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Center for Biological Diversity files notice to sue EPA over air pollution in Yolo-Solano region

By Gabriel Neves | Apr 29, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A recent lawsuit is attempting to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to address the air pollution that causes asthma in many people in Northern California and in Phoenix, Arizona.

From Legal Newsline

Making money out of spam: 'Excessively punitive' Calif. law allows $1K per email

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 27, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Instead of clearing out their spam folder, some email users are instead using a California law - one that a telecommunications attorney thinks is possibly unconstitutional - to file lawsuits.

Court grants summary judgment in case over alleged false statements made by vitamin supplier

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 20, 2019

A vitamin company that was sued by a vitamin distributor on claims of false statements and misleading advertising has obtained a victory in court.

Court grants motion to lift stay, schedules case management conference for semiconductor patent case

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 20, 2019

A semiconductor company that sued the U.S. division of a Taiwanese company claiming that it infringed patents of products has obtained a victory in court.

Court denies in limine motions on window-installation injury case

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 15, 2019

A window manufacturer that was sued by a man injured by one of its products after a faulty installation has suffered a loss in court.

Court grants motion for preliminary approval of class action settlement with T-Mobile

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A former T-Mobile employee who sued the company alleging violations of labor laws has obtained an approval for a settlement in his class action suit.

Federal judge denies motion to remand workers' class action suit against MetLife to state court

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 14, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Three California residents who worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and filed a class-action against MetLife for several labor law violations recently lost their bid to have the case moved back to state court.

Court denies PopSugar's motion to dismiss Instagram influencer's copyright infringement case

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 14, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Celebrity news website PopSugar, which was sued by an Instagram "influencer" over an allegation of copyright infringement of her content, has suffered a loss in court.

Ennova Research motion granted to add BeeBell CEO in breach of contract suit

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 8, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A software company suing a small company over allegations of breach of contract for software development has received permission from a federal court to amend its suit to include another debtor.

Court grants leave for third amended complaint in suit against Montage Health

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 8, 2019

SAN JOSE – A federal court is permitting a woman to file a third amended complaint in her suit against a hospital for allegedly failing to administer a rape kit.

Court adopts claim construction on patent infringement case between Illumina, Natera

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 8, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Two scientific companies, who sued each other over allegations of patent infringement on tests and genetics, have obtained a court approval regarding a claim construction in their dispute.

Court partially grants motion to dismiss case over allegedly defective sunroofs against Mercedes Benz

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 8, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal court has partially granted an auto maker's motion to dismiss a suit over allegedly defective shattering sunroofs.

Court grants final approval of settlement over BART Watch mobile app

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 7, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently granted a motion for final approval of a settlement between a San Francisco commuter who sued the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) for violation of privacy laws regarding collected data from its mobile app.

Court denies motion to strike lawsuit regarding worker's death at metals company

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 7, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Relatives of a man who died from injuries while at work recently were allowed to proceed in a wrongful death suit against Wendt Corporation, and Machines de Triage et Broyage in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Court allows stock photo company's breach of contract suit against Google to proceed but dismisses antitrust claim

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 7, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently granted Google's motion to dismiss an antitrust claim against the tech giant in a lawsuit filed by a stock photography company.

Attorney General Becerra announces $120 million settlement on Johnson & Johnson hip replacement products

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 29, 2019

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has announced a $120 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries Medical Device Business Services, DePuy Products, DePuy Synthes, and DePuy Synthes Sales for unlawful promotion of hip replacement devices.

Court grants class certification, denies scheduling order modification against home cleaning companies

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 24, 2019

A group of Lodi and Fresno workers suing cleaning service companies over wage issues was granted class-action status in court.

Court grants summary judgment for 20th Century Fox in suit filed by 'The Greatest Snowman' background actor

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 24, 2019

LOS ANGELES – A federal court has ruled in favor of two entertainment companies in a suit filed by a background actor on "The Greatest Showman" over allegations negligence caused his hearing problems.

Appeals Court sides with Transportation Department in land dispute over highway improvements

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 20, 2019

A landowner who sued for Fifth Amendment violations by the Department of Transportation, which allegedly occupied a strip of land without compensation, has suffered a loss in court.

Appeals court upholds summary judgement in favor of supplement makers advertising cardiovascular health benefits

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 20, 2019

A vitamin maker accused of mislabeling its products and falsely advertising health claims has obtained a victory in court.

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