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Samsung fails in its bid to force arbitration in phone explosion action

By John Breslin | May 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Samsung has failed in its bid to force into arbitration a plaintiff who claims his smartphone exploded in his pocket, causing serious injuries.

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Three state AGs support climate change cases after 15 colleagues did the opposite

By Elizabeth Alt | May 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – California, New Jersey and Washington have filed a brief to support Oakland and San Francisco’s suits claiming big oil companies need to be held responsible for their part in global warming.

Ninth Circuit vacates Merck's summary judgment

By Sara McCleary | Dec 22, 2017

PASADENA – California’s Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a district court’s decision granting summary judgment to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Attorney: New technology causes spike in California copyright lawsuits

By John Sammon | Oct 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO - A phenomenon called “copyright troll,” a person who misleads customers into using copyrighted photos, films or other media saying that their use is free, only to demand settlement money and threaten a lawsuit is becoming more common in California, said an attorney who specializes in such cases.

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.

Man seeks disability benefits from Allied Specialty Vehicles Inc. Long Term Disability Plan

By Wadi Reformado | May 9, 2017

LOS ANGELES – A man alleges he is entitled to disability benefits he alleges were wrongfully denied.

Law firm announces possible settlement for optical disk drive antitrust suit

By Dawn Geske | Sep 5, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – A class-action settlement case has been set up by Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP for owners of optical disc drives manufactured by four electronics companies in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Injured banker claims he was allegedly denied disability benefits by Prudential Insurance Co. of America

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 24, 2016

LOS ANGELES — A former personal banker with a herniated disc has filed suit against an insurance firm after he allegedly was denied long-term disability benefits.  

Photographer files suit against Coldwell Banker Real Estate, agent for allegedly using his copyrighted photograph

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 18, 2016

LOS ANGELES — An individual has filed suit against Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, Tom Romaniw and Does 1-10, citing alleged copyright infringement after the plaintiff claims to have found his copyrighted photograph on the defendants' website.

San Francisco County resident accuses pharmaceutical companies of wrongful death

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 3, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – A widow alleges that a prescription drug caused her husband's death.

California company sues BitTorrent user over alleged copyright infringement

By The Northern California Record | May 1, 2016

SACRAMENTO — Malibu Media, LLC, is suing an unknown BitTorrent user assigned IP address 73.41.243.169, alleging copyright infringement.

Malibu Media alleges work was distributed illegally

By Wadi Reformado | Apr 1, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – An unknown BitTorrent user is facing a lawsuit from a Los Angeles company over allegations that the user wrongfully distributed unauthorized copies of the company's property.

BitTorrent user accused of illegal downloading

By Wadi Reformado | Mar 31, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A Los Angeles media company is suing an unknown BitTorrent user over allegations the user wrongfully distributed unauthorized copies of the plaintiff's property.

Malibu Media sues subscriber over alleged copyright infringement

By Wadi Reformado | Mar 31, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A Los Angeles media company alleges that an unknown Internet user has illegally distributed its movies over BitTorrent.

Man files suit against Prudential Insurance over alleged denial of benefits

By Wadi Reformado | Mar 30, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A man alleges his insurance company denied his benefits.

Woman sues Prudential Insurance Co. over alleged violation of ERISA

By Wadi Reformado | Mar 16, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – A former Jazz Pharmaceuticals employee has filed suit against her insurance company seeking long-term disability benefits.

Movie company alleges copyright infringement

By The Northern California Record | Mar 12, 2016

SACRAMENTO — Malibu Media LLC is suing an anonymous Internet user, alleging copyright infringement.

California company sues anonymous Internet user over alleged copyright infringement

By The Northern California Record | Mar 12, 2016

SACRAMENTO — Malibu Media LLC is suing an anonymous Internet user, alleging copyright infringement.

Woman alleges pressure cooker is defective, caused injuries

By The Northern California Record | Mar 11, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A Fresno County woman alleges that a kitchen appliance sold to the public is defective and causes injuries.

Malibu Media sues Doe over alleged copyright infringement

By The Northern California Record | Mar 4, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – A media company is suing an unknown BitTorrent user over allegations the user violated copyright laws.

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