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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Court rules no strong evidence in suit against DHS

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 4, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Northern District Court has ruled that plaintiff Vinton Frost doesn’t have enough evidence to prove his case against the U. S. Department of Homeland Security.

Court denies attorneys fees challenge in Restoration Hardware class lawsuit

By Tomas Kassahun | Feb 25, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court has ruled against Francesca Muller, a shopper who challenged part of a $36 million award in a class action lawsuit against Restoration Hardware Inc.

Strategic Partners wins $520,000 in attorney fees over medical apparel case

By Tomas Kassahun | Feb 24, 2018

LOS ANGELES -- Strategic Partners Inc., a distributor of medical apparel, successfully defended itself against a countersuit, winning $520,000 in reimbursement for attorney fees.

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