News from January 2019

Former employee alleges Stericycle terminated her because of medical leave request

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 3, 2019

FRESNO – A woman alleges her disability was a factor her in termination from a Ventura County company.

Driver alleges he was assaulted by another motorist after collision in San Francisco

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 3, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A man alleges that a driver struck his vehicle and then assaulted him.

CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL: Attorney General Becerra Recovers $148.7 Million for California in Settlement with Wells Fargo Over Deceiving Consumers

By Press release submission | Jan 3, 2019

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined a $575 million nationwide settlement with Wells Fargo, recovering $148.7 million for California, because of the bank’s systematic misconduct exploiting its own customers.

Santa Monica attorney faces suspension for allegedly accepting settlement offers for dead client

By Karen Kidd | Jan 3, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) – Santa Monica attorney Edmond Elias Salem faces disbarment following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation over allegations he settled a case on behalf of a deceased client.

Westlake Village attorney faces disbarment over 5 counts of misconduct

By Karen Kidd | Jan 3, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) – Longtime Westlake Village attorney Ira Cohen faces disbarment by default following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation on misconduct charges.

Court denies motion to reconsider case against The Money Store

By Chandra Lye | Jan 3, 2019

Plaintiffs brought a class-action lawsuit claiming the company has fraudulent lending practices.

Default judgment recommended in lawsuit against Vanderbilt Commercial Lending

By Chandra Lye | Jan 3, 2019

Plaintiffs claim that the company breached a contract and failed to follow through with a loan to fund a construction project.

Tenant of Fresno property alleges unit is unsanitary

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 4, 2019

FRESNO – A tenant of a Fresno unit alleges that the property owners failed to repair unsanitary conditions.

Consumer alleges Chevrolet Malibu has engine defects, seeks replacement of vehicle

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 4, 2019

FRESNO – A Clovis consumer alleges a used vehicle he purchased from a Fresno County dealership has defects and is seeking either replacement of or restitution for the vehicle.

Woman alleges Walmart wrongfully terminated her, seeks reinstatement

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 4, 2019

FRESNO – A Fresno County woman alleges she was wrongfully terminated from her position with Walmart because it perceived her as disabled.

Why law firms should be leveraging digital media to attract clients

By Erianne Leatherman | Jan 4, 2019

With the growth of internet usage via social media and search engines, it is vital for law firms to recognize important marketing trends, in order to reach the broadest audience and convert the most clients.

Court grants Federal Crop Insurance's motion for summary judgment in case over almond crop failure

By Chandra Lye | Jan 4, 2019

SACRAMENTO – A magistrate judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California has granted summary judgment to the manager of the federal crop insurance program in a dispute over a 2015 almond crop failure.

Court dismisses patent infringement lawsuit involving Uniloc, Box

By Chandra Lye | Jan 4, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has issued an order of dismissal in a patent infringement case filed by Uniloc 2017 LLC against Box Inc.

Domino's granted summary judgment in lawsuit over GPS driver tracking system

By Chandra Lye | Jan 4, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal district court has granted summary judgment for defendant Domino’s Pizza in a case over a GPS driver tracking system designed by plaintiff Prostar Wireless Group.

Labor union funds granted more than $20,000 in suit against Brunk Industries

By Chandra Lye | Jan 4, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has granted in part a motion for default judgment for a labor union in the state in its suit over allegations of outstanding employee benefit contributions.

Court affirms jury verdict in case over closure of San Francisco's apartment courtyard to use by children

By Karen Kidd | Jan 4, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A state appeals court recently affirmed a lower court jury's verdict in a tenant harassment lawsuit filed by residents of an upscale San Francisco apartment complex over the use of a courtyard.

Motion of reconsideration denied for Old Gringo

By Chandra Lye | Jan 5, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California has issued an order denying a motion for reconsideration in a case against Old Gringo Inc.

California appeal court affirms Recology ruling in employee drug testing and counseling lawsuit

By Karen Kidd | Jan 5, 2019

A state appeal court recently declined to revive a consolidated employee class action against San Francisco's largest recycling and solid waste company over its drug testing and counseling program.

Bradley Concrete alleges it is still owed more than $90,000 for work on San Francisco property

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 7, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A Milpitas contractor alleges it was not paid in full for work performed on a San Francisco property.

Old Durham Wood alleges Wheelabrator Shasta Energy wrongfully terminated contract

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 7, 2019

OROVILLE – A Durham company alleges the operator of a biomass-fired power plant that uses wood wrongfully terminated a contract before it reached its term.

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