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San Francisco property owners allege neighboring property's garbage can fire caused damages

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 7, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The owners of San Francisco property are seeking damages from the owners of a neighboring property and others over a fire that started in a garbage can and damaged their property.

Insurer granted summary judgment in lawsuit over rejected claim for jet that went missing in Mexico

By Charmaine Little | Dec 6, 2018

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently granted an insurance company's motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit regarding the denial of an insurance claim for a Gulfstream jet that went missing in Mexico.

Video-game developers entitled to attorney-client privilege with PR company amid copyright lawsuit, court rules

By Charmaine Little | Dec 5, 2018

Video game developers hoping to create a sequel to another company's video-game series have been allowed to keep their communications with lawyers and public relations team confidential.

Court denies motion to dismiss copyright claim over use of Willie Nelson photo on Facebook

By Charmaine Little | Dec 5, 2018

A publication’s motion to dismiss claims it violated the Copyright Act and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act was granted in part and denied in part by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Nov. 30.

Settlement agreement between Volkswagen and investors gets green light

By Charmaine Little | Dec 5, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted a motion for a preliminary approval of a settlement after a number of Volkswagen investors sued the company for allegedly violating federal security laws.

Investors accuse Fidelity Charitable of breach of contract after liquidating shares; court denies motion to dismiss

By Charmaine Little | Dec 5, 2018

A couple suing Fidelity for contract and tort claims related to their $100 million donation to Fidelity Charitable have proper standing to make a claim, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California determined in denying Fidelity’s motion to dismiss.

Yelp may have misled investors, court rules while dismissing several parts of fraud lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Dec 5, 2018

Popular review app Yelp had some claims against it dismissed in a lawsuit alleging that the company misled investors over the strength of its advertising business.

Court selects lead plaintiff and lead counsel for multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Tesla CEO Elon Musk

By Charmaine Little | Dec 5, 2018

A federal court ruled to consolidate cases involving Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who allegedly made false statements that he acquired enough money to take his company private.

Co-defendant not allowed to see Facebook's trade-secrets settlement with plaintiff

By Charmaine Little | Dec 5, 2018

A company ordered to pay $30 million in damages following a jury trial over trade secrets will not receive access to Facebook’s settlement agreement with the same plaintiff, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division, ruled on Nov. 26.

Ground floor unit in San Francisco building was illegal, former tenant alleges

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A former tenant of a San Francisco property alleges the unit was illegal.

Property owners seek damages from PG&E over Camp Fire

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 5, 2018

OROVILLE – Seven individuals have filed suit against PG&E Corp. over damages allegedly sustained as a result of the Camp Fire.

Tenant at San Francisco property alleges unit is illegal

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 4, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A tenant of a San Francisco property alleges after living in the property for nearly 20 years, he discovered it is an illegal rental unit.

Tiger Auto Sales partner claims he was unlawfully removed from the partnership

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 4, 2018

FRESNO – A partner of a Fresno company alleges his business partner expelled him from the partnership.

From Legal Newsline

California reclaims top spot on 'Judicial Hellhole' list; ATRA bemoans state's adoption of 'innovator liability'

By John Breslin | Dec 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a national civil justice reform group.

Couple alleges GMC vehicle has defects that impair vehicle's safety

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 3, 2018

OROVILLE – A Chico couple alleges a vehicle they leased has defects that have not been repaired after a number of attempts.

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