News from August 2016

Unpaid overtime allegations subject of class-action suit against city of Modesto

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 1, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A city of Modesto employee has filed a class-action suit alleging he wasn't paid overtime wages.

LeapFrog files suit against Epik over allegedly similar children's tablets

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 1, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – A manufacturer of educational children's products alleges another company is selling similar products under a similar name.

Scout GPS developer accused of sending unwanted text messages

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 1, 2016

SAN JOSE – A Wisconsin consumer has filed a class-action suit against a Santa Clara app developer over allegations it sent him unwanted text messages.

Polynesia Line claims it is owed more than $285,000

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 1, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – An ocean carrier alleges it is owed money under the terms of a master carrier services agreement.

Ross Stores, Greena accused of using copyrighted fabric designs

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 1, 2016

LOS ANGELES – A Commerce company and a Dublin company are accused by a Los Angeles business of distributing garments with its copyrighted fabric designs without authorization.

Class action filed on behalf of Franklin Templeton retirement plan

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 1, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – A plan participant has filed a class-action lawsuit alleging the plan's investment committee breached its fiduciary duties.

Woman alleges Department Stores National Bank continued to call after asked to stop

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 1, 2016

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles consumer alleges a debt collector continued to call her despite requests to stop.

Couture Textile Inc. accuses companies of selling garments with copyrighted designs

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 2, 2016

LOS ANGELES – A textile company based in Los Angeles alleges other companies sold garments using its copyrighted designs without authorization.

Thornhill Equipment Rental alleged to owe contributions to union funds

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 2, 2016

LOS ANGELES – Labor group funds allege a Castaic employer did not pay contributions in violation of a bargaining agreement between the parties.

Zurn Industries claims company manufactures infringing valve parts

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 2, 2016

LOS ANGELES – A Pennsylvania company with a place of business in Paso Robles claims a North Carolina company distributes allegedly infringing products.

Placentia employees file suit alleging they are owed unpaid overtime wages

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 2, 2016

LOS ANGELES – Current employees of the city of Placentia allege that they have not been paid overtime wages.

Rems Vegas Sports Lounge allegedly allows karaoke operators to use counterfeit products

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 2, 2016

LOS ANGELES – A Placentia bar and restaurant is accused of using allowing counterfeit karaoke products in its establishment.

Harbor Freight Tools alleges company hired for returns management did not honor contract

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 2, 2016

LOS ANGELES – A Calabasas tool company alleges a Pittsburgh wholesale retailer return business did not perform as promised.

Owner of Marilyn Monroe photos alleges New York Daily News published them without consent

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 2, 2016

LOS ANGELES – A collector and owner of several historic photographs alleges a media company published two photos of Marilyn Monroe without his permission.

Trust funds allege Security Paving Co. Inc. is behind on contributions

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 3, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – The trust funds or a labor union allege an employer did not pay contributions per the terms of a bargaining agreement.

Pet Sit Pros Inc. claims former employee is using mark, soliciting clients

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 3, 2016

LOS ANGELES – A pet sitting company based in Los Angeles County alleges a former employee is using its mark for his own business.

Altair Instruments files suit against retailers over sale of microdermabrasion devices

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 3, 2016

LOS ANGELES – A Ventura business has filed a suit against several retailers alleging they distribute microdermabrasion devices that infringes one or more claims of its patent.

United Omaha Life wrongfully denied benefits, man claims

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 3, 2016

LOS ANGELES – An employee for the city of Long Beach claims he is disabled and was wrongfully denied long-term disability benefits by his insurer.

Debt purchaser alleges companies breached contract, did not pay settlement

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 3, 2016

LOS ANGELES – A Connecticut debt purchaser alleges that it is owed by several companies for a settlement.

Fabric Selection Inc. claims design was used without permission

By Wadi Reformado | Aug 3, 2016

LOS ANGELES – Two companies are alleged to have manufactured and distributed garments containing the copyrighted design of a Los Angeles County company without authorization.

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