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Appeals court reverses lower court ruling in asphalt plant case

By Russell Boniface | Apr 7, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — The California First District Court of Appeal has reversed a trial court’s dismissal of a lawsuit by Friends of Outlet Creek against the Mendocino County Air Quality Management District to prevent a proposed asphalt plant at the site of an aggregate and concrete operation.

Appeals court rules against small-business group in transparency case over Pentagon contracts

By Russell Boniface | Jan 30, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — The American Small Business League lost an appeal on Jan. 6 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco in an attempt to show evidence of reduced subcontracting opportunities for small businesses in Pentagon contracts.

Court dismisses patent infringement case against Amazon.com

By Russell Boniface | Oct 8, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has dismissed a suit against Amazon.com by Tridim Innovations alleging patent infringement.

Federal court dismisses FTC's data throttling suit against AT&T

By Russell Boniface | Sep 26, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – On Aug. 29 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit dismissed a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) lawsuit against AT&T accusing it of slowing data speeds, or data throttling, on customers subscribed to unlimited smartphone data plans without clearly disclosing the policy.

Mendocino County board of supervisors approves Proposition 172 funds for fire services

By Russell Boniface | Jun 3, 2016

UKIAH – The Mendocino County board of supervisors recently voted in favor of making county fire services eligible for Proposition 172 public safety services funding.

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