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Court denies to quash subpoenas to QVC in competing broom case

By Elizabeth Alt | May 22, 2018

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

By Elizabeth Alt | May 21, 2018

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

By Elizabeth Alt | May 21, 2018

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

By Elizabeth Alt | May 20, 2018

​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

By Elizabeth Alt | May 20, 2018

​​​​​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

By Elizabeth Alt | May 20, 2018

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

By Elizabeth Alt | May 20, 2018

​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

By Elizabeth Alt | May 19, 2018

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

By Elizabeth Alt | May 15, 2018

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

By Elizabeth Alt | May 14, 2018

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

By Elizabeth Alt | May 13, 2018

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

By Elizabeth Alt | May 13, 2018

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

By Elizabeth Alt | May 13, 2018

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

By Elizabeth Alt | May 12, 2018

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

By Elizabeth Alt | May 11, 2018

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.

From Legal Newsline

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

By Elizabeth Alt | May 9, 2018

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

By Elizabeth Alt | May 6, 2018

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.

Judge rules federal employees will be deposed in endangered salmon litigation

By Elizabeth Alt | May 5, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California granted the National Resource Defense Counsel ‘s motion to compel two federal employees to be deposed in a lawsuit claiming the Sacramento River Settlement contractors have threatened the Chinook river salmon.

Lawsuit claims Oakley police broke man's arm

By Elizabeth Alt | May 5, 2018

An Oakley resident is suing the City of Oakley and 25 law enforcement officers for allegedly intentionally breaking his arm during an arrest.

State inmate claims abuse, cover-up

By Elizabeth Alt | May 5, 2018

An inmate has filed a complaint against the Mule Creek State Prison in Ione for violations of the Americans with Disabilities and Civil Rights acts, alleging he was denied medical treatment and claims that officers “covered up” their abuses.

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