News from March 2018

From Legal Newsline

First came fire, next water: Calif. city again sues Chevron, its largest employer/taxpayer

By John O'Brien | Mar 1, 2018

RICHMOND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Without Chevron, the California city of Richmond wouldn’t exist as it does today. But even though the company is sustaining Richmond's current economy, city officials say it is also destroying its future.

Consumer accuses debt collector of violating TCPA

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 1, 2018

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

Disabled customer accuses Sanger market disability discrimination

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO — A disabled California man who requires a wheelchair for mobility, is suing a Sanger market, alleging disability discrimination and failure to uphold Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations.

2 consumers accuse debt collector of violating FDCPA

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO — Two consumers are suing a debt collector, alleging violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (RFDCPA).

Truck driver alleges wood fiber company's negligence caused injuries

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO — A truck driver is suing a wood fibers business, alleging premises liability and negligence.

Wheels business accuses competitor of patent infringement

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO — A Rancho Dominguez tire business is suing a California competitor, alleging patent infringement.

Disabled customer accuses Winnetka facility of violating ADA standards

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 1, 2018

LOS ANGELES — A disabled California man who requires heavy leg braces for mobility is suing a Winnetka business, alleging disability discrimination.

Appeals court affirms anti-SLAPP motion denial in Area 51's lawsuit against Alameda

By Karen Kidd | Mar 1, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — A state appeals court recently affirmed a lower court's denial of an anti-SLAPP (strategic lawsuits against public participation) motion in event planning company Area 51's lawsuit against the City of Alameda and others over alleged breach of contract.

California appellate court reverses ruling for ex-ranch worker who alleged years of unpaid work

By Elizabeth Alt | Mar 2, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO -- A former ranch worker has won his appeal against his former employer for unpaid wages and overtime compensation.

El Monte law enforcement officials accused of false arrest

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 2, 2018

LOS ANGELES — Two Los Angeles County men are suing El Monte law enforcement officials, alleging deprivation of due process, battery and excessive force.

Motorist blames government vehicle for crash

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 2, 2018

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County woman is suing the U.S. government, alleging one of its employees caused a vehicle crash.

4 employees accuse agricultural supply company of failing to pay overtime

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 2, 2018

FRESNO — Four employees have filed a class action lawsuit against an agricultural supply company, alleging failure to pay overtime wages.

Disabled customer accuses auto repair shop of violating ADA

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 2, 2018

SAN DIEGO — A disabled man who requires a wheelchair for mobility is suing a Lemon Grove automobile repair shop, alleging disability discrimination.

Footwear designer accuses competitor of trademark infringement

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 2, 2018

LOS ANGELES — A footwear designer is suing a New Jersey competitor, alleging unfair competition due to copying registered trademarks.

From Legal Newsline

Exxon-funded analysis criticizes study that claimed company misled public about climate change

By John O'Brien | Mar 3, 2018

FORT WORTH, Texas (Legal Newsline) - Harvard professors who say their analysis proves ExxonMobil misled the public about climate change were obviously biased, a colleague says, and the company says that data shouldn't be used to help a “corrupt enterprise” of private lawyers and California officials suing the energy sector.

Court rules no strong evidence in suit against DHS

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 4, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Northern District Court has ruled that plaintiff Vinton Frost doesn’t have enough evidence to prove his case against the U. S. Department of Homeland Security.

Court dismisses some claims in case against Ford

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 4, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO -- In a class action lawsuit against Ford, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has dismissed some of the allegations, while allowing other claims to move forward.

From Florida Record

California attorney disbarred in Florida following suspension in North Carolina

By Karen Kidd | Mar 4, 2018

Attorney David Campbell Sutton, of Clovis, California, practicing in Florida for more than 27 years, has been disbarred following a Jan. 24 Florida Supreme Court order after his 2014 suspension in North Carolina, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Discrimination case against Stanford said to lack detail

By Justin Stoltzfus | Mar 4, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO -- A court record dated Feb. 22 addresses a discrimination lawsuit that seems somewhat normal but, on closer inspection, offers some interesting omissions.

Court dismisses case against Cajon Valley Union School District

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 4, 2018

SAN DIEGO -- The U.S. District Court Southern District of California has dismissed a lawsuit against the Cajon Valley Union School District and the Cajon Valley Education Association.

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