News from December 2018

Property owners seek damages from PG&E over Camp Fire

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 5, 2018

OROVILLE – Seven individuals have filed suit against PG&E Corp. over damages allegedly sustained as a result of the Camp Fire.

Ground floor unit in San Francisco building was illegal, former tenant alleges

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A former tenant of a San Francisco property alleges the unit was illegal.

Two allege they sustained injuries in San Francisco collision

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A vehicle driver and passenger allege they were injured in a collision in San Francisco.

Beverly Hills attorney faces possible suspension over alleged misconduct in workers' comp case

By Karen Kidd | Dec 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Beverly Hills attorney Bob Babak Khakshooy faces possible suspension following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation over allegations stemming from a workers' compensation case.

Motorist seeks damages over rear-ended collision in Mendota

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 5, 2018

FRESNO – A woman alleges she was injured when her vehicle was rear-ended at an intersection in Mendota.

Woman alleges she was injured due to unsafe stairs at San Francisco property

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A guest at a San Francisco property alleges the condition of the stairs caused her to fall.

Wet floor at Fresno property alleged to have caused guest to fall

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 5, 2018

FRESNO – The guest at a Fresno property alleges a wet floor caused fall.

Co-defendant not allowed to see Facebook's trade-secrets settlement with plaintiff

By Charmaine Little | Dec 5, 2018

A company ordered to pay $30 million in damages following a jury trial over trade secrets will not receive access to Facebook’s settlement agreement with the same plaintiff, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division, ruled on Nov. 26.

Court selects lead plaintiff and lead counsel for multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Tesla CEO Elon Musk

By Charmaine Little | Dec 5, 2018

A federal court ruled to consolidate cases involving Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who allegedly made false statements that he acquired enough money to take his company private.

Yelp may have misled investors, court rules while dismissing several parts of fraud lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Dec 5, 2018

Popular review app Yelp had some claims against it dismissed in a lawsuit alleging that the company misled investors over the strength of its advertising business.

Investors accuse Fidelity Charitable of breach of contract after liquidating shares; court denies motion to dismiss

By Charmaine Little | Dec 5, 2018

A couple suing Fidelity for contract and tort claims related to their $100 million donation to Fidelity Charitable have proper standing to make a claim, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California determined in denying Fidelity’s motion to dismiss.

Settlement agreement between Volkswagen and investors gets green light

By Charmaine Little | Dec 5, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted a motion for a preliminary approval of a settlement after a number of Volkswagen investors sued the company for allegedly violating federal security laws.

Court denies motion to dismiss copyright claim over use of Willie Nelson photo on Facebook

By Charmaine Little | Dec 5, 2018

A publication’s motion to dismiss claims it violated the Copyright Act and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act was granted in part and denied in part by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Nov. 30.

Video-game developers entitled to attorney-client privilege with PR company amid copyright lawsuit, court rules

By Charmaine Little | Dec 5, 2018

Video game developers hoping to create a sequel to another company's video-game series have been allowed to keep their communications with lawyers and public relations team confidential.

Audi driver seeks damages over Divisadero Street collision

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 6, 2018

FRESNO – A vehicle driver is alleged to have negligently operated a vehicle and cause a collision on a San Francisco street.

K&L GATES: K&L Gates Deepens Real Estate Practice with California Partner Addition

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

Global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes Kenneth A. Kecskes as a real estate partner in the San Francisco and Los Angeles offices.

POLSINELLI PC: Polsinelli’s Patrick Woolley is Member of National Team Earning Second Place Honors at Diversity in Law Hackathon Competition

By Press release submission | Dec 6, 2018

.Polsinelli Shareholder Patrick Woolley worked with a team of seven professionals that took second place in a competition against nine other teams at the second annual Diversity in Law Hackathon this month in San Francisco.

Insurer granted summary judgment in lawsuit over rejected claim for jet that went missing in Mexico

By Charmaine Little | Dec 6, 2018

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently granted an insurance company's motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit regarding the denial of an insurance claim for a Gulfstream jet that went missing in Mexico.

Driver allegedly ran red light at Fresno intersection, caused collision

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 7, 2018

FRESNO – A woman alleges she was injured when a driver ran a red light in Fresno and collided with her vehicle.

San Francisco property owners allege neighboring property's garbage can fire caused damages

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 7, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The owners of San Francisco property are seeking damages from the owners of a neighboring property and others over a fire that started in a garbage can and damaged their property.

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