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Attorney: New technology causes spike in California copyright lawsuits

John Sammon Oct. 27, 2017, 1:53pm

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.

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

Wadi Reformado May 9, 2017, 3:05pm

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

Dawn Geske Sep. 5, 2016, 12:28pm

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

Wadi Reformado Aug. 24, 2016, 3:22pm

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

Wadi Reformado Aug. 18, 2016, 10:43pm

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

Wadi Reformado Jun. 3, 2016, 4:34pm

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

California company sues BitTorrent user over alleged copyright infringement

The Northern California Record May 1, 2016, 1:24pm

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

Wadi Reformado Apr. 1, 2016, 2:37pm

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

Wadi Reformado Mar. 31, 2016, 2:05pm

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

Wadi Reformado Mar. 31, 2016, 11:57am

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

Wadi Reformado Mar. 30, 2016, 3:56pm

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

Woman sues Prudential Insurance Co. over alleged violation of ERISA

Wadi Reformado Mar. 16, 2016, 2:41pm

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

Movie company alleges copyright infringement

The Northern California Record Mar. 12, 2016, 4:55pm

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

California company sues anonymous Internet user over alleged copyright infringement

The Northern California Record Mar. 12, 2016, 4:41pm

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

Woman alleges pressure cooker is defective, caused injuries

The Northern California Record Mar. 11, 2016, 12:18pm

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

The Northern California Record Mar. 4, 2016, 3:13pm

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

The Prudential Insurance Co. of America sued over alleged violation of ERISA

The Northern California Record Mar. 3, 2016, 9:42pm

SAN JOSE – A Monterey County woman is suing an insurance company alleging it wrongfully denied her benefit claims.

California corporation sues Internet user over alleged violation of Copyright Act

The Northern California Record Mar. 3, 2016, 4:13pm

SAN FRANCISCO – An unknown Internet user is being sued by a Los Angeles media company over allegations of illegally distributing the company's works.

Los Angeles company files suit alleging violation of the Copyright Act

The Northern California Record Mar. 2, 2016, 5:23am

SAN FRANCISCO – An unknown Internet user is being sued by a media company over allegations of copyright infringement.

Los Angeles company claims copyright violation

The Northern California Record Mar. 1, 2016, 8:39am

SAN FRANCISCO – A Los Angeles media company is suing an unknown person over claims that the defendant knowingly violated copyright law by distributing unauthorized copies of its works.