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

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.

Federal judge approves sale of land held by SEC in fraudulent investment scheme

By Sandra Lane | Oct 2, 2018

SAN DIEGO – In a lawsuit concerning the sale of foreclosed property, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently approved a motion to sell a 42-acre section of a 106-acre tract for $1,282,600 with the proceeds being paid to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Patron alleges parking lot at Rally's Restaurant in El Centro violates accessibility guidelines

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 2, 2018

SAN DIEGO – An El Centro restaurant is alleged to have failed to maintain in working and useable condition features on the property that are needed for access by customers with disabilities.

New Jersey photographer claims IVC Media used photo without authorization

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 1, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A professional photographer residing in New Jersey alleges a San Diego website operator unlawfully used one of his photos.

Consumer alleges Encor Solar, others have called him without his consent

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 1, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A consumer alleges companies in Utah and Florida have been unlawfully robocalling him.

United Food and Commercial Workers union alleges former director unlawfully kept union property

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 19, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A labor union alleges that a former director failed to return union property after he was terminated.

Mitek Systems alleges insurers breached contract by denying duty to defend

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 18, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego corporation alleges its insurers failed to defend it in a lawsuit filed in a Texas court.

Consumer alleges AFNI is attempting to collect on an account that was paid in full

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 18, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego consumer alleges a debt collector is attempting to collect on a debt that was paid off.

Arizona woman alleged to have fled scene after striking minor at Gordon Wells sand dunes

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 18, 2018

SAN DIEGO – An Arizona resident is alleged to have hit a minor at the Gordon Wells sand dunes and fled the scene.

Lien Enforcement alleged to have called consumer without permission

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 18, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego County consumer alleges a debt collector contacted her without her consent.

Basketball that struck sprinkler head at San Diego property alleged to have caused $700,000 in property damage

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 18, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A sprinkler head in an apartment building that was purportedly broken by tenants playing with a basketball is alleged to have caused more than $700,000 in property damage.

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