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Leasing agent alleges Conam Management failed to pay overtime wages

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 4, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A leasing agent has filed a class-action lawsuit against a real estate investment company over allegations of failure to pay overtime wages.

Field Asset Services workers awarded restitution in misclassification case

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 4, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – Former workers at Field Asset Services in California were awarded restitution of more than $600,000 in May after the U.S. District Court of the Northern California District previously found the company misclassified the workers as independent contractors and were liable for damages.

Underground Specialties alleged to have failed to submit to audit per bargaining agreement

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 4, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The Board of Trustees for Northern California District Council of Laborers, et al. has filed a complaint for audit against Underground Specialties and requests that a federal court issue an injunction for the company to submit to an audit and pay damages.

Judge pares allegations against Disney, Fox and Paramount in patent infringement case

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently denied most of Disney, Fox, and Paramount’s motions to dismiss an intellectual property lawsuit alleging the companies used a patented motion picture visual effects technology program.

Federal judge grants motion to prevent woman in wage dispute from filing a similar lawsuit in state court

By Sandra Lane | Jul 3, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – U.S. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently granted a motion by Engineering Associates (EA) seeking a permanent injunction against a former employee in a wage dispute, preventing her from pursuing causes of action in California state court that were adjudicated.

Man allege Capital One Bank USA has called him 190 times

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 3, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County consumer alleges that a bank has contacted him more than 100 times since he asked it to stop.

Wawanesa General Insurance seeks subrogation from federal government

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 3, 2018

LOS ANGELES – An insurance company alleges that the federal government has failed to respond to its property damage claim.

Arrowhead Printing alleged to have failed to pay withdrawal liability

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 3, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A multiemployer pension plan alleges a corporation organized under the laws of Wisconsin failed to pay a withdrawal liability payment.

Wilmington Fuel Gas Station alleged to not have reserved parking spaces for customers with disabilties

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 3, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Wilmington gas station is alleged to have barriers that restrict access to customers with disabilities.

Account holder alleges Bank of America failed to transfer funds

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 3, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A consumer alleges Bank of America has failed to transfer money from her account.

Construction firm denied bid to dismiss insurer's claim in case related to contaminants leak at preschool

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 2, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently declined to stay proceedings or dismiss a suit brought by an insurance provider alleging their policy does not cover a construction company being sued for allowing asbestos and other contaminants to leak into the air of a preschool.

Dr. Seuss Enterprises granted motion to strike several defense claims in book infringement case

By Sandra Lane | Jul 2, 2018

SAN DIEGO – A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California recently ruled on Dr. Seuss Enterprises LP's (DSE's) motions to strike several affirmative defenses by defendants in an ongoing infringement battle regarding two books.

Apple's patent infringement suit against Samsung dismissed after settlement is reached

By Elizabeth Alt | Jul 2, 2018

SAN JOSE – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division, recently issued a court order to dismiss Apple Inc.’s lawsuit claiming Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. copied Apple’s patented designs, ending the 7-year-old case.

Michael Grecco Productions alleges media company unlawfully used photos

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 2, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Santa Monica photography studio alleges an online media publisher used five of its photos without permission.

Metropolitan Life Insurance alleged to have wrongfully terminated woman's benefits

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 2, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Santa Clarita woman is appealing the termination of her disability benefits by an insurance company.

Inmate alleges Kohl's account opened through unauthorized use of identity

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 2, 2018

LOS ANGELES – An inmate in a New York federal correctional institution alleges that an account with Kohl's was opened and charged off through unauthorized use of his identity.

Pacific Research Institute says Janus ruling has different meanings for different employees

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 28, 2018

The Pacific Research Institute says Wednesday's landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME will mean different things to different people in California.

Former employee alleges Dukes Shenanigan's owes unpaid overtime wages

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 28, 2018

FRESNO – A Fresno business is alleged to have failed to provide meal and rest periods to a former employee.

Man claims Powers Electric Products terminated him in retaliation for reporting alleged drug activity

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 28, 2018

FRESNO – A Fresno County company is alleged to have terminated an employee after he reported alleged drug dealing during company time.

Judge denies EPA's motion to dismiss suit over pesticide registration

By Sandra Lane | Jun 28, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A judge has denied the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's motion to dismiss a complaint over allegations it violated duties regarding the registration of pesticides under a federal act.

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