Carrie Salls News

Fruition, investors ordered to pay more than $7 million over stock price manipulation allegations

By Carrie Salls | Nov 30, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A court has ordered two individuals and a corporation to pay more than $7 million in penalties and interest in a ruling in a stock manipulation civil enforcement action.

Court clears PCI Iron of EEOC claims tied to alleged treatment of pregnant worker

By Carrie Salls | Nov 30, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A federal court has ruled that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has not met its burden in a pregnancy discrimination suit against a fabricator and erector of structural steel and iron for construction projects.

John Russo Industrial Sheetmetal awarded attorney's fees over 'junk claim' filed by LA World Airports

By Carrie Salls | Nov 30, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A state appellate court has upheld a ruling granting attorneys' fees in a claim a lower court called a "junk claim."

Rock bank RATT's general partnership wins dismissal of counterclaims in trademark infringement case

By Carrie Salls | Nov 30, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A federal court has dismissed counterclaims in a trademark lawsuit involving a band known for the 1984 song "Round and Round."

Jacobs Engineering contact breach lawsuit dismissal request partially granted

By Carrie Salls | Nov 30, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal court has granted in part and denied in part a motion to dismiss a complaint between a nonprofit association and an engineering firm over the construction of a hospital.

Bankruptcy of maritime fuel broker thwarts supplier's attempt to collect $1.7M payment

By Carrie Salls | Nov 1, 2018

A fuel supplier will not be allowed to seize and sell a shipping vessel over $1.7 million in unpaid marine fuel after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a lower court’s ruling denying maritime lien.

Court declines summary judgement in 'SLAM!' and 'GRAND SLAM' automotive-degreaser trademark case

By Carrie Salls | Nov 1, 2018

A trademark infringement lawsuit over automotive degreasers "SLAM!" and "GRAND SLAM" will proceed, after a court denied a motion put forward by the alleged infringer for summary judgement.

'Candy-Gram' trademark infringement claim against Sugarfina to proceed

By Carrie Salls | Oct 31, 2018

Luxury candy boutique Sugarfina, accused of infringing on Global Apogee's "Candy-Gram" trademark, had its motion to have the case dismissed denied by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Inyo County, employees ink overtime pay calculation settlement

By Carrie Salls | Oct 31, 2018

Nine employees at the County of Inyo will receive almost $1,000 each in a settlement with their employer following a class-action lawsuit over illegal overtime pay-rate calculations.

Jiaxing Super Lighting, Green Deal claim Lunera owes more than $9 million

By Carrie Salls | Oct 29, 2018

Lunera owes more than $9.6 million in unpaid invoices, all of which are past-due, according to the lawsuit

Court gives preliminary OK to proposed settlement regarding dispute over Navy Federal Credit Union overdraft fee

By Carrie Salls | Oct 25, 2018

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently granted preliminary approval to a proposed settlement between the Navy Federal Credit Union and customers who claimed the credit union “improperly assessed and collected optional overdraft protection fees (OOPS).”

From Legal Newsline

Federal judge sends case over unsolicited emails back to California state court

By Carrie Salls | Sep 27, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A class-action lawsuit filed by plaintiffs who allegedly received unsolicited emails from Fluent LLC and other defendants will be sent back to the San Francisco Superior Court of California, according to a Sept. 13 ruling from U.S. District Judge Maxine Chesney of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Fremont, California officials violated Constitution, lawsuit says

By Carrie Salls | Sep 15, 2018

A Fremont resident claims the city violated his civil rights numerous times.

District Court sends Tadich Grill trademark infringement case to arbitration

By Carrie Salls | Sep 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California made a ruling on Aug. 28 that addresses several issues raised in a Tadich Grill “trademark infringement, cybersquatting and false designation of origin” lawsuit.

LendingClub shareholder suit dismissed two years after original request

By Carrie Salls | Sep 8, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A motion to dismiss a shareholder lawsuit on behalf of LendingClub Corp. was granted in an Aug. 29 order by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

NorthBay's third attempt at Kaiser Foundation antitrust lawsuit dismissed

By Carrie Salls | Sep 6, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – NorthBay Healthcare Group and NorthBay Healthcare Corp.’s third attempt to bring antitrust claims against Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals Inc. and The Permanente Medical Group Inc. was recently dismissed by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Federal court throws out Tesla shareholders' Model 3 production lawsuit

By Carrie Salls | Sep 6, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently dismissed a lawsuit filed against Tesla Inc. by shareholders who claimed the company “misled the public regarding the progress of production on the ‘Model 3.’”

Court approves Safeway breach of contract judgment distribution plan

By Carrie Salls | Aug 31, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California approved a “judgment distribution plan” in a class action breach of contract lawsuit filed against Safeway Inc., according to an Aug. 23 order.

SEB Investment emerges as lead plaintiff in Symantec securities class action

By Carrie Salls | Aug 31, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – SEB Investment Management AB has been named as the lead plaintiff in a securities class action lawsuit filed against Symantec Corp. and two of its officers, according to an order filed Aug. 23 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Court gives preliminary OK to settlement in Wells Fargo mortgage interest lawsuit

By Carrie Salls | Aug 30, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently granted preliminary approval to a settlement in a class-action lawsuit claiming Wells Fargo Bank unlawfully collected post-payment interest on mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).

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