Gabriel Neves News

Asbestos case opinion modified by appeals court

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 26, 2018

The First District Appellate Court modified an opinion in an asbestos exposure case.

Prevailing wage laws should include ready-mix concrete drivers, federal appeals court rules

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 26, 2018

Ready-mix concrete drivers will receive the prevailing wage of other public works employees, a federal appeals court ruled on Sept. 20.

Appeals court sides with elderly investor, remands her suit in real estate dispute to Marin County Superior Court

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 25, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – California's First Appellate District Court of Appeal recently remanded a dispute involving a real estate investor and her lawyer and accountant to Marin County Superior Court.

San Quentin State Prison inmate alleges he suffered concussion while being transported back from hospital

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 21, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Quentin State Prison inmate is suing three doctors, one nurse, one warden, and two correctional officers over allegations of negligent care.

Petaluma-based ukulele maker claims North Carolina firm infringed on its trademark

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 20, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – Kala Brand Music Co., a Petaluma-based music instrument maker, recently filed a federal lawsuit claiming a North Carolina firm violated the copyright regarding a Kala ukulele.

Silicon Valley startup accused of shutting out early creators

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 20, 2018

A Florida investment company claims a blockchain startup took its software and shut the company out of its success.

Two Santa Rosa property owners face federal lawsuit over rare salamander

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 19, 2018

An environmental group brought a federal lawsuit against two landowners for allegedly threatening the Sonoma County population of the California tiger salamander.

Appellate court reverses ruling in Pep Boys asbestos case over mesothelioma death of 'do-it-yourselfer'

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 14, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – An appellate court has reversed part of a ruling in a lawsuit filed by the seven adult children of a Los Angeles man who passed away of mesothelioma.

California Supreme Court ruling supports Toyota in vehicle stability control case

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – Toyota has won an appeal regarding a safety feature in one of its pickup truck models.

Production company gets summary judgment reversal over painting ownership

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A California production company obtained a partial summary judgment in a case involving the ownership of a famous painting.

Court of Appeals affirms summary judgment denial against art school

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal appeals court has affirmed a decision to deny the Academy of Art University's request for summary judgment.

California Supreme Court affirms decision to deny law firm's arbitration award

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The California Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court's decision to deny an arbitration award to a law firm that was in a dispute with a pipe maker.

Appeals court sends minimum wage case involving Marriott back to California state court

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 8, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal court of appeals vacated a summary judgment in a case involving an alleged violation of a San Jose minimum wage ordinance.

From Legal Newsline

Snowboarder whose leg was amputated after accident with snowcat appeals to California Supreme Court

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Saugus, California, woman whose leg was amputated in an accident while snowboarding at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in Mammoth Lakes is appealing the loss of her lawsuit.

Supreme Court rules that consumer reporting agencies can comply with two laws without violation

By Gabriel Neves | Aug 28, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – California's highest court upheld a judgment that the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act is not rendered unconstitutionally vague in certain instances and remanded it for further proceedings.

Appellate court upholds dismissal of suit filed to vacate Instacart shopper's arbitration ruling

By Gabriel Neves | Aug 28, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A court of appeals has affirmed a decision that dismissed a case that disputed an arbitration ruling of an Instacart shopper and delivery driver.

9th Circuit denies Native American tribe's petition for review of whistleblower case

By Gabriel Neves | Aug 24, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A Montana Native American tribe has an appeal of a U.S. Department of Interior decision denied in court.

Copyright case against CBS involving remastered digital recordings is sent back to district court

By Gabriel Neves | Aug 23, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed a district court decision that granted summary judgment to CBS Corp. in a copyright case brought by four record and entertainment companies.

San Jose police officers do not have immunity in lawsuit over Trump rally violence, appellate court rules

By Gabriel Neves | Jul 31, 2018

A group of San Jose police officers lost an appeal on July 27 in a case involving an attack on attendees of a Donald Trump rally in the city.

Northern California golf caddies lose appeal on antitrust case

By Gabriel Neves | Jul 29, 2018

The golf caddies had claimed that the PGA Tour should not be able to force them to wear bibs with advertisements, worth $50 million annually

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