News from September 2016

Poof Apparel, Citi Trends allegedly copied textile company's designs

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 27, 2016

LOS ANGELES — A California textile company has filed suit against online and in-store retailers for alleged copyright infringement.

Elite Accessories allegedly copied a Texas company's belt designs

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 28, 2016

LOS ANGELES — A Texas apparel business has filed suit against an online retailer for alleged copyright infringement pertaining to its belts, or conchos.

Physicians on board Princess Cruise Lines allegedly misdiagnosed passenger

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 28, 2016

LOS ANGELES — A former passenger with liver cancer has filed suit against a cruise ship and its medical staff for alleged negligence after he claims he impaled his foot on an object in the ship's pool and a piece of the object was left in his foot after it was sutured on board. 

Motorist claims U.S. postal employee responsible for his injuries stemming from a vehicular accident

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 28, 2016

LOS ANGELES — A passenger in a motor vehicle has filed suit against the federal government for alleged negligence after he claims he was injured in a vehicular accident involved a postal mail truck that purportedly ran a red light.

Woman claims Liberty Life Assurance Co. of Boston wrongfully denied her claim for long-term disability

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 28, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — A woman has filed suit against a life insurance company she claims wrongfully denied her long-term disability payments.

The Permanente Medical Group allegedly failed to pay overtime wages to advice nurses

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 28, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — Former call center "advice nurses" have filed a class-action lawsuit against their former employer for alleged unpaid wages.

NutriBullet allegedly exploded in woman's hands causing her physical damage

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 28, 2016

LOS ANGELES — A couple has filed suit against the maker of NutriBullet and MagicBullet after the blender allegedly exploded in the wife's hands, causing physical harm. 

Couple seeks rescission of Thor Motor Coach RV purchase

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 28, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – An El Dorado Hills couple alleges a recreational vehicle they paid more than $350,000 for is defective.

Everalbum Inc. accused of sending unsolicited text messages

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 28, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – A South Carolina woman alleges a San Francisco corporation sent unsolicited text messages to advertise its photo-storage app and has filed a class-action suit.

Woman alleges Diversified Adjustment Service continued calls after instructed to contact attorney

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 28, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Pablo consumer alleges a debt collector continued to contact her after she instructed it to contact her lawyer.

Man claims Old Spice deodorant caused chemical burns, files class action

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 28, 2016

SANTA ANA – A Fountain Valley man has filed a class-action lawsuit against a personal care company alleging a brand of its deodorant is defective and causes skin injuries.

Just One LLC, Rainbow USA Inc. accused of infringing fabric designs

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 28, 2016

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles owner of textile copyrights alleges its works were used without permission.

Woodland Hills woman claims disability benefits were wrongfully terminated

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 28, 2016

LOS ANGELES – A Woodland Hills woman alleges her disability benefits were wrongfully terminated.

UGG boot makers allege Chatz brand copied boot

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 28, 2016

LOS ANGELES – The makers of UGG boots allege two New York companies have copied its particular design of boots.

New trademark law welcomed by company in dispute over Yosemite marks

By Sean Fowler | Sep 29, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A company involved with a copyright dispute case involving Yosemite National Park welcomes a potential new law designed to prevent the dispute, but is still more focused on the process of its case.

Zulily alleged to sell garments with copyrighted fabric design without authorization

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 29, 2016

LOS ANGELES – A Washington retailer is accused of selling garments with a Vernon corporation's copyrighted fabric design without permission.

Class action accuses Directhealth.com, TZ Insurance Solutions of making unsolicited calls

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 29, 2016

LOS ANGELES – An Anaheim man has filed a class-action suit against two health insurance marketers over allegations they placed unsolicited calls to his cellphone.

Labor union funds allege Steiny and Co. Inc. owes unpaid contributions

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 29, 2016

LOS ANGELES – A Vallejo company is accused of not paying contributions on behalf of its employees to various labor union funds.

Makers of CocoKefir accused of falsely advertising coconut water drink

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 29, 2016

LOS ANGELES – An Illinois beverage company is accusing two companies of falsely advertising a drink as kefir.

Former employee seeks more than $20,000 in allegedly unpaid overtime from Garda CL West

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 29, 2016

LOS ANGELES – A former employee of a private security company has filed a class-action suit alleging labor code violations.

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