News from April 2019

GREENBERG TRAURIG LLP:9 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Selected for 2019 Law360 Editorial Advisory Boards

By Press release submission | Apr 1, 2019

Nine shareholders from global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP have been selected as members of Law360’s 2019 Editorial Advisory Boards. As board members, the attorneys will provide feedback on Law360’s coverage and offer insights to help shape future reporting.

BUCHALTER NEMER: Buchalter Attorneys Recognized by JD Supra’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards

By Press release submission | Apr 1, 2019

Buchalter is pleased to announce that JD Supra 2019’s Readers’ Choice Awards recently acknowledged the following Buchalter attorneys for their visibility and thought leadership in products liability, employer liability issues, and healthcare.

Court agrees with FCA to exclude expert testimony in defective vehicle cases

By Charmaine Little | Apr 1, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has granted a motion by the manufacturer of Chrysler vehicles to exclude certain expert testimony in some cases filed over an allegedly defective component in its vehicles.

WILSON ELSER: Wilson Elser Partner Recognized by JD Supra with 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards

By Press release submission | Apr 2, 2019

National law firm Wilson Elser announced today that JD Supra has recognized Los Angeles−based Partner Ian Stewart as one of its Top Authors with a 2019 Readers’ Choice Award.

LITTLER MENDELSON: Four Littler Attorneys Named BTI "Client Service All-Stars"

By Press release submission | Apr 2, 2019

Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, is pleased to announce that Shareholders Tasha Inegbenebor (Atlanta), Lindbergh Porter (San Francisco), Lee Schreter (Atlanta) and Stephen Tedesco (San Francisco) have been named “Client Service All-Stars” by the BTI Consulting Group Inc. in its new report, the BTI Client Service All-Stars 2019.

CLARK HILL PLC: Gary Hamblet and Barry Sutton recognized among BTI Consulting's Client Service All-Stars

By Press release submission | Apr 2, 2019

Clark Hill members Gary Hamblet and Barry Sutton were named among The BTI Consulting Group's Client Service All-Stars for 2019.

Judge: Amazon not liable for house fire allegedly linked to hoverboard

By Scott Holland | Apr 2, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge sided with Amazon in a dispute with two customers who alleged a hoverboard led to a fire that destroyed their house and killed their dogs.

Plaintiffs never agreed not to sue in Microchip Technology benefits case, court rules

By Charmaine Little | Apr 2, 2019

OAKLAND – A group of plaintiffs were granted their motion to dismiss counterclaims against them in their litigation with Microchip Technology Inc. over allegations the company violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

Judge dismisses Crunch 'n Munch trans fat complaint against ConAgra

By Scott Holland | Apr 2, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge agreed to dismiss a class action complaint accusing ConAgra of improperly labeling Crunch ’n Munch.

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Working With Experts webinar planned for April 24

By Charmaine Little | Apr 2, 2019

The Working With Experts course will soon be available for Financial Poise Webinars' Newbie Litigator School’s Winter/Spring 2019 session. It will take place Wednesday, April 24 from 1-2 p.m. Central Standard Time.

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Webinar on intellectual property available for entrepreneurs, business owners

By Charmaine Little | Apr 2, 2019

Founders and entrepreneurs of blooming businesses are encouraged to get educated on all things intellectual property in one of Financial Poise’s latest webinars, IP-101: What Every Founder/Entrepreneur Must Know. The on-demand webinar, which is sponsored by EisnerAmper, is slated to give special advice for those who have launched their own startup businesses.

Judge:TechShop must face fraud allegation

By Scott Holland | Apr 2, 2019

OAKLAND – A federal judge has dismissed a wire fraud claim against TechShop but denied a motion to dismiss a fraud claim.

Court grants General Motor's motion for summary judgment in dispute with AAA over Gig name

By Scott Holland | Apr 2, 2019

SAN JOSE – A federal judge has weighed in on a trademark infringement dispute between American Automobile Association and GM.

Judge denies Finjan's motion for new trial in patent case against Juniper Networks

By Charmaine Little | Apr 3, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently denied a motion for a new trial in a patent infringement action involving Finjan Inc. and Juniper Networks Inc.

Third Roundup trial underway in Oakland; plaintiffs are married couple both with cancer

By Rich Peters | Apr 3, 2019

OAKLAND – The third case in which Monsanto’s Roundup is alleged to have caused cancer got underway at the Oakland, Alameda County Superior Courthouse on March 28. Opening statements of Pilliod v. Monsanto were made just hours before a federal jury found Monsanto liable for $80.5 million across the Bay in San Francisco in the case of Edwin Hardeman v. Monsanto.

Farmacy Beauty didn't counterfeit Arcona's Eye Dew cream, court rules

By Scott Holland | Apr 3, 2019

LOS ANGELES – A federal judge has rejected Arcona’s counterfeit claim regarding its Eye Dew eye cream.

RICO allegations against Google over alleged misappropriate of trade secrets dismissed

By Scott Holland | Apr 3, 2019

SAN JOSE – A federal judge sided with Google in a trade secrets lawsuit.

Northern District Court partially denies motion for judgment in residence dispute

By Shanice Harris | Apr 4, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The plaintiffs in a dispute over a multifamily residence building were granted leave to file an amended complaint by a federal judge.

Essex Property Trust to pay $350,000 settlement over data breach that compromised employees' information

By Shanice Harris | Apr 4, 2019

OAKLAND – A class action lawsuit against the property company Essex Property Trust Inc. reached a $350,000 settlement over a security breach after a long battle in court on March 14.

Court denies LegalZoom's motion for sanctions in suit filed by Trademarkia

By Shanice Harris | Apr 4, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Judge Maxine M. Chesney of the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California denied a motion for fees stemming from a false advertising suit.

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