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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).

Court dismisses woman's claim diet soda would lead to weight loss

By Carrie Salls | Aug 30, 2018

Dr. Pepper/Seven Up Inc. will not have to face a class-action lawsuit filed by a woman who claimed diet soda did not help her lose weight.

Appeals court rules employers have affirmative defense over rest/nonproductive time claims under labor code

By Carrie Salls | Aug 28, 2018

SAN JOSE – The Court of Appeal of the State of California, 6th Appellate District ruled Aug. 14 that California Labor Code protects employers that pay piece-rate employees for “rest and recovery periods and other nonproductive time on the job” in accordance with laws passed on Jan. 1, 2016, from lawsuits related to payment claims for rest periods through Dec. 31, 2015.

District court sends American Airlines uniform cases back to superior court, denies fee request

By Carrie Salls | Aug 28, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A lawsuit that started out as four separate-but-related cases has been sent back to the Alameda County Superior Court from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California at the request of the plaintiffs, but the district court declined to order the defendants to cover the plaintiffs’ attorneys’ fees, according to an Aug. 20 ruling.

Barking dogs get a hearing before the First District Court of Appeals in a dog park nuisance case

By Carrie Salls | Aug 26, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – An appeals court has sided with the City of San Francisco in a dog park case filed by a city resident who claims the barking is a nuisance.

Affymetrix, Life Technologies cleared of patent infringment claim

By Carrie Salls | May 13, 2018

SAN DIEGO – Affymetrix Inc. and Life Technologies Corp. have not infringed on a patent held by the Regents of the University of California or Becton, Dickinson and Co., and Sirigen, according to a summary judgment entered May 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

BMW of North America fee dispute in 'Lemon Law' case decided by federal court

By Carrie Salls | May 12, 2018

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California partially approved the payment of $18,431 fees and costs incurred in a settled lawsuit filed against BMW of North America LLC, according to an order filed April 30.

Time runs out for several claims against P.I. Iron in pregnancy discrimination lawsuit, court rules

By Carrie Salls | May 12, 2018

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California agreed with P.C. Iron Inc.’s contention that most claims filed against it by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and a former employee who was allegedly fired because of her pregnancy were time-barred, according to an order filed May 1.

Fed Ex successful in moving wrongful firing lawsuit to federal court

By Carrie Salls | Apr 28, 2018

A former Fed Ex employee has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, alleging age discrimination and retaliation and other wrongdoing.

Elderly passenger files lawsuit after North Tahoe Cruises fails to settle fall dispute

By Carrie Salls | Apr 28, 2018

An elderly Nevada resident filed a lawsuit on April 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, alleging that North Tahoe Cruises Inc. and other defendants did not address a safety hazard on a lake cruise boat after the plaintiff allegedly fell.

Petitioners ask court to order Gov. Brown, attorney general to comply with Trump immigration efforts

By Carrie Salls | Apr 28, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Two California residents filed a petition asking the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Fresno Division to order Gov. Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown Jr. and Attorney General Xavier Becerra to comply with the promises made in their oath of office and enforce the immigration rules mandated by President Donald J. Trump, according to an April 20 court filing.

United States, Insight sue for payment of $570,367 allegedly owed for remediation work

By Carrie Salls | Apr 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The United States of America filed a breach of contract lawsuit on behalf of Insight Environmental Engineering & Construction Inc. against Aecom Technical Services Inc., Federal Insurance Co. and 10 Doe defendants in connection with remediation work performed at Edwards Air Force Base, according to a complaint filed April 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

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