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

Judge awards plaintiff more than $10,000 attorneys’ fees following successful ADA lawsuit

By Payton Kuhn | May 25, 2019

SACRAMENTO – A federal judge has awarded a man more than $10,000 in attorneys' fees and costs in a case against the owners of a Stockton business over alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Unruh Civil Rights Act.

Negligence lawsuit against Ford over allegedly defective engine remanded to state court

By Payton Kuhn | May 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO – A federal judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California remanded a lawsuit levied against the Ford Motor Co. over an allegedly faulty engine back to a state court.

Woman's suit against Silverthorn Resort Associates over boat propeller injury dismissed

By Scott Holland | May 4, 2019

SACRAMENTO – A federal judge has dismissed a personal injury lawsuit filed by a woman who came into contact with the propeller of a houseboat.

Judge grants $6,380 legal fees instead of requested $22,000 in Rai Rocklin Investments ADA case

By Payton Kuhn | Apr 15, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Stemming from a prior case in which Scott Johnson sued Rai Rocklin Investments for its alleged inability to provide an accessible restroom in a restaurants, Judge Kimberly J. Mueller of the U.S. District for the Eastern District California awarded Johnson $6,380 in legal fees and costs.

Homeowner's wrongful foreclosure case against U.S. Trust Bank, others tossed by federal judge

By Payton Kuhn | Apr 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO – A bank and other other companies named in a wrongful foreclosure suit have been granted their motion to dismiss the suit by a federal judge.

Stockton woman alleges police officer violated constitutional rights after she sat for two hours

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 25, 2019

SACRAMENTO – A Stockton woman alleges her constitutional rights were violated when a police officer asked her to remain seated.

Court partially rules against Verizon in breach of contract case

By Tomas Kassahun | Jan 24, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California has partially ruled in favor of MCI Communications and Verizon Select Services in a dispute with O1 Communications.

Court grants class certification, denies scheduling order modification against home cleaning companies

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 24, 2019

A group of Lodi and Fresno workers suing cleaning service companies over wage issues was granted class-action status in court.

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.

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