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Employee allege 1st Class Staffing failed to pay correct rate for overtime work

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 30, 2018

STOCKTON – A former employee of a staffing agency alleges she was not paid the appropriate rate for overtime work.

Court gives preliminary OK to proposed settlement regarding dispute over Navy Federal Credit Union overdraft fee

By Carrie Salls | Oct 25, 2018

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently granted preliminary approval to a proposed settlement between the Navy Federal Credit Union and customers who claimed the credit union “improperly assessed and collected optional overdraft protection fees (OOPS).”

Federal judge backs some of Volkswagen's claims in class action over 'clean diesel' feature

By Charmaine Little | Oct 17, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently granted in part and denied in part a Volkswagen motion to dismiss a misrepresentation class action lawsuit.

Judge grants, denies parts of Apple’s motion to dismiss complaints filed over iPhone battery life allegations

By Sandra Lane | Oct 16, 2018

SAN JOSE – Apple was granted several motions to dismiss claims filed by customers over allegations the tech company reduced the performance of certain iPhone models in iOS updates.

U.S. Supreme Court refuses to review California court decision over lead-based paint

By John Breslin | Oct 15, 2018

SAN JOSE - The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review a California decision penalizing companies involved in the lead-based paint business.

Will California judge trim $250 million punitive damage award in Monsanto Roundup verdict?

By Glenn Minnis | Oct 15, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO - A superior court judge has granted agribusiness giant Monsanto a judgment notwithstanding verdict (JNOV) in its dogged pursuit to overturn a $289 million landmark verdict against the company over its production of popular weed-killer Roundup.

Appeals court says class action against Kroger over trans fat labeling can proceed

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 11, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth District recently ruled that a class-action lawsuit filed against Kroger over claims of misleading labels on bread crumbs can move forward.

Suit claims Facebook should be protecting its content screeners, attorney says

By Elizabeth Alt | Oct 9, 2018

A lawsuit filed Sept. 21 in San Mateo County Superior Court alleges former “content moderators” for Facebook viewed thousands of graphic images and videos of child sexual abuse, rape and murder, and nothing was done to protect the employees from psychological trauma.

J.R. Simplot alleged to have failed to provide disclosures for consumer reports

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 8, 2018

SAN JOSE – An individual alleges his former employer acquired consumer reports from employees without proper disclosures and also violated some labor codes.

Consumer alleges Vimo subsidiary unlawfully called his cellphone

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 3, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego County consumer alleges that a company unlawfully contacted him for solicitation purposes.

Parcel Pending alleged to have failed to disclose it recorded calls

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 3, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A consumer alleges that a debt collector failed to inform him that it was recording their calls.

Avvo alleged to have recorded phone call without disclosure or permission

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 2, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego County man alleges that a Washington company called him to solicit its services and failed to disclose that the call would be recorded.

Consumer alleges Hansen’s Natural sodas contain artificial ingredients

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 2, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego County resident alleges a brand of soda is falsely advertised as natural.

From Legal Newsline

Federal judge sends case over unsolicited emails back to California state court

By Carrie Salls | Sep 27, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A class-action lawsuit filed by plaintiffs who allegedly received unsolicited emails from Fluent LLC and other defendants will be sent back to the San Francisco Superior Court of California, according to a Sept. 13 ruling from U.S. District Judge Maxine Chesney of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Consumer files a class action lawsuit against VPX Sports over its claims BANG drink can 'reverse mental retardation'

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 25, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A class action lawsuit was filed in a U.S. district court against Florida-based Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc., doing business as VPX Sports, regarding many of the company’s nutritional claims about its BANG-brand products.

Court green-lights modification in preliminary Roadrunner Intermodel Services class action settlement

By Charmaine Little | Sep 21, 2018

SACRAMENTO – On Sept. 13, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California OK'd the approval of a change in a continuous preliminary class action settlement.

Nurses formerly employed by Corizon Health allege they were not paid lawful wages

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 20, 2018

FRESNO – Several nurses previously employed by a health care company allege they are owed unpaid wages.

Big Block Realty, Cali Bear Homes alleged to have unlawfully placed telemarketing calls

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 11, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego consumer alleges a real estate brokerage unlawfully called her to market its services.

Appeals court sends Kentucky Fried Chicken class action case back to district court

By Charmaine Little | Sep 8, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has remanded a class action lawsuit against Great American Chicken Corp., after it failed to meet the residency rule for class action members.

Appeals court refuses to dismiss retired employees' class action case against Orange County

By Charmaine Little | Sep 8, 2018

PASADENA — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part a lower court’s decision to dismiss a class action lawsuit against the County of Orange after it changed health benefits for retired employees.

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