GREENBELT, Md. (Legal Newsline) – Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit brought by a class of customers alleging negligent misrepresentation.
NFIB senior staff attorney calls Wisconsin litigation funding disclosure law 'a step forward for small business'
SACRAMENTO – In the wake of the passage of a bill in Wisconsin dealing with amendments to that state’s civil litigation guidelines, Luke Wake, senior staff attorney for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Legal Center, said he believes the Wisconsin legislation is “a step forward for small business.”
Court affirms staffing agency Aerotek isn’t liable for client’s alleged failure to provide meal breaks
SAN FRANCISCO – The 1st Appellate District, Division of the California Court of Appeal has ruled that a temporary staffing agency doesn’t need to police its client’s meal periods.
A California appeals court recently overturned a lower court’s ruling to deny an attorney’s client an arbitration award.
ALAMEDA COUNTY — Fidelma Fitzpatrick, a medical device attorney at Motely Rice, has been appointed lead counsel of the Plaintiffs' Executive Committee for the Essure litigation in California against Bayer Corp.
SAN FRANCISCO — Following the high profile trial and conviction of two people on charges of distributing potentially dangerous counterfeits, the maker of a popular energy drink were moved to remind customers they were removed from shelves many years ago.
SAN FRANCISCO – The arbitration clause included in a contract with a California biotechnology company was upheld by the appeals court.
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court ruling regarding an endangered seal species will have an impact far from the Arctic Circle, environmentalists say.
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.
BERKELEY – The wireless industry has filed an appeal to stop notifying consumers of the harms of cell phone use at the point of sale for cell phone retailers under the Cell Phone Right To Know Ordinance.
HONG KONG -- A former partner with Russin & Vecchi law firm has been named one of two newly appointed members of the board for Global Sources Ltd.
SACRAMENTO – Opposition has formed against an arbitration bill designed to increase time and cost burdens for arbitrators in California.
LOS ANGELES — A former passenger with liver cancer has filed suit against a cruise ship and its medical staff for alleged negligence after he claims he impaled his foot on an object in the ship's pool and a piece of the object was left in his foot after it was sutured on board.
SAN DIEGO – A Maryland-based successor to Lockheed Missiles & Space Co. and Lockheed Aircraft Corp. is accused of not restoring a leased property back to its original condition.
SAN FRANCISCO — The federal agency tasked with granting the U.S. Navy permission to use low-frequency active sonar for training, testing and routine operations in oceans around the world didn’t do enough to protect marine mammals, a panel of judges in the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided recently.
FRESNO – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California on June 24 issued a permanent injunction that shuts down the operations of Wa Heng Dou-Fu & Soy Sauce Corp., a Sacramento-based manufacturer and distributor of soy sauce and tofu.
WASHINGTON – A case before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals could have a wide-ranging impact on whether companies are considered joint employers of workers and therefore must engage in collective bargaining under federal labor law, according to an employment lawyer.
SAN JOSE – A critic of the pharmaceutical industry says liberal interpretation of U.S. patent laws has led to the wasteful infighting displayed recently between drug-makers Merck and Gilead in a case decided earlier this month by a Northern California federal judge.
WASHINGTON – Samsung Electronics Co. LTD petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court in May to vacate an injunction related to a February patent infringement ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that was one of the latest chapters in the ongoing dispute between Samsung and Apple Inc., according to a Samsung spokesman.
SACRAMENTO – A Fresno man is suing a food manufacturer alleging that it wrongfully advertised its Parmesan cheese products with misleading labels.