News from June 2018

Feed distributor's attempt to extricate itself from RICO lawsuit partially successful

By John Breslin | Jun 1, 2018

An animal feed distribution company has attempted to extricate itself from a lawsuit that alleges one of its senior executives and others were involved in a conspiracy to take control of the supply and sale of nutritional supplements for dairy cows.

Golf cart incident sparks $500,000 indemnity case

By Justin Stoltzfus | Jun 1, 2018

A complaint filed May 25 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California provides a cautionary tale about following the rules – or paying the price.

Lawsuit alleges UPS 'systematically' violates labor law

By Glenn Minnis | Jun 2, 2018

​​​​​A California woman has filed a class action lawsuit against former employer United Parcel Service, alleging the company systematically violated federal labor codes by not allowing certain employees rest or meal breaks and not properly compensating them for all hours worked.

Food distributor claims KNB Restaurants owes $114,000

By Glenn Minnis | Jun 2, 2018

​A California merchant has filed a lawsuit against a local restaurant, alleging non-payment for goods and services over a period of time dating as far back as February 2014.

Class action against software firm Micro Focus claims investors were misled

By Justin Stoltzfus | Jun 2, 2018

​A class action Securities Act lawsuit has been filed alleging software company Micro Focus misled investors who supported its $8.8 billion merger with HPE, a firm associated with Hewlett Packard.

Los Angeles attorney with troubled history faces possible disbarment; Bander accused of misrepresentation

By Karen Kidd | Jun 2, 2018

Longtime Los Angeles attorney Joel Richard Bander faces disbarment following a May 4 California State Bar Court recommendation over allegations he violated his probation from a previous encounter with the bar.

Businesses surprised, alarmed, over new narrower test for classifying independent contractors

By John Breslin | Jun 4, 2018

SACRAMENTO - Businesses are calling their lawyers and a trade organization in the wake of a decision by a California Supreme Court to substantially reduce the number of reasons a worker can be classified an independent contractor.

From Legal Newsline

No quit in trial bar after SCOTUS ruling, still filing lawsuits in favorite courts

By John O'Brien | Jun 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Since last year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that dealt a blow to forum-shopping personal injury attorneys, companies threatened with sprawling, 50-state litigation have not been forced into defending cases all over the country.

Legacy Builders Insurance Marketing alleged to have made defamatory statements in video about Connecticut company

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 4, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A Connecticut insurance marketing organization alleges a Yuba City business and individual made defamatory comments in a video that was uploaded to Facebook.

Man names Bank of the West, credit bureaus in suit over alleged inaccurate info on credit reports

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 4, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A consumer alleges that there is inaccurate information on his credit reports.

Customer alleges Fast Auto Loans did not have ADA-compliant parking space

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 4, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A paraplegic alleges that a South Gate business did not have a parking space that was in compliance with regulations for disabled patrons.

Amtrak passenger seeks damages over 2016 train/truck collision

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 4, 2018

SACRAMENTO – An Amtrak passenger is seeking damages over allegations he was injured when the train collided with a truck and trailer in San Joaquin County.

Patron alleges restrooms at TS Burger are not accessible to wheelchair users

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 4, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A patron of a La Habra restaurant alleges there are barriers there that restrict access to individuals like him who use a wheelchair.

Energy Remodeling alleged to have made unlawful marketing calls

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 4, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego County man claims that a corporation unlawfully called him to market its services.

Strike 3 Holdings alleges AT&T U-verse subscriber has infringed adult films

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 4, 2018

SAN DIEGO – An adult motion picture producer alleges an unknown AT&T U-verse subscriber has infringed several of its films.

San Marcos attorney faces possible disbarment by default over alleged misappropriation and other charges

By Karen Kidd | Jun 4, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Northern California Record) – San Marcos attorney Anil Kumar Singh faces disbarment by default following a May 16 California State Bar Court decision regarding six counts of misconduct.

From Legal Newsline

States against climate change lawsuits ask for dismissal of NYC's

By John O'Brien | Jun 5, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The top lawyers of 15 states are again asking a federal judge to reject the legal strategy used by public officials and the private attorneys with whom they’ve teamed to sue the energy industry over alleged effects of climate change.

Nashville man alleges Nationwide Business Resources invaded privacy with marketing calls

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Nashville, Tennessee man alleges a telemarketer based in Los Angeles County unlawfully called him to solicit promotional marketing items.

Keller Williams Realty Hollywood Hills alleged to have unlawfully used engagement photo

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A West Hollywood real estate agency is alleged to have used a copyrighted engagement photo on its website without the photographer's authorization.

Insurance company alleges Purpose Driven Personnel owes more than $100,000 for premiums

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Whittier employer is alleged to have refused to pay additional premiums owed to an insurance company.