U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division News

Judge tosses Proforma's counterclaim against Fotohaus in copyright action over photo use

By Scott Holland | Apr 18, 2019

SAN JOSE – A federal judge has dismissed a counterclaim in a legal dispute over rights to a photograph.

RICO allegations against Google over alleged misappropriate of trade secrets dismissed

By Scott Holland | Apr 3, 2019

SAN JOSE – A federal judge sided with Google in a trade secrets lawsuit.

Court grants General Motor's motion for summary judgment in dispute with AAA over Gig name

By Scott Holland | Apr 2, 2019

SAN JOSE – A federal judge has weighed in on a trademark infringement dispute between American Automobile Association and GM.

Court sides with Finjan in wording of patents in infringement suit against Cisco

By Chandra Lye | Feb 14, 2019

SAN JOSE – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently settled a dispute over the technical wording of several patents in an infringement case filed by cybersecurity company Finjan Inc. against tech conglomerate Cisco Systems.

Court grants leave for third amended complaint in suit against Montage Health

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 8, 2019

SAN JOSE – A federal court is permitting a woman to file a third amended complaint in her suit against a hospital for allegedly failing to administer a rape kit.

Judge orders Google to provide some information to AdTrader regarding suit alleging fraud and deceit

By Karen Kidd | Jan 9, 2019

SAN JOSE — The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently said Google will have to provide information for interrogatories regarding an online ad agency's lawsuit alleging fraud and deceit against the multinational technology company.

Federal judge orders SEC-alleged Ponzi fraudster to pay off purchase agreement with California firm

By Karen Kidd | Jan 8, 2019

A New York man charged by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with bilking millions from investors has been ordered by a federal judge to pay off a defaulted purchase agreement with a California wealth management company.

Co-defendant not allowed to see Facebook's trade-secrets settlement with plaintiff

By Charmaine Little | Dec 5, 2018

A company ordered to pay $30 million in damages following a jury trial over trade secrets will not receive access to Facebook’s settlement agreement with the same plaintiff, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division, ruled on Nov. 26.

Court rejects asset sale to pay judgment in photo infringement case

By John Sammon | Nov 19, 2018

SAN JOSE – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently rejected a stock photo company's motion to assign rental income or force the sale of property to pay damages in lawsuit that alleged copyright infringement.

Apple loses bid to dismiss patent infringement suit involving iPhone camera technologies

By Charmaine Little | Nov 6, 2018

SAN JOSE – A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently denied Apple’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit by camera technology developer Corephotonics accusing Apple of infringing on several of its patents for smartphone and mobile devices.

Jiaxing Super Lighting, Green Deal claim Lunera owes more than $9 million

By Carrie Salls | Oct 29, 2018

Lunera owes more than $9.6 million in unpaid invoices, all of which are past-due, according to the lawsuit

Judge grants, denies parts of Apple’s motion to dismiss complaints filed over iPhone battery life allegations

By Sandra Lane | Oct 16, 2018

SAN JOSE – Apple was granted several motions to dismiss claims filed by customers over allegations the tech company reduced the performance of certain iPhone models in iOS updates.

Case over fake click allegations against Google AdWords dismissed

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 12, 2018

SAN JOSE – A federal court has dismissed a claim against Google LLC after a businessman claimed the online ad service misled and charged him for fraudulent clicks.

California Man Calls for Independent Investigation of Police Force

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 1, 2018

Gary Easley claims that he was beaten unconscious and stunned by police

Google moves California company's lawsuit over AdSense program to federal court

By Takesha Thomas | Jul 25, 2018

SAN JOSE – Google recently filed a motion of removal to have a class-action lawsuit against Google regarding its AdSense program moved from Santa Clara Superior Court to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division.

Alcohol trader again wants Calif. fraud claims dismissed

By Karen Kidd | Jul 24, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – This fall, a federal judge in San Jose is expected to hear arguments from a wine and spirits trade company about why a defunct restaurant and bar owner's putative class action lawsuit should, again, be dismissed.

San Jose business claims New Jersey church failed to repay firm for solar energy system

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 16, 2018

SAN JOSE – San Jose-based Technology Credit Corp. (TCC) recently filed a suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division, against the First Assembly of God of Cold Springs (Cold Springs) claiming the church breached their contract when they refused to repay TCC for funding the purchase of their solar energy system.

Apple's patent infringement suit against Samsung dismissed after settlement is reached

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 2, 2018

SAN JOSE – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division, recently issued a court order to dismiss Apple Inc.’s lawsuit claiming Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. copied Apple’s patented designs, ending the 7-year-old case.

'Rent-a-tribe' scheme alleged in class action

By Justin Stoltzfus | Jun 16, 2018

A class action complaint filed June 11 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleges defendant Big Picture Loans LLC engaged in what industry experts called a “rent-a-tribe” scheme to use Native American tribal status to cover higher than allowed interest rates in payday lending operations.

Apple wins half a billion dollars in damages from Samsung following design patent lawsuit

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 16, 2018

Apple is suing Samsung after the competitor allegedly infringed on multiple patents which were related to Apple product design.

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