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Gay man alleges he was denied spousal benefits

Travis Zuellig Jan. 27, 2016, 11:06am

SAN FRANCISCO – The spouse of a telecommunications engineer is suing the IUOE Stationary Engineers Local 39 Pension Plan and its board of trustees because of their alleged refusal to pay for a mandatory spousal pension benefit solely because he was married to a man.

Former Carnitas Michoacan Restaurant employees claim they were not paid overtime

Travis Zuellig Jan. 27, 2016, 10:46am

SAN FRANCISCO – Former employees of Carnitas Michoacan Restaurant are suing their boss over allegations of failure to pay overtime and for all hours worked.

Attorney representing plaintiffs in Uber California class-action lawsuit files second suit

Vimbai Chikomo Jan. 26, 2016, 12:26pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif – The plaintiffs’ attorney who filed a large class-action suit against Uber has filed a second suit on behalf of drivers precluded from the initial class.

Metropolitan Water District faces challenges in gaining control of Delta islands

Vimbai Chikomo Jan. 26, 2016, 12:19pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The leading water agency in Southern California has hit a snag that could potentially derail its controversial plan to acquire a group of Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta islands.

California Department of Transport dropped from photojournalist’s lawsuit over arrest while covering Willits Bypass Project

Vimbai Chikomo Jan. 24, 2016, 7:08pm

WILLITS, Calif. — A photojournalist has dropped his lawsuit against California Department of Transport for his arrest while covering a highly disputed highway project in Northern California, but the plaintiff still plans to move forward with his claim against California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the arresting officers who allegedly violated his rights.

FBI, class action lawsuit launched against non-profit accused of luring immigrants into adult adoption visa scam

Vimbai Chikomo Jan. 24, 2016, 6:45pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Federal agents are investigating a non-profit organization that allegedly promised adult immigrants in Northern California a sure path to citizenship through adult adoption by American families.

Identiv shareholder files suit against employees for alleged breach of fiduciary duty

Travis Zuellig Jan. 24, 2016, 2:08pm

SAN FRANCISCO — A shareholder of Identiv, Inc. is suing seven individuals serving as employees within the company for allegedly failing to disclose compensation information required by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Volkswagen being sued by Califonia woman over defeat device

Travis Zuellig Jan. 24, 2016, 2:02pm

SAN FRANCISCO — A California woman has joined a nationwide class action lawsuit against Volkswagen claiming she was misled into buying a vehicle that was purported to be environmentally “clean” but actually was not.

Law firm sued by Chinese citizen for allegedly failing to apply for an investor visa on his behalf

Travis Zuellig Jan. 24, 2016, 1:53pm

SAN FRANCISCO — A Chinese citizen is suing a law firm for alleged professional negligence, fraud and breach of contract concerning his attempt to procure a investor visa.

Fromm Family Foods subjected to class action lawsuit for allegedly mislabeling dog food as "Made in the U.S.A."

Travis Zuellig Jan. 24, 2016, 1:48pm

SAN FRANCISCO — A California resident has filed a class action lawsuit against a dog food producer for alleged deception involving not properly disclosing the country of origin of its dog food.

Uber sued after for allegedly not properly paying drivers during “Winter Warmup” promotion

Travis Zuellig Jan. 24, 2016, 1:42pm

SAN FRANCISCO — An Uber driver has filed a class action lawsuit claiming she was not paid for a winter promotion offered by the corporation.

Laundry company files for removal from labor lawsuit brought by terminated employee

Travis Zuellig Jan. 24, 2016, 1:36pm

SAN FRANCISCO — In a case that involves an individual, and on behalf of all others similarly situated, and a laundry company, a notice of removal of civil action to federal court was filed.

Lumosity sued for allegedly violating Federal Trade Commission Act

Travis Zuellig Jan. 24, 2016, 1:29pm

SAN FRANCISCO — The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint for permanent injunction and other equitable relief against two individuals and a Delaware corporation they are employed by.

Northern California's top federal law enforcement official to rejoin private practice

Chris Galford Jan. 21, 2016, 3:33pm

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. attorney in San Francisco intends to follow her work in the public sphere with a return to her old law firm.

Wysong sued over allegedly misleading labels on pet products

Travis Zuellig Jan. 21, 2016, 3:33pm

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco County woman is suing a pet food producer over claims it mislabels its products.

Vizio sued over alleged violations of Video Privacy Protection Act

Travis Zuellig Jan. 21, 2016, 3:20pm

SAN FRANCISCO – A California man is suing a television manufacturer over claims it installs and uses monitoring software in its devices without its customers' permission.

Couple seeks refund from Berkeley Mills for canceled order

Travis Zuellig Jan. 21, 2016, 3:07pm

SAN FRANCISCO –  A New York City couple is suing a Berkeley furniture company over claims that it won't refund their money.

San Jose man sues DirecTV over allegedly unwanted calls

Travis Zuellig Jan. 21, 2016, 2:43pm

SAN JOSE – A resident of San Jose is suing DirecTV over allegations that the company contacted his cellphone without permission.

McKesson Corp. suing over alleged breach of contract

Travis Zuellig Jan. 21, 2016, 2:31pm

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco corporation is suing two Louisiana corporations and an individual over allegations of unpaid invoices.

Class-action efforts to tackle alleged labor abuses gain ground in California

Chris Galford Jan. 21, 2016, 2:04pm

SAN FRANCISCO – In California, class-action lawsuits have begun to spring up against supposed corporate negligence, aiming to shine light on human trafficking and slavery in supply chains. Their end goals: transparency and accountability.