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

Court addresses SEC motions, recovery options in case regarding Palantir, Facebook shares

By Daniel Beauregard | Aug 13, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A California judge has ruled on a motion from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requesting the recognition of a claim by two investment firms and requesting the recognition of a shortfall regarding the reimbursement of funds in the case involving Facebook and Palantir shares.

Parts of testimony stricken in patent infringement case involving endoscopy systems

By Daniel Beauregard | Aug 13, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A judge in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California recently ruled to strike testimony related to a patent case involving two medical companies that design and manufacture integrated operating room systems.

Judge dismisses Glass Egg's negligence, infringement complaints against Gameloft

By Daniel Beauregard | Aug 13, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A California judge has dismissed claims that Gameloft acted negligently and infringed upon the copyrights of a Vietnamese video game company in relation to the development of a racing car game application.

Ruling on Trump's sanctuary city executive order premature, dissenting judge says

By Karen Kidd | Aug 9, 2018

An August ruling declaring President Donald Trump's executive order withholding money from sanctuary cities unconstitutional was too hasty, a dissenting federal judge wrote in an opinion.

Tata Consultancy granted arbitration and bifurcation motions in discrimination case

By Brandi Fleeks | Aug 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge has granted a motion to divide a plaintiff's claims in a class action suit over discrimination claims against a consulting company.

Department of Defense wins lawsuit involving endangered dugong

By Daniel Beauregard | Aug 8, 2018

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) followed appropriate laws protecting endangered species during the planned relocation of a military base in Japan, a federal judge ruled on Aug. 1.

Flextronics International USA alleges companies fixed prices of resistors

By Charmaine Little | Aug 8, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A Japanese electronic manufacturing company and others already facing a class action lawsuit are now looking at more price-fixing allegations in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California.

McKesson seeks to remove San Mateo County's suit over controlled substances orders to federal court

By Charmaine Little | Aug 8, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A drug distributor the County of San Mateo sued over allegations it didn’t report suspicious opioid activity has filed a notice of removal to transfer the case to federal court.

Boulder got things rolling, but momentum for suing Big Oil lacking in the rest of Colorado

By John O'Brien | Aug 7, 2018

The rest of Colorado seems to have little interest in following the lead of three communities in the state that have sued Big Oil over the alleged effects of global warming.

Court says Common Core co-founder's breach of contract suit should be aimed at Pearson Education parent company

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 6, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently ruled that the co-founder of the Common Core State Standards will have to go back to the drawing board on a breach of contract claim against education giant Pearson Education.

Fitbit found accountable for bad faith actions in heart-rate tracker accuracy dispute

By Brandi Fleeks | Aug 2, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently found that Fitbit Inc. acted in bad faith when the company’s legal representatives delayed and impeded arbitration of a suit filed by plaintiff Kate McKlellan.

Former SkyWest Airlines ramp agents allege they were not given rest breaks

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 2, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A proposed class-action lawsuit against SkyWest Airlines has been filed in federal court by former employees who allege they were denied lunch breaks and overtime pay.

Released inmates say Alameda County and ankle bracelet monitoring company are guilty of 'extortion'

By Charmaine Little | Aug 1, 2018

A private company responsible for monitoring GPS and alcohol tracking devices on recently released inmates faces accusations of extortion and civil rights violations.

Federal judge ends shareholder's dispute with Amyris

By Brandi Fleeks | Aug 1, 2018

A federal judge dismissed a shareholder's lawsuit against Amyris, a renewable products company, in a dispute over revenues.

Klamath Tribes claims irrigation project hurts endangered sucker fish

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 1, 2018

A federal judge denied a Native American tribe's request to immediately protect two endangered species of sucker fish.

Judge grants removal of NorthFace breach of contract suit from Vermont to California

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 1, 2018

BURLINGTON, Vt. – A Vermont judge has granted a motion for a change of venue to a California court requested by the owners of the clothing brand NorthFace in a breach of contract suit.

Judge dismisses suit claiming trademark services company unlawfully practiced law

By John Breslin | Jul 25, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently dismissed claims that a trademark services company made "false and misleading statements" and engaged in the "unlawful practice of the law."

Green Fitness Equipment patent infringement case transferred to federal court in Washington

By Asia Mayfield | Jul 23, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently transferred Green Fitness Equipment Company LLC's (GFE) patent infringement lawsuit against defendants Precor Incorporated and 24 Hour Fitness USA Inc. to the federal district in Washington state.

Law firm asks Calif. court to order journalist's deposition and documents in legal row with mining company

By John Breslin | Jul 19, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – As fraud investigators in the United Kingdom continue their probe into the alleged murky dealings in Africa of a mining company, a federal court is being asked to subpeona a California reporter.

Motion to compel arbitration in Trademark Engine case denied

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 18, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The Northern California District Court denied patent website Trademark Engine’s motion to compel arbitration for LegalForce, stating that Trademark failed to show that “plaintiffs are parties to the Terms of Service or that they are estopped from avoiding arbitration.”

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