Mary Ann Magnell News

Alameda County woman sues various county service agencies over CalFresh application

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 25, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A lawsuit was filed on Sept. 18 in the Northern District of California district court against Alameda County by an African-American woman over a CalFresh recertification application.

Suit over patent infringement allegations filed against Aeon Labs in El Cerrito

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 25, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A lawsuit over allegations of patent infringement was filed on Sept. 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California by SIPCO LLC against defendant El Cerrito-based Aeon Labs LLC, which operates under the brand name Aeotec.

Consumer files a class action lawsuit against VPX Sports over its claims BANG drink can 'reverse mental retardation'

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 25, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A class action lawsuit was filed in a U.S. district court against Florida-based Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc., doing business as VPX Sports, regarding many of the company’s nutritional claims about its BANG-brand products.

Court upholds nearly $20,000 refund to Burbank Housing Development Corp. in school impact fee case

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 19, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A state appeals court affirmed a trial court’s decision on Sept. 10 that granted a petition for a writ of mandate and declaratory relief, invalidated agreements as well as refunded Burbank Housing Development Corp. $19,557 in fees in a case over school impact fees.

First Appellate District Court reverses judgment in favor of Softsol Technologies in fraud case

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 19, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A California appeals court reversed and remanded the Alameda County Superior Court’s judgment on Sept. 11 “with instructions to enter an order sustaining the demurrer with leave to amend” in a first cause of action over fraud allegations against defendant and respondent Softsol Technologies Inc.

Appeals court upholds granting of nonsuit in favor of Honeywell in asbestos exposure case

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 18, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The California Court of Appeal First Appellate District, Division Four, recently concluded that the Alameda County Superior Court did not err in granting a nonsuit in favor of Honeywell International Inc. in a mechanic's asbestos exposure suit.

9th Circuit upholds decertification of LAPD officers' collective actions over overtime pay allegations

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 18, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal appeals court affirmed a district court’s decertification of two related collective Fair Labor Standards Act actions that were brought against the city of Los Angeles by Los Angeles Police Department officers alleging that the department “discouraged the reporting of overtime.”

Appeals court allows preliminary injunction of SB 84

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 17, 2018

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a preliminary injunction preventing implementation of a California law imposing railroad fees on certain hazardous materials.

Appeals court says minor's due process rights were not violated in conservatorship ruling

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 17, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — A California appeals court upheld the appointment of a public guardian as a conservator of a minor, despite the minor’s arguments that the conservatorship failed to comply with the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (LPS Act) as well as violated her due process rights.

Country Fresh Batter can amend lawsuit against Lion Raisins, federal judge says

By Mary Ann Magnell | Jul 23, 2018

A federal judge will allow Country Fresh Batter, a cookie company, to amend its lawsuit against Lion Raisins.

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