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

Dodge ordered to pay more than $50,000 in attorney's fees in case over allegedly faulty Durango

By Charmaine Little | Jun 13, 2019

SAN DIEGO – Two plaintiffs were granted their motion for attorney’s fees in their settled case against Dodge Durango manufacturer FCA US LLC on May 29.

Judge: Man waited too long to file suit against BMW over car's oil consumption

By Charmaine Little | Jun 13, 2019

SAN DIEGO – On May 28, BMW of North America LLC convinced Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California to grant its motion for summary judgment after a man sued via the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act.

Judge won't let pension co-trustees add emotional distress claims against Pension Benefit Guaranty

By Scott Holland | Jun 3, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A federal judge has rejected the request of pension co-trustees to amend filings in a dispute with a government agency.

Federal judge says United States Liability Insurance obligated to cover legal fees

By Scott Holland | May 31, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A federal judge has weighed in on whether an insurance policy should cover legal fees as damages or a loss.

PEP Research's motion for attorneys' fees denied in case over drug marketing

By Payton Kuhn | May 25, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A federal judge has denied a supplement company's motion for attorneys' fees after it was awarded summary judgment in a lawsuit over allegations of false and misleading advertising filed by a competitor.

Judge rejects plaintiffs' motion to extend discovery in lawsuit against Boston National Title over Fiji land sale

By Payton Kuhn | May 25, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A federal magistrate judge has denied the plaintiffs' request for more time for discovery in a case over a property sale in Fiji that fell through.

Judge won't stay lawsuit over soured Fiji land deal

By Scott Holland | May 13, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A federal judge rejected a request to put a stay on a lawsuit centered on a real estate deal in Fiji.

Judge approves $700,000 settlement deal to end unpaid wages lawsuit against LabCorp, EMSI

By Scott Holland | May 13, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A federal judge on the bench of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of California granted preliminary approval of a $700,000 settlement agreement that could end a class action complaint alleging federal labor law violations.

Breach of contract suit against Columbia Property Capital remanded to state court

By Scott Holland | May 8, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A federal judge remanded a portion of a breach of contract suit over five promissory notes to a state court.

Judge dismisses lawsuit against American General Life Insurance over $1 million policy

By Scott Holland | May 7, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A federal judge has ruled against a woman who filed a lawsuit over a $1 million life insurance policy.

Judge orders BMW to produce documents in warranty lawsuit

By Scott Holland | May 7, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A federal judge has weighed in on a dispute involving a customer who alleged BMW failed to live up to warranty terms to repair alleged defects with his vehicle.

Court grants Youngevity International's motion to subpoena man's phone records from Verizon Wireless

By Shanice Harris | May 7, 2019

SAN DIEGO – Youngevity International's motion to reopen discovery in a case was granted in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of California on April 10.

Judge denies restraining order request from man trying to stop tax sale of El Cajon property

By Scott Holland | May 6, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A federal judge has ruled against a man trying to prevent the sale of his property after a city removed more than 195 tons of waste from it and assessed abatement costs.

San Diego couple's suit over warranty claims against Ford, dealership remanded to state court

By Charmaine Little | May 3, 2019

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently granted a motion to remand a San Diego couple's lawsuit claiming Ford Motor Co. and a dealership violated the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, also known as the California Lemon Law, to San Diego Superior Court.

San Diego Comic Convention awarded $3.9 million in fees and costs in trademark case

By Charmaine Little | Apr 30, 2019

SAN DIEGO – Thanks to its case being an “exceptional” one, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California granted in part and denied in part the San Diego Comic Convention’s motion for attorney fees after it prevailed in its trademark case against a production company.

Court says Minnesota company failed to prove jurisdiction in trademark infringement case

By Charmaine Little | Apr 26, 2019

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently dismissed a trademark case against PF Brands after it determined that plaintiff Graco Minnesota couldn’t prove the court has jurisdiction in the case.

Federal judge sets aside default against XPO Logistics in case over allegedly missing shipments

By John Severance | Apr 22, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A federal judge has ruled in favor of a freight company in its case with a technology company over two shipments that were allegedly lost, missing or damaged.

Federal judge tosses complaint against Nationstar Mortgage over disputed home loan

By Scott Holland | Apr 22, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A federal judge determined Nationstar won’t have to defend itself in a dispute over a $400,000 real estate loan.

Youngevity International denied motion for summary judgment in breach of contract case

By Shanice Harris | Apr 16, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A federal judge has denied consumer products company Youngevity International's motion for summary judgment in a breach of contract case against two individuals who sold their companies to it.

Court rules Wausau Underwriters Insurance owes duty to defend in construction defect lawsuit

By Marian Johns | Apr 15, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A federal court has granted an insurance company's motion for partial summary judgment in a case involving one of its insureds who is facing allegations of manufacturing defective plumbing products for a condominium construction project.

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