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General Mills seeks dismissal of man's latest trans fat lawsuit

General Mills argues a federal trans fat class-action lawsuit the company faces is “unmistakably” pre-empted because of the passage of a federal statute in late 2015.

Laborers union claims Legend Theatrical failed to pay benefits

A California board of trustees for multiple union trust funds in Northern California filed a complaint with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on April 9, alleging Legend Theatrical owes fringe benefits and refuses to pay the trust nearly $30,000.

Muslim Advocates seek retraction of inflammatory report released by federal government

Attorneys for Muslim Advocates recently filed a lawsuit with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against the United States departments of Justice and Homeland Security regarding a recent report they claim is another step in President Donald Trump’s” anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant agenda."

Lawsuits accompany backlash to Facebook, Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal

As lawsuits pile up against Facebook and a firm accused of collecting private information from millions of people through a social media app, the president of a legal association wants lawmakers to hold accountable data holders who break privacy laws.

San Francisco attorney faces disbarment by default over three client matters, probation noncompliance

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco attorney Derek William St. Pierre faces disbarment by default following a State Bar of California recommendation after he allegedly violated rules of professional conduct in three client matters and his probation.

As Boulder sues, 15 states - including Colorado - oppose global warming lawsuits

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SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Two days after local officials in the Boulder, Colo., area filed a lawsuit that attempts to hold large energy companies liable for the alleged effects of global warming, the state’s top lawyer showed that she disagrees with their legal argument by voicing her opposition to similar lawsuits in California.

More than 1,000 alleged violations lead to record $12.5 million fine for oil firm Greka

A state law approved by the governor in 2016 lead to a record-breaking $12.5 million fine levied against Greka Oil & Gas earlier this month following more than 1,000 alleged safety violations at an Orange County oil field.

Customer claims restroom at Lee's Chinese Fast Food was not accessible to wheelchair users

LOS ANGELES – A Santa Monica restaurant is alleged to have denied a customer with disabilities full and equal access to its property because of architectural barriers.

Salt & Pepper Clothing claims San Joy Inc. unlawfully used textile design

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County corporation alleges a Los Angeles business unlawfully used one of its textile designs.

Customer alleges Tonerland did not have signs indicating handicap parking

LOS ANGELES – A Gardena business is alleged to have failed to provide compliant parking for customers with disabilities.

Self-driving cars, thinking machines will test limits of tort law

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SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) - Self-driving cars, machines that teach themselves how to operate and home digital assistants that can enter into legally binding contracts are all either on the market now or soon will be. So the next question is: Whom do you sue when they run amok?

Man alleges John Stewart Co. wrongfully evicted him from apartment

SAN FRANCISCO – An individual alleges he was wrongfully evicted from his San Francisco apartment.

Jollychic Inc. alleged to have unlawfully used textile design in garments

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A South Korean corporation alleges a corporation with a principal place of business in Newark unlawfully used one of its designs.

Kaleidoscope Productions alleged to have failed to pay driver in timely manner

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County man alleges that he was not paid in a timely manner for his work on a television commercial.

Oil companies again urge judge to reject Calif. global warming lawsuits

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SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - Chevron, in a renewed motion to dismiss climate change litigation against it filed by the cities of San Francisco and Oakland, described the case as a futile attempt to get around numerous prior court decisions preventing similar lawsuits over the sale of legal products.

Disparate state laws prevent class action against Hyundai in faulty power steering case

The United States District Court for the Central District of California dismissed the majority of claims brought by Oregon residents who alleged that Hyundai Motor Co. knowingly put defective power steering in their vehicles.

The Comfy blanket makers allege Cozy Around infringes trademark

LOS ANGELES – The makers of The Comfy blanket allege another company is unlawfully manufacturing a confusingly similar product.

Customer alleges Robeks Fresh Juices & Smoothies location did not have compliant parking

LOS ANGELES – A wheelchair user alleges a Long Beach smoothie and juice store has barriers that interfered with his ability to enjoy the services there.

Civil advocacy group calls for stronger privacy protection after Facebook data scandal

Advocacy group calls for stronger privacy protection after Facebook, Cambridge data scandal

Consumer claims Speedy Cash called 100 times after he asked it to stop

LOS ANGELES – A Kansas debt collector is alleged to have called a Los Angeles County consumer 100 times after he requested it quit calling.