

Class action filed against Collecto Inc. over alleged violations of the TCPA

Wadi Reformado Jul. 20, 2016, 3:16pm

SAN FRANCISCO – Two California residents have filed a class-action complaint against a debt collector alleging it made harassing phone calls.

Conan character owners allege toy company manufactured items without license

Wadi Reformado Jul. 20, 2016, 3:07pm

LOS ANGELES – A Beverly Hills company alleges that a toy company sells unauthorized reproductions of its Conan the Barbarian character.

Valis Productions, The Dreamery alleged to owe contributions to labor funds

Wadi Reformado Jul. 20, 2016, 2:59pm

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County employer is alleged to have not paid contributions to labor union trust funds on behalf of its employees.

Buena Vista Mobile Home Park owners appeal verdict

John Severance Jul. 20, 2016, 10:45am

PALO ALTO – The future of Palo Alto's sole mobile-home park remains in flux.

Courts halt Minnesota ban on coal-fired power

Edward Bassett Jul. 20, 2016, 10:34am

SAN FRANCISCO – A Minnesota law banning the importation of electricity from coal-fired power plants in other states does not threaten California’s more narrowly written environmental laws largely because it has been struck down recently by both a U.S. district court and a federal appeals court.

Objector case to get review by California Supreme Court

Dawn Geske Jul. 20, 2016, 10:09am

SAN FRANCISCO – A class-action judgment will be reviewed by the California Supreme Court examining a 74-year-old law that requires objectors to procedurally intervene.

Santa Clara's High Tech Law Institute will 'evolve' with law under new director

Katelyn Kivel Jul. 19, 2016, 7:59pm

SANTA CLARA – The High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University’s School of Law welcomes Silicon Valley veteran attorney Tom Lavelle as its new managing director.

Hayward case signals victory for Lawyers Guild, ACLU

Jenna Spinelle Jul. 19, 2016, 7:53pm

OAKLAND – An Alameda County judge ruled earlier this month that the Public Records Act applies to video taken by cameras worn by on-duty police officers, a victory for the San Francisco chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and the ACLU of Northern California.

Kern County gets ban on sweepstakes software producer from operating in state

Dawn Geske Jul. 19, 2016, 7:41pm

SACRAMENTO – A $1.85 million judgement has come down on a sweepstakes software producer, banning it from operating in California.

Minx International Inc. files suit over alleged used of copyrighted fabric

Wadi Reformado Jul. 19, 2016, 2:51pm

LOS ANGELES – A textile company alleges its copyrighted fabric design was used without its permission.

The Revolver Film Co. U.S.A. accused of not paying contributions

Wadi Reformado Jul. 19, 2016, 2:41pm

LOS ANGELES – Several labor union funds allege an employer failed to pay contributions for almost four years.

Lebanese Arak Corp. accused of selling counterfeit brandy

Wadi Reformado Jul. 19, 2016, 2:21pm

LOS ANGELES – An Armenian brandy maker alleges a Glendale business sells counterfeit versions of its products.

Unicolors Inc. files suit over allegations of copyright infringement of fabric design

Wadi Reformado Jul. 19, 2016, 2:11pm

LOS ANGELES – A Vernon company that owns and creates fabric designs alleges that a New Jersey company and a New York company sold items that had similar designs.

Man seeks long-term disability benefits from Unum Life

Wadi Reformado Jul. 19, 2016, 2:01pm

LOS ANGELES – A cabinet maker and carpenter for Knotts Berry Farm alleges he was wrongfully denied long-term disability benefits.

USB Technologies LLC files patent suit against Gigastone America Corp.

Wadi Reformado Jul. 19, 2016, 1:43pm

LOS ANGELES – A Pasadena company is seeking injunction from the court against a Irvine company over allegations the defendant company infringed a patent for a flash memory device.