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Man alleges Halsted Financial Services used deceptive debt collection practices

Wadi Reformado May 24, 2016, 2:47pm

SACRAMENTO – A Vallejo individual has filed a class-action lawsuit against an Illinois company alleging it violated debt collection laws.

Beneficiaries file suit to claim policy benefits

Wadi Reformado May 24, 2016, 2:35pm

OAKLAND – The beneficiaries of an accidental death policy allege that the insurance companies have denied them benefits.

Ohio payday lenders facing class action over harassment allegations

Wadi Reformado May 24, 2016, 2:24pm

SACRAMENTO – A Vallejo individual has filed a class-action lawsuit against an Ohio payday lender alleging it made harassing phone calls.

Retired IRS Chief Counsel Paul Handleman reflects on 30 years in service

Karen Kidd May 24, 2016, 11:46am

SAN DIEGO – Paul Handleman, now a couple of months into retirement from the Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel, waxed nostalgic from the initial interview question: "How would the world be different if you had not been at the center of the development of consequential tax credit regulations and guidance?"

Lawyer: $8 million attorney's fees award in patent case should give plaintiffs caution

April Bamburg May 24, 2016, 10:01am

SAN FRANCISCO – Patent lawsuits in California may have gotten more complicated thanks to a recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, in which justices awarded nearly $8 million in attorney’s fees – including pre-suit costs. 

Sonoma County attorney named Superior Court Commissioner

Kerrie Hatcher May 24, 2016, 9:52am

SONOMA COUNTY – After more than 20 years with the Sonoma County Superior Court, Louise Bayles-Fightmaster retired in March, creating an opening for a new commissioner in the county's court system.

Novato residents accused of breaching loan contract

Wadi Reformado May 23, 2016, 4:27pm

SAN FRANCISCO – Two Novato residents are being sued by an Arizona couple who alleges they are owed for an unpaid loan.

Subscriber files class action against Turbine Inc. over service

Wadi Reformado May 23, 2016, 3:23pm

SACRAMENTO – A subscriber has filed a class-action suit against a Massachusetts business alleging it did not provide instruction on how to cancel its services.

Liberty Life Insurance Co. accused of wrongfully terminating benefits

Wadi Reformado May 23, 2016, 3:12pm

SAN FRANCISCO – An Oakland woman alleges her long-term disability benefits were wrongfully terminated.

Man alleges Money Loans keeps calling despite asking it to stop

Wadi Reformado May 23, 2016, 3:01pm

SACRAMENTO – A Vallejo man has filed a class-action complaint against a Las Vegas debt collector alleging it made harassing calls to his cellphone.

Woman alleges she was injured by Implanon

Wadi Reformado May 23, 2016, 2:54pm

SACRAMENTO – An Anderson couple is suing several pharmaceutical companies alleging that it manufactured a defective birth control implant.

Woman files suit seeking benefit payments from Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.

Wadi Reformado May 23, 2016, 1:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO – A Contra Costa County woman alleges she is disabled and that disability benefits were wrongfully denied to her.

AMC seeks court's decision in tax dispute with mall owner

Wadi Reformado May 23, 2016, 12:47pm

SACRAMENTO – A movie theater in the Promenade Shops at Orchard Valley has filed a complaint for declaratory relief to settle a tax dispute.

Lawyers and other professionals should remain calm in volatile stock market year

Sean Fowler May 22, 2016, 10:47am

MIAMI – It's been a volatile year for the United States stock market, falling below 16,000 in February before rebounding to more than 18,000 in April. For business professionals such as lawyers who have a lot invested, there's the temptation to pull their money out; however, that may not be the best idea.

South University accused of illegally contacting woman

Wadi Reformado May 20, 2016, 2:14pm

SACRAMENTO – A Solano woman has filed a class-action suit against a business she alleges contacted her without her consent.

Illustrator files copyright suit against Vungle

Wadi Reformado May 20, 2016, 2:06pm

SAN FRANCISCO – A Texas-based illustrator alleges a San Francisco business published one of his works without his permission.

Cyclebar accused of misrepresenting franchise agreement

Wadi Reformado May 20, 2016, 1:58pm

SAN FRANCISCO – Three individuals seek the rescission of an franchise agreement for a indoor cycling class studio over allegations that the initial startup cost was misrepresented to them.

Insurance company alleges it is not responsible for loss of cologne

Wadi Reformado May 20, 2016, 12:19pm

FRESNO – An insurance company is seeking the court's declaration of a rescission of a policy for a Madera property and that it is not responsible for coverage of an alleged robbery.

Buyer alleges classic Corvette had engine damage

Wadi Reformado May 20, 2016, 11:57am

SAN FRANCISCO – A Springfield, Ohio company is facing allegations it sold a classic car with engine issues to a California buyer.

Central Coast Audiology Inc. alleges business used mark to promote its products

Wadi Reformado May 20, 2016, 11:47am

SAN JOSE – A Monterey company alleges a Colorado business has infringed on its Hearing Choice trademark.