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Tehama County Sheriff's Office accused of failing to take necessary action to prevent shooting deaths, attorney says

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 15, 2018

A year after a gunman took the lives of five residents of Tehama County, a number of civil rights lawsuits have been filed against the Tehama County Sheriff's Office, all of which allege that law enforcement did not take the necessary precautions to prevent the crime.

Appeals court sides with lawyer to have her wrongful termination claim heard in court

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 13, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – California's 1st District Court of Appeal recently ordered that lawsuit involving an attorney who alleges that she was denied advancement and work opportunities be sent back to San Francisco County Superior Court for review.

Appeals panel revives class action alleging nutrition supplement company misled consumers

By Charmaine Little | Nov 13, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently determined a class action claiming a nutritional supplement company misled consumers shouldn’t be dismissed, reversing the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Children's rights violated by invasive medical exams in child abuse investigation, 9th Circuit rules

By Karen Kidd | Nov 13, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – San Diego County acted unconstitutionally in its removal in 2010 of a couple's children under child abuse suspicion and then subjected the children to invasive medical examinations without their parents' consent, a federal appeals court ruled recently.

California bar court backs largely stayed suspension for Modesto attorney

By Karen Kidd | Nov 12, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Modesto attorney Jakrun S. Sodhi faces a possible stayed suspension and probation following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation in multiple client matters.

California state bar court recommends Virginia attorney be disbarred by default

By Karen Kidd | Nov 12, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) — Longtime Virginia attorney Wayne Richard Hartke faces possible disbarment by default following a recently announced California State Bar Court recommendation and suspension in his home state after appearing drunk at a conference.

DuPont to pay $3.5M settlement in titanium dioxide class action

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 9, 2018

A court has approved a $3.5-million settlement in a class-action lawsuit targeting DuPont over a titanium dioxide price-fixing claim.

Judge denies Ford's request to dismiss class action over allegedly defective door latches

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 9, 2018

A California court has denied a request from the Ford Motor Company to dismiss parts of an amended complaint in a class-action lawsuit over allegedly defective door latches.

Blue Shield wins partial judgement in reimbursement case with NorthBay

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 9, 2018

Blue Shield has won a partial summary judgement in California court over claims of unfair business practices.

Court grants part of Nissan motion in Altima defect case

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 9, 2018

Nissan has won part of a motion to dismiss class-action claims against the carmaker involving alleged defects in its Altima brand.

Court denies in part, grants in part motion to amend patent infringement case

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 9, 2018

A networking company sued by a cybersecurity company over patent infringement had a motion to amend its counterclaims denied in part and granted in part.

Court grants preliminary injunction against Chinese company for trademark infringement

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 9, 2018

A Singaporean company obtained a motion for a preliminary injunction against its Chinese subsidiary on claims of trademark infringement.

Court orders transfer of oil and gas partnerships case to Oklahoma

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 9, 2018

A group of Californian investors who were solicited to invest in oil and gas partnerships had a motion to transfer the case to Oklahoma granted in court.

SEC gets summary judgment against man accused of securities fraud in appeals court

By Charmaine Little | Nov 9, 2018

On October 11, the Securities and Exchange Commission was able to convince the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to affirm its summary judgment already granted by a lower court.

Court grants motion to dismiss patent infringement case

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 8, 2018

A Chinese company that produces electric vehicles and was previously banned from selling their products in the U.S. obtained a motion to dismiss a patent infringement suit.

Court denies summary judgement in class action against Ocean Spray

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 8, 2018

A class-action lawsuit against Ocean Spray will now move forward in a case over the alleged use of synthetic acids in drinks labeled as "100%" with no artificial flavorings.

Bakersfield has no 'design immunity' in suit over child struck by vehicle, state appeals court rules

By Karen Kidd | Nov 7, 2018

FRESNO (Northern California Record) – California's Fifth District Court of Appeal recently affirmed a lower court's ruling that a city of Bakersfield plan or design for a crosswalk where a child was struck by a vehicle earlier this year does not grant the city "design immunity" in the subsequent liability lawsuit.

Summary judgment denied in dispute alleging infringement regarding outdoor garden broom

By Charmaine Little | Nov 6, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently denied motions for summary judgment in case alleging infringement of trade dress rights regarding an outdoor garden broom.

Apple loses bid to dismiss patent infringement suit involving iPhone camera technologies

By Charmaine Little | Nov 6, 2018

SAN JOSE – A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently denied Apple’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit by camera technology developer Corephotonics accusing Apple of infringing on several of its patents for smartphone and mobile devices.

Civil Justice Association of California says don't blame electric scooter companies for the negligence of the users

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 5, 2018

Since the introduction of dockless, electric scooters in the Los Angeles area, there have been numerous complaints about the danger of the scooters as well as lawsuits accusing scooter rental firms of negligence and contributing to civil unrest, but the Civil Justice Association of California believes that the lawsuits are targeting the wrong parties.

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