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Disabled man accuses San Francisco property owners of violating ADA

SAN FRANCISCO — A quadriplegic man who requires a wheelchair and a specially equipped van is suing San Francisco hotel owners, alleging failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations and violation of the Unruh Civil Rights Act.

Outcome of Apple-Samsung trial could affect patent value, experts say

Experts believe the ultimate resolution of a long-running head-to-head between Samsung and Apple over the design of their phones could have deep implications for the value of patents.

Audi, Volkswagen move to dismiss lawsuit over 'defeat devices'

Audi and Volkswagen recently filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to dismiss a class-action lawsuit against them, claiming the class of the plaintiffs’ complaints have nothing to do with Audi’s gasoline engines and are based just on information connected to the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal.

Woman alleges Vagabond Inn Bakersfield South has architectural barriers that restrict access to disabled

SAN FRANCISCO – An Arizona woman who uses a wheelchair alleges a Bakersfield hotel discriminates against those with disabilities because of barriers there.

Guest accuses Bakersfield hotel of disability discrimination

SAN FRANCISCO — A disabled Arizona woman is suing a hotel and public accommodation, alleging disability discrimination.

Disabled woman accuses Bakersfield hotel operator of violating ADA

SAN FRANCISCO — A disabled woman who requires a wheelchair is suing a Bakersfield hotel operator, alleging disability discrimination and failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act regulations.

TransUnion appeals judgment in class action lawsuit

TransUnion has filed an appeal in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California San Francisco Division, challenging a Ninth Circuit Court ruling that denied its motion for judgment and request for a new trial.

California’s Northern District to hear German automakers antitrust case

A judicial panel on multi-district litigation is moving forward with a plan to centralize antitrust litigation against German automotive manufacturers for alleged anti-competitive conduct.

Inequitable conduct defense struck down in patent infringement case

REDWOOD CITY – An inequitable conduct defense is not permitted in the patent infringement case between Nevro v. Boston Scientific Corporation.

Class action securities fraud case against Amirys dropped

SAN FRANCISCO -- Plaintiffs in a class action securities fraud case against a California biotechnology company have dismissed the case, with no reason given for the dismissal.

U.S. labor secretary accuses California benefits plan provider of violating ERISA

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. labor secretary is suing a California benefits plan provider, alleging discrimination, retaliation and violation of the Employee Income Retirement Security Act.

Policy holder accuses North America Life of violating ERISA

SAN FRANCISCO — A policy holder is suing North America Life, alleging breach of contract and violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

Photographer accuses publishing company of copyright infringement

SAN FRANCISCO — A Napa photographer is suing a publishing company, alleging copyright infringement.

Employee alleges pornography business violated wage laws

SAN FRANCISCO — An Oakland man is suing a New York-based pornography business, alleging unpaid wages, violation of state law, and violation of workers compensation acts.

2 Dollar Tree employees allege unfair business practices

SAN FRANCISCO — Two employees have filed a class action lawsuit against Dollar Tree, alleging breach of contract and unfair business practices.

Policy holder alleges insurance firm violated ERISA

Individual accuses Standard Insurance Company of violation of ERISASAN FRANCISCO — An individual is suing Standard Insurance Company, an insurance firm, citing alleged breach of contract.Joshua Opoku filed a complaint on July 13, in the U.S.

Policy holder accuses Prudential of violating ERISA

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A Santa Clara County woman is suing Prudential Insurance, alleging breach of contract and violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

Exotic danger alleges employer failed to pay fair wages

SAN FRANCISCO — An exotic dancer is suing her San Francisco employers, alleging retaliation, unpaid wages, violation of workers compensation acts and wrongful termination.

Consumer alleges health care plan manager violated phone privacy statutes

SAN FRANCISCO — An Illinois man has filed a class action lawsuit against an Oakland health plan manager, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Medical group worker alleges employer failed to pay overtime

SAN FRANCISCO — A California woman filed a class action lawsuit against an Oakland medical group, alleging unpaid wages and violation of workers compensation acts.