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Ninth Circuit Court reverses dismissal of NFL players' claims of illegally supplied drugs

By Charmaine Little | Sep 7, 2018

A group of retired NFL players can pursue claims the National Football League illegally supplied players with opioids and other prescription drugs, a federal appeals court ruled.

Federal court throws out Tesla shareholders' Model 3 production lawsuit

By Carrie Salls | Sep 6, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently dismissed a lawsuit filed against Tesla Inc. by shareholders who claimed the company “misled the public regarding the progress of production on the ‘Model 3.’”

Consumer alleges Simply Organic salt products are deceptively marketed as organic

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES – An Orange County consumer alleges she paid more for a salt product that was misrepresented as organic.

Court approves Safeway breach of contract judgment distribution plan

By Carrie Salls | Aug 31, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California approved a “judgment distribution plan” in a class action breach of contract lawsuit filed against Safeway Inc., according to an Aug. 23 order.

SEB Investment emerges as lead plaintiff in Symantec securities class action

By Carrie Salls | Aug 31, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – SEB Investment Management AB has been named as the lead plaintiff in a securities class action lawsuit filed against Symantec Corp. and two of its officers, according to an order filed Aug. 23 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Court gives preliminary OK to settlement in Wells Fargo mortgage interest lawsuit

By Carrie Salls | Aug 30, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently granted preliminary approval to a settlement in a class-action lawsuit claiming Wells Fargo Bank unlawfully collected post-payment interest on mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).

Court dismisses woman's claim diet soda would lead to weight loss

By Carrie Salls | Aug 30, 2018

Dr. Pepper/Seven Up Inc. will not have to face a class-action lawsuit filed by a woman who claimed diet soda did not help her lose weight.

Consumer files class action against USA Fitness Center over texts allegedly sent without consent

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 29, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Pennsylvania man alleges he received unwanted promotional text messages from a California gym chain.

District court sends American Airlines uniform cases back to superior court, denies fee request

By Carrie Salls | Aug 28, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A lawsuit that started out as four separate-but-related cases has been sent back to the Alameda County Superior Court from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California at the request of the plaintiffs, but the district court declined to order the defendants to cover the plaintiffs’ attorneys’ fees, according to an Aug. 20 ruling.

State Supreme Court says interest rates can be ruled unconscionable on high-risk loans of $2,500 or more

By William Sassani | Aug 27, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The California Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of the plaintiffs regarding a the question of whether interest rates may be ruled unconscionable on loans of $2,500 or more.

Woman loses fourth attempt at suit claiming use of the word 'diet' in diet soda is misleading

By John Breslin | Aug 23, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A Santa Rosa woman recently lost her fourth attempt to convince a federal court that she thought the word "diet" in a soda drink would help her lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.

Starbucks requests rehearing following Supreme Court 'off the clock' wage decision

By John Breslin | Aug 20, 2018

The state Supreme Court, in a July 26 opinion, said the federal "de minimis" is not applicable to California's wage and hours laws.

Former MS Fire Protection employee alleges he is owed unpaid wages

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 20, 2018

FRESNO – A Fresno County fire sprinkler installer is alleged to have engaged in illegal pay practices.

Claim against anti-obesity drug Contrave can move forward

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 18, 2018

Claim alleges that anti-obesity drug maker Contrave violated SEC rules, in releasing case study information early

Class action over baby teether product continues, federal judge rules

By William Sassani | Aug 15, 2018

A class action lawsuit against a baby teether manufacturer accused of falsely advertising the products as BPA free will proceed, a federal judge ruled Aug. 8.

Consumer claims Nestle USA's No GMO Ingredients seal is deceptive

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 13, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against a food manufacturing company over allegations a seal displaying a lack of GMO ingredients is deceptive.

From Legal Newsline

Objector fighting $21.5M settlement with Monsanto, says lawyers, paid more than $6M, didn't get enough for class

By Sandra Lane | Aug 13, 2018

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – A U.S. district judge on May 25 approved a settlement in a class action lawsuit against Monsanto over the herbicide Roundup, but one class member is challenging it by arguing the plaintiffs attorneys are selling out Californians in order to reap millions in attorneys fees.

Ninth Circuit agrees Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office violated court orders

By Elizabeth Alt | Aug 7, 2018

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) withheld evidence and manipulated investigations in a lawsuit over racial profiling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled.

Jonathan Agency and Insurance Brokerage alleged to have made unlawful telemarketing calls

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 7, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Redondo Beach man alleges an insurance brokerage company unlawfully called him for telemarketing purposes.

Fitbit found accountable for bad faith actions in heart-rate tracker accuracy dispute

By Brandi Fleeks | Aug 2, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently found that Fitbit Inc. acted in bad faith when the company’s legal representatives delayed and impeded arbitration of a suit filed by plaintiff Kate McKlellan.

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