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'Rent-a-tribe' scheme alleged in class action

By Justin Stoltzfus | Jun 16, 2018

A class action complaint filed June 11 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleges defendant Big Picture Loans LLC engaged in what industry experts called a “rent-a-tribe” scheme to use Native American tribal status to cover higher than allowed interest rates in payday lending operations.

ARMO Biosciences shareholder's suit alleges misinformation about proposed merger with Eli Lilly

By Justin Stoltzfus | Jun 14, 2018

An ARMO Biosciences shareholder recently filed a complaint on behalf of himself and others against the company alleging its financial activities in regard to a proposed tender offer constitute violations of section 14e and 20a of the Securities Exchange Act.

Insurers sue Fremont manufacturer for allegedly failing to pay full amount of premiums

By Justin Stoltzfus | Jun 5, 2018

In a complaint filed May 23 in U.S. District Court in Northern California, two insurance companies are accusing a Fremont-based electronic component manufacturing company of breach of contract and unjust enrichment in a scenario in which the defendant allegedly did not pay premiums calculated after the initial policy write-ups.

Class action against software firm Micro Focus claims investors were misled

By Justin Stoltzfus | Jun 2, 2018

​A class action Securities Act lawsuit has been filed alleging software company Micro Focus misled investors who supported its $8.8 billion merger with HPE, a firm associated with Hewlett Packard.

Golf cart incident sparks $500,000 indemnity case

By Justin Stoltzfus | Jun 1, 2018

A complaint filed May 25 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California provides a cautionary tale about following the rules – or paying the price.

Law firm Morrison & Foerster faces maternity discrimination suit filed by California plaintiffs

By Justin Stoltzfus | May 30, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – Morrison & Foerster, a big name in the legal world, is now facing a $100 million class action suit brought by Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP on behalf of three current Morrison & Foerster female employees and its California offices.

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Kona beer class action not proceeding as plaintiffs initially visualized

By Justin Stoltzfus | Mar 21, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Late last year, a California court, after dismissing some claims, allowed class action plaintiff Theodore Broomfield to move forward with an amended complaint regarding a line of beer and alleged false advertising.

Discrimination case against Stanford said to lack detail

By Justin Stoltzfus | Mar 4, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO -- A court record dated Feb. 22 addresses a discrimination lawsuit that seems somewhat normal but, on closer inspection, offers some interesting omissions.

NBA's Rose asks court for sanctions against accuser

By Justin Stoltzfus | Feb 16, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO -- Near the end of 2016, then New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose was found not guilty of rape in a case brought against him by an unnamed woman. The case was widely covered, including in Sports Illustrated, as a landmark example of sports-related litigation of its kind.

Microbead ban just one small step in Calif. lawyer's fight for the environment

By Justin Stoltzfus | Mar 1, 2016

LOS ANGELES – In 2015, President Obama signed into law the bipartisan Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015, banning certain types of small plastic pellets used in some exfoliating and cosmetic products beginning in 2017.

Northern California ACLU aims to protects students' free speech rights

By Justin Stoltzfus | Feb 29, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California has a message for local school districts: don’t censor the free expression of students.

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