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Nonprofit challenges city of Coalinga's ordinance regarding political signs

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 25, 2018

FRESNO – A Coalinga resident and a nonprofit corporation that advocates on behalf of Latinos are challenging the city's ordinance regarding political signs.

Defendant’s request to amend plaintiff selection process in WEN hair care suit denied

By Daniel Beauregard | Jul 25, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A defendant's request to amend the selection process of plaintiffs for a class action suit involving Los Angeles-based hair stylist Chaz Dean has been denied by a judge.

Summary judgment denied in case filed by Monster Film over fraud allegations

By Daniel Beauregard | Jul 25, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A California judge has denied the defendants' request for summary judgment in an alleged fraudulent film investment case, claiming that plaintiff Monster Film Limited has solid ground for a lawsuit.

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Bid to introduce cancer warnings on breakfast cereal packaging fails in California court

By John Breslin | Jul 25, 2018

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A doctor's attempt to force cereal companies to display cancer warnings on the packaging of household name products sold in California has failed.

Judge awards $4 million in damages to Chinese investors in investment scheme case

By Daniel Beauregard | Jul 25, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A California judge ordered $4 million in compensatory damages be paid to Chinese nationals involved in a fraudulent Los Angeles investment scheme.

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California ordered to immediately return subprime crisis money 'unlawfully diverted' to general fund

By John Breslin | Jul 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – California must immediately return more than $300 million transferred to the state's general fund from its share of billions of dollars paid by the country's largest mortgage services companies for their alleged roles in the subprime mess.

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Appeals court dismisses call for California consumers to be reimbursed sales tax on Ensure

By John Breslin | Jul 24, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California appeals court has dismissed an action over claims that consumers were wrongly charged sales tax on a line of nutritional drink products.

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California court denies appeal of snowboarder whose leg was amputated after striking snowcat

By John Sammon | Jul 24, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The Court of Appeals for the State of California 3rd District on June 27 denied the appeal of a woman who sued the ski run where she was severely injured in a snowboarding accident.

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Alcohol trader again wants Calif. fraud claims dismissed

By Karen Kidd | Jul 24, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – This fall, a federal judge in San Jose is expected to hear arguments from a wine and spirits trade company about why a defunct restaurant and bar owner's putative class action lawsuit should, again, be dismissed.

American Latex alleges adult toy manufacturer infringed patent

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 24, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Chatsworth company alleges that a North Hollywood adult toy manufacturer has infringed its patent.

Federal court ruling allows tribal gaming in Madera County

By Chandra Lye | Jul 23, 2018

FRESNO – A recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California will allow tribal gaming on an approximately 300-acre site in Madera County.

Green Fitness Equipment patent infringement case transferred to federal court in Washington

By Asia Mayfield | Jul 23, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently transferred Green Fitness Equipment Company LLC's (GFE) patent infringement lawsuit against defendants Precor Incorporated and 24 Hour Fitness USA Inc. to the federal district in Washington state.

Consumer allege Enagic USA unlawfully called her 40 times to solicit products

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 23, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A water-ionization system manufacturer is alleged to have engaged in an unlawful telemarketing campaign.

From Legal Newsline

Losing streak emerges as NYC, hired guns lose climate change case against Big Oil

By John O'Brien | Jul 20, 2018

Federal judges continue to reject the efforts of private lawyers who hold a financial stake in lawsuits brought by government officials against the oil industry over the alleged effects of climate change.

Capital One Bank alleged to have called man 61 times after he asked it to stop

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 19, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Long Beach consumer alleges a debt collector contacted him 61 times after he asked the calls to stop.

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Law firm asks Calif. court to order journalist's deposition and documents in legal row with mining company

By John Breslin | Jul 19, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – As fraud investigators in the United Kingdom continue their probe into the alleged murky dealings in Africa of a mining company, a federal court is being asked to subpeona a California reporter.

Gatto Act case dismissed due to lack of specifics regarding land contamination allegations, attorney says

By Angela Underwood | Jul 18, 2018

A recent ruling in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California granted a motion to dismiss a case involving soil and groundwater contamination allegedly resulting from the release of hazardous substances at a property once occupied by a metal plating facility.

Motion to compel arbitration in Trademark Engine case denied

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 18, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The Northern California District Court denied patent website Trademark Engine’s motion to compel arbitration for LegalForce, stating that Trademark failed to show that “plaintiffs are parties to the Terms of Service or that they are estopped from avoiding arbitration.”

Student, mother allege Fresno USD employees failed to look for girl after she stayed in restroom

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 18, 2018

FRESNO – A minor child and her mother are seeking damages from a school district after the child allegedly was left in a bathroom stall and teachers failed to look for her.

Federal judge throws out environmental complaint against shareholders of Sacramento metal plating facility

By Angela Underwood | Jul 18, 2018

A California federal judge dismissed the city of Sacramento’s soil and groundwater contamination complaint against a metal plating facility.

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