LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – Legal problems continue for LuLaRoe, a multi-level marketing company that sells women's clothing.
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.
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has denied a motion to consolidate two class action complaints against Conagra over the alleged mislabeling of trans fat in margarine.
SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge agreed to dismiss a class action complaint accusing ConAgra of improperly labeling Crunch ’n Munch.
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.
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.
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.
SAN FRANCISCO – A federal district court has approved a class action settlement in a suit filed by employees of Interstate Hotels & Resorts over pay.
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.
Employees say the company didn't pay overtime alleging they were exempt due to employment status
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
SAN FRANCISCO – Former employees of San Francisco companies allege they were not provided proper meal and rest periods during their employment as gas station attendants.
Court grants final approval of class settlement in restaurant workers' tip-pool lawsuit against Brigantine
SAN DIEGO – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently granted final approval of a class settlement in a wage-and-hour lawsuit filed against a San Diego area restaurant company by several employees.