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Cyberharassment victim highlights fee Verizon charges to block stalker

After suffering cyberharassment, one California woman has to pay to keep her stalker from contacting her.

California court upholds $30 million judgment against Russian businessman

A California appeals court has upheld a Russian court’s $30 million judgment against a businessman who fled the country to seek political asylum in the United States.

Dell, Samsung concede wrongful death

A wrongful death settlement has been reached regarding a fatality caused by a computer charger.

Class action challenges cities' for profit prosecution scheme; One paid $6K in atty fees over $225 ticket

RIVERSIDE - An Indio property owner has filed a civil rights class action seeking to vindicate the rights of people who have been criminally prosecuted for municipal ordinance violations and then charged thousands of dollars to cover the alleged cost of their own prosecution.

Dollar Tree wins class action suit over pay stubs

LOS ANGELES -- Dollar Tree stores have been cleared of wrongdoing in federal court when a jury sided with the store in a class action regarding employee access to electronic wage statements (pay stubs).

Two individuals accused of selling counterfeit Adobe software on eBay

SAN FRANCISCO – Adobe alleges that two individuals are selling counterfeit copies of its software online.

Adobe Systems Inc. claims individual is selling counterfeit software online

SAN FRANCISCO – A Los Altos Hills individual is accused of selling counterfeit Adobe software on eBay.

United Poultry Concerns vows to fight ritual killing of chickens

A recent court victory by an Orthodox synagogue in Irvine in a case brought by United Poultry Concerns, a Virginia-based animal rights group, is not the end, according to the group's founder.

Synagogue wins suit filed by United Poultry Concerns over ritual killing of chickens

An Orthodox Jewish synagogue in Orange County has won a suit filed against it by an animal rights group alarmed by the ritual killing of chickens.

Man claims Volkswagen, dealership sold car with emissions test-defeating device

SAN FRANCISCO — An individual is suing Volkswagen of America and Dirito Brothers VW, citing alleged breach of implied warranty, fraud and negligent misrepresentation.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office holds roundtable at Stanford on patent laws

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently held a roundtable discussion at Stanford University on whether Congress should adjust rules that prohibit the patenting of abstract ideas, laws of nature and natural phenomena.

Adobe Systems files suit against eBay seller over sales of allegedly unauthorized software

SAN FRANCISCO – Adobe Systems alleges that an eBay seller offers equipment with pirated versions of its software.

Appeals court rules against defendant in mortgage case

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.

Federal judge says cell phone tax challenge case belongs in state court

Judge Morrison England Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California issued a memorandum and order on March 20 in the matter of Bekkerman v. Calif. Board of Equalization et al, remanding the case back to a state trial court.

Adobe Systems Inc. alleges two corporations use unlicensed versions of software

SAN FRANCISCO – An Orange corporation and a Fullerton corporation are accused of using unauthorized versions of Adobe software.

Penske case over wages for meal, rest breaks one of many similar disputes

SAN DIEGO — Penske Logistics recently settled a case over wages for meal and rest breaks for $750,000.

Costco to pay $11.75 million in prescription settlement

Costco Wholesale has agreed to pay $11.75 million to settle a lawsuit stemming from allegations that its pharmacies violated the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) by filling prescriptions for controlled substances.

Biotech 'trial of the century' could determine who owns CRISPR

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Virginia heard arguments Dec. 6 from the University of California, Berkeley and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard regarding the ownership of the CRISPR gene editing method. 

Adobe alleges counterfeit versions of software are sold on eBay by user

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Jose software developer alleges a Pennsylvania individual sells counterfeit versions of its products.

First ruling handed down in legal dispute between Varian Medical Systems, Elekta

PALO ALTO -- A preliminary decision was made Oct. 27 in the legal patent dispute between popular medical companies Elekta and Varian Medical Systems.