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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.

San Francisco Police Officers' Association denied arbitration over use of force revisions

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – An appeals court has denied a petition for arbitration presented by the San Francisco Police Officers' Association.

9th Circuit orders Uber drivers' cases to arbitration

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 28, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – It's back to the negotiating table for Uber and its drivers who say they should be treated as full-time employees.

Appeals court rules Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians must pay contractor attorney's fees

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 28, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A California appeals court has upheld a ruling ordering the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians to pay a contractor for attorney's fees.

Appeals court rules Sonoma County residents' petition to stop Walmart Superstore barred by statute of limitations

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 28, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – An appeals court has upheld a denial of a petition submitted by a group of Sonoma County residents who claim a proposed Walmart would have a negative impact on the neighborhood.

9th Circuit Court upholds dismissal of antitrust case filed by Sea Breeze Salt, Innofood

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 23, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Diego salt company has lost an appeal in a California court in an antitrust claim against a Mexican salt producer owned partially by the Mexican government and a Japanese company.

Court says it doesn't have jurisdiction in suit between Mexican corporations over multimillion dollar brine deal

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 23, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal court has upheld a lower court's decision in a breach of contract suit between two Mexico-based corporations.

Case involving public's right to take photos at U.S.-Mexico border will be heard in court

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 18, 2018

A California court has reversed a ruling that dismissed a First Amendment case involving the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The matter, involving the public's right to take photographs at the U.S.-Mexico border, will now be heard in court.

Claim against anti-obesity drug Contrave can move forward

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 18, 2018

Claim alleges that anti-obesity drug maker Contrave violated SEC rules, in releasing case study information early

San Diego loses bid to have suit over overtime pay dismissed

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 7, 2018

SAN DIEGO – The city of San Diego recently lost bid to have a civil case alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) tossed by the U.S. District Court of Southern District of California.

Court says Common Core co-founder's breach of contract suit should be aimed at Pearson Education parent company

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 6, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently ruled that the co-founder of the Common Core State Standards will have to go back to the drawing board on a breach of contract claim against education giant Pearson Education.

Former SkyWest Airlines ramp agents allege they were not given rest breaks

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 2, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A proposed class-action lawsuit against SkyWest Airlines has been filed in federal court by former employees who allege they were denied lunch breaks and overtime pay.

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