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Class action filed against county of Modoc alleging FLSA violations

SACRAMENTO – A woman has filed suit against a California county alleging underpayment of overtime hours worked.

Apple accused by Virginia company of infringing patents

SAN JOSE – A Virginia corporation is suing Apple over claims it infringed patents used for point-to-point network communication.

Versace accuses companies of trademark infringement

SAN FRANCISCO – An Italian company with businesses in New York and California alleges its trademarks are being used by other companies without permission.

Suit filed over allegedly unpaid overtime against city of Citrus Heights

SACRAMENTO – A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the city of Citrus Heights over allegations it did not pay employees overtime wages.

Suit filed against Netflix over raising cost of subscription

SAN JOSE – A Florida subscriber of an audio-visual subscription service has filed suit over the cost increase of the service.

Spine & Neurosurgery Associates files suit seeking reimbursement for treatment costs

SACRAMENTO – A medical provider has filed suit against an insurance company seeking reimbursement for a patient's treatment costs.

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. seeks judgment regarding policy

SAN FRANCISCO – A Massachusetts insurance company has filed suit against a San Carlos woman and her conservator alleging she misrepresented material facts on her application for insurance.

Illegal drug case dismissed against FedEx

SAN FRANSICO – At the request of prosecutors, the lawsuit against shipping giant FedEx Corp. was dropped, which accused it of knowingly shipping illegal online prescription drugs.

Ratio of punitive and compensatory damages clarified by California Supreme Court

SAN FRANCISCO – A recent California Supreme Court decision maintained that a 10-to-1 ratio of punitive damages and compensatory damages continues to be the maximum amount settled in bad faith insurance cases.

Federal court stops use of compost containing pesticide

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) must cease allowing the use of compost containing pesticides in organic farming as of Aug. 22, according to a federal court ruling in Northern California.

Industry critic says drug patents lead to high prices

SAN JOSE – A critic of the pharmaceutical industry says liberal interpretation of U.S. patent laws has led to the wasteful infighting displayed recently between drug-makers Merck and Gilead in a case decided earlier this month by a Northern California federal judge.

Supreme Court rules Department of Labor must clarify OT rules for auto dealers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court, on a 6-2 decision involving a case originally filed in California’s 9th Circuit Court, ordered the Department of Labor to clarify its regulation regarding an overtime pay exemption for people who work at auto dealerships as car salesmen or sales advisers.

Suit filed against Walgreens, Theranos over blood test results

SAN JOSE – A Maricopa County, Arizona woman has filed a class-action suit against a Palo Alto-based company and a pharmacy chain alleging it sold blood tests that were not 100 percent accurate as advertised.

Men allege they were not paid overtime for working for city of Vallejo

SACRAMENTO – Two city of Vallejo employees allege they were underpaid for overtime work and have filed a class-action lawsuit.

A&E Television Networks accused of infringing Fempire mark

SAN FRANCISCO – The co-founders of a San Francisco business allege a cable television network has infringed its trademark.

Class-action filed against Fujitsu Technology and Business of America Inc. over plan

SAN FRANCISCO – Participants in a 401(k) plan have filed a class-action suit over the plan's operation.

Family alleges Lenovo product caught fire and caused damages

SAN FRANCISCO – A family has filed a suit against a technology manufacturer alleging a defective product caused a fire.

Quibids alleged to have sent spam email

SAN FRANCISCO – Two individuals have filed a suit alleging they were sent spam email without their consent.

Laundry service alleged to owe wages

SAN JOSE – A Santa Clara County woman alleges she was not properly paid while working for a laundry service.

Senator Mitchell re-introduces bill to close property seizure loophole

SACRAMENTO – A California senator has re-introduced a bill that she and others hope will tighten restrictions on police seizure of property.