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Eye care company accuses Kimberly-Clark of trademark violations

LOS ANGELES — A San Luis Obispo eye care company is suing Kimberley-Clark, alleging unauthorized used of its Soft Touch trademark.

Former employee accuses Disney of wrongful termination

LOS ANGELES — A former employee is suing a unit of Walt Disney, alleging discrimination, violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act and wrongful termination.

Photographer accuses consulting firm of copyright infringement

LOS ANGELES — A photographer is suing a consulting firm, alleging copyright infringement.

Music publisher accuses Spotify of copyright infringement in $1.6 billion suit

Wixen Music Publishing Inc. recently filed a lawsuit against Spotify, alleging copyright infringement on thousands of songs by major artists such as Stevie Nicks, Weezer and Tom Petty.

Women's clothing company accuses Spanx of copyright infringement

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles women's clothing company is suing a manufacturer of undergarment clothing, alleging trade dress infringement and unfair competition.

Employee alleges Israeli company failed to pay retainer fee

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County man is suing an Israeli company, alleging breach of contract.

Film distribution business alleges media company breached contract

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County film distribution business is suing media company, alleging breach of contract

Meat Loaf accused of stealing song

LOS ANGELES (Northern California Record) – Meat Loaf, as one of his most famous hits suggests, would do anything for love. However, he may have been willing to steal the lyrics of the song "I'd Do Anything For Love," according to a lawsuit filed in federal court 24 years after the iconic tune's release.

Poncho & Goldstein Inc. accused of infringing design for Wine Eye Chart product

LOS ANGELES – A Santa Barbara County artist that designed the "Wino Eye Chart" alleges his artwork was unlawfully copied.

Woman files suit over numerous calls from Capital One Bank

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County individual claims that a debt collector has called her approximately 130 times since she asked it to stop.

Lookout Entertainment accused of failing to submit to union groups' audit requests

LOS ANGELES – The board of directors for three union plans alleges that a Hermosa Beach corporation has failed to submit to an audit.

Vecrom Exim LTD seeks $685,000 from Newbury Park man

LOS ANGELES – A corporation alleges a Newbury Park man failed to perform his duties under an agreement.

Woman alleges she was not paid overtime during her employment as a caregiver

LOS ANGELES – A caregiver has filed a class-action lawsuit against her former employer over allegations that it did not provide meal or rest breaks.

Woman alleges she is entitled to disability benefits

LOS ANGELES – A La Mirada woman alleges she is entitled to disability benefits from her insurer.

Chase Bank USA alleged to have called consumer more than 100 times after consent was revoked

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles man alleges a debt collector harassed him with its frequent calls.

Edge Systems, AXIA Medsciences allege Ageless Serums infringed patents

LOS ANGELES – Two California business allege a Texas limited liability company's facial infusion unit infringes its patents.

JCR Fabrics allege Amazon, other department stores infringed textile design

LOS ANGELES – A textile company alleges that Amazon, Kohls and others offer garments made with infringing fabric designs.

Carpenters Southwest Administrative Corp. seeks audit of John R. Apperson Construction

LOS ANGELES – A Southern California construction company is alleged to have refused an audit.

Patagonia claims Kaleidoscope Custom Apparel and Design uses infringing mark

LOS ANGELES – A Ventura sportswear company alleges its trademark was unlawfully imitated by a Tennessee company

Photographer claims Barcroft Media, Valnet unlawfully used photos

LOS ANGELES – A photographer alleges several of his photographs were used without permission.