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California agency's Prop 65 lead regulation upheld by appellate court

By Sandra Lane | Jun 19, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The California Court of Appeal,1st Appellate District, Division Two recently affirmed the ruling of a lower court in favor of the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), regarding acceptable levels of lead in water as it relates to reproductive health.

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Uber driver says he was told to create fake accounts to mess with Lyft drivers; Lawsuit will not go to arbitration

By Sandra Lane | Jun 19, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California appellate court has affirmed a ruling of a lower court that in the case of Ryan Smythe v. Uber Technologies Inc., “the court correctly found that the action is beyond the scope of Smythe’s arbitration agreement with Uber.”

Big Ray's Drive In alleged to have failed to maintain parking space for disabled customers

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 19, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A wheelchair user alleges a Compton restaurant failed to maintain the parking space for patrons with disabilities.

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'They're always wrong': NYC's hired guns cite overturned case as authority for climate change lawsuit

By Daniel Fisher | Jun 19, 2018

It was a surprising opening move, to say the least. Arguing for the City of New York in its climate lawsuit against five major oil companies, attorney Michael Pawa cited AEP v. Connecticut, a 2009 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, as “persuasive authority” in his clients’ favor.

Oakland Housing Authority wants IT director's lawsuit over demotion moved to federal court

By Karen Kidd | Jun 18, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) – An Oakland Housing Authority official recently filed a notice to have a suit filed by the authority's IT director over his demotion last year to be moved to U.S. District Court for California's Northern District, San Francisco Division.

Judge rules patent infringement case against Belkin can proceed to trial

By Kory Oswald | Jun 18, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) – A federal judge in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently ruled a patent infringement case involving two cellphone car-mount providers can proceed to a trial by jury to determine if one’s company’s mount design infringes on the other’s patent.

Former Majestic Hotel cook alleges he is owed unpaid wages

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 18, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco hotel is alleged to have failed to pay a former cook for all hours that he worked.

Republic Bank & Trust alleged to have called consumer 150 times after she asked it to stop

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 18, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County consumer alleges a debt collector contacted her more than 150 times after she requested it to stop.

Former VA worker files suit claiming violations of the Civil Rights Act

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 14, 2018

A former U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs employee recently filed a lawsuit alleging her supervisor punished, harassed and threatened her based on her gender and religion and retaliated against her for making a complaint.

Lendingtree files to move former employee's discrimination lawsuit to federal court

By Sandra Lane | Jun 14, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – Lendingtree LLC, et al., defendants in a lawsuit filed by a former employee that alleges, among other things, sex discrimination, age discrimination and demotion and discharge in violation of public policy, recently served notice that they had taken proper actions to move the case from the Superior Court of California of San Mateo County to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division.

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NYC's climate change lawsuit faces scrutiny from judge during dismissal arguments

By Daniel Fisher | Jun 14, 2018

A clearly skeptical federal judge questioned the basic premise behind New York City’s lawsuit against five of the world’s biggest oil companies over climate change on Wednesday

States allege EPA violated Clean Air Act by failing to respond to state-submitted emissions plans

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 13, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – Eight states are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its administrator after the states claim they have violated the Clean Air Act.

Levi Strauss alleges Dorsaz, Nanal copied stitching design on jeans

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 13, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – Levi Strauss & Co. is suing two companies for trademark infringement over their alleged use of its Arcuate stitching design.

Transgender woman claims she was harassed by deputies while demonstrating at San Francisco City Hall

By Sandra Lane | Jun 12, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – Shawn Sunshine Strickland, a homeless, transgender woman who persisted in protesting on the steps of the San Francisco City Hall without first obtaining a permit, recently filed a petition in the U.S. District Court of Northern California claiming she was harassed by sheriff’s deputies, thereby threatening her civil rights and inflicting great emotional harm.

Doctor ordered by Southern District court to produce emails in defamation suit

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 12, 2018

SAN DIEGO – On May 24, the Southern California District Court granted part of Dr. Jason Toranto’s motion to compel another doctor to produce emails relating to his suit over allegations that multiple doctors conspired to keep him from getting a job with the Children’s Hospital of Orange County.

Individual dismissed as plaintiff in securities fraud suit against Face It CEO

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 12, 2018

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California granted a motion to dismiss an individual plaintiff who alleged fraud and elder abuse.

Water canal men allege Panoche Water District failed to pay overtime wages

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 12, 2018

FRESNO – Two employees allege a water district did not compensate them at the appropriate rate for overtime work.

Ford Flex owners allege vehicle has excessive wind noise, seeks restitution from auto maker

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 12, 2018

FRESNO – Two consumers allege a vehicle they purchased has a defect and are seeking restitution from an auto maker.

Los Angeles attorney faces suspension for alleged misconduct, failing to report court sanctions

By Karen Kidd | Jun 11, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) – Los Angeles attorney Richard J. Sullivan faces suspension and probation following a recent California State Bar Court recommendation regarding allegations that include professional misconduct and failing to report court sanctions.

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