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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.

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.

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