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Woman alleges she was injured by police officers during demonstration at ICE location

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 23, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A woman who was participating in a demonstration at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility last year alleges she was injured by police officers.

Surviving son of Camp Fire victims files suit against Pacific Gas & Electric and PG&E

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 23, 2019

OROVILLE – The son of a couple killed in the Camp Fire has filed a suit against Pacific Gas & Electric and PG&E Corp. seeking damages.

Defense attorneys seek to undercut plaintiff expert in Johnson & Johnson baby powder asbestos trial

By John Sammon | Jan 22, 2019

In the third week of trial, attorneys for baby powder maker Johnson & Johnson attempted to undercut the expert testimony of a plaintiff witness by presenting documents from the 1970s saying its powder was free of asbestos.

Uber passenger files suit against company, driver and individual over battery allegations

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 22, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – An Uber rider has filed suit against a driver, the ride-hailing company and another passenger over allegations of battery.

From Legal Newsline

California jury awards $1.63 million in case against BNSF after plaintiff had rejected $50K settlement

By Glenn Minnis | Jan 21, 2019

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Just weeks after rejecting a $50,000 pre-trial settlement offer from his former employer in a personal injury suit, one-time California maintenance worker David Arizaga walked away on Jan. 10 with a $1.63 million verdict against BNSF Railway Co.

Couple files legal malpractice suit against Mitchell Law Firm, others over handling of claim

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 21, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A couple is seeking damages from a San Francisco law firm over allegations its negligence caused them to lose their legal right to take action.

NFIB seeks to avoid retroactive application of contractor-employee ruling

By Glenn Minnis | Jan 20, 2019

The National Federation of Independent Business’ Small Business Legal Center has filed an amicus brief urging a federal judge to affirm a district court’s limited liabilities ruling in a suit brought to establish the standard for determining if a Grubhub food delivery driver classifies as an independent contractor or an employee of the company.

Appeals Court sides with Transportation Department in land dispute over highway improvements

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 20, 2019

A landowner who sued for Fifth Amendment violations by the Department of Transportation, which allegedly occupied a strip of land without compensation, has suffered a loss in court.

Appeals court upholds summary judgement in favor of supplement makers advertising cardiovascular health benefits

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 20, 2019

A vitamin maker accused of mislabeling its products and falsely advertising health claims has obtained a victory in court.

Appeals Court affirms dismissal of Applied Underwriters' trademark infringement case over webcast seminar

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 20, 2019

A financial services company claiming that its trademarks have been used as a title for a webcast seminar and in promotion materials has suffered a loss in court.

Question over engineer's wages for mining company headed to the California Supreme Court

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 18, 2019

A group of engineers who sued a mining company for discrepancies in wages had a question for the California Supreme Court certified by a federal court.

Suit over Yahoo's unsolicited text messages headed to California Supreme Court

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 18, 2019

Tech giant Yahoo's case against an insurer refusing to cover as personal injury the alleged privacy violations brought about by Yahoo's unsolicited text messages is headed to the California Supreme Court.

As Supreme Court bans foie gras, restaurant association says change will impact California restaurant industry

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 18, 2019

The Supreme Court has allowed California to ban foie gras after six years of the state waiting to enforce a ruling that was initially made 15 years ago.

Andy's BP, Self-Serve Petroleum alleged to have failed to provide meal, rest periods

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 18, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – Former employees of San Francisco companies allege they were not provided proper meal and rest periods during their employment as gas station attendants.

Amica Mutual Insurance seeks more than $8,000 from driver

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 18, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – An insurance company is seeking damages from a driver over property damages allegedly incurred in a San Francisco collision.

Former Grubmarket employee alleges he was not paid for all hours worked

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 18, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A Newark man alleges he was not compensated for all hours he worked by a food delivery service.

Wrongful termination suit filed against Linger, Peterson & Shrum

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 18, 2019

FRESNO – A woman alleges she was wrongfully terminated by her former employer because she requested accommodation for her disability.

Court says Alphonso did not infringe on Samba's patent for system that matches advertising to TV viewing habits

By Charmaine Little | Jan 17, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently said a company that sends advertisements to consumers' mobile devices based on the television shows they watch is not infringing on a patent created by a company that also sends ads to mobile devices based on television viewing habits.

From SE Texas Record

Exxon argues for Texas justice as it defends self from climate change lawsuits

By David Yates | Jan 17, 2019

FORT WORTH – Texas justices will soon decide whether California municipalities took aim at Texas-based free speech by bringing climate change lawsuits against ExxonMobil, a Texas company, in California courts.

Retail Capital alleges it is owed more than $50,000 from Fresno County resident

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 16, 2019

FRESNO – A Fresno County man allegedly failed to repay a loan made by a New York limited liability company.

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