Chandra Lye News

Judge grants summary judgment to Techtronic Industries in case over alleged saw injuries

By Chandra Lye | Feb 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A district court judge has vacated an early judgment and issued a new one against two individuals who filed a negligence complaint against Techtronic Industries North over injuries alleged caused by a saw.

Oracle International denied motion to supplement expert reports in case against Hewlett Packard

By Chandra Lye | Feb 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge has denied a motion for a plaintiff to supplement expert reports in a copyright infringement case, stating it would "unreasonably burden the court."

Court sides with Finjan in wording of patents in infringement suit against Cisco

By Chandra Lye | Feb 14, 2019

SAN JOSE – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently settled a dispute over the technical wording of several patents in an infringement case filed by cybersecurity company Finjan Inc. against tech conglomerate Cisco Systems.

Motion of reconsideration denied for Old Gringo

By Chandra Lye | Jan 5, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California has issued an order denying a motion for reconsideration in a case against Old Gringo Inc.

Labor union funds granted more than $20,000 in suit against Brunk Industries

By Chandra Lye | Jan 4, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has granted in part a motion for default judgment for a labor union in the state in its suit over allegations of outstanding employee benefit contributions.

Domino's granted summary judgment in lawsuit over GPS driver tracking system

By Chandra Lye | Jan 4, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal district court has granted summary judgment for defendant Domino’s Pizza in a case over a GPS driver tracking system designed by plaintiff Prostar Wireless Group.

Court dismisses patent infringement lawsuit involving Uniloc, Box

By Chandra Lye | Jan 4, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has issued an order of dismissal in a patent infringement case filed by Uniloc 2017 LLC against Box Inc.

Court grants Federal Crop Insurance's motion for summary judgment in case over almond crop failure

By Chandra Lye | Jan 4, 2019

SACRAMENTO – A magistrate judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California has granted summary judgment to the manager of the federal crop insurance program in a dispute over a 2015 almond crop failure.

Default judgment recommended in lawsuit against Vanderbilt Commercial Lending

By Chandra Lye | Jan 3, 2019

Plaintiffs claim that the company breached a contract and failed to follow through with a loan to fund a construction project.

Court denies motion to reconsider case against The Money Store

By Chandra Lye | Jan 3, 2019

Plaintiffs brought a class-action lawsuit claiming the company has fraudulent lending practices.

Appeals court upholds lower court decision in Jiffy Lube arbitration case

By Chandra Lye | Dec 30, 2018

An appeals court has upheld a lower court’s decision to refuse a petition to vacate the arbitral award of a couple who sued Jiffy Lube.

Judge dismisses fraud suit regarding thread count of bedding linen purchased at Ross Stores

By Chandra Lye | Nov 22, 2018

OAKLAND – A federal judge in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California recently ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging fraud involving the thread count on bedding linen purchased from Ross Stores.

California court approves $300,000 settlement in class-action lawsuit against Yahoo

By Chandra Lye | Nov 21, 2018

A U.S. District Court in California has made a final order in a class-action lawsuit against Yahoo! Inc. over automatically renewing subscriptions.

Court permits changes to allocation model for Volkswagen Indian Trust Fund

By Chandra Lye | Nov 20, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A U.S. district court has allowed changes to a trust fund set up by Volkswagen for emission mitigation projects among federally recognized Native American tribes.

Judge rules California Guild can't use California State Grange marks

By Chandra Lye | Aug 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – U.S. District Court Eastern District of California Judge William B. Shubb made rulings on motions for summary judgment in a dispute between a national fraternal agricultural organization and a disaffiliated California group over the use of the Grange trademarks.

Daimler granted partial summary judgment in trademark violation case involving wheel sellers

By Chandra Lye | Aug 22, 2018

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently granted partial summary judgment to German-based Daimler in a trademark and patent infringement case.

Abercrombie agrees to proposed $9.6 million settlement in employee suit over call-in procedure

By Chandra Lye | Jul 26, 2018

LOS ANGELES – Abercrombie & Fitch Trading Company recently agreed to a proposed settlement in a lawsuit that claims labor violations at their retail stores in California.

Federal court ruling allows tribal gaming in Madera County

By Chandra Lye | Jul 23, 2018

FRESNO – A recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California will allow tribal gaming on an approximately 300-acre site in Madera County.

Federal court allows class action settlement against Danell Custom Harvesting

By Chandra Lye | Jul 18, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California approved a class action settlement for employees of Danell Custom Harvesting LLC on July 10.

California appeals court denies class action status in U.S. Bank National Association lawsuit

By Chandra Lye | Feb 15, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A California Court of Appeal denied a class action certification in a lawsuit against the U.S. Bank National Association on Jan. 17.

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