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Court upholds denial of writ petition challenging approval of project in Helena

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 31, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Two neighborhood groups have lost an appeal in a suit over the planned development of a residential building in Helena.

Appeals court upholds prescriptive easement allowing access to path leading to MacKerricher State Park

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 30, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – California's First District Court of Appeal recently affirmed a Mendocino County Superior Court ruling that granted a homeowner, who also rents the property on Airbnb, access to a path that runs along a neighbor's property line and leads MacKerricher State Park.

Appeals court affirms ruling that 244 attorneys in VW 'clean diesel' case are not entitled to recoup fees

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 30, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit recently affirmed a district court ruling that determined a group of 244 attorneys seeking to recoup attorneys' fees from a class action suit regarding emission test "defeat devices" in certain Volkswagen an Audi diesel vehicles.

Appeals court sides with lawyer to have her wrongful termination claim heard in court

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 13, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – California's 1st District Court of Appeal recently ordered that lawsuit involving an attorney who alleges that she was denied advancement and work opportunities be sent back to San Francisco County Superior Court for review.

DuPont to pay $3.5M settlement in titanium dioxide class action

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 9, 2018

A court has approved a $3.5-million settlement in a class-action lawsuit targeting DuPont over a titanium dioxide price-fixing claim.

Judge denies Ford's request to dismiss class action over allegedly defective door latches

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 9, 2018

A California court has denied a request from the Ford Motor Company to dismiss parts of an amended complaint in a class-action lawsuit over allegedly defective door latches.

Blue Shield wins partial judgement in reimbursement case with NorthBay

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 9, 2018

Blue Shield has won a partial summary judgement in California court over claims of unfair business practices.

Court grants part of Nissan motion in Altima defect case

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 9, 2018

Nissan has won part of a motion to dismiss class-action claims against the carmaker involving alleged defects in its Altima brand.

Plaintiffs' proposal regarding discovery request in 'zombie cookie' suit against Turn approved

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A magistrate judge has approved the slightly modified proposal of plaintiffs in a case against a mobile marketing company regarding discovery requests.

Court denies summary judgement in class action against Ocean Spray

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 8, 2018

A class-action lawsuit against Ocean Spray will now move forward in a case over the alleged use of synthetic acids in drinks labeled as "100%" with no artificial flavorings.

Obata Descendants Remain Sole Heirs to Estates of two sisters

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 30, 2018

California probate law recognizes Japanese "yoshi-engumi" as an “adoption,” appeals court rules

9th District tosses $8.7 million in attorneys' fees in Provide Commerce settlement

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 19, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal appeals court has upheld a settlement awarding some $3.5 million to consumers who alleged they were placed in a membership rewards program without their consent and vacated a ruling on attorneys' fees.

Galindo Construction must pay $33,000 to diver who sustained skin burns

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 16, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A diver has won more than $33,000 in a partial summary judgment for his medical expenses he incurred after he sustained burns on his skin after working on a project for a construction company.

Court denies reconsideration of order for Egyptian entities to produce documents in estate case

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 15, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A California appeals court has denied a motion for reconsideration in a case involving the estate of an Egyptian national.

Court reverses judgment on UCL claim against Wiyot Band of Indians cigarette shop owner

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 12, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A Table Bluff Rancheria cigarette shop owner has won a reversal from an appeals court regarding an Unfair Competition Law (UCL) claim in a case over cigarette sales filed by the state.

Case over fake click allegations against Google AdWords dismissed

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 12, 2018

SAN JOSE – A federal court has dismissed a claim against Google LLC after a businessman claimed the online ad service misled and charged him for fraudulent clicks.

Judge rules agreement over sale of Primrose Mine is void after buyer failed to timely deposit funds

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 12, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The owners of a California mine have won an appeal to stop the sale of its mine to another company.

Appeals court says class action against Kroger over trans fat labeling can proceed

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 11, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth District recently ruled that a class-action lawsuit filed against Kroger over claims of misleading labels on bread crumbs can move forward.

Appeals court vacates jury decision in copyright suit against Led Zeppelin over 'Stairway To Heaven'

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 10, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – Attorneys for Led Zeppelin are heading back to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California to defend the band in copyright lawsuit over the song "Stairway to Heaven" after an appeals court ruled that the district court erred in jury instructions in the case.

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