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$7 million sought from Clearlake Shipping from boat charter company in fraud suit

By Charmaine Little | Jun 22, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The owner and charterer of ocean-going vessels is seeking more than $7 million after one of its ships was arrested in Singapore.

Judge tosses fraud suit against Dolarian Capital after plaintiff misses deadline

By Sandra Lane | Jun 22, 2018

FRESNO – On June 7, U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California issued an order granting the defendants’ motion to dismiss with prejudice a case after the plaintiff failed to obtain a legal representative within the required time period after the original counsel withdrew.

Delivery service wants case removed to federal court

By Charmaine Little | Jun 22, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A same-day delivery service cited the Class Action Fairness Act as it main argument to remove a class action labor dispute involving delivery couriers.

Federal judge partially grants Dutch company’s motion to dismiss claims

By Sandra Lane | Jun 22, 2018

FRESNO, Calif -- Judge Dale A. Drozd of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California on June 1, granted in part and denied in part defendants’ motion to dismiss a case concerning infringement of patent rights for a drying machine used in making colorants and nutraceutical products.

Zimmer Biomet wants woman's hip replacement product liability suit moved to federal court

By Charmaine Little | Jun 21, 2018

A company named in a product liability suit for an allegedly faulty hip replacement system recently requested the case be removed from the Alameda County Superior Court to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Judge denies plaintiffs’ request for summary judgment in Bakersfield pipeline dispute

By Sandra Lane | Jun 21, 2018

FRESNO – A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of California recently denied plaintiffs’ motion for partial summary judgment on three issues in a case involving pipelines that interfered with the property owners’ development plans.

Suit against Fitbit over devices claiming to track heart beat can proceed, federal judge rules

By John Breslin | Jun 21, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently ruled that a suit alleging Fitbit made inaccurate marketing claims regarding its wristband devices that track user heart beat can continue but agreed to dismiss allegations that the company attempted to unjustly enrich itself.

Canadian director claims Disney/Pixar stole 'Inside Out' in copyright infringement suit

By Charmaine Little | Jun 21, 2018

Director, cinematographer, and editor Damon Pourshian recently filed a copyright infringement suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleging Disney/Pixar’s "Inside Out" was stolen from a short film he wrote while in college.

Consumers allege Paul Blanco's Good Car Co. Fresno fabricated income for financing

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 21, 2018

FRESNO – Two consumers have filed a suit over allegations of fraud against a Fresno car dealership.

Siblings of man struck by D & I Farms driver file wrongful death suit

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 21, 2018

FRESNO – Siblings of a man who was struck by a tractor-trailer and later died of his injuries have filed a wrongful death suit against the driver and his employer.

Woman alleges driver was intoxicated in Selma crash

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 21, 2018

FRESNO – A woman is seeking damages after an allegedly intoxicated driver collided with her vehicle in Selma.

Homeowners allege houses have defects, seek cost of repairs from Evergreen Communities

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 21, 2018

FRESNO – Several owners of Fresno County homes allege that the properties have defects and are seeking costs for repairs from the developers.

Man seeks removal of case involving child custody to federal court

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 20, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A California man recently filed a notice of removal in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California regarding a lawsuit against the state of California over alleged deprivations of fundamental rights in a dispute involving child custody.

Federal judge denies motions to alter $85,600 jury award in re-manufactured engine case

By Kory Oswald | Jun 20, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A federal judge in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently let stand a jury decision to award plaintiffs $85,600 in a dispute involving two re-manufactured aircraft engines.

Consumer claims defects in Dodge Charger haven't been repaired by manufacturer

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 20, 2018

FRESNO – A consumer alleges a Dodge Charger she purchased has defects and that the manufacturer has not repaired the issues.

Pelco Industries alleged to have terminated man because of age, thumb injury

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 20, 2018

FRESNO – A former employee of a Fresno County business alleges that he was terminated because of his age and because of an injury.

Former Visalia Unified School District employee files constructive discharge suit

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 20, 2018

FRESNO – A Fresno County man alleges that he was forced to resign from his position with a school district.

Customer claims 365 Auto failed to repair leak in car's roof

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 20, 2018

FRESNO – A Fresno County consumer alleges that a vehicle she purchased from a dealership has a leaky roof and that it has refused to repair it.

Meridian Fine Foods alleges it is owed more than $130,000 for fruit

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 20, 2018

FRESNO – A Los Angeles County business is alleged to have failed to pay for fruit delivered by a Texas company.

Driver who collided with city of Sanger truck alleges warning devices were not properly displayed

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 20, 2018

FRESNO – A driver alleges she collided head-on with a city-owned vehicle because the city failed to adequately display warning devices around it.

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