Latest News

From Legal Newsline

Billionaire mega-donor Steyer picks favorite AG hopefuls; More global warming cases possible

By John O'Brien | Sep 13, 2018

Democrat challengers aspiring to become the top lawyers in their states have received financial boosts from Tom Steyer, a billionaire investor and environmental activist who some feel is a driving force behind the recent string of climate change lawsuits struggling to persuade judges to punish the energy industry.

Seterus alleged to have continued to call Playa Del Ray man without his consent

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 27, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Playa Del Ray consumer alleges that a North Carolina-based debt collector ignored his request to stop calling him.

Harley-Davidson Credit alleged to have called Oceanside man at harassing rate

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 20, 2018

SAN DIEGO – An Oceanside consumer alleges a Chicago, Illinois-headquartered debt collector called him at an excessive and harassing rate.

Long Beach resident alleges Wilshire Consumer Loans continues to call after she requested it stop

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 19, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Long Beach consumer alleges a Beverly Hills debt collector has harassed her with phone calls.

Long Beach woman alleges debt collector called mother, said it was calling regarding job application

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 2, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Long Beach consumer alleges a debt collector unlawfully called family members and misrepresented the reason it was calling.

Chicago debt collector alleged to have ignored request to stop calling

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 1, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Palmdale resident alleges a Chicago-headquartered debt collector ignored his request to stop calling him.

Judge overrules objection, reinstates motions in trademark infringment suit against BIC

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 29, 2018

A federal judge in the Southern District of California has overruled Marketquest Group’s objection to a status order and reinstated motions in a fair use lawsuit against the BIC Corporation.

Diversified Consultants alleged to have ignored cease and desist letter from Del Mar man

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 26, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A Del Mar consumer alleges a Florida-based debt collector ignored his cease and desist letter to stop calling him.

Woman challenges Aetna's termination of disability benefits

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 25, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A Spring Valley woman alleges her long-term disability benefits were unlawfully terminated by an insurance company.

Man alleges Recovery Management Services violated law by continuing to call after receiving cease and desist letter

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A Dixon consumer alleges an Illinois debt collector continued to call him after he sent a cease and desist letter.

Consumer alleges Collection Bureau of America failed to mark account as disputed

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 21, 2018

FRESNO – A Clovis consumer claims a debt collector failed to mark an alleged debt as disputed.

Appeals court rules against Boeing, Aetna in benefits dispute

By John Revak | Jun 1, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently overturned a district court ruling that upheld insurance company Aetna’s decision to cancel a former Boeing employee's long-term disability benefits because she allegedly met the criteria for the plan’s discretionary “mental health exception.”

Federal judge says cell phone tax challenge case belongs in state court

By April Brown | Apr 11, 2017

Judge Morrison England Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California issued a memorandum and order on March 20 in the matter of Bekkerman v. Calif. Board of Equalization et al, remanding the case back to a state trial court.

Yale retains U.S. News' ranking as top law school

By John Severance | Apr 7, 2017

The magazine U.S. News and World Report has been ranking law schools for 23 years. And in those 23 years, there is only one law school that has reigned supreme: Yale Law School.

Former Aetna manager claims the company's self-funded plan wrongly terminated her benefits

By Wadi Reformado | Apr 2, 2017

LOS ANGELES — An Aetna employee is suing Aetna Life Insurance Company doing business as Aetna Inc. Self-Funded Group Plan, and other individuals with the insurer, citing alleged breach of contract.

Video Reporter Inc. alleged to owe more than $400,000 to Xerox

By Wadi Reformado | Jan 16, 2017

LOS ANGELES – A Canoga Park business is alleged to have defaulted on an agreement with Xerox.

AT&T heads back to court for impending class-action suit over data-throttling

By Gianni da Costa | Nov 17, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO  -- The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will decide whether or not a group of consumers can continue with their class-action lawsuit against telecommunications giant AT&T. The consumers seek to hold AT&T legally responsible for their "data-throttling" practices.

Court case says tampon tax is discriminatory

By JoAnn Seltzer | Oct 24, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – California has been taxing tampons and sanitary napkins for years, classifying them as “luxury” items, while labeling items like Viagra and Lubriderm lotion as” medical necessities. Now the court is being asked to change that classification.

Optician alleges she is entitled to disability benefits from Aetna Life

By Wadi Reformado | Oct 18, 2016

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County optician alleges her claim for disability benefits was wrongfully denied.

SMG Long Term Disability Plan alleged to have wrongfully denied benefits

By Wadi Reformado | Jul 26, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A doctor alleges he was wrongfully denied disability benefits.

The Record Network