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National Distribution Centers requests change of venue for class action filed against it

LOS ANGELES – National Distribution Centers LLC has filed a request to have a class-action lawsuit brought against it removed from the California Superior Court of Los Angeles to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Judge denies plaintiffs’ request to dismiss 2 charges in $13M investment fraud case

LOS ANGELES -- A federal judge has denied a request to voluntarily dismiss two charges in a securities fraud case involving Chinese nationals who claim they were victims of a $13 million investment scheme.

Court agrees abstract ideas like caller ID and call waiting cannot be patented

Five cellular wireless carriers have been granted summary judgment in a patent infringement case for their use of call interrupting and notification services.

Identity theft victim wins nearly $120,000 in FDCPA case; lawyer takes big cut

LOS ANGELES — A federal district judge has ordered that the defendants in a case pertaining to the unlawful collection of debts levied against a victim of identity theft is to award $118,204 to the plaintiff.

Disabled customer accuses liquor store owners of violating ADA

LOS ANGELES — A disabled man who required a wheelchair is suing the owners of a Torrance liquor and food market, alleging negligent violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Unruh Civil Rights Act, Unfair Competition Act.

Passenger blames Princess Cruise Line for injuries

LOS ANGELES — A passenger is suing Princess Cruise Lines. alleging negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.

Former Fed Ex worker accuses plan administrator of violating ERISA

LOS ANGELES — A longtime Federal Express worker is suing a plan administrator, alleging violation of the Employees Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Consumers accuse Ken's Foods of false advertising

LOS ANGELES — Two consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against Ken's Foods, alleging false advertising.

Consumer accuses debt collector of unfair practices

LOS ANGELES — A California woman is suing debt collectors, alleging abusive debt collection practices.

Retirement fund board accuses printing business of violating ERISA

LOS ANGELES — A retirement fund's board of trustees is suing a printing business, alleging violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Motorist blames government vehicle for crash

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County woman is suing the U.S. government, alleging one of its employees caused a vehicle crash.

El Monte law enforcement officials accused of false arrest

LOS ANGELES — Two Los Angeles County men are suing El Monte law enforcement officials, alleging deprivation of due process, battery and excessive force.

L.A. fabrics business accuses Saks Fifth Avenue of copyright infringement

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angels fabrics business is suing Saks Fifth Avenue and Does 1-10, alleging copyright infringement.

Disabled man accuses Gardena business of violating ADA

LOS ANGELES — A disabled California man who requires a wheelchair is suing a Gardena company, alleging violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Unruh Civil Rights Act.

Paraplegic accuses Los Angeles property owner of violating ADA

LOS ANGELES — A paraplegic woman is suing the property owners of a Los Angeles restaurant, alleging failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act regulations.

Disabled customer accuses Los Angeles liquor store owners of violating ADA

LOS ANGELES — A disabled man who requires a wheelchair is suing the owners of a Los Angeles liquor store, alleging disability discrimination and failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act regulations.

Los Angeles corporation accuses clothing company of copyright infringement

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles corporation is suing a New York clothing business, alleging copyright infringement.

California company accuses apparel businesses of copyright infringement

LOS ANGELES — A California corporation is suing apparel businesses, alleging copyright infringement.

New Zealand film company accuses retail store owners of copyright infringement

LOS ANGELES — A New Zealand film company is suing retail store owners, alleging copyright infringement and unfair competition.

Customer accuses Spirit Airlines of unfair competition

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County woman has filed a class action lawsuit against Spirit Airlines, alleging unfair competition.