Charmaine Little News

Southern District of California court reinstates motions in case involving BIC, Norwood Promotional

By Charmaine Little | May 14, 2018

SAN DIEGO — The U.S. District Court in the Southern District of California has overruled a media company’s summary judgment objections in a case involving BIC Corp., according to the April 12 opinion.

Man's severance agreement stops his discrimination case against Columbus Manufacturing

By Charmaine Little | May 10, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A California man’s severance agreement bound him from winning a discrimination case against his former employer in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, according to an April 23 opinion.

Ametek granted partial judgment in alleged ground contamination cased filed by mobile home parks' owners

By Charmaine Little | May 10, 2018

SAN DIEGO – The owners of mobile home parks were not able to immediately claim compensatory damages after they alleged a nearby facility dumped toxic waste on its property.

District Court denies class status in lawsuit against Best Buy

By Charmaine Little | May 7, 2018

SACRAMENTO — A California man failed to show the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of California that his lawsuit against Best Buy met the requirements for a class certification, according to an April 26 opinion.

Presidio Components suffers setback in pursuit of modified damages in federal court

By Charmaine Little | May 6, 2018

Presidio Components' efforts to have a court increase its more than $2 million award in a patent infringement case fell short in an April 9 opinion.

Overtime lawsuit against hospital staffing firm granted class action status

By Charmaine Little | May 6, 2018

Former nursing company employees can now move forward with a class action lawsuit against Fastaff LLC following an April 9 opinion in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

ABI Document Support Services touts benefits of digitizing documents

By Charmaine Little | Apr 12, 2017

A California record retrieval company has advantages of digitizing documents as they encourage law firms and insurance companies to go digital.

Civil Justice Association of California warns California employers of fair employment rules after high-profile case

By Charmaine Little | Mar 18, 2017

&&& John Doherty, president of the Civil Justice Association of California, recently warned employers to exercise caution in incidents related to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FMLA), citing a high-profile lawsuit filed by a hospital baker.

Federal FMLA bill hopes to reflect California model that benefits workers, employers

By Charmaine Little | Mar 3, 2017

WASHINGTON - The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in California is in the spotlight as a handful of lawmakers hope to use some aspects of the state statute it to pass a federal FMLA bill under the new administration.

Plaintiffs in $4.7 million construction defect case mum after ruling

By Charmaine Little | Feb 28, 2017

SAN DIEGO -- Plaintiffs in a major construction lawsuit that ended with a San Diego law firm recovering nearly $5 million have decided to stay silent after the ruling was in their favor.  

Scali Law Firm hires Jurdi

By Charmaine Little | Feb 14, 2017

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles auto-dealer law firm has boosted its roster with an attorney whom a founding partner of the firm praised as a quick thinker.

Toyota calls foul on class-action lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Feb 6, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Toyota has made it clear it is not standing for the complaints that owners have filed against it.

ABI Document Support Services wins service award

By Charmaine Little | Jan 31, 2017

LOS ANGELES — ABI Document Support Services recently earned the 2016 Attorney at Law Magazine: The Los Angeles Edition's "Professional Service of the Year" Award, according to a news release.

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