News from January 2019

Yelp's motion for leave to file motion for reconsideration denied by federal judge in securities case

By Charmaine Little | Jan 30, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – In the latest move in a lawsuit against Yelp over allegations it presented false and misleading statements concerning its expected revenue for the 2017 fiscal year, the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California denied Yelp’s motion for leave to file a motion for reconsideration on Jan. 22.

Court denies Sephora's request for consent judgment in suit against law firm

By Charmaine Little | Jan 30, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Beauty retailer Sephora USA Inc. was only partially victorious in its motion to enforce a settlement agreement against law firm Palmer Recovery Attorneys.

Driver, children file suit against motorist over Fresno County crash

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 30, 2019

FRESNO – A mother alleges she and her minor children were injured in a Fresno County auto accident.

Woman seeks damages from Clovis dog owner over alleged attack

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 30, 2019

FRESNO – A woman alleges a Clovis woman's dog bit her without provocation.

Valley Protein alleges United Fire & Casualty underpaid claim

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 30, 2019

FRESNO – A Fresno County business alleges its insurer wrongfully underpaid its claim.

EnPro Services alleges Green Ag Solutions breached agreement

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 30, 2019

FRESNO – A Fresno company alleges another company breached an asset purchase agreement.

FoodMaxx shopper files suit after slipping on salsa

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 30, 2019

FRESNO – A woman alleges salsa on the floor of a discount supermarket in Fresno caused her to fall.

Driver alleges he sustained injuries in auto accident at Fresno intersection

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 30, 2019

FRESNO – A man has filed a suit against another driver over alleged injuries sustained in a Fresno collision.

Driver says vehicle was total loss after collision on Cesar Chevaz Street

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 30, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A woman has filed a suit against a driver over a collision that allegedly totaled her vehicle.

Appeals court affirms ruling that 244 attorneys in VW 'clean diesel' case are not entitled to recoup fees

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 30, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit recently affirmed a district court ruling that determined a group of 244 attorneys seeking to recoup attorneys' fees from a class action suit regarding emission test "defeat devices" in certain Volkswagen an Audi diesel vehicles.

Appeals court upholds prescriptive easement allowing access to path leading to MacKerricher State Park

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 30, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – California's First District Court of Appeal recently affirmed a Mendocino County Superior Court ruling that granted a homeowner, who also rents the property on Airbnb, access to a path that runs along a neighbor's property line and leads MacKerricher State Park.

Court upholds denial of writ petition challenging approval of project in Helena

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 31, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Two neighborhood groups have lost an appeal in a suit over the planned development of a residential building in Helena.

Woman alleges M.B.S. Property Management wrongfully terminated her

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 31, 2019

FRESNO – An Orosi resident alleges she was wrongfully terminated from her employment with a property management company for reporting alleged violations of the law.

Couple names Coleman, Walmart in suit over burns allegedly caused by torch/cylinder failure

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 31, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A California man alleges the failure of a propane cylinder and a torch caused burns on 30 percent of his body.

Woman seeks damages from C3 Concrete Surface, driver after she was struck in San Francisco

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 31, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A Swords to Plowshares driver is seeking damages from a motorist and a business after she was struck while re-entering her vehicle in San Francisco.

Man alleges contrast agents made by GE Healthcare, others caused injury

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 31, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A man alleges he has been injured by multiple injections of linear gadolinium-based contrast agents used for MRIs.

Complaint filed against Huron resident for reimbursement of health care costs

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 31, 2019

FRESNO – A Huron woman allegedly has failed to pay reimbursement to Health Care Services for payments made for the health care of her decedent.

Plaintiff attorney says J&J avoided warning letter over baby powder asbestos

By John Sammon | Jan 31, 2019

The attorney for plaintiff Terry Leavitt in the trial to determine if baby powder made by Johnson & Johnson gave her the deadly disease mesothelioma on Wednesday sought to portray the company as not wanting to know the unpleasant truth.

Defense team witness for J&J says talc for baby powder was tested for asbestos 16 hours a day

By John Sammon | Jan 31, 2019

Michael Brown, the attorney for Johnson & Johnson, questioned its corporate representative on Thursday, intending to convince a jury that the company had not hidden from better testing methods and no evidence had been found to suggest baby powder caused plaintiff Terry Leavitt’s mesothelioma.

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