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9th Circuit rules Wyland painting doesn't infringe on other artist's copyright

A federal appeals panel has ruled there was no copyright infringement in a case involving two works of art created 32 years apart.

9th Circuit remands case involving federal and state employment law

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has vacated a district court ruling based on demographic provisions and remanded it to the lower court.

Class certification complaint remains undecided in Hyundai/Kia fuel economy suit

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal has ruled a trial court abused discretion in a class action certification for a foreign car manufacturer.

Court rules California attorney general did not deceive voters

SACRAMENTO -- The Third District Court of Appeal has ruled in favor of Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who was alleged to have attempted to sabotage a gas tax repeal initiative.

California companies' duty to defend important to note, attorney says

Attorney Alexander J. Berline said California's duty to defend law for employees is an important fact all businesses should consider.

Zappos.com data breach complaint reconsidered

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court has heard arguments over shoe retailer Zappos.com 2012 data breach complaint to consider if the consumer case against the Amazon company should be revived.

California high court affirms stay in Right to Repair Act case involving claims of home defects

The California Supreme Court has granted a stay in a case involving the Right to Repair Act, which was created almost 20 years ago.

4th District Court of Appeals hears religious discrimination case

California's 4th District Court of Appeals affirmed, reversed and remanded a religious discrimination appeal.

Legality of credit card surcharges affirmed on appeal

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed summary judgment for commerce credit card surcharges.

Appeals court rules cosmetology students aren't employees

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a district court's ruling that three cosmetology students are not considered employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Apple should notify consumers that replacing iPhone battery can restore performance, suit says

A complaint filed in the Northern District of California against Apple Inc. alleges the company conducted unfair practices regarding software updates that affect the performance of certain iPhone models and seeks a jury trial.

Ex-federal prosecutor: Could take 'many years' to understand DaVita RX settlement ramifications

Former federal prosecutor Nick Oberheiden knows health care fraud.

Legal citizens group critiques 'Judicial Hellholes' list

The California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) regional director said the state's ranking as second in the latest listing of "Judicial Hellholes," is not a surprise.

California ranks 2nd in latest 'Hellholes' report

California ranked second in the latest listing of "Judicial Hellholes," an annual report from the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) that tracks real-time disadvantages to defendants by civil court judges across the U.S.

New standard set regarding NLRB arbitration deferral

SAN FRANCISCO -- The National Labor Review Board (NLRB) asked for an arbitration deferral and the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted the petition, setting a new standard.

Article III standing possible for consumers in future false advertising class actions

SAN FRANCISCO -- Consumers could have Article III standing under California false advertising laws, according to the U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit.

Gonzalez Fletcher's gender gap bill vetoed

A California gender gap transparency bill will not become law in 2017, upsetting the sponsor who fought hard for equality in the workplace.

Law School Transparency criticizes 1,400 rule on state bar exams

California’s state bar cut score is the second highest in the country and it’s not going to change.

Superior court judge publicly admonished

SAN FRANCISCO – After 28 years on the bench, a superior court judge has been publicly admonished.

Inequitable conduct defense struck down in patent infringement case

REDWOOD CITY – An inequitable conduct defense is not permitted in the patent infringement case between Nevro v. Boston Scientific Corporation.