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Condominium owners continue to fight Shell over contaminated soil, water

Dee Thompson Aug. 15, 2017, 12:32pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- A condominium complex built on the site of a former fuel distribution terminal has lost part of its case against Shell Oil. An appellate court found Shell not guilty of negligence but the question of Shell’s failure to remove all its petroleum products from the soil and water at the site, thus creating a continuing nuisance, remain to be settled by the lower court.

Customers allege Nissan violated warranties

Philip Gonzales Jul. 24, 2017, 2:53pm

FRESNO — A couple is suing Nissan, alleging breach of express warranty.

Appeals court rules that former Neiman Marcus employee could be entitled to monetary damages in disability suit

Elizabeth Alt Jul. 11, 2017, 10:56pm

The U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently ruled that former Neiman Marcus employee Taylor Bayer was entitled to receive nominal damages in his suit that alleged violations of the Americans with Disability Act.

Retired union workers ask for rehearing in American Airlines, American Eagle Airlines bankruptcy case

John Sammon Jun. 19, 2017, 8:53pm

Retired union members who lost a suit against the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) claiming they were denied equity after the bankruptcy of American Airlines and American Eagle Airlines Inc. have asked the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for a rehearing.

Culver City Surgical Specialists alleges health plan paid reduced rate for claim

Philip Gonzales Jun. 6, 2017, 1:21pm

LOS ANGELES – A medical corporation in the state alleges it was paid at a reduced rate to treatment it provided to a patient.

Southwest Airline passengers allege emergency landing caused injuries

Wadi Reformado May 26, 2017, 12:07pm

SAN FRANCISCO – Three California residents allege they suffered physical and emotional injuries when a Southwest Airlines plane had to make an emergency landing.

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

John Myers May 23, 2017, 7:39am

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.

Suit claims Nationstar, US Bank failed to notify consumer she was approved for loan modification

Wadi Reformado May 21, 2017, 2:08pm

SAN FRANCISCO — A woman is suing Nationstar Mortgage and U.S. Bank, alleging breach of contract and negligence.

Virginia couple says home wrongfully foreclosed on, sold

Wadi Reformado May 14, 2017, 8:37pm

SAN FRANCISCO — A couple is suing Caliber Home Loans, Inc. Quality Loan Service Corp. and Breckenridge Property Trust 2016 LLC, citing alleged breach of contract.

Appeals court rules against defendant in mortgage case

Nicholas Gueguen Apr. 28, 2017, 11:55am

The California First Appellate District Court of Appeal recently decided to uphold the Solano County Superior Court's decision to drop Linda Vanpelt's case against HSBC Bank USA, National Association and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc.

PCB public nuisance litigation could be creating costly future liability for local government, officials say

Amanda Robert Feb. 13, 2017, 8:35am

SAN DIEGO - In the latest wave of public nuisance cases to hit California, cities blaming Monsanto for contaminating local waterways could also be exposing themselves to future liability and economic harm, say former public officials who oppose this type of litigation.

Wells Fargo faces whistleblower lawsuit

Richard Jones Jan. 11, 2017, 8:20pm

SAN FRANCISCO — Wells Fargo is experiencing more fallout from its fake-account scandal.

Railroads succeed in blocking new Haz-Mat tax

Michelle de Leon Dec. 11, 2016, 9:47pm

SACRAMENTO -- A California judge has granted a preliminary injunction against the new tax scheme scheduled to be imposed on trains carrying hazardous materials, pointing out that the petitioners’ arguments merited a day in court.

New ACLU study reveals police in California schools do more harm than good

Dee Thompson Nov. 6, 2016, 10:03pm

OAKLAND -- A new report from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) finds that in California, police intervention in school disciplinary matters is ineffective and unfairly targets minority students and disabled students. 

Trustee claims Nationstar Mortgage wrongfully foreclosed on property

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 23, 2016, 10:03pm

SAN FRANCISCO — A special trustee has filed suit against a mortgage company for allegedly wrongfully foreclosing on a property.

American Small Business League continues fight against the federal government

Dawn Geske Oct. 12, 2016, 12:18pm

PETALUMA – The American Small Business League (ASBL) has filed for an injunction to halt the alleged falsifying of small business contracts by the federal government.

California district court rules exclusions can be enforced in ERISA suit

Robert Lawson Oct. 12, 2016, 12:42am

SAN FRANCISCO—A California District Court has ruled that a discretionary clause within a benefits policy was to be enforced in the case Bain v. United Healthcare Inc.

Oil riggers and managers file class-action suit against Key Energy Services

Wadi Reformado Oct. 9, 2016, 10:20pm

SACRAMENTO — A former employee has filed a class-action lawsuit against an oil company for alleged unpaid wages. 

Appeals Court ruling keeps Trader Joe's lawsuit against Pirate Joe's alive

Tara Mapes Oct. 8, 2016, 11:47pm

SAN FRANCISCO -The 9th District Court in Northern California has reversed a dismissal of Trader Joe’s trademark lawsuit and sent it back to a Washington district court.

Comcast case calls California tax tests into question

Katelyn Kivel Oct. 6, 2016, 6:05pm

LOS ANGELES -- Comcast and the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) are set to square off before the before the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, about whether or not Comcast controlled the shopping network QVC in the late 1990s.