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Assembly bill looks to criminalize distribution of certain recordings

Carrie Salls Jun. 7, 2016, 7:44pm

SACRAMENTO – California Assembly member Jimmy Gomez is sponsoring legislation that would make it illegal to disseminate a recorded conversation in the state if both parties to the conversation have not given their consent, stirring controversy in connection with the bill’s constitutionality.

Mama Love bathroom tissue subject of trademark suit

Wadi Reformado Jun. 7, 2016, 2:02pm

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County business alleges that another business in the county is selling bathroom tissue that infringes its trademark.

Class action filed against Pier 1 Imports over allegedly unpaid wages

Wadi Reformado Jun. 7, 2016, 1:44pm

FRESNO – A Fresno County woman alleges she is still owed wages from her former employer.

Couple files suit against Abilify makers over alleged side effects

Wadi Reformado Jun. 7, 2016, 12:51pm

SACRAMENTO – A couple has filed suit against three pharmaceutical companies alleging that they failed to disclose the harmful effects of the drug Abilify to its consumers.

Fineline Industries accused of patent infringement

Wadi Reformado Jun. 7, 2016, 12:39pm

SACRAMENTO – A Canyon Lake corporation alleges a company is selling types of boats that infringe a patent it owns.

American Insurance Co. seeks payment after GM settlement

Wadi Reformado Jun. 7, 2016, 12:27pm

SAN FRANCISCO – An insurance firm alleges that another firm has refused to pay its share of billings after a settlement.

Photographer alleges McGraw-Hill used photographs in unauthorized publications

Wadi Reformado Jun. 7, 2016, 12:17pm

SAN FRANCISCO – A Napa photographer alleges a textbook publisher used his photographs in publications that were not authorized per an agreement between the parties.

Education Source Inc. accused of making unsolicited phone calls

Wadi Reformado Jun. 7, 2016, 12:08pm

SACRAMENTO – A Vallejo resident has filed a class-action lawsuit against a Florida corporation alleging it made unsolicited and harassing phone calls to class members.

Apple, Samsung patent infringement battle continues

Carrie Salls Jun. 6, 2016, 6:57pm

WASHINGTON – Samsung Electronics Co. LTD petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court in May to vacate an injunction related to a February patent infringement ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that was one of the latest chapters in the ongoing dispute between Samsung and Apple Inc., according to a Samsung spokesman.

Term limit removes experience as a factor in District 11 Senate race

Sharon Brooks Hodge Jun. 6, 2016, 6:51pm

SAN FRANCISCO – Whether it’s Jane Kim or Scott Wiener who wins California’s 11th District State Senate race, it likely will take four or five years for either to learn the job and become effective, says a political scientist.

Decision in Howell v. Hamilton Meats limits potential damages in personal injury cases

April Bamburg Jun. 6, 2016, 6:42pm

SAN FRANCISCO – In a civil court case involving medical bills, what is the appropriate amount to award in damages, and how is that determined?

Sacramento company alleges confidential information was shared in data dump

Wadi Reformado Jun. 6, 2016, 4:28pm

SACRAMENTO – A Sacramento business and its CEO alleges that a Massachusetts company disclosed confidential data about them.

Fruit of the Earth accused of misrepresenting aloe gel

Wadi Reformado Jun. 6, 2016, 4:19pm

SAN FRANCISCO – Three consumers allege that a Texas company falsely advertises the contents of a gel.

Man seeks reinstatement of disability benefits

Wadi Reformado Jun. 6, 2016, 4:11pm

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco County man alleges that an insurance firm wrongfully terminated his claim for employee disability benefits.

Restaurant operators accused of not paying overtime, providing meal breaks

Wadi Reformado Jun. 6, 2016, 3:59pm

SAN FRANCISCO – Two former employees have filed a class-action lawsuit against the operators of Kevin's Noodle House and Pho Huynh Hiep restaurants over allegations they are owed unpaid wages.

Trust funds file suit for audit of Daniel Powell Concrete Cutting's books

Wadi Reformado Jun. 6, 2016, 3:48pm

SAN FRANCISCO – The boards of trustees of several plans allege that a Fremont employer will not let an auditor inspect its books and records per the terms of their bargaining agreement.

MP Nexlevel LLC, MP Nexlevel of California alleged to owe unpaid wages

Wadi Reformado Jun. 6, 2016, 3:39pm

SAN FRANCISCO – Two men who were employed as general and skilled laborers for the maintenance and construction of telecommunications lines allege their former employers did not properly pay them and have filed a class-action suit.

Disabled man alleges his benefits were wrongfully terminated

Wadi Reformado Jun. 6, 2016, 3:27pm

SACRAMENTO – A Solano County man who was left disabled after a car accident alleges his insurance company wrongfully terminated his benefits.

Mendocino County board of supervisors approves Proposition 172 funds for fire services

Russell Boniface Jun. 3, 2016, 9:05pm

UKIAH – The Mendocino County board of supervisors recently voted in favor of making county fire services eligible for Proposition 172 public safety services funding.

California Supreme Court refuses to review deputy disability discrimination case

Carrie Salls Jun. 3, 2016, 8:55pm

SAN FRANCISCO – The California Supreme Court declined a petition filed by Stanislaus County to review a disability case involving Deputy Dennis Wallace, who was seeking payment of $468,000 in connection with being placed on unpaid leave by the county for two years after he was injured.