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Merced man with schizophrenia alleges police department used excessive force

SACRAMENTO – A Merced man has sued Merced County, the city and its police department over allegations his constitutional rights were violated in a chase.

Class action alleges Leprino Foods violated Class Action Fairness Act

SACRAMENTO – A class-action complaint has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, Sacramento Division against Leprino Foods Co. alleging violations of the 2005 Class Action Fairness Act.

Man alleges Financial Credit Network continued to call after request to stop

SACRAMENTO – An Exeter resident alleges a debt collector continued to call him after he sent a letter asking it to stop.

Tractor-trailer driver alleges he was injured in collision in Louisiana with Patiala Express truck

SACRAMENTO – A California man is seeking damages from a Bakersfield company and a Las Vegas woman over alleged damages sustained in a Louisiana collision

District Court denies class status in lawsuit against Best Buy

SACRAMENTO — A California man failed to show the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of California that his lawsuit against Best Buy met the requirements for a class certification, according to an April 26 opinion.

Arco ordered to respond to alleged ADA violations

On April 17 the California Eastern District Court filed an order for the Arco Gas & Food Mart to respond to a man’s requests for discovery in a lawsuit alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Judge rules federal employees will be deposed in endangered salmon litigation

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California granted the National Resource Defense Counsel ‘s motion to compel two federal employees to be deposed in a lawsuit claiming the Sacramento River Settlement contractors have threatened the Chinook river salmon.

Identity theft victim alleges Cach LLC, Mandarich Law Group are trying to collect fraudulent debt

SACRAMENTO – An identity theft victim alleges that two debt collectors are attempting to collect on fraudulent debts.

Wheelchair user alleges Fresno business does not have accessible entrances

FRESNO – A Fresno store is alleged to have discriminated against a customer who uses a wheelchair by not having an accessible facility.

BASF Corp. alleges Visalia body shop breached agreement, owes thousands

FRESNO – A Visalia body shop is alleged to owe more than $800,000 to a New Jersey paint supplier.

Bank of America NA alleged to have called consumer without her consent

SACRAMENTO – A consumer claims a debt collector unlawfully continued to contact her after she informed it she was represented by counsel.

Judge recommends granting Fresno police officers’ motion in excessive force allegations case

FRESNO – A federal magistrate judge has made a recommendation in favor of two Fresno police officers who a man said used excessive force and unlawfully arrested him.

Inmate's excessive force lawsuit dismissed due to his mental health

The case against a man accused of excessive force has been closed due to the plaintiff’s instability and mental health issues.

Discount Tire Centers alleged to have barriers to wheelchair users at facility

SACRAMENTO – A wheelchair user and customer of a Clovis tire shop alleges that the property has barriers that restricted his access.

GC Services alleged to have failed to disclose in voicemail that call was to collect purported debt

SACRAMENTO – A consumer claims debt collector failed to disclose nature of call in voicemail.

Man alleges Recovery Management Services violated law by continuing to call after receiving cease and desist letter

SACRAMENTO – A Dixon consumer alleges an Illinois debt collector continued to call him after he sent a cease and desist letter.

Man alleges Bank of America continued to call after his counsel sent letter

SACRAMENTO – A consumer alleges that a debt collector unlawfully continued to contact him after his counsel sent a letter of representation.

Customer alleges Castelan's Tire Shop is not accessible for wheelchair users

SACRAMENTO – A customer of a Fresno tire shop alleges he had to sit outside while his vehicle was being serviced because he could not enter the facility since his wheelchair could not navigate the steps.

Daughter files wrongful death suit against Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

SACRAMENTO – A California woman alleges her mother sustained cardiac injuries as the result of taking two prescription drugs.

Premier Mortgage Resources alleged to have unlawfully used copyrighted photo

SACRAMENTO – A commercial photographer claims a website used his photograph without consent.