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

Court dismisses Navy vets' case over radiation exposure from Japanese power plant

By Charmaine Little | Mar 21, 2019

SAN DIEGO – On March 4, GE and Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) convinced the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of California to dismiss U.S. Navy vets' case against them after allegedly being exposed to radiation.

Summary judgment awarded to Noble House Hotels and Resorts over restaurant surcharge case

By Keri Carbaugh | Mar 18, 2019

SAN DIEGO – Judge Michael M. Anello of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of California awarded summary judgment in favor of the operator of four San Diego restaurants in a suit over a surcharge added to guest checks.

Court grants partial summary judgment in insurance dispute with Crum & Forester Specialty Insurance, contractor

By Takesha Thomas | Mar 7, 2019

SAN DIEGO – An insurance company has won part of a summary judgment in a case involving a breach of contract claim by a contractor in a dispute over insurance coverage.

Judge grants motion to dismiss San Diego woman's product liability suit against Abbott Laboratories

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 28, 2019

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently granted a motion by Abbott Laboratories to dismiss a San Diego's woman's lawsuit that claimed she suffered injuries because of a failed medical device.

Court grants summary judgment in case over alleged false statements made by vitamin supplier

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 20, 2019

A vitamin company that was sued by a vitamin distributor on claims of false statements and misleading advertising has obtained a victory in court.

Court denies in limine motions on window-installation injury case

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 15, 2019

A window manufacturer that was sued by a man injured by one of its products after a faulty installation has suffered a loss in court.

Court grants U.S. Bank's motion to compel arbitration in dispute over fees

By Charmaine Little | Jan 29, 2019

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California granted a bank's motion to compel arbitration in a suit against it over two types of fees.

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).”

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