News from July 2018

Two seek $250,000 from federal government over collision with Border Patrol employee

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 2, 2018

LOS ANGELES – Two individuals are seeking $250,000 each after their vehicle was rear-ended by a federal employee in Riverside County.

Inmate alleges Kohl's account opened through unauthorized use of identity

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 2, 2018

LOS ANGELES – An inmate in a New York federal correctional institution alleges that an account with Kohl's was opened and charged off through unauthorized use of his identity.

Metropolitan Life Insurance alleged to have wrongfully terminated woman's benefits

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 2, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Santa Clarita woman is appealing the termination of her disability benefits by an insurance company.

First-class passenger files suit against Delta over alleged hot drink injuries

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 2, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County woman alleges she was injured while flying first class on an airline because of hot drinks on an unsecured cart.

Two allege injuries after Fresno County rear-end collision

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 2, 2018

FRESNO – Two individuals allege they were injured when their vehicle was rear-ended in Fresno County.

Michael Grecco Productions alleges media company unlawfully used photos

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 2, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Santa Monica photography studio alleges an online media publisher used five of its photos without permission.

Driver alleges she sustained injuries in Fresno collision

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 2, 2018

FRESNO – A woman is seeking damages over a collision in Fresno.

Apple's patent infringement suit against Samsung dismissed after settlement is reached

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 2, 2018

SAN JOSE – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division, recently issued a court order to dismiss Apple Inc.’s lawsuit claiming Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. copied Apple’s patented designs, ending the 7-year-old case.

Dr. Seuss Enterprises granted motion to strike several defense claims in book infringement case

By Sandra Lane | Jul 2, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently ruled on Dr. Seuss Enterprises LP's (DSE's) motions to strike several affirmative defenses by defendants in an ongoing infringement battle regarding two books.

Construction firm denied bid to dismiss insurer's claim in case related to contaminants leak at preschool

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 2, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently declined to stay proceedings or dismiss a suit brought by an insurance provider alleging their policy does not cover a construction company being sued for allowing asbestos and other contaminants to leak into the air of a preschool.

From Legal Newsline

Rhode Island sues over climate change, using similar claims the state Supreme Court has already rejected

By Daniel Fisher | Jul 3, 2018

R.I. AG Peter Kilmartin better hope Rhode Island courts import California’s concept of public nuisance law, since the last time a Rhode Island AG tried this tactic, over lead paint, the state Supreme Court rejected the claim entirely.

State bar court denies reinstatement of former attorney, convicted murderer

By Karen Kidd | Jul 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — The California State Bar Court has denied a reinstatement request by former Los Angeles attorney and convicted murderer Stephen Liebb, saying he hasn't yet shown enough good conduct to warrant readmission. "

Los Angeles attorney faces disbarment for failure to comply with probation

By Karen Kidd | Jul 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Los Angeles attorney Ruth Cecilia Rose faces disbarment following a California State Bar Court recommendation after she allegedly failed to comply with disciplinary probation requirements.

L.A. attorney faces disbarment after being found culpable on 4 counts of misconduct

By Karen Kidd | Jul 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Los Angeles attorney Edward William Pacheco faces disbarment following a California State Bar Court recommendation after he was charged with four counts of misconduct in two consolidated matters.

Sacramento attorney faces disbarment after being found culpable of misconduct

By Karen Kidd | Jul 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Sacramento attorney Julius Michael Engel faces disbarment following a California State Bar Court recommendation after he was found culpable in six counts of misconduct.

La Verne attorney faces disbarment over allegations that included misappropriating almost $12,000

By Karen Kidd | Jul 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — La Verne attorney Mark Robert Haddon faces disbarment following a California State Bar Court recommendation over 12 counts of misconduct that included misappropriating almost $12,000 in one client matter.

Account holder alleges Bank of America failed to transfer funds

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 3, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A consumer alleges Bank of America has failed to transfer money from her account.

Wilmington Fuel Gas Station alleged to not have reserved parking spaces for customers with disabilties

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 3, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Wilmington gas station is alleged to have barriers that restrict access to customers with disabilities.

Woman alleges 3DMax Light hernia mesh failed, caused pain

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 3, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A California woman alleges a hernia mesh product used in her surgery failed and caused her pain.

Arrowhead Printing alleged to have failed to pay withdrawal liability

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 3, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A multiemployer pension plan alleges a corporation organized under the laws of Wisconsin failed to pay a withdrawal liability payment.

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