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San Diego County woman claims law firm used abusive, threatening practices to collect debt

A San Diego County woman has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against a California law firm alleging abusive debt collection practices that violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Wakaya ordered to pay Youngevity reasonable attorney's fees

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California granted part of the attorney’s fees be paid to Youngevity International Inc. in its suit with Wakaya, a brand allegedly created from former Youngevity distributors.

Federal court rejects motion to reconsider $3M ADA violation case

The U.S. District Court for Southern California denied a man’s motion to have his case alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and mail fraud reheard for lack of new evidence to warrant a reconsideration of summary judgment.

Court denies to quash subpoenas to QVC in competing broom case

SAN DIEGO – HISC Inc.’s motion to quash subpoenas to QVC in a case involving HISC Inc. and Franmar International Importers LTD's competing brooms marketed by both on QVC was denied by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Arctic Zero denied injunction in case involving defunct cookie dough maker

A federal judge recently issued an order to deny San Diego-based Arctic Zero Inc., makers of lactose and gluten free frozen desserts, their motion for a preliminary injunction and order against the now defunct cookie dough manufacturer Aspen Hill that closed due to a Listeria outbreak.

Aecom Energy granted attorney fees in ongoing trademark violation case

A federal judge granted part of a motion filed by Aecom Energy & Construction Inc. to hold several parties in further civil contempt for trademark violations.

Whistleblower case against drug testing company moves forward

​A drug testing company failed in its bid to have a judge toss a lawsuit filed by a former employee alleging he was fired after reporting unethical practices.

Complaint alleges Delta, Best Buy data breach avoidable

​​​​​A lawsuit filed May 10 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleges that Best Buy and Delta Airlines failed to secure sensitive customer information when customers used the companies online support and sales systems.

Conservation group sues Republic Services, alleging water pollution

The California Sportfishing Protection Alliance filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California claiming that Republic Services of Sonoma County Inc. is violating the Clean Water Act by dumping polluted storm water into area rivers.

Former Santa Clara auto shop worker claims wage violations

​A lawsuit has been filed against Hanin Motor Group and owner Hyon Choi, alleging multiple violations of California's Labor Law and Business and Professions Code.

U.S. Air Force granted summary judgment in discrimination suit filed by former police officer

LOS ANGELES – On May 7, the U.S. District Court for the Central California District Court granted summary judgment to the U.S. Air Force in a former police officer’s lawsuit alleging he was punished and suspended because of his race.

BMW denied new trial in lemon law case

LOS ANGELES — BMW’s motion for a retrial alleging excessive awards to the plaintiff in a lemon law case was denied May 7 by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Klamath River orders to protect endangered salmon affirmed by judge

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has clarified orders to enforce the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to distribute water to the Klamath River Project to protect endangered salmon vital to the Yurok and Hoopa Valley Tribes.

Big Pharma class action alleges opioid epidemic caused insurance premiums to rise

A class action suit has been filed alleging pharmaceutical companies are directly responsible for the opioid epidemic that has in turn caused health insurance payments to increase.

Lawsuit alleges Concord teacher repeatedly raped student

A teacher at the Loma Vista Adult Center in Concord has been accused of multiple counts of rape, sodomy, and severe sexual assault against a former student.

Lawsuit targets EPA for withholding records on Trump nominees

The grassroots environmental organization Sierra Club filed a lawsuit on May 2, claiming that the Environmental Protection Agency has violated the Freedom of Information Act by refusing to respond to requests from Sierra about two EPA nominees.

Maker of Abilify claims plaintiffs fraudulently added defendant

Bristol-Myers Squibb filed a notice of removal to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on May 3, claiming the plaintiffs and their counsel fraudulently added another defendant to the case in which they allege injuries from taking the drug Abilify.

Northern District judge reverses and remands denial of woman's disability benefit claim

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a ruling to reverse the denial of a woman’s disability benefits claim.

Three state AGs support climate change cases after 15 colleagues did the opposite

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SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – California, New Jersey and Washington have filed a brief to support Oakland and San Francisco’s suits claiming big oil companies need to be held responsible for their part in global warming.

Arco ordered to respond to alleged ADA violations

On April 17 the California Eastern District Court filed an order for the Arco Gas & Food Mart to respond to a man’s requests for discovery in a lawsuit alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.