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Judge dismisses Crunch 'n Munch trans fat complaint against ConAgra

By Scott Holland | Apr 2, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge agreed to dismiss a class action complaint accusing ConAgra of improperly labeling Crunch ’n Munch.

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Making money out of spam: 'Excessively punitive' Calif. law allows $1K per email

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 27, 2019

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Instead of clearing out their spam folder, some email users are instead using a California law - one that a telecommunications attorney thinks is possibly unconstitutional - to file lawsuits.

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Multidistrict litigation swamps courts as rules struggle to catch up; Is reform on the way?

By Daniel Fisher | Mar 21, 2019

Multidistrict litigation – sprawling cases sometimes involving thousands of plaintiffs from all over the country – now represents more than half of the civil caseload in federal courts, according to a new survey, yet defendants complain the rules governing them are largely judge-made and haphazardly enforced.

Summary judgment awarded to Noble House Hotels and Resorts over restaurant surcharge case

By Keri Carbaugh | Mar 18, 2019

SAN DIEGO – Judge Michael M. Anello of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of California awarded summary judgment in favor of the operator of four San Diego restaurants in a suit over a surcharge added to guest checks.

Court approves $800K settlement in wage class action against Interstate Hotel & Resorts

By Takesha Thomas | Mar 7, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal district court has approved a class action settlement in a suit filed by employees of Interstate Hotels & Resorts over pay.

Judge sanctions plaintiff attorney in Roundup trial for misconduct in opening statements

By Ann Maher | Feb 27, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO - U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria slapped plaintiff's attorney Aimee Wagstaff with a $500 sanction for delving into forbidden territory in opening statements at trial involving weedkiller Roundup.

Federal judge approves preliminary settlement in Revel Systems overtime pay dispute

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 27, 2019

Employees say the company didn't pay overtime alleging they were exempt due to employment status

After judge erupts, plaintiff lawyer in Roundup case at trial pleads for no sanctions

By Ann Maher | Feb 26, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO - Facing sanctions for conduct during opening arguments Monday in the high profile case against Monsanto's Roundup, plaintiff attorney Aimee Wagstaff is asking the judge to hold off.

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Class action lawyers pounce after Hill's Pet announces dog food recall

By Charmaine Little | Feb 25, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Class action lawsuits are rolling in against a major pet nutrition food producer after it recalled canned dog food products because of potentially elevated amounts of vitamin D.

Federal judge denies motion to remand workers' class action suit against MetLife to state court

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 14, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Three California residents who worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and filed a class-action against MetLife for several labor law violations recently lost their bid to have the case moved back to state court.

Former employee alleges The Pep Boys Manny Moe & Jack of California violated labor codes

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 12, 2019

FRESNO – A former employee of an auto service garage alleges he was not provided itemized wage statements in violation of state labor codes.

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.

Plaintiff in Roundup MDL wants case moved back to state court in Missouri

By John Breslin | Jan 28, 2019

A plaintiff whose claims against Monsanto got included in a mass action involving the weedkiller Roundup, wants a federal court in California to return litigation to a state court in Missouri.

Class action suit filed over unauthorized access to AIDS Drug Assistance Program enrollment portal

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 25, 2019

FRESNO – An individual has filed a suit against a private contractor previously responsible for the administration of the AIDS Drug Assistance Program over allegations his private health information was improperly accessed.

Individuals seek to establish court-supervised medical monitoring for a class affected by Camp Fire

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 22, 2019

OROVILLE – Three individuals who allege they were exposed to smoke or contaminants during or after the Camp Fire are seeking to establish court-supervised medical monitoring for themselves and others.

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