News from September 2017

TransUnion to pay $60 million in damages in credit-reporting case tied to federal watch list

By Michael McGrady | Sep 1, 2017

SACREMENTO – TransUnion has been ordered to pay out approximately $60 million in damages after a California federal jury determined the credit-reporting company misidentified individuals as being on a federal watch list that includes potential terrorists and drug traffickers.

Fired Google memo writer exploring legal action may not have case against company, lawyer says

By Jon Campisi | Sep 1, 2017

A former Google engineer who was fired after the surfacing of an internal memo he wrote questioned whether the gender gap at the company may be explained by biological differences between men and women and not necessarily discriminatory practices is exploring pursuing legal action against the company.

Debt collector accused of violating FDCPA

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 6, 2017

SACRAMENTO — A Kern County woman is suing a debt collector, alleging misrepresentation and violating of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Hospital alleges plan administrator violated ERISA

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 6, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — A hospital is suing a Salinas woman, alleging breach of contract and violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

Volkswagen files motion to dismiss 4 appeals in 2.0 liter TDI settlement

By Sara McCleary | Sep 6, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – Volkswagen has submitted a motion to dismiss four of the 10 appeals against it relating to the 2.0-liter Consumer Class Action Settlement Agreement and Release.

Fire service technician alleges employer failed to pay proper overtime

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 6, 2017

SAN JOSE — A San Jose man has filed a class action lawsuit against his employer, alleging unpaid wages and violation of workers compensation acts.

Customer accuses Ford of breach of warranty

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 6, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — A San Mateo County woman is suing Ford, alleging warranty violations and unfair competition.

Customer alleges Wells Fargo violated telephone privacy statute

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 6, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — A San Mateo County man is suing Wells Fargo, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Air passenger blames government for lost watch

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 7, 2017

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles woman is suing the United States, alleging violation of civil rights and violation of federal law.

Policy holder accuses Cigna of violating ERISA

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 7, 2017

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County woman is suing Cigna Life, alleging breach of contract and violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

Recording artist accuses Los Angeles business of copyright infringement

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 7, 2017

LOS ANGELES — A recording artist and director is suing a Los Angeles business, alleging copyright infringement.

Santa Monica photographer accuses competitor of copyright infringement

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 7, 2017

LOS ANGELES — A Santa Monica photographer is suing a competitor, alleging copyright infringement.

Bakersfield attorney disbarred following allegations of misappropriating nearly $1 million

By Karen Kidd | Sep 8, 2017

Bakersfield attorney Heather June Christiansen Stanley has been disbarred by the California State Bar following allegations that in 2013 she misappropriated nearly $1 million that she was supposed to hold in trust on behalf of a client, according to a recent decision.

North America Life accused of violating ERISA

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 8, 2017

LOS ANGELES — A policy holder is suing North America Life, alleging breach of contract and violating the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

Government alleges promissory note holder owes more than $20,000

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 8, 2017

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. government is suing a promissory note holder, alleging breach of contract and owing more than $20,000.

State senator defends 'no' vote on California gender pay gap bill

By Glenn Minnis | Sep 8, 2017

California Sen. Pat Bates (R- Laguna-Nigel) stands by her no vote on the Gender Pay Gap Transparency Act bill that recently passed an approbations committee.

Movie production company accused of copyright infringement

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 8, 2017

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County business is suing a Connecticut movie production company, alleging copyright infringement.

9 employees allege baking company failed to pay proper wages

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 8, 2017

SAN JOSE — Nine employees are suing a baking business, alleging unpaid wages and violation of workers compensation acts.

Government alleges debtor owes more than $15,000

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 8, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. government is suing a California woman, alleging breach of contract in owing more than $15,000.

Software company accuses California competitor of copyright infringement

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 8, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco software company is suing a California business, alleging copyright infringement.

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