News from February 2018

Disabled man accuses Gardena property owners of discrimination

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 1, 2018

LOS ANGELES — A disabled California man who requires use of a wheelchair is suing the operator and owner of a Gardena commercial facility, alleging disability discrimination.

Consumer accuses bank of violating TCPA

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO — A California woman is suing a debt collector, alleging violation of the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (RFDCPA) and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Disabled man accuses Sacramento business of disability discrimination

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO — A disabled man who requires a wheelchair is suing Sacramento business operators, alleging disability discrimination and failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations and violation of the Unruh Civil Rights Act.

Customer accuses credit reporting agency of violating FCRA

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO — A credit customer is suing Citibank and others, alleging violation of the Federal Credit Reporting Act.

Policy holder alleges insurance company owes her millions

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 1, 2018

LOS ANGELES — A Bakersfield woman is suing an insurance company, alleging breach of duty.

From Legal Newsline

Fighting 'misguided' lawsuits, Chevron shows it can play the climate change blame game too

By Daniel Fisher | Feb 2, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - Chevron Corp. has filed a third-party complaint against Norway’s state-owned oil company Statoil, seeking to include it in lawsuits by California cities and counties over global warming.

Bad Science at NIOSH?

By Bruce Fein | Feb 2, 2018

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 as a research agency focused on the study of worker safety and health.

Disabled man accuses Los Angeles motel of of disability discrimination

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 2, 2018

LOS ANGELES — A disabled California man is suing the owners of a Los Angeles motel, alleging disability discrimination.

Debtor accuses bank of violating TCPA

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 2, 2018

SACRAMENTO — A California man is suing a bank, alleging violation of the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (RFDCPA) and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Disabled customer alleges Alhambra liquor store violated ADA

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 2, 2018

LOS ANGELES — A disabled customer is suing the business operators of an Alhambra liquor store, alleging failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations, negligence, unfair competition and violation of the Unruh Civil Rights Act.

California companies' duty to defend important to note, attorney says

By Angela Underwood | Feb 2, 2018

Attorney Alexander J. Berline said California's duty to defend law for employees is an important fact all businesses should consider.

Contra Costa DA among signatories in Los Angeles 'sanctuary' case amicus brief

By Karen Kidd | Feb 2, 2018

A Justice Department policy that ties federal funding to immigration-based requirements hampers local law enforcement and threatens public safety, Contra Costa County's district attorney said during a recent interview.

Court rules California attorney general did not deceive voters

By Angela Underwood | Feb 2, 2018

SACRAMENTO -- The Third District Court of Appeal has ruled in favor of Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who was alleged to have attempted to sabotage a gas tax repeal initiative.

Class certification complaint remains undecided in Hyundai/Kia fuel economy suit

By Angela Underwood | Feb 3, 2018

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal has ruled a trial court abused discretion in a class action certification for a foreign car manufacturer.

Trustees allege property buyers breached contract

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 6, 2018

FRESNO — Trustees are suing property buyers, alleging breach of contract.

Our Clean Waters alleges Calwest discharged pollutants into waterways

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 6, 2018

LOS ANGELES — A non-profit organization is suing a Delaware corporation, among others, citing alleged violation of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and Federal Water Pollution Control Act.

California bill would extend time period employees can file harassment complaint

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 6, 2018

An amendment to California Government Code may stand to extend the statute of limitations that allows an employee to make a California Fair Employment and Housing Act claim from one year to three years.

Turtle Creek Asset accused of misrepresentation in debt collection

By Louie Torres | Feb 6, 2018

SAN DIEGO — A consumer is suing Turtle Creek Asset, a debt collector , citing alleged misrepresentation in a debt collection.

Ace Furniture accused of violating Americans with Disabilities Act

By Louie Torres | Feb 6, 2018

SAN DIEGO — An individual is suing the owner of Ace Furniture, alleging failure to uphold the Americans with Disabilities Act regulations and negligence.

ScholarMD says Spanish company stole its copyrighted material

By Louie Torres | Feb 6, 2018

SAN DIEGO — A California corporation is suing a Spanish corporation alleging copyright infringement.

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