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West Sacramento man alleges Northwestern Mutual wrongly withheld benefits

Louie Torres Mar. 18, 2017, 5:58pm

LOS ANGELES — A former car dealership employee is suing The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company alleging it wrongly withheld disability benefits.

A pizzeria franchiser alleges trademark use by Buena Park restaurant owner

Louie Torres Mar. 18, 2017, 5:46pm

LOS ANGELES — A restaurant franchising company is suing David Norfolk, Buena Park restaurant owner, citing alleged unfair competition.

Fullerton attorney disbarred for tax fraud while doing accounting for car dealership

Olivia Olsen Mar. 18, 2017, 5:31pm

James Junkul Pak, a practicing attorney in Fullerton, was summarily disbarred by the State Bar Court of California for grand theft of an employee.

Former sorter at OnTrac delivery facility files class-action suit for wages owed

Jenie Mallari-Torres Mar. 18, 2017, 5:17pm

LOS ANGELES — A former employee has filed a class-action lawsuit against Express Messenger Systems Inc. d/b/a OnTrac, citing alleged violation of the FLSA.

Pac Bell sales rep alleges disability benefits owed

Wadi Reformado Mar. 18, 2017, 5:01pm

SACRAMENTO — A Tracy man is suing Pacific Bell Telephone Company and Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc., citing alleged breach of contract.

UC Santa Cruz sues Genia Technologies co-founder for alleged patent infringement

Olivia Olsen Mar. 18, 2017, 1:09pm

The University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) recently filed a lawsuit against Genia Technologies, alleging theft and “misappropriation” of intellectual property by Roger Chen, the company's co-founder and former UCSC student.

Civil Justice Association of California warns California employers of fair employment rules after high-profile case

Charmaine Little Mar. 18, 2017, 1:09pm

&&& John Doherty, president of the Civil Justice Association of California, recently warned employers to exercise caution in incidents related to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FMLA), citing a high-profile lawsuit filed by a hospital baker.

State Bar Court of California sentences Simi Valley attorney to probation for not providing paperwork to clients

Olivia Olsen Mar. 18, 2017, 1:09pm

John E. Sweeney Jr., an attorney in Simi Valley, Calif., was recently sentenced to one year of probation by the State Bar Court of California after the court found him guilty of failing to promptly provide client paperwork and accounting of client funds.

State Bar Court of California suspends Chico attorney for misconduct

Olivia Olsen Mar. 18, 2017, 1:08pm

Lynn Hubbard III, an attorney in Chico, Calif., was recently barred from practicing law for one year by the State Bar Court of California for misconduct after he allegedly missed a court-ordered scheduling conference, forged his mother's signature on documents and fabricated evidence. 

Ruling on controversial cap-and-trade auctions expected by late April

Jon Campisi Mar. 18, 2017, 10:51am

During the past four years, more than $4 billion from greenhouse gas emission credits that are auctioned off through the state’s cap-and-trade program have poured into California’s general fund.

Diamond Bar attorney on probation for falsely reporting to the State Bar

Olivia Olsen Mar. 17, 2017, 8:02pm

LOS ANGELES — Diamond Bar attorney Jennifer Y. Sun was place on one year of probation for alleged false reporting of the completion of her Minimum Continuing Legal Education hours to the State Bar of California.

Carroll Shelby seeks damages for alleged trademark infringement

Sara McCleary Mar. 17, 2017, 6:37pm

LOS ANGELES — An automotive-restoration company is being sued for trademark infringement for allegedly using the Shelby mark without permission.

Colony Brands alleged to have made unlawful collection calls

Jenie Mallari-Torres Mar. 17, 2017, 4:18pm

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County consumer alleges a debt collector frequently called her with an intent to harass.

Williams-Sonoma alleged to have infringed Woodward Enterprises floral design

Jenie Mallari-Torres Mar. 17, 2017, 4:12pm

LOS ANGELES – A Tennessee company claims Williams-Sonoma used one of its floral designs.

Woman claims Forever 21 did not give her credit for Instagram photo

Jenie Mallari-Torres Mar. 17, 2017, 4:06pm

LOS ANGELES – A Florida woman claims Forever 21 unlawfully used a photograph she posted on Instagram for advertising purposes.

Man alleges Capital One Financial Corp.'s calls caused emotional distress

Jenie Mallari-Torres Mar. 17, 2017, 3:45pm

LOS ANGELES – A Woodland Hills consumer claims a debt collector called him 100 times after he revoked his consent for it to call him.

Unicolors Inc. claims Gogo Apparel, others unlawfully used textile design

Jenie Mallari-Torres Mar. 17, 2017, 3:37pm

LOS ANGELES – A Vernon company claims one of its fabric designs was used in clothing without its permission.

Employee alleges company failed to pay all wages

Louie Torres Mar. 17, 2017, 3:32pm

SACRAMENTO — A San Joaquin County man is suing his employer, alleging unpaid wages, violation of applicable minimum wage law and violation of workers compensation acts.

Wescom Financial Services accuses former employee of breaching confidentiality agreement

Jenie Mallari-Torres Mar. 17, 2017, 3:29pm

LOS ANGELES – A Pasadena broker-dealer in securities alleges a former employee residing in Ventura County unlawfully used confidential information and trade secrets.

R & S Antiques Inc. alleged to have not paid for Chronoswiss watches

Jenie Mallari-Torres Mar. 17, 2017, 3:19pm

LOS ANGELES – A luxury watch retailer in Beverly Hills is accused of not paying for watches it ordered.