U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California News

Court grants Federal Crop Insurance's motion for summary judgment in case over almond crop failure

By Chandra Lye | Jan 4, 2019

SACRAMENTO – A magistrate judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California has granted summary judgment to the manager of the federal crop insurance program in a dispute over a 2015 almond crop failure.

Default judgment recommended in lawsuit against Vanderbilt Commercial Lending

By Chandra Lye | Jan 3, 2019

Plaintiffs claim that the company breached a contract and failed to follow through with a loan to fund a construction project.

Insurance company obtains stay on fatal workplace car accident case

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 27, 2018

An insurance company suing an agriculture company that claimed it was not covered at the time of an accident has obtained a stay in court.

Court declines summary judgement in 'SLAM!' and 'GRAND SLAM' automotive-degreaser trademark case

By Carrie Salls | Nov 1, 2018

A trademark infringement lawsuit over automotive degreasers "SLAM!" and "GRAND SLAM" will proceed, after a court denied a motion put forward by the alleged infringer for summary judgement.

Inyo County, employees ink overtime pay calculation settlement

By Carrie Salls | Oct 31, 2018

Nine employees at the County of Inyo will receive almost $1,000 each in a settlement with their employer following a class-action lawsuit over illegal overtime pay-rate calculations.

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.

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.

Female Farmers Insurance employee alleges 'glass ceiling' in place prevented her from retaining position level

By Asia Mayfield | Oct 5, 2018

SACRAMENTO – On Sept. 18, demoted Farmers Insurance employee Lisa Black filed a lawsuit alleging workplace discrimination.

Federal court resolves multi-million contract dispute between car auction company and consulting business

By Charmaine Little | Oct 4, 2018

A vehicle auction company will receive more than $9 million after a contract dispute with three technology consulting companies.

Rash Curtis & Associates alleged to have attempted to collect unauthorized fee from consumer

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 2, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A Placerville consumer alleges a Vacaville debt collector attempted to collect an unlawful fee.

Wheelchair user alleges step at M T Mini Mart entrance prevented him from entering

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A wheelchair user alleges he was unable to enter a Fresno business because of a step at the entrance.

FedEx Freight employees allege they lost their jobs because of their disabilities

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Two West Sacramento residents allege they were terminated by their employer after more than a decade of employment because of their disabilities.

Inaccurate information on credit report from Ditech Financial damaged credit, man alleges

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A Vallejo consumer alleges his creditworthiness has been damaged because of inaccurate information on his credit score.

Farmers Insurance claims employee files gender discrimination suit over exam results

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A Lincoln woman alleges she was not promoted because of gender and sex discrimination.

Court green-lights modification in preliminary Roadrunner Intermodel Services class action settlement

By Charmaine Little | Sep 21, 2018

SACRAMENTO – On Sept. 13, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California OK'd the approval of a change in a continuous preliminary class action settlement.

Prudential alleged to have breached plan terms by failing to pay disability benefits to woman

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A woman alleges an insurance company wrongfully terminated her long-term disability benefits.

Patterson Heavy Haul alleged to owe more than $6,000 to Teamsters trust

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A California corporation is alleged to have failed to pay unpaid contributions in full and failed to provide its records for an audit.

Consumer alleges Vallejo hotel is not accessible to disabled individuals

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A Vallejo hotel is alleged to have architectural barriers that interfere with a wheelchair user's ability to access the facility.

Former bus driver for First Student alleges cancer diagnosis was factor in termination

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A school bus driver alleges she lost her job earlier this year because of her medical condition.

Wheelchair user alleges Sabroso Restaurante only had one accessible table

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 17, 2018

FRESNO – A Terra Bella restaurant is alleged to have barriers that interfered with a wheelchair user's ability to have equal access to the facilities.

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