Payton Kuhn News

Judge denies plaintiffs' motion to remand Song-Beverly Act lawsuit against Ford

By Payton Kuhn | May 26, 2019

SACRAMENTO – A judge in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of California has denied a motion to remand a lawsuit regarding a claimed violation of California law against the Ford Motor Co., thus keeping the lawsuit within federal jurisdiction.

Judge lifts stay on sale of California Guild name in grange dispute

By Payton Kuhn | May 26, 2019

SACRAMENTO – A judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California has lifted a stay on the sale of the name California Guild, which was purported to have been given up in a previous trademark lawsuit between plaintiff The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, a national fraternal agricultural organization, and a disaffiliated subgroup.

Judge approves $40 million settlement in DairyAmerica lawsuit over milk prices

By Payton Kuhn | May 26, 2019

FRESNO – As a result of a lawsuit against DairyAmerica and California Dairies Inc. from four dairy farmers who claimed the company misreported their milk prices, a judge for the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of California ordered a $40 million settlement fund “for the benefit of almost 26,000 dairy-farmer claimants.”

Judge awards plaintiff more than $10,000 attorneys’ fees following successful ADA lawsuit

By Payton Kuhn | May 25, 2019

SACRAMENTO – A federal judge has awarded a man more than $10,000 in attorneys' fees and costs in a case against the owners of a Stockton business over alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Unruh Civil Rights Act.

PEP Research's motion for attorneys' fees denied in case over drug marketing

By Payton Kuhn | May 25, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A federal judge has denied a supplement company's motion for attorneys' fees after it was awarded summary judgment in a lawsuit over allegations of false and misleading advertising filed by a competitor.

Judge rejects plaintiffs' motion to extend discovery in lawsuit against Boston National Title over Fiji land sale

By Payton Kuhn | May 25, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A federal magistrate judge has denied the plaintiffs' request for more time for discovery in a case over a property sale in Fiji that fell through.

Judge modifies award for attorneys’ fees, costs for plaintiff in case against FCA over Jeep defects

By Payton Kuhn | May 24, 2019

FRESNO – Following a verdict levied against auto maker FCA for violations of the Song-Beverly Act, a magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of California has awarded the plaintiff reduced awards for attorneys’ fees and costs accumulated throughout the case.

Negligence lawsuit against Ford over allegedly defective engine remanded to state court

By Payton Kuhn | May 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO – A federal judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California remanded a lawsuit levied against the Ford Motor Co. over an allegedly faulty engine back to a state court.

Federal court dismisses claims against Wells Fargo in foreclosure case

By Payton Kuhn | Apr 30, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit regarding a home foreclosure against Wells Fargo, citing that the plaintiffs failed to present direct documentary proof of their claim that Wells Fargo did not acquire their loan.

Judge grants Siemens Medical request for leave to amend in suit filed by Quidel

By Payton Kuhn | Apr 15, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A federal judge has granted Siemens Medical Solution USA and Siemens Healthcare Diagnostic Inc.'s motion to amend its case in a suit over false advertising allegations.

Judge grants $6,380 legal fees instead of requested $22,000 in Rai Rocklin Investments ADA case

By Payton Kuhn | Apr 15, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Stemming from a prior case in which Scott Johnson sued Rai Rocklin Investments for its alleged inability to provide an accessible restroom in a restaurants, Judge Kimberly J. Mueller of the U.S. District for the Eastern District California awarded Johnson $6,380 in legal fees and costs.

Judge partially grants Berry Petroleum's motion to dismiss former employee's age discrimination suit

By Payton Kuhn | Apr 10, 2019

FRESNO – A federal judge has ruled to grant in part an energy company's motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former employee over age discrimination allegations.

Homeowner's wrongful foreclosure case against U.S. Trust Bank, others tossed by federal judge

By Payton Kuhn | Apr 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO – A bank and other other companies named in a wrongful foreclosure suit have been granted their motion to dismiss the suit by a federal judge.

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