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

Judge denies motion to dismiss investor's suit alleging fraud regarding casino project

By Charmaine Little | Oct 17, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently denied motions to dismiss an investment group's lawsuit alleging fraud and breach of contract regarding a Pinoleville Pomo Nation casino project.

Federal judge backs some of Volkswagen's claims in class action over 'clean diesel' feature

By Charmaine Little | Oct 17, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently granted in part and denied in part a Volkswagen motion to dismiss a misrepresentation class action lawsuit.

Judge gives VMWare mixed ruling on clerk's taxation of costs for trial with Phoenix Technologies

By Sandra Lane | Oct 17, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – After the culmination of a jury trial to settle a lawsuit between two tech companies, a federal court has ruled to deny in part a motion of review of costs submitted by the defendant.

California company faces patent infringement suit regarding wireless data transmission system

By Sandra Lane | Oct 16, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A Texas-based tech company recently filed a federal suit accusing Sunvalleytek International of Fremont of infringing on its patent regarding a wireless mutliplex data transmission system.

Galindo Construction must pay $33,000 to diver who sustained skin burns

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 16, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A diver has won more than $33,000 in a partial summary judgment for his medical expenses he incurred after he sustained burns on his skin after working on a project for a construction company.

Federal judge grants and denies parts of Symantec's motion to dismiss software lawsuit

By Sandra Lane | Oct 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – Defendant Symantec’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit concerning the alleged defects of a computer software security program was granted in part and denied in part by Judge Edward M. Chen of the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California on Sept. 21.

Judge denies motions for judgment for MicroTechnologies, Autonomy in suit over multimillion software transaction

By Sandra Lane | Oct 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – Judge Joseph C. Spero of the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California denied the motions in a dispute between two software companies in which both companies asked for judgment on the pleadings.

Judge dismisses anticipatory-breach claim in contract dispute over sale of educational courses

By Sandra Lane | Sep 27, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – Pearson Education recently gained a partial victory in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California when a judge approved one of its two motions in breach of contract lawsuit concerning the sale of educational products.

Federal judge sends case over unsolicited emails back to California state court

By Carrie Salls | Sep 27, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A class-action lawsuit filed by plaintiffs who allegedly received unsolicited emails from Fluent LLC and other defendants will be sent back to the San Francisco Superior Court of California, according to a Sept. 13 ruling from U.S. District Judge Maxine Chesney of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Alameda County woman sues various county service agencies over CalFresh application

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 25, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A lawsuit was filed on Sept. 18 in the Northern District of California district court against Alameda County by an African-American woman over a CalFresh recertification application.

Suit over patent infringement allegations filed against Aeon Labs in El Cerrito

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 25, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A lawsuit over allegations of patent infringement was filed on Sept. 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California by SIPCO LLC against defendant El Cerrito-based Aeon Labs LLC, which operates under the brand name Aeotec.

Consumer files a class action lawsuit against VPX Sports over its claims BANG drink can 'reverse mental retardation'

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 25, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A class action lawsuit was filed in a U.S. district court against Florida-based Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc., doing business as VPX Sports, regarding many of the company’s nutritional claims about its BANG-brand products.

San Quentin State Prison inmate alleges he suffered concussion while being transported back from hospital

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 21, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Quentin State Prison inmate is suing three doctors, one nurse, one warden, and two correctional officers over allegations of negligent care.

Coyle Residential awarded summary judgment in indemnity agreement dispute

By Charmaine Little | Sep 21, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California upheld an indemnity agreement Sept. 14.

Petaluma-based ukulele maker claims North Carolina firm infringed on its trademark

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 20, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – Kala Brand Music Co., a Petaluma-based music instrument maker, recently filed a federal lawsuit claiming a North Carolina firm violated the copyright regarding a Kala ukulele.

Silicon Valley startup accused of shutting out early creators

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 20, 2018

A Florida investment company claims a blockchain startup took its software and shut the company out of its success.

Two Santa Rosa property owners face federal lawsuit over rare salamander

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 19, 2018

An environmental group brought a federal lawsuit against two landowners for allegedly threatening the Sonoma County population of the California tiger salamander.

Fremont, California officials violated Constitution, lawsuit says

By Carrie Salls | Sep 15, 2018

A Fremont resident claims the city violated his civil rights numerous times.

District Court sends Tadich Grill trademark infringement case to arbitration

By Carrie Salls | Sep 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California made a ruling on Aug. 28 that addresses several issues raised in a Tadich Grill “trademark infringement, cybersquatting and false designation of origin” lawsuit.

LendingClub shareholder suit dismissed two years after original request

By Carrie Salls | Sep 8, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A motion to dismiss a shareholder lawsuit on behalf of LendingClub Corp. was granted in an Aug. 29 order by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

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