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Gerawan Farming Inc. alleged to owe more than $90,000

Jenie Mallari-Torres Sep. 26, 2016, 4:27pm

SAN FRANCISCO – A Massachusetts consulting firm alleges a Fresno corporation did not pay for services it provided.

The Buckle Inc. accused of selling clothing that infringes copyrighted design

Wadi Reformado Sep. 26, 2016, 4:16pm

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles company is accusing a Nebraska business of selling clothing using a fabric design that is similar or identical to its copyrighted design.

CREE Inc. alleges ILMG, Lumitact sells counterfeit flashlights

Wadi Reformado Sep. 26, 2016, 3:13pm

LOS ANGELES – A Goleta business alleges a Missouri corporation is manufacturing flashlights using its marks without permission.

United of Omaha Life Insurance accused of wrongfully denying benefits

Robert Creenan Sep. 26, 2016, 1:07pm

SAN FRANCISCO – A Hercules resident alleges long-term disability benefits were wrongfully denied.

Federal court dismisses FTC's data throttling suit against AT&T

Russell Boniface Sep. 26, 2016, 12:50pm

SAN FRANCISCO – On Aug. 29 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit dismissed a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) lawsuit against AT&T accusing it of slowing data speeds, or data throttling, on customers subscribed to unlimited smartphone data plans without clearly disclosing the policy.

Legal services matchmaker website expands to pair California litigants and attorneys

Taryn Phaneuf Sep. 26, 2016, 12:34pm

SACRAMENTO – An idea hatched in Miami for helping individuals find an attorney who fits their budget has expanded to northern California.

Court approves environmental report for proposed Tehachapi Walmart

S. Laney Griffo Sep. 26, 2016, 12:22pm

FRESNO – The 5th District Court of Appeals in Fresno ruled last month in favor of the city of Tehachapi for the proposed building of a Walmart. The appeal came after the city addressed several environmental concerns about the project.

The Tech Brothers allegedly infringed upon Adobe's trademark

Jenie Mallari-Torres Sep. 26, 2016, 12:10pm

SAN FRANCISCO — A major software developer has filed suit against an individual and his company for alleged trademark infringement and false advertising.

U.S. government claims a woman hasn't paid off her college loan

Wadi Reformado Sep. 26, 2016, 12:04pm

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. government has filed suit against an individual for alleged unpaid college debt.

Universal Remote Control, electronics companies allegedly infringed patents

Wadi Reformado Sep. 26, 2016, 12:02pm

SANTA ANA — A California company has filed suit against another electronics company for alleged patent infringement.

Hewlett Packard Co. allegedly sold falsely labeled printers

Jenie Mallari-Torres Sep. 26, 2016, 11:58am

SAN DIEGO — Consumers have filed a class-action lawsuit against a major computer and electronics company for allegedly selling printers labeled with "smart install," a feature that provides easy installation, but did not actually have that function.

PowaPOS Inc. allegedly failed to pay executives' salary, bonuses

Jenie Mallari-Torres Sep. 26, 2016, 11:51am

SAN DIEGO — The former chief executive officer and chief marketing officer for a business that offers all-in-one solution for tablet-based merchant and consumer payments have filed suit for alleged breach of contract and unpaid wages after the two claim they were abruptly terminated.

Netgear allegedly infringed upon e.Digital's patents

Robert Creenan Sep. 26, 2016, 11:41am

SAN FRANCISCO – A business has filed suit against a competitor for alleged patent infringement pertaining to its sensor-based products that include security systems and cameras.

Big banks fighting district attorney's claims say contingency lawyers are illegally managing the litigation

Hanna Nakano Sep. 26, 2016, 7:47am

SACRAMENTO - Three major banking institutions accused of deceptively marketing credit card services are now asking a California federal judge to disqualify counsel, saying the district attorney who sued them has illegally hired private firms to handle the cases.

Survey: Law firms see lateral hiring as 'good way' to raise profits

S. Laney Griffo Sep. 23, 2016, 6:50pm

SAN FRANCISCO – A recent survey of lawyers across the United States and Canada done by Robert Half Legal shows firms are increasingly looking to hire laterally.

Netatmo allegedly infringed upon e.Digital Corp.'s patent

Jenie Mallari-Torres Sep. 23, 2016, 2:33pm

SAN FRANCISCO — A security system developer has filed suit against a competitor for alleged patent infringement.

Caterpillar allegedly shared patented technology with a company's competitior

Jenie Mallari-Torres Sep. 23, 2016, 2:28pm

SAN FRANCISCO — A company has filed suit against a competitor and an international equipment manufacturer for fraud and breach of contract after a partnership between the company and the equipment manufacturer resulted in the alleged inappropriate sharing of private information and patented items with the competitor.

FEMA allegedly refused to provide documents to the Ecological Rights Foundation

Jenie Mallari-Torres Sep. 23, 2016, 2:19pm

SAN FRANCISCO — An advocacy group has filed suit against a government agency for allegedly withholding requested documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Elle magazine publisher alleges Early Warning Services infringed upon its trademark

Jenie Mallari-Torres Sep. 23, 2016, 2:06pm

SAN FRANCISO — A financial company has filed suit against an overseas publisher that produces Elle magazine seeking declaratory relief for alleged threats made pertaining to a trademark.

Copello Electric Co. allegedly failed to contribute to employee trust funds

Jenie Mallari-Torres Sep. 23, 2016, 1:59pm

SAN FRANCISCO — Employees and boards of trustees have filed suit against an electrical contractor for allegedly failing to make contributions to trust funds.