A publication’s motion to dismiss claims it violated the Copyright Act and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act was granted in part and denied in part by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Nov. 30.
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The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted a motion for a preliminary approval of a settlement after a number of Volkswagen investors sued the company for allegedly violating federal security laws.
Investors accuse Fidelity Charitable of breach of contract after liquidating shares; court denies motion to dismiss
A couple suing Fidelity for contract and tort claims related to their $100 million donation to Fidelity Charitable have proper standing to make a claim, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California determined in denying Fidelity’s motion to dismiss.
Popular review app Yelp had some claims against it dismissed in a lawsuit alleging that the company misled investors over the strength of its advertising business.
Court selects lead plaintiff and lead counsel for multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Tesla CEO Elon Musk
A federal court ruled to consolidate cases involving Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who allegedly made false statements that he acquired enough money to take his company private.
A company ordered to pay $30 million in damages following a jury trial over trade secrets will not receive access to Facebook’s settlement agreement with the same plaintiff, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division, ruled on Nov. 26.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California gave mixed rulings over motions for summary judgments in a fraud case related to a law firm’s promotional campaign.
TBS, 'Conan' show fail to prove fraud in copyright case over Tom Brady joke told on air, court rules
A joke on the Conan late-night talk show ended up in court after a man sued the show for allegedly stealing one of his jokes; recently, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California granted his motion for summary judgement amid the show and network's fraud claims.
SAN FRANCISCO – The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently determined a class action claiming a nutritional supplement company misled consumers shouldn’t be dismissed, reversing the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
On October 11, the Securities and Exchange Commission was able to convince the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to affirm its summary judgment already granted by a lower court.
SAN DIEGO – On Oct. 11, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California denied both a group of plaintiffs and defendants’ motions for summary judgment in a case of misappropriation of likeness.
Court: Feather River Air Quality Management District entitled to anti-SLAPP motion in suit over dust emissions
SACRAMENTO – On Sept. 11, the 3rd Appellate District Court reversed a ruling from Yuba County Superior Court that denied a special motion to strike an anti-SLAPP statute.
SAN DIEGO – A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently denied motions for summary judgment in case alleging infringement of trade dress rights regarding an outdoor garden broom.
SAN JOSE – A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently denied Apple’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit by camera technology developer Corephotonics accusing Apple of infringing on several of its patents for smartphone and mobile devices.
AMADOR – On Sept. 25, the Court of Appeal for the 3rd Appellate District affirmed a lower court’s judgment in favor of an insurance company after a couple impacted by an accident were denied additional damages.
Appellate court rules agreement wasn't breached in dispute with North Valley Mall, Longs Drug Stores
SACRAMENTO – On Sept. 25, the 3rd Appellate District in the Court of Appeal of California in the affirmed a lower court’s decision in a triangular merger case.
Oyster Point Hotels' motion to dismiss denied in Graebel Commercial Services' breach of contract case
SAN FRANCISCO – A local hotel group’s attempt to dismiss a breach of contract claim against it was denied in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Oct. 5.
Court dismisses suit over woman's allegations that Carelick Hospice Services committed Medicare fraud
LOS ANGELES – A woman’s claims that a local hospice facility committed Medicare fraud fell short in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, as her case was dismissed Oct. 1.
Appeals court says law firm should get more than 10 percent in $18 million wrongful death settlement
LOS ANGELES – California's Second District Court of Appeal recently determined that a law firm is entitled to more than the 10 percent in attorney fees it was awarded by the Los Angeles County Superior Court after winning an $18 million settlement in a wrongful death case.
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently denied motions to dismiss an investment group's lawsuit alleging fraud and breach of contract regarding a Pinoleville Pomo Nation casino project.