U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, Fresno Division News

Court rules in favor of federal government in forfeiture of assets related to darknet website

By William Sassani | Aug 15, 2018

FRESNO – A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California recently ruled in favor of the federal government in a forfeiture case involving luxury cars, a motorcycle, money and property held overseas as assets of the website AlphaBay and its founder Alexander Cazes.

USAA Savings Bank alleged to have called consumer two to four times a day

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 13, 2018

FRESNO – A Fresno consumer alleges a national bank ignored her request to stop contacting her via phone.

Former Walmart employee alleges back condition, age factors in termination

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 13, 2018

FRESNO – A former Walmart employee alleges she was terminated from her job because of her age and back condition.

Earth Island Institute, Sequoia ForestKeeper can amend suit regarding logging near Giant Sequoia National Monument

By Asia Mayfield | Jul 26, 2018

FRESNO – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California recently granted a motion by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) for summary judgment in a suit claiming USFS ignored proper procedure when it authorized an extensive logging operation near the Giant Sequoia National Monument.

Federal court ruling allows tribal gaming in Madera County

By Chandra Lye | Jul 23, 2018

FRESNO – A recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California will allow tribal gaming on an approximately 300-acre site in Madera County.

Former Family Dollar Store employee alleges Liberty Life Assurance wrongfully denied claim

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 5, 2018

FRESNO – A former employee of Family Dollar Stores alleges that his insurer wrongfully denied his claim for long-term disability benefits.

Federal judge partially grants Dutch company’s motion to dismiss claims

By Sandra Lane | Jun 22, 2018

FRESNO, Calif -- Judge Dale A. Drozd of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California on June 1, granted in part and denied in part defendants’ motion to dismiss a case concerning infringement of patent rights for a drying machine used in making colorants and nutraceutical products.

Judge denies plaintiffs’ request for summary judgment in Bakersfield pipeline dispute

By Sandra Lane | Jun 21, 2018

FRESNO – A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of California recently denied plaintiffs’ motion for partial summary judgment on three issues in a case involving pipelines that interfered with the property owners’ development plans.

Autistic child's damage claim against school district allowed to proceed

By John Breslin | May 28, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California said a 9-year-old girl with autism can continue with her claim of discrimination against a California school district after denying an attempt to dismiss the complaint.

Inmate back in court in bid to collect award from alleged prison assault in 2007

By John Breslin | May 28, 2018

It began inside a cell in a federal penitentiary in California more than a decade ago after an inmate had just thrown urine and feces in the face of a guard.

Ashley Furniture files notice to remove workplace discrimination case to federal court

By Amanda Thomas | May 28, 2018

FRESNO – Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. recently filed a notice to remove a former employee's age and disability discrimination complaint from Tulare County Superior Court to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, Fresno Division.

CitiMortgage, National Default Servicing granted dismissal wrongful foreclosure lawsuit

By Dawn Geske | May 23, 2018

FRESNO – CitiMortgage and National Default Servicing Corp. were granted dismissal of a lawsuit over allegations they wrongfully foreclosed on a property.

Approval of class action settlement granted in PG&E wage underpayment case

By Dawn Geske | May 22, 2018

FRESNO – A number of union employees from Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) were granted preliminary approval of a class action settlement in an unopposed motion in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California before Magistrate Judge Erica Grosjean.

PetSmart seeks to remove overtime pay case to federal court

By Charmaine Little | May 21, 2018

FRESNO – A well-known pet supply company requested a removal of a suit filed by a former manager to federal court.

Former California City fire chief files suit against city over termination

By Amanda Thomas | May 14, 2018

FRESNO -- Former California City fire chief Justin Vincent has filed a lawsuit against city officials claiming he was pressured to be friendly to marijuana growers.

Fed Ex successful in moving wrongful firing lawsuit to federal court

By Carrie Salls | Apr 28, 2018

A former Fed Ex employee has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, alleging age discrimination and retaliation and other wrongdoing.

Elderly passenger files lawsuit after North Tahoe Cruises fails to settle fall dispute

By Carrie Salls | Apr 28, 2018

An elderly Nevada resident filed a lawsuit on April 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, alleging that North Tahoe Cruises Inc. and other defendants did not address a safety hazard on a lake cruise boat after the plaintiff allegedly fell.

Petitioners ask court to order Gov. Brown, attorney general to comply with Trump immigration efforts

By Carrie Salls | Apr 28, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Two California residents filed a petition asking the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Fresno Division to order Gov. Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown Jr. and Attorney General Xavier Becerra to comply with the promises made in their oath of office and enforce the immigration rules mandated by President Donald J. Trump, according to an April 20 court filing.

United States, Insight sue for payment of $570,367 allegedly owed for remediation work

By Carrie Salls | Apr 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The United States of America filed a breach of contract lawsuit on behalf of Insight Environmental Engineering & Construction Inc. against Aecom Technical Services Inc., Federal Insurance Co. and 10 Doe defendants in connection with remediation work performed at Edwards Air Force Base, according to a complaint filed April 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

Fresno smoke shop operator alleged to have sold counterfeit RooR products

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Apr 2, 2018

FRESNO – A Fresno smoke shop is alleged to have sold counterfeit RooR products.

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