Tomas Kassahun News

Court denies consolidation of class suit against Conagra over margarine claims

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 8, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has denied a motion to consolidate two class action complaints against Conagra over the alleged mislabeling of trans fat in margarine.

California to receive $78.4 million from settlement with Fiat Chrysler over defeat device software allegations

By Tomas Kassahun | Jan 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has joined the California Air Resources Board and the United States Department of Justice, along with the Environmental Protection Agency, to announce a joint settlement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and related companies.

Becerra leads bipartisan coalition in defending Native American child welfare law

By Tomas Kassahun | Jan 24, 2019

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra led a bipartisan coalition of 21 states in filing an amicus brief in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to defend the Indian Child Welfare Act, the attorney general’s office announced on Jan. 14.

Court partially rules against Verizon in breach of contract case

By Tomas Kassahun | Jan 24, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California has partially ruled in favor of MCI Communications and Verizon Select Services in a dispute with O1 Communications.

Court denies Aero Advanced Paint Technology's motion to dismiss in trademark infringement case

By Tomas Kassahun | Sep 11, 2018

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has denied Aero Advanced Paint Technology's motion to dismiss or transfer for lack of jurisdiction a case over allegations of trademark infringement.

Disney awarded injunction in lawsuit against Redbox over Combo Pack codes

By Tomas Kassahun | Sep 11, 2018

LOS ANGELES – In a ruling made on Aug. 29, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California said Redbox isn’t allowed to sell standalone codes from Disney.

From Legal Newsline

Yelp isn't required to remove negative review of law firm, California Supreme Court rules

By Tomas Kassahun | Jul 23, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of California has overturned a San Francisco Superior Court ruling, saying Yelp Inc. doesn’t have to remove certain consumer reviews posted on its website.

From Legal Newsline

Woman loses suit alleging she thought Diet Dr Pepper would help her lose weight

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 19, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – In a ruling made on March 30, the U.S. District Court Northern District of California dismissed the case of a woman who alleged Diet Dr Pepper's advertising made her believe the soft drink would help consumers lose weight.

From Legal Newsline

California Supreme Court says Heller Ehrman law firm can't profit after bankruptcy

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – In a ruling made on March 5, the Supreme Court of California ruled that Heller Ehrman LLP can’t profit from unfinished hourly work that remained after the firm folded.

ACE program lets students see 'firsthand what a court of appeal looks like and what it actually is,' officer says

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 7, 2018

LOS ANGELES – The Appellate Court Experience, a program that gives high school students a chance to learn about the judicial system, held its most recent event on March 14 at the Court of Appeals for the 2nd Appellate District.

Attorney general candidate denies Commission on Judicial Performance allegations

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – Former El Dorado County Superior Judge Steven C. Bailey, who is running for California Attorney General this year, has filed his response to the state Commission on Judicial Performance's notice of formal proceedings.

Appeals court upholds ruling in favor of San Francisco in employee's discrimination suit

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 3, 2018

The 1st District Court of Appeal of has upheld the lower court’s ruling in favor of the city of San Francisco in a lawsuit brought by a city employee.

Appeals court affirms Fish and Wildlife Service lawfully ended otter program

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 30, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit held March 1 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has authority to stop the southern sea otter relocation program authorized by Public Law 99-625.

From Legal Newsline

Injunction stops glyphosate from needing California's Prop 65 cancer warning label

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California partially ruled in favor of businesses and agricultural groups who opposed the warning requirement for herbicide glyphosate under Proposition 65 over allegations it violated their First Amendment rights.

Court upholds ruling in favor of Department of Health Care in private ambulance compensation case

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 24, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has upheld a district court’s ruling in favor of the director of the California Department of Health Care Services in a lawsuit brought by private ambulance companies over compensation.

Plaintiff agrees to cap damages at $75,000 instead of $5 million in Walmart falling tables case

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 21, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A lawsuit involving Wal-Mart and a woman who alleged she was injured at a store has been remanded from the federal court back to Los Angeles Superior Court.

Appeals court upholds ruling to dismiss copyright suit against Nike

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 15, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld a decision to dismiss a photographer’s copyright infringement allegations against Nike Inc.

From Legal Newsline

Manufacturers group continues transparency initiative with records request to Richmond, the latest climate change plaintiff

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 13, 2018

RICHMOND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – In an effort to defend energy manufacturers against climate liability lawsuits, the Manufacturers Accountability Project has filed a California Public Records Act with many of the cities and counties regarding their contact with private attorneys working on contingency fees.

Court dismisses case against Cajon Valley Union School District

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 4, 2018

SAN DIEGO -- The U.S. District Court Southern District of California has dismissed a lawsuit against the Cajon Valley Union School District and the Cajon Valley Education Association.

Court dismisses some claims in case against Ford

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 4, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO -- In a class action lawsuit against Ford, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has dismissed some of the allegations, while allowing other claims to move forward.

The Record Network