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Longtime Westlake Village attorney disbarred, ordered to pay more than $6,000 in restitution to client

By Karen Kidd | Apr 24, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Longtime Westlake Village attorney Ira Cohen has been disbarred following an April 10 California Supreme Court order over allegations that included failure to communicate with a client, according to a recent announcement issued by The State Bar of California.

Supreme Court revokes Beverly Hills attorney's probation, suspends him for six months

By Karen Kidd | Apr 23, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Longtime Beverly Hills attorney Franklin Samuel Adler faces six months of suspension following recent California Supreme Court orders for probation violations, according to a recent announcement issued by the State Bar of California.

San Pedro attorney disbarred for serially filing bankruptcy cases trying to hang onto home

By Karen Kidd | Apr 22, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – San Pedro attorney Drago Charles Baric has been disbarred following an April 10 California Supreme Court order for serially filing personal bankruptcy cases, according to a recent announcement issued by The State Bar of California.

Federal judge sets aside default against XPO Logistics in case over allegedly missing shipments

By John Severance | Apr 22, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A federal judge has ruled in favor of a freight company in its case with a technology company over two shipments that were allegedly lost, missing or damaged.

Longtime San Rafael attorney disbarred by default for alleged probation noncompliance

By Karen Kidd | Apr 22, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Longtime San Rafael attorney Barbara Truman Zorr has been disbarred by default following an April 10 California Supreme Court order for allegedly failing to comply with probation conditions, according to a recent announcement issued by The State Bar of California.

Disbarment recommended for San Luis Obispo attorney who allegedly didn't comply with probation conditions

By Karen Kidd | Apr 22, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – San Luis Obispo attorney Stephen Christopher Ronca faces possible disbarment by default following a Feb. 28 California State Bar Court recommendation after he allegedly failed to comply with probation conditions.

Modesto attorney on probation after most allegations against him are dismissed

By Karen Kidd | Apr 22, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Modesto attorney Jakrun S. Sodhi is on probation following a March 6 California Supreme Court order and allegations of misconduct in multiple client matters.

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Legal woes continue for multi-level marketing women's clothing company LuLaRoe

By John Severance | Apr 19, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Legal problems continue for LuLaRoe, a multi-level marketing company that sells women's clothing.

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Compound drug producer Fusion IV asks federal court to rule California was wrong to block operation

By John Breslin | Apr 19, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A producer of compound drugs has asked a federal court to rule that California was wrong to deny a license for an outsourcing facility in the state.

Judge grants Rearden's motion to enforce judgment, attorneys' fees in property dispute case

By Shanice Harris | Apr 19, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has granted a motion to enforce judgment in an intellectual and physical property lawsuit.

Check Point granted leave to amend answer in patent infringement case

By John Suayan | Apr 18, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted Check Point Software Technologies LTD’s motion for leave to amend its answer and affirmative defenses in a patent infringement case brought against it by Finjan Inc.

Judge orders dismissal of foreclosure suit against PHH Mortgage, Morgan Stanley

By John Suayan | Apr 16, 2019

SAN JOSE – A U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California judge tossed a lawsuit against PHH Mortgage Corp. and Morgan Stanley Private Bank.

Summary judgment granted to SAP America in patent infringement case

By John Suayan | Apr 16, 2019

OAKLAND – The U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California awarded software company SAP America Inc. summary judgment in a patent-related legal battle against Dr. Lakshmi Arunachalam of Menlo Park.

Judge grants dismissal of man's seventh cause of action against Kelly Services Global, Dow

By John Suayan | Apr 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge granted a dismissal of a California man's suit against Kelly Services Global LLC and The Dow Chemical Co.

Court rules Wausau Underwriters Insurance owes duty to defend in construction defect lawsuit

By Marian Johns | Apr 15, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A federal court has granted an insurance company's motion for partial summary judgment in a case involving one of its insureds who is facing allegations of manufacturing defective plumbing products for a condominium construction project.

Judge grants Siemens Medical request for leave to amend in suit filed by Quidel

By Payton Kuhn | Apr 15, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A federal judge has granted Siemens Medical Solution USA and Siemens Healthcare Diagnostic Inc.'s motion to amend its case in a suit over false advertising allegations.

Some claims over hypoallergenic labeling on Whole Foods products allowed to advance

By Shanice Harris | Apr 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The entity responsible for Whole Foods' private-label products and others were granted partial dismissal of a suit that claimed they mislabeled the household products as hypoallergenic when they do contain allergens.

Judge denies Strike 3 Holdings' request to serve subpoena in copyright case

By John Severance | Apr 11, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A United States magistrate court judge has denied an adult films company's application to serve a third-party subpoena in a copyright infringement case.

Uber settles suits with California, Massachusetts drivers for $20 million

By Shanice Harris | Apr 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Two cases against Uber Technologies over allegations that the ride-hailing company misclassified its drivers as independent contractors rather than employees have reached a settlement in federal court.

Judge partially grants Berry Petroleum's motion to dismiss former employee's age discrimination suit

By Payton Kuhn | Apr 10, 2019

FRESNO – A federal judge has ruled to grant in part an energy company's motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former employee over age discrimination allegations.

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