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Los Angeles fabric business accuses garment vendors of copyright infringement

Wadi Reformado Aug. 15, 2017, 2:57pm

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles fabric business is suing garment vendors, alleging copyright infringement.

Customer alleges North American Life violated ERISA

Wadi Reformado Aug. 15, 2017, 2:48pm

SAN FRANCISCO — A customer is suing North America Life, alleging the insurance firm breached her contract by violating the Employee Retirement Insurance Security Act.

U.S. government alleges debtor owes more than $4,000

Wadi Reformado Aug. 15, 2017, 2:35pm

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. government is suing a debtor, alleging an unpaid debt of more than $4,000.

Customer alleges Liberty Life violated ERISA

Wadi Reformado Aug. 15, 2017, 2:21pm

SAN FRANCISCO — An Arizona woman is suing Liberty Life, alleging breach of an insurance contract.

California business alleges patent infringement by competitor

Wadi Reformado Aug. 15, 2017, 2:05pm

LOS ANGELES — A California intimate apparel business is suing a competitor, alleging patent infringement.

Facebook prevails in anti-SLAPP appeal

Olivia Olsen Aug. 15, 2017, 1:53pm

A San Mateo County Superior Court ruled in favor of social media giant Facebook in an appeal brought against the company's anti-strategic lawsuit against public participation (anti-SLAPP) motion as well as to strike the original complaint and award the company its attorney’s fees for the appeal.

Condominium owners continue to fight Shell over contaminated soil, water

Dee Thompson Aug. 15, 2017, 12:32pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- A condominium complex built on the site of a former fuel distribution terminal has lost part of its case against Shell Oil. An appellate court found Shell not guilty of negligence but the question of Shell’s failure to remove all its petroleum products from the soil and water at the site, thus creating a continuing nuisance, remain to be settled by the lower court.

Hanford attorney disbarred following 14 counts of misconduct

Karen Kidd Aug. 15, 2017, 8:00am

Hanford attorney Steven Christopher Rivas has been disbarred over allegations he mishandled funds between his client trust and operating accounts in a traffic accident case in which he represented relatives of his, according to a recent California State Bar filing.

Pomona, SQM headed back to trial in polluted water case

Angela Underwood Aug. 14, 2017, 1:30pm

LOS ANGELES – Polluted water in the city of Pomona pushed a panel of judges to vacate judgment and demand a new trial.

California judges granted greater empowerment to rule on trial expert testimony

John Sammon Aug. 14, 2017, 1:17pm

LOS ANGELES - Fred Ufkes, an attorney with the Los Angeles law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, said a 5-year-old California Supreme Court decision is giving judges greater empowerment to determine if expert testimony given during trials is reasonable and therefore admissible. “

Nordstrom employees' failed lawsuit refines 'day of rest' law

Kacie Whaley Aug. 14, 2017, 12:09pm

Although the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court's decision to dismiss Nordstrom employees' labor lawsuit, one plaintiff's lawyer said the case has still made strides in narrowing the definition of the ''day of rest'' law and improving employee fairness.

Assembly OKs gender pay bill; senate vote awaits

Glenn Minnis Aug. 13, 2017, 11:51am

California’s Gender Pay Gap Transparency Act has been returned to an approbations committee after the California Senate amended the bill to require employers with more than 500 employees to submit pay gap statistics to the secretary of state and publish them on a public website.

Bay Area law professor specializes in visa issues

Angela Underwood Aug. 13, 2017, 11:51am

SAN FRANCISCO – It’s all about principal, according to a Bay Area lawyer with an advanced degree.

Recent real estate kickback ruling could trouble future home buyers

Olivia Olsen Aug. 13, 2017, 11:51am

The California First District Court of Appeal recently ruled in favor of real estate brokers J. Rockcliff Inc. and Mason McDuffie Real Estate in their appeal to hold arbitration in a matter related to two similar class action lawsuits brought by homeowners.

Attorney plans an appeal of baseball's antitrust decision.

Richard Jones Aug. 10, 2017, 12:24pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- The attorney representing minor league baseball players has vowed to appeal a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeal Ninth Circuit dismissing the players' class action antitrust suit against Major League Baseball. “

IRS accused of illegal sting operation

Chandra Lye Aug. 10, 2017, 12:14pm

A group of businesses who participated in an IRS scheme to catch those filing fraudulent tax returns has claimed they lost millions of dollars.

State Farm accuses client of breach of contract

Wadi Reformado Aug. 9, 2017, 1:19pm

SAN FRANCISCO — State Farm Insurance is suing a San Mateo County woman, alleging breach of contract.

Employee alleges Abbott Labs violated ERISA

Wadi Reformado Aug. 9, 2017, 1:07pm

SACRAMENTO — A Placer County man is suing Abbott Labs, alleging breach of contract and violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

Virginia consumer alleges PayPal violated telephone privacy law

Wadi Reformado Aug. 9, 2017, 12:43pm

SAN FRANCISCO — A Virginia man has filed a class action lawsuit against PayPal, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

U.S. government alleges debtor owes more than $13,000

Wadi Reformado Aug. 9, 2017, 12:34pm

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. government is suing a Los Angeles County woman, alleging an unpaid debt of more than $13,000.