Charmaine Little News

Dodge ordered to pay more than $50,000 in attorney's fees in case over allegedly faulty Durango

By Charmaine Little | Jun 13, 2019

SAN DIEGO – Two plaintiffs were granted their motion for attorney’s fees in their settled case against Dodge Durango manufacturer FCA US LLC on May 29.

Judge: Man waited too long to file suit against BMW over car's oil consumption

By Charmaine Little | Jun 13, 2019

SAN DIEGO – On May 28, BMW of North America LLC convinced Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California to grant its motion for summary judgment after a man sued via the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act.

Court OKs $24.5 million settlement against Navy Federal Credit Union in overdraft fee class action

By Charmaine Little | Jun 13, 2019

SAN DIEGO – On May 28, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California green-lighted a $24.5 million settlement in a class action lawsuit against Navy Federal Credit Union over overdraft fees.

Suit against Toyota over allegedly defective soy-based wiring insulation dismissed

By Charmaine Little | Jun 11, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Toyota was granted a motion to dismiss a complaint over allegations the auto manufacturer used soy-based wire coating in Lexus vehicles' wiring harnesses that attracted rodents and caused damages to the plaintiffs' vehicles.

Dodge Durango manufacturer to go to trial next month over allegedly defective Totally Integrated Power Module

By Charmaine Little | Jun 11, 2019

BAKERSFIELD – On May 28, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California announced that a man’s claims concerning the alleged defects in a 2012 Dodge Durango are going to trial this summer.

Counselor won't have to testify in client's wrongful termination case against Roadrunner Intermodal Services

By Charmaine Little | Jun 11, 2019

FRESNO – A therapist will not have to comply with a subpoena for him to appear at a deposition and to produce confidential records in an ongoing wrongful termination lawsuit.

j2 Cloud Services granted summary judgment in man's dispute over patent inventorship

By Charmaine Little | Jun 7, 2019

LOS ANGELES – A man failed to prove he was the sole inventor of a voicemail and fax feature patent, causing the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California to grant summary judgment against the companies he was suing on May 29.

The Money Store, others awarded motion to dismiss fraudulent lending suit, court determines it's untimely

By Charmaine Little | Jun 7, 2019

LOS ANGELES – Thanks to the statute of limitations being up, a fraud case against lending companies was dismissed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on May 28.

Suit against Flagstar Bank over interest reporting on mortgage tossed by federal judge

By Charmaine Little | Jun 3, 2019

SAN JOSE – A federal judge has granted a bank's motion to dismiss several claims of a breach of contract case filed by a homeowner over a bank's reporting of interest on her mortgage for tax purposes.

Court says U.S. cannot be sued for negligent tree maintenance in suit filed after tree fell on camper's tent

By Charmaine Little | Jun 3, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California recently dismissed a a negligent tree maintenance claim against the United States after a tree fell at an Army Corps of Engineers campsite at the Lake Mendocino Recreation Area.

ScanX granted motion to dismiss breach of contract dispute with Carlson Produce

By Charmaine Little | Jun 3, 2019

SAN JOSE – Rock Clapper, the president of ScanX, prevailed in a breach of contract claim against him and the company in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division.

Amazon granted dismissal of former manager's FLSA claims over overtime pay

By Charmaine Little | May 31, 2019

OAKLAND – Amazon was partially granted its motion to dismiss a suit over allegations it failed to pay a worker overtime in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and sections of the California Labor Code.

San Diego couple's suit over warranty claims against Ford, dealership remanded to state court

By Charmaine Little | May 3, 2019

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently granted a motion to remand a San Diego couple's lawsuit claiming Ford Motor Co. and a dealership violated the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, also known as the California Lemon Law, to San Diego Superior Court.

Court rules man's breach of warranty claims against Ford are time barred

By Charmaine Little | Apr 30, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A man’s breach of warranty claims against Ford Motor Co. are time-barred, the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California determined as it granted Ford’s motion for judgment on the pleadings.

San Diego Comic Convention awarded $3.9 million in fees and costs in trademark case

By Charmaine Little | Apr 30, 2019

SAN DIEGO – Thanks to its case being an “exceptional” one, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California granted in part and denied in part the San Diego Comic Convention’s motion for attorney fees after it prevailed in its trademark case against a production company.

Worker's motion for partial summary judgment denied in case over fees for Safeway's pension plan

By Charmaine Little | Apr 30, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A court has denied a man's motion for partial summary judgment in a case over the administrative fees of a pension plan.

Federal court approves $4.75 million settlement in TFI International independent contractor case

By Charmaine Little | Apr 29, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – On April 17, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California green-lighted a motion for settlement approval but denied a request to seal in a suit over the classification of independent contractors.

Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting partially granted summary judgment in case over employee pension plan

By Charmaine Little | Apr 29, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – An investment adviser was partially granted its motion for summary judgment in a case over the handling of an employee pension benefit plan.

C2 Education System granted leave to amend complaint against former workers who started competing business

By Charmaine Little | Apr 29, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – An education center had until April 18 to file an amended complaint in its lawsuit seeking relief and damages over allegations a group of former workers created a competing company before they quit.

Court says Minnesota company failed to prove jurisdiction in trademark infringement case

By Charmaine Little | Apr 26, 2019

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently dismissed a trademark case against PF Brands after it determined that plaintiff Graco Minnesota couldn’t prove the court has jurisdiction in the case.

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