News from September 2018

Supreme Court denies petition for rehearing in Starbucks wage-and-hour case

By John Breslin | Sep 1, 2018

The California Supreme Court modified slightly the wording of a July 26 opinion, but denied the rehearing petition in a case involving a Starbucks shift supervisor who claimed he was not paid for regular off-the-clock work.

Consumers sue student loan financial company for "intrusive and unwanted calls"

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 1, 2018

FRESNO — Consumers have filed a class-action lawsuit against a student loan financial company, alleging they received unsolicited calls and text messages that advertised services.

Buyer alleges Chevrolet Volt has defects, seeks rescission of contract

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 3, 2018

FRESNO – A Fresno consumer alleges a General Motors vehicle he purchased in 2017 has defects and is seeking rescission of the purchase contract.

Sacor Financial Inc., Roseville law firm alleged to have unlawfully communicated with woman about late father's debt

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 3, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County consumer alleges a Roseville law firm continues to communicate with her regarding a debt she refuses to pay.

From Legal Newsline

Snowboarder whose leg was amputated after accident with snowcat appeals to California Supreme Court

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Saugus, California, woman whose leg was amputated in an accident while snowboarding at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in Mammoth Lakes is appealing the loss of her lawsuit.

Employee sues U.S. Navy, claiming religious discrimination and retaliation

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 3, 2018

FRESNO — An employee is suing Richard V. Spencer, U.S. Navy Secretary, claiming he was subjected to a hostile work environment, religious discrimination and retaliation.

Landlord of Fresno apartments alleged to have issued notices to vacate after tenants complained of issues

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 3, 2018

FRESNO – Tenants of Fresno apartment units allege their landlord retaliated against them after they reported housing issues to the city.

Consumer alleges Kia vehicle has defects

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 3, 2018

FRESNO – A Kern County resident alleges a new vehicle she purchased in 2013 has defects and seeks a rescission of the contract.

Travelers Indemnity, others alleged to have acted in bad faith with denial of claim

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 3, 2018

FRESNO – A couple has filed suit against their insurers over uninsured motorist coverage for a vehicle that was covered under a policy.

Elevator at Beverly Hills apartment alleged to have dropped, injured guest

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 3, 2018

FRESNO – An elevator in a Beverly Hills apartment building is alleged to have injured a guest because of its defective condition.

Woman files suit against Unify Financial Credit Union, Experian over allegedly inaccurate information on report

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 3, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County resident alleges her credit score has been damaged because of inaccurate information on her credit report.

ATV passenger seeks damages over Hume Lake accident

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 4, 2018

FRESNO – A man injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident is seeking damages from the driver and the vehicle's owner.

Consumer alleges e-cig battery purchased from Diamond Vape Shop & Lounge caused burns

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 4, 2018

FRESNO – A Fresno County man alleges the battery he purchased for his e-cigarette was defective and exploded while in his pocket, causing severe burns.

Employee files lawsuit against Betts Co., alleging unpaid wages

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 4, 2018

Employee claims that he and others were allegedly not compensated for all hours worked and missed meal periods and/or rest breaks.

Fresno police officer seeks from driver who struck vehicle

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 4, 2018

FRESNO – Damages are being sought from a driver and vehicle owners after an accident injured a Fresno police officer.

Ford pickup has defects with suspension, Clovis couple claims

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 4, 2018

FRESNO – A Clovis couple alleges that a pickup truck they purchased has defects and is revoking the acceptance of the sales contract.

Mulholland Land alleged to have failed to remove storage tank from Fresno property

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 4, 2018

FRESNO – The owners of a Fresno property are alleged to have failed to properly remove an underground storage tank.

Former Producers Dairy Foods driver alleges he was not given uninterrupted rest breaks

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 4, 2018

FRESNO – A Central Valley dairy is alleged to have failed to provide uninterrupted rest breaks to a former driver.

DeGroot Logistics alleges it is owed more than $40,000 from Quality Fresh Farms

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 4, 2018

FRESNO – A transportation broker alleges that a Fresno County farming operation failed to pay it in full for its services.

Consumer alleges Simply Organic salt products are deceptively marketed as organic

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES – An Orange County consumer alleges she paid more for a salt product that was misrepresented as organic.

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