News from June 2017

UnrollMe user alleges company sold user's information for financial gain

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 1, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – An individual has filed a class-action lawsuit against an email management service and its parent company over allegations that it secretly monitors users.

Hulu alleges it is not infringing Rovi, TiVo patents

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 1, 2017

SAN JOSE – Hulu is seeking declaratory judgment from a federal court regarding patent infringement allegations.

Ecolab accused of failing to pay certain wages to managers

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 1, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – Current and former territory managers for a California corporation allege that they are owed unpaid wages.

Man alleges Credit Collection Services unlawfully keeps calling him

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 1, 2017

LOS ANGELES – A Pittsburg, California man alleges that a debt collector keeps calling him for a debt he does not owe.

EcoDiesel vehicle owners allege Fiat Chrysler used defeat devices

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 1, 2017

LOS ANGELES – Three consumers have filed a class-action suit against Fiat Chrysler seeking restitution for vehicles allegedly equipped with defeat devices to cheat admissions tests.

Mission Beach Cafe employees allege they are owed wages

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 1, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – Current and former servers, a busser, a sous chef and a barista of a San Francisco restaurant allege they are owed unpaid wages.

Sun Life and Health Insurance Co. accused of wrongfully terminating benefits

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 1, 2017

SAN DIEGO – A former Hitachi Corp. employee alleges that his insurer terminated his disability benefits without providing a prompt and reasonable explanation.

Consumer claims Simon's Agency Inc. keeps calling after she revoked consent

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 1, 2017

LOS ANGELES – A Hermosa Beach individual claims a debt collector called her at an excessive and harassing rate.

Man alleges eye injury rendered him disabled, Metropolitan Life wrongfully denied benefits

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 1, 2017

OAKLAND – A Marin County man and employee of Morgan Stanley & Co. alleges his claim for disability benefits was wrongfully denied by his insurer.

Rayvio Corp. product alleged to infringe Japanese corporation's LED patent

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 1, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – A Japanese corporation alleges a Hayward business is infringing its patented LED technology.

Visa fights antitrust allegations

By Angela Underwood | Jun 1, 2017

Thomas Simeone, an attorney, said major credit card brands have every right to fight antitrust suits like the one brought against Visa by a California restaurant.

Woman seeks disability benefits from Prudential Insurance Co.

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 1, 2017

LOS ANGELES – A Santa Clara County woman alleges that she is disabled and is entitled to disability benefits.

RE/MAX claims National Financial Investment Corp. is unlawfully using mark

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 1, 2017

LOS ANGELES – A real estate business alleges that a San Mateo company is unlawfully continuing to use its marks after it terminated its franchise agreement.

Appeals court rules against Boeing, Aetna in benefits dispute

By John Revak | Jun 1, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently overturned a district court ruling that upheld insurance company Aetna’s decision to cancel a former Boeing employee's long-term disability benefits because she allegedly met the criteria for the plan’s discretionary “mental health exception.”

Appeals court rules against San Mateo County Community College District's demolition plan

By Nicholas Gueguen | Jun 1, 2017

The California First District Court of Appeal recently ruled against San Mateo County Community College District for a second time over allegations that the college district violated the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Jitrade alleges design was used without permission

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 2, 2017

LOS ANGELES – A textile converter in the apparel industry alleges one of its designs was used without authorization.

Union groups seek audit of Comstock Concrete

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 2, 2017

LOS ANGELES – A Nevada construction company is alleged to have failed to permit union representatives to complete an audit.

Munchkin Inc. seeks relief regarding patent infringement claims

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 2, 2017

LOS ANGELES – A Van Nuys company alleges it has not infringed patents related to an infant diaper disposal system.

Labor union seeks audit of Borgerson's Arizona Floors

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 2, 2017

LOS ANGELES – A company engaged in the construction industry in Arizona is accused of failing to allow an audit.

Deja Vu Showgirls-Sacramento alleged to have misclassified dancers

By Wadi Reformado | Jun 2, 2017

OAKLAND – An exotic dancer alleges she was misclassified as an independent contractor by a Rancho Cordova establishment.

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