News from April 2018

Sream alleges Fresno shop is selling counterfeit smoker's products

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Apr 2, 2018

FRESNO – A Fresno smoke shop operator is alleged to have sold counterfeit products.

Wheelchair user alleges Amgro Fertilizer & Farm Supply store lacks accessible parking

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Apr 2, 2018

FRESNO – A Fresno farm supply store is alleged to have violated accessibility guidelines by failing to remove architectural barriers.

California’s chief justice applauds governor’s court funding, calls for civil justice reform measures

By Kristin Emery | Apr 2, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye addressed changes in California’s civil justice system during her annual address to a joint session of the California Legislature while also praising funding for the courts in Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed budget.

Man alleges Life Insurance Co. of North America failed to investigate merits of claim

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Apr 2, 2018

BAKERSFIELD – A former Primoris Services Corp. employee alleges his disability benefits were wrongfully terminated.

Consumer alleges Medcah continued to call after he revoked his consent

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Apr 2, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A consumer alleges a debt collector is engaging in abusive and deceptive collection practices.

Molecular biologist alleges he was not listed as inventor in three patents, seeks correction

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 2, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A molecular biologist and biochemist residing in Shanghai, China alleges he was not listed as an inventor on three U.S. patents.

Man alleges location owned by Woo Properties is not ADA compliant

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Apr 2, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A wheelchair user alleges that he could not access the facilities at a Los Angeles property because of barriers there.

Fresno smoke shop operator alleged to have sold counterfeit RooR products

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Apr 2, 2018

FRESNO – A Fresno smoke shop is alleged to have sold counterfeit RooR products.

From Legal Newsline

Attorney suing NFL doesn't want to hang around sports bars looking for cheerleaders

By Angela Underwood | Apr 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The NFL says a former San Francisco 49ers cheerleader's multimillion-dollar antitrust lawsuit should stay dismissed, while the attorney for the woman says he should be allowed to review each team's payroll instead of trolling bars outside arenas for potential witnesses.

Experts testifying for plaintiffs in Monsanto action recalled by doubting judge

By John Breslin | Apr 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – Two expert witnesses who testified on behalf of plaintiffs suing Monsanto over claims a weed killer caused their cancer will be recalled to give further evidence.

Attorneys for Johnny Mathis ask for Supreme Court review in window cleaning injury suit

By John Breslin | Apr 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – Attorneys for singer Johnny Mathis have asked the California Supreme Court to review a lower court's decision that there is enough evidence for a jury to consider a contractor's injury negligence claim against the legendary singer.

Appeals court upholds ruling in favor of San Francisco in employee's discrimination suit

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 3, 2018

The 1st District Court of Appeal of has upheld the lower court’s ruling in favor of the city of San Francisco in a lawsuit brought by a city employee.

Appellate court reverses San Mateo court's ruling in frozen fish payment case

By Sandra Lane | Apr 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The latest development in a five-year legal battle between a frozen fish supplier and the individuals associated with four Japanese restaurants occurred on March 23 when the 1st Appellate District of California, Division Four reversed the ruling of the San Mateo County Superior Court that upheld default judgments.

Consumer files suit against Midland Credit Management Inc. over language in letter

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 4, 2018

SAN DIEGO – An Idaho consumer alleges a debt collector doing business in California sent her a letter that could cause a consumer to believe he or she could be sued over a time-barred debt.

4 Brothers Construction owner alleges individuals breached nondisclosure agreement

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 4, 2018

SANTA ANA – A business owner alleges two former employees misappropriated trade secrets.

Flatiron Electric Group alleged to owe contributions to union trusts

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 4, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A Chino Hills employer is alleged to owe unpaid contributions to several labor union trusts.

Former Downs North Bakersfield employee alleges hostile work environment

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Apr 4, 2018

FRESNO – A Kern County resident alleges he was subjected to a hostile work environment by his former employer because of his ethnicity.

Man alleges he was terminated by Wonderful Citrus Packing because of age

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 4, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A Tulare County man alleges he was terminated from his job at a citrus company because of his age.

Wheelchair user files suit against Fresno hotel over alleged condition at pool

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Apr 4, 2018

FRESNO – A Fresno hotel is alleged to have a swimming pool that is not accessible to disabled patrons.

Lincoln Benefit Life settles complaint against San Mateo County residents

By Nicholas Echevarria | Apr 4, 2018

An insurer that had alleged two San Mateo County residents misrepresented facts about their claims for benefit coverage and sought full reimbursement in 2016 has decided to settle its case.

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