News from September 2016

Wineries claim Stags' Leap Winery, Wine World Estates allegedly engaged in false advertising

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 5, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — Two Napa Valley and Washinton wineries have filed suit against other wineries for alleged trademark infringement and false advertising.

Woman claims Anthem Life Insurance Co. allegedly denied her long-term disability claim

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 5, 2016

LOS ANGELES — A former employee has filed suit against an insurance firm for allegedly wrongly denying long-term disability payments.

Synchrony Bank alleged violated federal consumer protection act

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 5, 2016

LOS ANGELES — A woman has filed suit against a creditor for allegedly contacting her numerous times on her cellphone. 

Hot Topic accused of using Chrome Hearts marks in belt

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 6, 2016

LOS ANGELES – An apparel and fashion accessory company alleges a retailer copied its marks to exploit its reputation.

Zenu Fashion, Vanilla Monkey, others accused of using copyrighted fabric in garments

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 6, 2016

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles textile company alleges its copyrighted design was used by four entities without its permission.

Bay Area Painters and Tapers Pension Trust Fund alleges it is owed more than $60,000

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 6, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – A labor union trust fund and its board of trustees allege a Rio Linda employer owes more than $60,000 in unpaid withdrawal liability fees.

Government alleges more than $85,000 owed on student loans

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 6, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The federal government is seeking repayment of student loans from an individual that allegedly defaulted on the loans in the early 1990s.

Picassotiles maker alleges competitor engaged in unfair business practices

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 6, 2016

LOS ANGELES – A Diamond Bar toy company that manufactures Picassotiles alleges a competitor had its product removed from Amazon in an effort to reduce competition.

Webprops International accused of placing unsolicited calls using autodialer

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 6, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A Sacramento County couple has filed a class-action suit against a Los Angeles County business over allegedly unsolicited phone calls.

Orange County resident's education loans in default, government claims

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 6, 2016

LOS ANGELES – An Orange County man is alleged to have defaulted on his student loans.

Trustees allege former union member owes for unpaid withdrawal liability

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 6, 2016

LOS ANGELES — Trustees have filed suit against a business that allegedly has failed to pay withdrawal fees into a pension trust for its employees.

Consumers claim Apple sold defective iPhones, refuses to repair them

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 6, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — A group of consumers has filed a class-action lawsuit against Apple Inc. regarding the allegedly malfunctioning iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. 

Government claims man allegedly failed to pay outstanding debt

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 6, 2016

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. government has filed suit against a man for unpaid debt.

Clarblanc LLC allegedly infringed a patent for a part

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 6, 2016

SAN DIEGO — A manufacturer claims a competitor allegedly infringed its patent for a part it produces.

Canadian Company claims California company has infringed upon its trademark

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 6, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — A Canadian corporation has filed suit against a competitor for alleged trademark infringement pertaining to its robots.

Court asked to prevent NFL from speaking to potential plaintiffs in canceled Hall of Fame game case

By Karen Kidd | Sep 6, 2016

LOS ANGELES – The attorney for potentially tens of thousands of fans who didn't get to see the abruptly canceled NFL Hall of Fame Game last month has asked a California federal court to make defendants stop talking to potential members of the putative class action.

Immigrants win right to bond hearing in mandatory detention cases in state

By Dawn Geske | Sep 6, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – Immigrants have won a major battle in California in their right to be detained without bond in a lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Northern California.

'X-Men' VFX Brothers Strause may appeal case of anonymous emailer to state Supreme Court

By Karen Kidd | Sep 6, 2016

LOS ANGELES – The burden is on two filmmaking brothers to prove an anonymous person talking about them in emails to Hollywood executives is making false statements, an entertainment industry attorney said in a recent interview

Company alleges Bacardi's Untameable mark infringes its own Untamed mark

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 7, 2016

LOS ANGELES – A Cyprus liquor company alleges Bacardi infringed on its marketing campaign and trademark for rum and whiskey.

Brink's driver alleges he is owed overtime wages

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 7, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A driver has filed a class-action lawsuit against his employer over allegations of unpaid overtime and requiring him to work during meal and rest breaks.

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