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

Court grants final approval of class settlement in restaurant workers' tip-pool lawsuit against Brigantine

By Charmaine Little | Jan 17, 2019

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently granted final approval of a class settlement in a wage-and-hour lawsuit filed against a San Diego area restaurant company by several employees.

Motion of reconsideration denied for Old Gringo

By Chandra Lye | Jan 5, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California has issued an order denying a motion for reconsideration in a case against Old Gringo Inc.

Court tosses woman's suit against American Airlines employee over allegations of assault and battery

By Charmaine Little | Dec 20, 2018

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California granted a man's motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by an Arizona woman for lack of personal jurisdiction and denied his insufficient service of process on Dec. 11.

Judge partially grants Old Gringo's motion for summary judgment in case against designer

By Charmaine Little | Dec 20, 2018

SAN DIEGO – On Dec. 13, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California weighed in on a fashion designer’s case stemming from an alleged promise she would be a millionaire after becoming part owner in a company that sells Western-style boots.

Former employee ordered to pay legal fees and hand over documents in breach of contract suit

By Claudia Balthazar | Dec 17, 2018

A district courted granted a company’s request in asking a former employee to pay its legal fees and to hand over documents for a competing company.

Insurer granted summary judgment in lawsuit over rejected claim for jet that went missing in Mexico

By Charmaine Little | Dec 6, 2018

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently granted an insurance company's motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit regarding the denial of an insurance claim for a Gulfstream jet that went missing in Mexico.

Fruition, investors ordered to pay more than $7 million over stock price manipulation allegations

By Carrie Salls | Nov 30, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A court has ordered two individuals and a corporation to pay more than $7 million in penalties and interest in a ruling in a stock manipulation civil enforcement action.

Court clears PCI Iron of EEOC claims tied to alleged treatment of pregnant worker

By Carrie Salls | Nov 30, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A federal court has ruled that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has not met its burden in a pregnancy discrimination suit against a fabricator and erector of structural steel and iron for construction projects.

Law firm's contract with marketing company was illegal, court rules

By Charmaine Little | Nov 23, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California gave mixed rulings over motions for summary judgments in a fraud case related to a law firm’s promotional campaign.

TBS, 'Conan' show fail to prove fraud in copyright case over Tom Brady joke told on air, court rules

By Charmaine Little | Nov 23, 2018

A joke on the Conan late-night talk show ended up in court after a man sued the show for allegedly stealing one of his jokes; recently, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California granted his motion for summary judgement amid the show and network's fraud claims.

Southern District court denies summary judgments for both parties in misappropriation suit

By Charmaine Little | Nov 8, 2018

SAN DIEGO – On Oct. 11, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California denied both a group of plaintiffs and defendants’ motions for summary judgment in a case of misappropriation of likeness.

Summary judgment denied in dispute alleging infringement regarding outdoor garden broom

By Charmaine Little | Nov 6, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently denied motions for summary judgment in case alleging infringement of trade dress rights regarding an outdoor garden broom.

Court gives preliminary OK to proposed settlement regarding dispute over Navy Federal Credit Union overdraft fee

By Carrie Salls | Oct 25, 2018

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently granted preliminary approval to a proposed settlement between the Navy Federal Credit Union and customers who claimed the credit union “improperly assessed and collected optional overdraft protection fees (OOPS).”

Consumer alleges Vimo subsidiary unlawfully called his cellphone

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 3, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego County consumer alleges that a company unlawfully contacted him for solicitation purposes.

Consumer alleges RMA Recovery Group unlawfully threatened legal action

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 3, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego consumer alleges a New York-based debt collector threatened him with legal action that it cannot legally take.

Convention Electrical Services alleged to have failed to pay union contributions

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 3, 2018

SAN DIEGO – An electrical services provider is alleged to have failed to pay an amount found due and owing to union benefit funds.

Parcel Pending alleged to have failed to disclose it recorded calls

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 3, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A consumer alleges that a debt collector failed to inform him that it was recording their calls.

Kiva Health Brands seeks damages from Kiva Brands over trademark infringement allegations

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 2, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A food supplement distributor based in Hawaii alleges that a San Francisco-area company engaged in the sale of cannabis-containing confections is using a similar trademark.

Avvo alleged to have recorded phone call without disclosure or permission

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 2, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego County man alleges that a Washington company called him to solicit its services and failed to disclose that the call would be recorded.

Consumer alleges Hansen’s Natural sodas contain artificial ingredients

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 2, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego County resident alleges a brand of soda is falsely advertised as natural.

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