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

Judge grants summary judgment to Techtronic Industries in case over alleged saw injuries

By Chandra Lye | Feb 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A district court judge has vacated an early judgment and issued a new one against two individuals who filed a negligence complaint against Techtronic Industries North over injuries alleged caused by a saw.

Oracle International denied motion to supplement expert reports in case against Hewlett Packard

By Chandra Lye | Feb 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge has denied a motion for a plaintiff to supplement expert reports in a copyright infringement case, stating it would "unreasonably burden the court."

Court grants motion for preliminary approval of class action settlement with T-Mobile

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A former T-Mobile employee who sued the company alleging violations of labor laws has obtained an approval for a settlement in his class action suit.

Federal judge denies motion to remand workers' class action suit against MetLife to state court

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 14, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Three California residents who worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and filed a class-action against MetLife for several labor law violations recently lost their bid to have the case moved back to state court.

Court denies PopSugar's motion to dismiss Instagram influencer's copyright infringement case

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 14, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Celebrity news website PopSugar, which was sued by an Instagram "influencer" over an allegation of copyright infringement of her content, has suffered a loss in court.

Ennova Research motion granted to add BeeBell CEO in breach of contract suit

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 8, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A software company suing a small company over allegations of breach of contract for software development has received permission from a federal court to amend its suit to include another debtor.

Court adopts claim construction on patent infringement case between Illumina, Natera

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 8, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Two scientific companies, who sued each other over allegations of patent infringement on tests and genetics, have obtained a court approval regarding a claim construction in their dispute.

Court partially grants motion to dismiss case over allegedly defective sunroofs against Mercedes Benz

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 8, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal court has partially granted an auto maker's motion to dismiss a suit over allegedly defective shattering sunroofs.

Court grants final approval of settlement over BART Watch mobile app

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 7, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently granted a motion for final approval of a settlement between a San Francisco commuter who sued the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) for violation of privacy laws regarding collected data from its mobile app.

Court denies motion to strike lawsuit regarding worker's death at metals company

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 7, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Relatives of a man who died from injuries while at work recently were allowed to proceed in a wrongful death suit against Wendt Corporation, and Machines de Triage et Broyage in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Court allows stock photo company's breach of contract suit against Google to proceed but dismisses antitrust claim

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 7, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently granted Google's motion to dismiss an antitrust claim against the tech giant in a lawsuit filed by a stock photography company.

Skyroam permitted to add trade secret misappropriation counterclaims in patent suit

By Charmaine Little | Feb 1, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – On Jan. 25, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted in part and denied in part a company's motion for leave to file an amended answer and counterclaims in a patent infringement lawsuit.

Court denies Sephora's request for consent judgment in suit against law firm

By Charmaine Little | Jan 30, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Beauty retailer Sephora USA Inc. was only partially victorious in its motion to enforce a settlement agreement against law firm Palmer Recovery Attorneys.

Yelp's motion for leave to file motion for reconsideration denied by federal judge in securities case

By Charmaine Little | Jan 30, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – In the latest move in a lawsuit against Yelp over allegations it presented false and misleading statements concerning its expected revenue for the 2017 fiscal year, the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California denied Yelp’s motion for leave to file a motion for reconsideration on Jan. 22.

Court rules Securities and Exchange Commission failed to show entitlement to disgorgement from Berkeley Healthcare Dynamics

By Charmaine Little | Jan 18, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California partially granted the Securities Exchange Commission’s motion for summary judgment in its case against companies it alleged violated federal securities laws.

Court rules MetLife owes couple nearly $500,000 for attorneys' fees in insurance claim dispute

By Charmaine Little | Jan 18, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – On Jan. 7, a federal court granted in part a couple’s motion for judgment award against their insurance company after they were denied coverage several times for payment of accident dismemberment benefits.

Court says Alphonso did not infringe on Samba's patent for system that matches advertising to TV viewing habits

By Charmaine Little | Jan 17, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently said a company that sends advertisements to consumers' mobile devices based on the television shows they watch is not infringing on a patent created by a company that also sends ads to mobile devices based on television viewing habits.

Federal judge gives consumers leave to amend dismissed claim over Nature Made biotin supplements

By Karen Kidd | Jan 9, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A putative class action by two California consumers alleging they were deceived into buying more biotin than their bodies need was dismissed by a federal judge earlier this month, but were allowed a period to amend their complaint.

Labor union funds granted more than $20,000 in suit against Brunk Industries

By Chandra Lye | Jan 4, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has granted in part a motion for default judgment for a labor union in the state in its suit over allegations of outstanding employee benefit contributions.

Domino's granted summary judgment in lawsuit over GPS driver tracking system

By Chandra Lye | Jan 4, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal district court has granted summary judgment for defendant Domino’s Pizza in a case over a GPS driver tracking system designed by plaintiff Prostar Wireless Group.

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