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Meridian Textiles Inc. alleges garment makers used copyrighted designs

Jenie Mallari-Torres Aug. 24, 2016, 12:29pm

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles company has filed suit against three appeal companies over allegations they used its designs in garments without authorization.

Sheet Metal Workers alleges Botner Manufacturing has not paid contributions

Wadi Reformado Aug. 24, 2016, 12:24pm

SAN FRANCISCO – An employer has not paid employee contributions, a labor group alleges.

Resmed Corp. alleged to have infringed patents with CPAP machines

Jenie Mallari-Torres Aug. 24, 2016, 12:17pm

LOS ANGELES – A San Diego company is accused of infringing a New Zealand company's patents with its breathing machines.

Wine maker alleges distributor retaliated against it, owes $190,000 for wines

Jenie Mallari-Torres Aug. 24, 2016, 11:55am

LOS ANGELES – A wine seller based in Argentina alleges a distributor intentionally undermined its position in the U.S. market by causing its wines to go out of stock.

Groups claim Redline Directional owe months' worth of employee contributions

Wadi Reformado Aug. 24, 2016, 11:42am

SAN FRANCISCO – Labor union trust funds have filed a suit alleging they were not paid contributions for several months.

Woman alleges she is still entitled to receive disability benefits because of cancer

Wadi Reformado Aug. 24, 2016, 10:12am

SACRAMENTO – A Stanislaus County woman claims she was wrongfully terminated from receiving disability benefits.

Consumer alleges car was defective, was not told it was previously a rental vehicle

Wadi Reformado Aug. 24, 2016, 9:59am

SACRAMENTO – An Inyo County woman alleges she purchased a defective Ford vehicle and seeks rescission of the purchase agreement.

California Machinists trustees claim employers allegedly failed to pay dues

Wadi Reformado Aug. 23, 2016, 6:35pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- A board of trustees representing the California Machinists 401(K) trust fund has filed suit against a group of defendants for allegedly failing to pay their union dues.

Employees claim Dixon Marine Services allegedly didn't pay monthly contributions

Wadi Reformado Aug. 23, 2016, 6:28pm

SAN FRANCISCO — A labor group has filed suit against its employer for allegedly failing to pay their monthly contributions to their union and trust fund per their contractual agreement.

Former employees fights for canceled disability payments, claims breach of contract

Wadi Reformado Aug. 23, 2016, 6:21pm

SAN FRANCISCO — A former employee has filed a claim against his disability plan administrators for allegedly denying disability payments. 

Group prevented from conducting a business audit on Southwest Group CA Inc.

Jenie Mallari-Torres Aug. 23, 2016, 5:00pm

LOS ANGELES — A group of individuals and trustees have filed suit against Southwest Group CA Inc. and Does 1-10 for allegedly barring the plaintiffs from conducting a business audit on the defendant.

State Bar fee legislation amended, Bar prepares high court submission 'in the event that is necessary'

Carrie Salls Aug. 23, 2016, 4:59pm

SACRAMENTO – The California Assembly voted on new amendments on Aug. 19 related to a heavily disputed State Bar of California fee bill, which authorizes the agency to collect annual licensing fees from attorneys.

Employee claims First Unum Life Insurance Co. allegedly denied disability payments

Wadi Reformado Aug. 23, 2016, 4:50pm

LOS ANGELES — An employee has filed suit against an insurance firm for allegedly denying disability benefits to the plaintiff.

Mission Bay Alliance files appeal to block Golden State Warrior arena construction

Dawn Geske Aug. 23, 2016, 4:46pm

SAN FRANCISCO – Opponents against the Golden State Warrior arena in Mission Bay have filed an appeal to block the stadium from being built at the proposed location.

Judge orders changes to Proposition 64 pamphlet wording

Chandra Lye Aug. 23, 2016, 4:33pm

SACRAMENTO – Both for and against groups of California’s Proposition 64, also known as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, have been ordered to change the wording of their arguments on a public pamphlet.

Pleasanton attorney suspended, accused of sending false report to the State Bar

Kerry Goff Aug. 23, 2016, 3:45pm

TALLAHASSEE – Marilyn Dina Weinstein, an attorney who practices in Pleasanton, was suspended for 30 days and ordered to take the Multistate ProfessionalResponsibility Examination (MPRE).

Citrus Heights attorney suspended for rehabilitation non-compliance, allegedly tested positive for alcohol

Kerry Goff Aug. 23, 2016, 3:32pm

TALLAHASSEE – Joseph Henry Marman, who practices law in Citrus Heights, was suspended from the practice of law for two years and until he provides proof of his rehabilitation after being terminated from the State Bar Court’s Alternative Discipline Program (ADP).

Man claims Ad Astra Recovery Services attempted to collect debt he didn't owe

Jenie Mallari-Torres Aug. 23, 2016, 12:41pm

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego County resident alleges he was sent a letter from a debt collector for an amount he did not owe.

Employees allege city of Petaluma did not pay overtime wages

Wadi Reformado Aug. 23, 2016, 12:31pm

SAN FRANCISCO – Two city of Petaluma employees allege that they were not paid overtime wages.

Larry Flynt casino accused of trademark infringement over use of Lucky Lady mark

Wadi Reformado Aug. 23, 2016, 12:25pm

LOS ANGELES – The owner of the Lady Luck and Lucky Lady trademarks alleges its trademarks were used on a new casino in Gardena without authorization.