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Federal judge dismisses patent infringement claim against LA Metro as moot

By Payton Kuhn | Jun 22, 2019

LOS ANGELES – A federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has dismissed a patent infringement claim against the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority as moot after the patent being questioned was deemed “unpatentable,” by outside consultation.

Compound drug producer Fusion IV asks federal court to rule California was wrong to block operation

By John Breslin | Apr 19, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A producer of compound drugs has asked a federal court to rule that California was wrong to deny a license for an outsourcing facility in the state.

Court says it lacks jurisdiction in casino licensing case

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 27, 2018

A gaming management company alleging that a Native American tribe breached a contract while developing a new casino in Fresno has suffered a loss in court.

Former personal assistant for Dough Boy alleges she resigned because of sexual harassment

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 7, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Pennsylvania woman alleges she was forced to resign her job from a Beverly Hills business because of sexual harassment.

Consumer alleges Ford Credit line is inaccurate on credit report

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A consumer alleges inaccuracies to her credit report has caused her financial and dignitary harm.

Consumer files suit against Midland Credit Management, Midland Funding over contents of collection letter

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County consumer alleges two debt collectors sent her letters that used illegal collection practices.

Consumer alleges Simply Organic salt products are deceptively marketed as organic

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES – An Orange County consumer alleges she paid more for a salt product that was misrepresented as organic.

Wheelchair user alleges Los Angeles store doesn't have ADA-compliant parking

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 1, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A wheelchair user alleges a Los Angeles liquor and grocery store has failed to comply with federal and state standards for parking spaces.

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

By Dawn Geske | May 17, 2018

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

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 27, 2018

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

By Dawn Geske | Apr 22, 2018

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

By Michael McGrady | Mar 16, 2018

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

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 9, 2018

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

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 9, 2018

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

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 8, 2018

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

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 8, 2018

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

Consumer accuses debt collector of unfair practices

By Michael Abella | Mar 7, 2018

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

Retirement fund board accuses printing business of violating ERISA

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 6, 2018

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

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 2, 2018

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

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 2, 2018

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

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