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Airport security guards file class action, seek allegedly unpaid wages

Wadi Reformado Jan. 13, 2017, 2:42pm

SANTA ANA – Current and former uniformed security guards at various airports allege that their employers violated labor laws.

California's top court says public may see government's past legal bills

Christopher Knoll Jan. 13, 2017, 1:17pm

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court recently issued a closely split ruling in a case involving whether or not the legal bills from settled suits involving government entities within the state are public information. A member of an advocacy group wonders how the decision will affect taxpayers.

Northridge attorney disbarred following conviction

Olivia Olsen Jan. 13, 2017, 12:31pm

SAN FRANCISCO — The State Bar of California recently ruled to disbar attorney Alfred Nash Villalobos from the practice of law.

Jitrade Inc. alleges fabric design was in in clothes without authorization

Wadi Reformado Jan. 13, 2017, 11:08am

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles textile converter alleges two California corporations and one individual unlawfully copied its fabric design.

Unum Life accused of wrongfully terminating woman's disability benefits

Wadi Reformado Jan. 13, 2017, 10:54am

LOS ANGELES – A former mortgage loan underwriter alleges she is disabled and that her benefits were unlawfully terminated.

Waterproofing Associates Inc. claims it is owed more than $29,000 for construction work

Wadi Reformado Jan. 13, 2017, 10:46am

SAN FRANCISCO – A Santa Clara County company alleges it was not paid for work on a federal project.

Fabletics LLC claims it does not infringe Landmark Technology's patent

Wadi Reformado Jan. 13, 2017, 10:32am

SAN FRANCISCO – An El Segundo athleisure company is seeking judgment from a court over claims that it does not infringe a San Diego company's trademark.

Woman seeks reinstatement to disability benefits from Unum Life Insurance

Wadi Reformado Jan. 13, 2017, 10:20am

SAN FRANCISCO – A Contra Costa County woman formerly employed as an underwriting analyst alleges her disability benefits were wrongfully terminated.

Fenwick & West strives for better community impact with new CSR initiative

Michelle de Leon Jan. 12, 2017, 8:28pm

SAN FRANCISCO – As the San Francisco Bay Area-based Fenwick & West strives to make its New York branch as successful as its main office, the law firm also ensures that they give back to the society through corporate social responsibility initiatives.

California Supreme Court says breaks are breaks, not 'on call'

Richard Jones Jan. 12, 2017, 8:12pm

SAN FRANCISCO – In what many business advocates are calling a setback, the California Supreme Court has ruled that "on-call" rest periods are no longer permissible under state law.

Move to disqualify counsel in connection with error illustrates conflict of interest standard

Kristin Regula Jan. 12, 2017, 7:56pm

An incident involving unrelated court cases in Florida and California illustrates how an inadvertent error could have been a close call regarding conflict of interest.

West Hollywood housing fee may be pitched to U.S. Supreme Court

Karen Kidd Jan. 12, 2017, 7:28pm

WEST HOLLYWOOD – After the California Supreme Court declined to hear his client's case against a half-million-dollar “affordable housing” fee levied in West Hollywood, a Pacific Legal Foundation attorney is hoping the nation's highest court will be more receptive.

Beverly Hills lawyer disbarred over multiple complaints alleging misappropriation

Olivia Olsen Jan. 12, 2017, 7:08pm

SAN FRANCISCO – Beverly Hills attorney David Samuel Schneider was disbarred by the State Bar Court of California on Nov. 18, acting on three separate complaints made by former clients.

Court rules labor bill carve-outs justification 'does not survive constitutional scrutiny'

Nancy Crist Jan. 12, 2017, 6:22pm

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court gave a green light to two growers who claim a state labor law violates their 14th Amendment right to equal protection, but rejected their charge of political targeting.

JoAnn Bicego named Siskiyou County Superior Court judge

Todd Shriber Jan. 12, 2017, 5:20pm

YREKA – JoAnn M. Bicego was recently named Siskiyou County's newest Superior Court judge by California Gov. Jerry Brown.

Software engineer seeks disability benefits

Wadi Reformado Jan. 12, 2017, 10:47am

SAN JOSE – A software engineer for Apple Computer alleges he is disabled and his claim for benefits was wrongfully denied.

Boneso Bros. Construction Inc. seeks more than $1 million for work on project

Wadi Reformado Jan. 12, 2017, 7:40am

SAN JOSE – A plumbing company claims it was not paid for work completed on a federal project by the contractors.

Life On Air Inc. seeks judgment regarding use of Houseparty mark

Wadi Reformado Jan. 12, 2017, 7:30am

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco company that provides a live video streaming platform is seeking the court's judgment regarding an allegation of trademark infringement from an Alameda company.

Schmidbauer Lumber Inc., Schmidbauer Building Supply accused of violating Clean Water Act

Wadi Reformado Jan. 12, 2017, 7:13am

SAN FRANCISCO – A nonprofit corporation based in Garberville alleges an Arcata-based lumber company is violating the Clean Water Act.

Tesla Model X owner files class action alleging the vehicle accelerates without warning

Wadi Reformado Jan. 12, 2017, 6:59am

LOS ANGELES – The owner of a Tesla Model X alleges the car accelerated without warning, causing the vehicle to crash through a wall of his home and injure him and his son.