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Oil companies again urge judge to reject Calif. global warming lawsuits

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SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - Chevron, in a renewed motion to dismiss climate change litigation against it filed by the cities of San Francisco and Oakland, described the case as a futile attempt to get around numerous prior court decisions preventing similar lawsuits over the sale of legal products.

Woman loses suit alleging she thought Diet Dr Pepper would help her lose weight

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SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – In a ruling made on March 30, the U.S. District Court Northern District of California dismissed the case of a woman who alleged Diet Dr Pepper's advertising made her believe the soft drink would help consumers lose weight.

Apple files motion to dismiss lawsuit over allegedly defective Powerbeats headphones

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SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Apple has responded to a class action lawsuit with a motion to dismiss claims its Powerbeats headphones have a defective battery, arguing in the motion that the plaintiffs have no standing.

Expeditors Inc. files notice to remove Equal Pay Act case to federal court

LOS ANGELES – Expeditors Inc. filed a notice of removal of a former employee's suit to remove the Equal Pay Act complaint from the Los Angeles County Superior Court to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

Former Alimera Sciences employee files workplace discrimination suit

SAN FRANCISCO — A former Alimera Sciences employee has filed a workplace discrimination suit in the Northern District of California, claiming the biopharmaceutical company terminated her because of her pregnancy.

South Carolina woman files class-action suit in Facebook, Cambridge data breach

SAN FRANCISCO — A South Carolina woman has sued Facebook and a data analytics firm over the firm's gathering of private data from up to 87 million people through the social network.

Kiss My Face: Stop letting class action plaintiffs try to fix their lawsuit

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SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys for the cosmetics company Kiss My Face have asked the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to dismiss the complaint alleging its use of the term “natural” misleads customers, stating the plaintiffs have “largely disregarded” the court’s previous orders to amend their complaint.

Adult film producer Strike 3 Holdings settles copyright infringement case

OAKLAND – The internet spurs copyright infringements cases in the adult entertainment industry. Consider a recent example.

Winning attorney discusses debt collection settlement in Sayad case

SAN FRANCISCO – Attorney and former debt collection executive Michael Cardoza of Cardoza Law Corp. in San Francisco said illegal debt collection is par for the course.

Settlement reached in case with insurer, Connect Art International over allegedly damaged art

SAN FRANCISCO – A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit centered on damage to high-end art that was kept in a San Francisco storage facility.

Lincoln Benefit Life settles complaint against San Mateo County residents

An insurer that had alleged two San Mateo County residents misrepresented facts about their claims for benefit coverage and sought full reimbursement in 2016 has decided to settle its case.

Federal judge: 190-page response to Greenpeace's motion to dismiss lawsuit is too long

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge in San Francisco has ordered an almost 200-page response to a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against Greenpeace International to be condensed before he will consider the cause.

Federal judge dismisses asbestos-related personal injury suit against Foster Wheeler

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge has dismissed an asbestos-related personal injury suit against an engineering company at the plaintiff's request.

California debt-collection law firm settles suit filed by Bay Area resident

A California debt-collection law firm has offered to settle with a Bay Area consumer for an undisclosed amount.

Northern District of California judge dismisses software patent-infringement complaint

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has ruled on a patent-infringement case that plaintiffs allege goes back almost a decade.

Judge dismisses complaint alleging harassment by rogue CIA agents

For the third time, the United States and the CIA have been released from a complaint that claims rogue agents are harassing an Egyptian-born civil engineer.

Court approves $125 million settlement in LendingClub shareholder suit

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge has approved a $125 million settlement of multiple class-action suits brought by the shareholders of LendingClub.

Federal judge dismisses ERISA amended complaint over denial of COBRA benefits

SAN FRANCISCO – The amended complaint of two plaintiffs against their former insurance provider in California under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) has been dismissed by a federal judge.

Infringement case against 'Rise of the Tomb Raider' company continues following federal judge's order

SAN FRANCISCO – A copyright and infringement lawsuit by the patent holder of MOVA Contour Reality Capture Program against the company that issued the "Rise of the Tomb Raider" video game remains alive following a judge's order issued earlier this month.

Chevron says climate change lawsuit `not viable' as it participates in judge's science seminar

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SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - Five of the world’s largest oil and gas producers filed a motion to dismiss a climate change lawsuit against them by the cities of Oakland and San Francisco even as they prepared to deliver an unusual “tutorial” on climate science to the federal judge overseeing the case.