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Whistleblower case against drug testing company moves forward

​A drug testing company failed in its bid to have a judge toss a lawsuit filed by a former employee alleging he was fired after reporting unethical practices.

EEOC alleges Albertsons 'harassed' Hispanic employees for speaking Spanish

SAN DIEGO – A grocery company is accused of violating the civil rights of Hispanic workers who claim they were subjected to harassment for speaking Spanish at one store in California.

Southern District of California court reinstates motions in case involving BIC, Norwood Promotional

SAN DIEGO — The U.S. District Court in the Southern District of California has overruled a media company’s summary judgment objections in a case involving BIC Corp., according to the April 12 opinion.

Affymetrix, Life Technologies cleared of patent infringment claim

SAN DIEGO – Affymetrix Inc. and Life Technologies Corp. have not infringed on a patent held by the Regents of the University of California or Becton, Dickinson and Co., and Sirigen, according to a summary judgment entered May 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

BMW of North America fee dispute in 'Lemon Law' case decided by federal court

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California partially approved the payment of $18,431 fees and costs incurred in a settled lawsuit filed against BMW of North America LLC, according to an order filed April 30.

Time runs out for several claims against P.I. Iron in pregnancy discrimination lawsuit, court rules

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California agreed with P.C. Iron Inc.’s contention that most claims filed against it by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and a former employee who was allegedly fired because of her pregnancy were time-barred, according to an order filed May 1.

Leadpages alleged to have harassed man with unwanted text messages

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego man alleges that a marketing company sent him text messages without his consent.

Neocell Corp., others alleged to have falsely advertised ingredient in joint supplement

SAN DIEGO – A Pauma Valley company alleges that several corporations are falsely advertising ingredients in their supplements.

Ametek granted partial judgment in alleged ground contamination cased filed by mobile home parks' owners

SAN DIEGO – The owners of mobile home parks were not able to immediately claim compensatory damages after they alleged a nearby facility dumped toxic waste on its property.

Presidio Components suffers setback in pursuit of modified damages in federal court

Presidio Components' efforts to have a court increase its more than $2 million award in a patent infringement case fell short in an April 9 opinion.

Canine handlers for MSA Security allege they were not paid for all hours worked

SAN DIEGO – Employees for a security company with a principal place of business in San Diego allege they were not paid for all hours worked.

Capital Alliance Group alleged to have unlawfully contacted man to solicit loans

SAN DIEGO – A Fallbrook consumer alleges that a company that solicits business loans unlawfully contacted him.

Consumer claims Judge Law Firm 'threatened' to charge for correspondence in collection letter

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego woman alleges that a debt collector used misleading representations in an attempt to collect an alleged debt.

Judge dismisses RICO suit against IRS

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing the IRS of engaging in unauthorized collection activities in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

Absolute Collections Corp. alleged to have called woman over previously settled debt

SAN DIEGO – A consumer alleges a San Diego debt collector is attempting to collect an alleged debt that had been settled and resolved.

Wheelchair user alleges he did not have full, equal access at Gran Havana Cigar & Hookah Lounge

SAN DIEGO – A man who uses a wheelchair alleges he was not able to fully access a San Diego business because of architectural barriers there.

Heritage Portfolio alleged to have harassed consumer with unlawful collection calls

SAN DIEGO – A Coronado consumer alleges a debt collector is attempting to collect a purported debt that is time barred.

Archstone International alleged to have failed to provide uninterrupted meal breaks

SAN DIEGO – A former employee of a San Diego protective and technical security services company alleges that he was paid for overtime work at his regular rate of pay.

Driver for Cross Country Logistics alleges he was not paid minimum wage

SAN DIEGO – A Bloomington man alleges that he was not paid a minimum wage while employed as a driver for logistics and delivery companies.

Bullets2Bandanges alleges Illinois company breached settlement agreement

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego company alleges an Illinois corporation breached a settlement agreement by prohibiting sales of its products.