OAKLAND – The Sierra Club has asked a federal court in Oakland to order the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to more timely produce records the grassroots environmental organization has been requesting for almost a year under the Freedom of Information Act.
SAN FRANCISCO – An Antioch drilling company is suing a Washington shipping company and an Illinois shipment contractor over damage to a large piece of drilling equipment during a truck fire during interstate transit in 2016.
LOS ANGELES – A Commerce corporation alleges a Florida business has unlawfully used one of its textile designs.
LOS ANGELES – A Long Beach consumer alleges a Beverly Hills debt collector has harassed her with phone calls.
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.
Uber driver says he was told to create fake accounts to mess with Lyft drivers; Lawsuit will not go to arbitration
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.”
LOS ANGELES – A wheelchair user alleges a Compton restaurant failed to maintain the parking space for patrons with disabilities.
'They're always wrong': NYC's hired guns cite overturned case as authority for climate change lawsuit
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.
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.
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.
SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco hotel is alleged to have failed to pay a former cook for all hours that he worked.
LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County consumer alleges a debt collector contacted her more than 150 times after she requested it to stop.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.