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Judge denies Finjan's motion for new trial in patent case against Juniper Networks

By Charmaine Little | Apr 3, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently denied a motion for a new trial in a patent infringement action involving Finjan Inc. and Juniper Networks Inc.

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Webinar on intellectual property available for entrepreneurs, business owners

By Charmaine Little | Apr 2, 2019

Founders and entrepreneurs of blooming businesses are encouraged to get educated on all things intellectual property in one of Financial Poise’s latest webinars, IP-101: What Every Founder/Entrepreneur Must Know. The on-demand webinar, which is sponsored by EisnerAmper, is slated to give special advice for those who have launched their own startup businesses.

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Working With Experts webinar planned for April 24

By Charmaine Little | Apr 2, 2019

The Working With Experts course will soon be available for Financial Poise Webinars' Newbie Litigator School’s Winter/Spring 2019 session. It will take place Wednesday, April 24 from 1-2 p.m. Central Standard Time.

Plaintiffs never agreed not to sue in Microchip Technology benefits case, court rules

By Charmaine Little | Apr 2, 2019

OAKLAND – A group of plaintiffs were granted their motion to dismiss counterclaims against them in their litigation with Microchip Technology Inc. over allegations the company violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Court agrees with FCA to exclude expert testimony in defective vehicle cases

By Charmaine Little | Apr 1, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has granted a motion by the manufacturer of Chrysler vehicles to exclude certain expert testimony in some cases filed over an allegedly defective component in its vehicles.

Federal judge denies Apple's motion to dismiss suit over TV show purchases through iTunes

By Charmaine Little | Mar 29, 2019

OAKLAND – Apple’s motion to get a class action against it regarding purchases of TV shows dismissed was denied in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on March 13.

Great American Assurance fails to prove it is free from duty to indemnify policyholders in wrongful death case

By Charmaine Little | Mar 28, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – On March 11, Great American Assurance Co. failed to prove it did not owe a home care business indemnity and defense in a wrongful death and negligence case.

Court denies dismissal of J. Barbour & Sons from Levi's trademark suit

By Charmaine Little | Mar 28, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California has denied a defendant's motion to dismiss a suit against it filed by Levi Strauss & Co. over allegations of trademark infringement.

Court dismisses Navy vets' case over radiation exposure from Japanese power plant

By Charmaine Little | Mar 21, 2019

SAN DIEGO – On March 4, GE and Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) convinced the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of California to dismiss U.S. Navy vets' case against them after allegedly being exposed to radiation.

Emissions case against VW remanded back to state court despite company's attempts to keep it in federal

By Charmaine Little | Mar 21, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled it does not have proper jurisdiction over an ongoing fraud, unfair competition law and warranty case against Volkswagen and remanded the case back to state court on March 8.

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Class action lawyers pounce after Hill's Pet announces dog food recall

By Charmaine Little | Feb 25, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Class action lawsuits are rolling in against a major pet nutrition food producer after it recalled canned dog food products because of potentially elevated amounts of vitamin D.

Skyroam permitted to add trade secret misappropriation counterclaims in patent suit

By Charmaine Little | Feb 1, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – On Jan. 25, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted in part and denied in part a company's motion for leave to file an amended answer and counterclaims in a patent infringement lawsuit.

Court denies Sephora's request for consent judgment in suit against law firm

By Charmaine Little | Jan 30, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Beauty retailer Sephora USA Inc. was only partially victorious in its motion to enforce a settlement agreement against law firm Palmer Recovery Attorneys.

Yelp's motion for leave to file motion for reconsideration denied by federal judge in securities case

By Charmaine Little | Jan 30, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – In the latest move in a lawsuit against Yelp over allegations it presented false and misleading statements concerning its expected revenue for the 2017 fiscal year, the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California denied Yelp’s motion for leave to file a motion for reconsideration on Jan. 22.

Court grants U.S. Bank's motion to compel arbitration in dispute over fees

By Charmaine Little | Jan 29, 2019

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California granted a bank's motion to compel arbitration in a suit against it over two types of fees.

Court rules Securities and Exchange Commission failed to show entitlement to disgorgement from Berkeley Healthcare Dynamics

By Charmaine Little | Jan 18, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California partially granted the Securities Exchange Commission’s motion for summary judgment in its case against companies it alleged violated federal securities laws.

International Aero Products granted leave to amend complaint in Aero trademark infringement case

By Charmaine Little | Jan 18, 2019

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California granted in part and denied in part motions in a company’s trademark infringement case against a similarly named company on Jan. 8.

Court rules MetLife owes couple nearly $500,000 for attorneys' fees in insurance claim dispute

By Charmaine Little | Jan 18, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – On Jan. 7, a federal court granted in part a couple’s motion for judgment award against their insurance company after they were denied coverage several times for payment of accident dismemberment benefits.

Court says Alphonso did not infringe on Samba's patent for system that matches advertising to TV viewing habits

By Charmaine Little | Jan 17, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently said a company that sends advertisements to consumers' mobile devices based on the television shows they watch is not infringing on a patent created by a company that also sends ads to mobile devices based on television viewing habits.

Court grants final approval of class settlement in restaurant workers' tip-pool lawsuit against Brigantine

By Charmaine Little | Jan 17, 2019

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently granted final approval of a class settlement in a wage-and-hour lawsuit filed against a San Diego area restaurant company by several employees.

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