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Court grants Youngevity International's motion to subpoena man's phone records from Verizon Wireless

By Shanice Harris | May 7, 2019

SAN DIEGO – Youngevity International's motion to reopen discovery in a case was granted in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of California on April 10.

Judge orders Strauss Diamond Instruments enjoined from infringing Align Technology marks

By Shanice Harris | May 6, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The maker of the Invisalign teeth-straightening system was partially granted a motion for injunction in a case over the use of hashtags in advertising by a competitor.

Judge rules on privilege logs in Planned Parenthood, Center for Medical Progress case

By Shanice Harris | May 6, 2019

OAKLAND – A federal court has partially granted Planned Parenthood's motion for in camera review in its suit against an anti-abortion group over videos disseminated on the internet.

Court partially grants GCCFC's motion to dismiss suit over loan for Oakland shopping mall

By Shanice Harris | May 6, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California denied and granted in part a motion to dismiss in a property dispute case April 11.

Judge awards summary judgment to Environmental Chemical in contract dispute case with Afghan subcontractor

By Shanice Harris | Apr 30, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently granted a California construction company's motion for summary judgment regarding contract claims in a lawsuit suit filed by an Afghan subcontractor terminated from a construction project in Afghanistan.

Court rules in favor of Mt. Hawley Insurance in dispute over coverage of property damage suit

By Shanice Harris | Apr 30, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge has granted the defendant insurance company's motion for summary judgment in a dispute over the denial of coverage for a lawsuit regarding property damage.

Judge grants Rearden's motion to enforce judgment, attorneys' fees in property dispute case

By Shanice Harris | Apr 19, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has granted a motion to enforce judgment in an intellectual and physical property lawsuit.

Youngevity International denied motion for summary judgment in breach of contract case

By Shanice Harris | Apr 16, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A federal judge has denied consumer products company Youngevity International's motion for summary judgment in a breach of contract case against two individuals who sold their companies to it.

Some claims over hypoallergenic labeling on Whole Foods products allowed to advance

By Shanice Harris | Apr 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The entity responsible for Whole Foods' private-label products and others were granted partial dismissal of a suit that claimed they mislabeled the household products as hypoallergenic when they do contain allergens.

Uber settles suits with California, Massachusetts drivers for $20 million

By Shanice Harris | Apr 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Two cases against Uber Technologies over allegations that the ride-hailing company misclassified its drivers as independent contractors rather than employees have reached a settlement in federal court.

Man's cross motion for judgment against Cisco insurance denied in case over claims handling

By Shanice Harris | Apr 8, 2019

OAKLAND – The U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California has ruled in favor of the defendants in a dispute over the alleged barriers a man claims deterred him from maximizing his medical benefits.

Court dismisses securities action complaint against Tesla over Model 3

By Shanice Harris | Apr 8, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has dismissed a man’s second amended securities action suit filed against Tesla Inc. with prejudice.

Federal judge defines terms for Simpson Strong-Tie, OZCO Building Products in patent dispute

By Shanice Harris | Apr 8, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A U.S. District Court of Northern District of California judge hashed out the disputed terms of one patent at the request of the parties in a patent infringement case.

Court denies LegalZoom's motion for sanctions in suit filed by Trademarkia

By Shanice Harris | Apr 4, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Judge Maxine M. Chesney of the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California denied a motion for fees stemming from a false advertising suit.

Essex Property Trust to pay $350,000 settlement over data breach that compromised employees' information

By Shanice Harris | Apr 4, 2019

OAKLAND – A class action lawsuit against the property company Essex Property Trust Inc. reached a $350,000 settlement over a security breach after a long battle in court on March 14.

Northern District Court partially denies motion for judgment in residence dispute

By Shanice Harris | Apr 4, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The plaintiffs in a dispute over a multifamily residence building were granted leave to file an amended complaint by a federal judge.

An employee accuses Tesla of racial discrimination and sexual harassment

By Shanice Harris | Apr 13, 2017

DeWitt Lambert recently filed an 11-count suit against Tesla alleging racial harassment, discrimination, sexual harassment and other charges.

New judge appointed in Solano County

By Shanice Harris | Jan 9, 2017

VALLEJO, Calif. — William Pendergast will be taking over as Solano County Superior Court judge, replacing David Power, who is retiring.

California federal court moves Hertz case back to San Francisco

By Shanice Harris | Dec 23, 2016

A U.S. district court in California recently granted a motion to dismiss a Fair Credit Reporting Act class action against Hertz, with the case moving back to San Francisco.

Renowned Los Angeles hotel faces discrimination lawsuit

By Shanice Harris | Dec 13, 2016

LOS ANGELES – The Hotel Bel-Air is under investigation for allegedly discriminating against its workers after an extensive renovation and hiring drive.

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