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San Diego County woman claims law firm used abusive, threatening practices to collect debt

A San Diego County woman has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against a California law firm alleging abusive debt collection practices that violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

U.S. receives $1 million default judgment for alleged fraudulent property transfer

SACRAMENTO – The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California has granted the U.S government default judgment in a case involving alleged fraudulent property transfers and unpaid federal income tax assessments.

GOP states, Trump admin and energy sector to ask for dismissal of climate change lawsuits

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SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - Lawsuits accusing some of the world’s biggest oil companies of causing climate change face a crucial test Thursday, when a federal judge in California hears arguments on whether to dismiss cases brought by the cities of San Francisco and Oakland.

Exxon: Climate change plaintiffs' response to dismissal argument a 'distraction'

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SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – ExxonMobil's motion to dismiss a climate change lawsuit filed against it by two California cities makes a jurisdictional argument while it pursues a possible lawsuit against city officials in Texas.

Approval of class action settlement granted in PG&E wage underpayment case

FRESNO – A number of union employees from Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) were granted preliminary approval of a class action settlement in an unopposed motion in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California before Magistrate Judge Erica Grosjean.

Wakaya ordered to pay Youngevity reasonable attorney's fees

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California granted part of the attorney’s fees be paid to Youngevity International Inc. in its suit with Wakaya, a brand allegedly created from former Youngevity distributors.

Federal court rejects motion to reconsider $3M ADA violation case

The U.S. District Court for Southern California denied a man’s motion to have his case alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and mail fraud reheard for lack of new evidence to warrant a reconsideration of summary judgment.

Arctic Zero denied injunction in case involving defunct cookie dough maker

A federal judge recently issued an order to deny San Diego-based Arctic Zero Inc., makers of lactose and gluten free frozen desserts, their motion for a preliminary injunction and order against the now defunct cookie dough manufacturer Aspen Hill that closed due to a Listeria outbreak.

Aecom Energy granted attorney fees in ongoing trademark violation case

A federal judge granted part of a motion filed by Aecom Energy & Construction Inc. to hold several parties in further civil contempt for trademark violations.

Company marketing heavy metal band's merchandise asks federal court to order crack down on bootleggers

A company granted the exclusive rights to market merchandise for heavy metal band Slayer moved to combat bootleggers by filing of a federal suit ahead of the first concert of the band's final tour.

Whistleblower case against drug testing company moves forward

​A drug testing company failed in its bid to have a judge toss a lawsuit filed by a former employee alleging he was fired after reporting unethical practices.

Complaint alleges Delta, Best Buy data breach avoidable

​​​​​A lawsuit filed May 10 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleges that Best Buy and Delta Airlines failed to secure sensitive customer information when customers used the companies online support and sales systems.

Conservation group sues Republic Services, alleging water pollution

The California Sportfishing Protection Alliance filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California claiming that Republic Services of Sonoma County Inc. is violating the Clean Water Act by dumping polluted storm water into area rivers.

Former Santa Clara auto shop worker claims wage violations

​A lawsuit has been filed against Hanin Motor Group and owner Hyon Choi, alleging multiple violations of California's Labor Law and Business and Professions Code.

Former loan officer alleges Guaranteed Rate failed to pay proper overtime wages

OAKLAND – A mortgage company is facing a class action over claims it failed to pay its employees proper compensation when calculating overtime.

Trump: Climate change lawsuits interfere with policy, should be dismissed

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SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The Trump administration disapproves of climate change litigation initiated by cities and counties in California and the private attorneys they hired on a contingency fee.

California Assembly takes on lawyer ads, unanimously passes bill that would punish misleading claims

SACRAMENTO - California's lawmakers have passed a bill aimed at combating what supporters claim is misleading advertising by plaintiffs attorneys.

Affymetrix, Life Technologies cleared of patent infringment claim

SAN DIEGO – Affymetrix Inc. and Life Technologies Corp. have not infringed on a patent held by the Regents of the University of California or Becton, Dickinson and Co., and Sirigen, according to a summary judgment entered May 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Whistleblower claims PriceWaterhouseCooper overlooked accounting deficiencies; sacked, blacklisted him

A former employee with PriceWaterhouseCooper is claiming the firm failed to properly audit companies, and then retaliated by sacking and blacklisting him when he began asking questions.

Big Pharma class action alleges opioid epidemic caused insurance premiums to rise

A class action suit has been filed alleging pharmaceutical companies are directly responsible for the opioid epidemic that has in turn caused health insurance payments to increase.