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

Judge reduces legal fees award by more than $60,000 in ADA complaint

By Scott Holland | May 14, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge said a man with muscular dystrophy is entitled to recover legal fees incurred while pursuing a claim for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, though not at the amount originally requested.

Judge rules on pleadings in favor of PLC Diagnostics in suit over investments

By Scott Holland | May 14, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge has ended a legal action stemming from disputed investments.

Motion to stay in patent dispute between Uniloc, LG Electronics granted

By Scott Holland | May 14, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge has agreed to hold off on resolving a patent dispute.

Judge allows modification of scheduling order in MagTarget patent breach lawsuit

By Scott Holland | May 14, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge will allow further modification of a patent breach action.

Judge grants Honeywell's motion to dismiss market-share liability claim in asbestos lawsuit

By Scott Holland | May 13, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge has dismissed part of a complaint from a man suing several companies alleging asbestos exposure led to his lung cancer.

Judge strikes portion of report in patent lawsuit between MLC Intellectual Property, Micro Technology

By Scott Holland | May 7, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge has weighed in on a five-year-old technology infringement lawsuit.

Discrimination suit against physicians dismissed over failure to state a claim

By Scott Holland | May 7, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge has dismissed a discrimination lawsuit against several physicians because it failed to meet statutory deadlines and failed to state a claim.

Judge orders Strauss Diamond Instruments enjoined from infringing Align Technology marks

By Shanice Harris | May 6, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The maker of the Invisalign teeth-straightening system was partially granted a motion for injunction in a case over the use of hashtags in advertising by a competitor.

Judge tosses ex-professor's discrimination lawsuit against San Mateo County Community College District board

By Scott Holland | May 6, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge has dismissed a complaint a former physics professor brought against a community college district.

Judge tosses pharmaceutical patent suit for failure to join required party Astellas US

By Scott Holland | May 6, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge agreed to dismiss a pharmaceutical patent infringement suit over jurisdictional issues.

Court grants more than $48,000 to Franklin Resources in taxes relating to stock suit

By Takesha Thomas | May 6, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal court has ruled that more than $40,000 in taxes are appropriate in a case regarding stocks.

Court partially grants GCCFC's motion to dismiss suit over loan for Oakland shopping mall

By Shanice Harris | May 6, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California denied and granted in part a motion to dismiss in a property dispute case April 11.

Judge scuttles woman's lawsuit against US Bank over defaulted mortgage

By Scott Holland | May 4, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California judge has ruled in favor of US Bank in a lawsuit from a home mortgage holder.

Court rules man's breach of warranty claims against Ford are time barred

By Charmaine Little | Apr 30, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A man’s breach of warranty claims against Ford Motor Co. are time-barred, the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California determined as it granted Ford’s motion for judgment on the pleadings.

Court dismisses RingCentral's copyright claims against Dialpad

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 30, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has granted the defendant's motion to dismiss a copyright infringement dispute between two cloud business companies.

Judge awards summary judgment to Environmental Chemical in contract dispute case with Afghan subcontractor

By Shanice Harris | Apr 30, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently granted a California construction company's motion for summary judgment regarding contract claims in a lawsuit suit filed by an Afghan subcontractor terminated from a construction project in Afghanistan.

Court rules in favor of Mt. Hawley Insurance in dispute over coverage of property damage suit

By Shanice Harris | Apr 30, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge has granted the defendant insurance company's motion for summary judgment in a dispute over the denial of coverage for a lawsuit regarding property damage.

Worker's motion for partial summary judgment denied in case over fees for Safeway's pension plan

By Charmaine Little | Apr 30, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A court has denied a man's motion for partial summary judgment in a case over the administrative fees of a pension plan.

Federal court dismisses claims against Wells Fargo in foreclosure case

By Payton Kuhn | Apr 30, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit regarding a home foreclosure against Wells Fargo, citing that the plaintiffs failed to present direct documentary proof of their claim that Wells Fargo did not acquire their loan.

Federal court approves $4.75 million settlement in TFI International independent contractor case

By Charmaine Little | Apr 29, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – On April 17, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California green-lighted a motion for settlement approval but denied a request to seal in a suit over the classification of independent contractors.

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