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Bellwether trial over Monsanto's Roundup opens

By Glenn Minnis | Jul 10, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO - An attorney for a 46-year-old California man diagnosed with terminal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma told a jury during opening arguments on Monday that chemical giant Monsanto has known its best-selling weed killer Roundup causes cancer for almost as long as his client has been alive, claims the company is fighting.

Nashville man alleges Nationwide Business Resources invaded privacy with marketing calls

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Nashville, Tennessee man alleges a telemarketer based in Los Angeles County unlawfully called him to solicit promotional marketing items.

Zurich American Insurance Co. alleges heating and cooling company breached obligation regarding claim

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 24, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – An insurance company alleges a company breached its obligation by failing to defend or indemnify another company regarding a claim.

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Self-driving cars, thinking machines will test limits of tort law

By Daniel Fisher | Apr 20, 2018

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) - Self-driving cars, machines that teach themselves how to operate and home digital assistants that can enter into legally binding contracts are all either on the market now or soon will be. So the next question is: Whom do you sue when they run amok?

Molecular biologist alleges he was not listed as inventor in three patents, seeks correction

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 2, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A molecular biologist and biochemist residing in Shanghai, China alleges he was not listed as an inventor on three U.S. patents.

Insurers allege they have no duty to defend Solvis Staffing Services in workers' comp claims

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 28, 2018

SAN DIEGO – An Escondido corporation is alleged to have misrepresented facts to two insurance companies.

Francesca's Collections scores partial win in former manager's overtime complaint

By Karen Kidd | Mar 4, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge has dismissed part of a former Francesca's Collections store manager's complaint that she is still owed for unpaid overtime accrued during almost four years of working for the retailer.

Contra Costa DA among signatories in Los Angeles 'sanctuary' case amicus brief

By Karen Kidd | Feb 2, 2018

A Justice Department policy that ties federal funding to immigration-based requirements hampers local law enforcement and threatens public safety, Contra Costa County's district attorney said during a recent interview.

California court issues injunction in Canadian order on Google searches

By Sara McCleary | Nov 17, 2017

SAN JOSE – A California court has deemed unenforceable a Canadian order directing Google to remove search results from all of its domains.

2 employees allege freight business failed to pay proper wages

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 4, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Two Los Angeles County delivery drivers have filed a class action lawsuit against a freight business, alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Fired Google memo writer exploring legal action may not have case against company, lawyer says

By Jon Campisi | Sep 1, 2017

A former Google engineer who was fired after the surfacing of an internal memo he wrote questioned whether the gender gap at the company may be explained by biological differences between men and women and not necessarily discriminatory practices is exploring pursuing legal action against the company.

Entrepreneur Media files suit over companies' use of Enterpreneur mark

By Delma M. Serrano | Jul 10, 2017

SANTA ANA – An Irvine company alleges that it has been damaged by a Miami company's use of an infringing mark.

Appeals court rules that Unfair Competition Law does not apply in Bank of America case

By Angela Underwood | May 31, 2017

The California Sixth District Court of Appeal recently ruled that California's Unfair Competition Law (UCL) does not apply to a California couple who attempted to challenge the repossession of their home.

Federal appeals court approves class-action suit over US Airways missing luggage

By John Myers | May 23, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is allowing a class-action lawsuit against US Airways and its parent company American Airlines over baggage fees to move forward.

Attorneys say Google likely to pay $22.5 million to settle junk advertising case

By John Sammon | Apr 23, 2017

Attorneys recently said that Google is likely to pay $22.5 million in restitution to advertisers who allegedly didn’t get their money’s worth when the internet giant placed their advertisements on “error pages” and “inactive” websites.

Holiday Inn will go to trial for damages from rape after receptionist allegedly gave key to perpetrator

By Tricia Erickson | Apr 3, 2017

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A California judge has denied Holiday Inn’s request to dismiss a complaint filed on behalf of a rape victim claiming damages for an incident that occurred at the hotel after the receptionist allegedly gave a room key to the perpetrator without asking for proper identification.

Litigation is not the way to improve cyber security, corporate defense attorney says

By Ann Maher | Mar 31, 2017

MENLO PARK - Embedded technology that collects and shares information from all kinds of everyday items may be improving quality of life, but the accompanying liability risks have legal experts predicting that the Internet of Things (IoT) will be the next litigation target for the plaintiffs' bar.

Attorney uses analytics to advise clients about chances of victory

By Dee Thompson | Mar 5, 2017

CHICAGO — Attorney Kirk Jenkins has developed a specialty in the fast-growing field of legal analytics, advising clients of his firm about their chances of winning at the appellate level.

PTSD at center of disability lawsuit

By Dawn Geske | Feb 2, 2017

SAN JOSE – An Apple software engineer has filed a lawsuit after being denied long-term disability benefits, which he claims he is entitled to for the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) he developed in June 2015.

Broadcom reaches class-action settlement

By David Hutton | Feb 2, 2017

The semiconductor maker Broadcom Corp. has settled a stockholder class action lawsuit that originated after the company merged with Avago in 2015.

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