Dawn Geske News

U.S. receives $1 million default judgment for alleged fraudulent property transfer

By Dawn Geske | May 24, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California has granted the U.S government default judgment in a case involving alleged fraudulent property transfers and unpaid federal income tax assessments.

CitiMortgage, National Default Servicing granted dismissal wrongful foreclosure lawsuit

By Dawn Geske | May 23, 2018

FRESNO – CitiMortgage and National Default Servicing Corp. were granted dismissal of a lawsuit over allegations they wrongfully foreclosed on a property.

Approval of class action settlement granted in PG&E wage underpayment case

By Dawn Geske | May 22, 2018

FRESNO – A number of union employees from Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) were granted preliminary approval of a class action settlement in an unopposed motion in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California before Magistrate Judge Erica Grosjean.

National Distribution Centers requests change of venue for class action filed against it

By Dawn Geske | May 17, 2018

LOS ANGELES – National Distribution Centers LLC has filed a request to have a class-action lawsuit brought against it removed from the California Superior Court of Los Angeles to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Class action alleges Leprino Foods violated Class Action Fairness Act

By Dawn Geske | May 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A class-action complaint has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, Sacramento Division against Leprino Foods Co. alleging violations of the 2005 Class Action Fairness Act.

Court agrees abstract ideas like caller ID and call waiting cannot be patented

By Dawn Geske | Apr 22, 2018

Five cellular wireless carriers have been granted summary judgment in a patent infringement case for their use of call interrupting and notification services.

Inmate's excessive force lawsuit dismissed due to his mental health

By Dawn Geske | Apr 22, 2018

The case against a man accused of excessive force has been closed due to the plaintiff’s instability and mental health issues.

University of California regents not required to investigate off-campus incidents involving students

By Dawn Geske | Apr 22, 2018

A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has granted summary judgment to the Regents of the University of California regarding a sexual assault case.

Court rules in favor of credit reporting agency Clarity in wrongful disclosure claim

By Dawn Geske | Apr 22, 2018

Consumer reporting agency Clarity Services, Inc. has been granted summary judgment in a case that alleged it was in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).

Vacant seat on California Supreme Court opens door for first openly gay justice

By Dawn Geske | Apr 25, 2017

After 23 years on the California Supreme Court bench, a senior Republican justice will retire, offering a vacant seat to be appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Ruling in reasonable accommodation for disabilities reversed

By Dawn Geske | Apr 19, 2017

A ruling that provided for reasonable accommodation for employees with disabled associates has been reversed.

California Supreme Court declines to depublish decision in CEQA case

By Dawn Geske | Mar 31, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court will not depublish its decision regarding an environmental-impact report in a residential development project despite numerous requests by local and state organizations, associations, developers and law firms.

California law firms see push toward marketing spending, according to survey

By Dawn Geske | Feb 27, 2017

MENLO PARK – A California-based legal staffing and consulting firm has conducted a survey that indicates that there will be an increase in marketing spending for law firms within the next few months.

PTSD at center of disability lawsuit

By Dawn Geske | Feb 2, 2017

SAN JOSE – An Apple software engineer has filed a lawsuit after being denied long-term disability benefits, which he claims he is entitled to for the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) he developed in June 2015.

California Supreme Court sets interim dues for state bar, creates $4.5 million shortfall

By Dawn Geske | Dec 7, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO - Interim dues have been set by the Supreme Court of California for the California State Bar in light of legislation that has not been approved a bar bill for 2017.

California Supreme Court rules against Coldwell Banker in real estate case

By Dawn Geske | Nov 27, 2016

LOS ANGELES – The Supreme Court of California has ruled in favor of a home buyer in a real estate case against a brokerage firm.

Lenders Cloud lawsuit may push for settlement over alleged violation of phone statute

By Dawn Geske | Nov 22, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A lawsuit has been filed against a company using telephone solicitation, claiming it is in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Study shows decline in UC Berkeley, Stanford grads securing employment

By Dawn Geske | Oct 27, 2016

BERKELEY – The University of California Berkeley School of Law and Stanford University of Law have dropped in their rankings in a Princeton Review study of graduates' ability to gain employment, but still show strong numbers in reports required by the American Bar Association (ABA).

34th Assembly District candidate Vince Fong seeks to help small businesses

By Dawn Geske | Oct 27, 2016

SACRAMENTO – As the highest taxed and regulated state in the country, California small business owners face many challenges when it comes to starting a business within the area. But one candidate is hoping to change this in the 34th Assembly District. 

California law imposes stricter punishment on prosecutors who withhold, falsify evidence

By Dawn Geske | Oct 23, 2016

SAN FERNANDO – A new law signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown will make it a felony for prosecutors to withhold from the defense or falsify evidence in a case.

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