SAN JOSE – California's Sixth District Court of Appeal recently affirmed the dismissal of a wrongful death suit, agreeing with the trial court that plaintiff Zejin Deng failed to properly prosecute his suit because he neglected to serve two of the deceased’s heirs.
SAN FRANCISCO - A California judge has acknowledged the pleas of jurors in upholding a jury verdict that rendered agribusiness giant Monsanto liable in a school groundskeeper contracting non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma from the use of its popular weed-killer Roundup
SAN FRANCISCO – A federal appeals court has upheld a settlement awarding some $3.5 million to consumers who alleged they were placed in a membership rewards program without their consent and vacated a ruling on attorneys' fees.
SAN FRANCISCO – After the culmination of a jury trial to settle a lawsuit between two tech companies, a federal court has ruled to deny in part a motion of review of costs submitted by the defendant.
Appellate court affirms that $5 million should be paid to class members in Wells Fargo suit, not law firm
SACRAMENTO – The 1st District Court of Appeal, Division Three affirmed an earlier judgment from a trial court, ruling that $5 million in settlement proceeds could not be paid to a legal group for representing homeowners who sued Wells Fargo Bank concerning home mortgages.
SACRAMENTO – California's Third District Court of Appeal recently affirmed a lower court's ruling concerning allegations of legal malpractice in an insurance dispute and denied a motion for a writ of mandate and prohibition order.
SACRAMENTO – A California appeals court has denied a motion for reconsideration in a case involving the estate of an Egyptian national.
SAN FRANCISCO – A Table Bluff Rancheria cigarette shop owner has won a reversal from an appeals court regarding an Unfair Competition Law (UCL) claim in a case over cigarette sales filed by the state.
SACRAMENTO – The owners of a California mine have won an appeal to stop the sale of its mine to another company.
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth District recently ruled that a class-action lawsuit filed against Kroger over claims of misleading labels on bread crumbs can move forward.
Appeals court says water districts not entitled to grants because they can levy taxes for state mandated projects
SACRAMENTO – The California Third District Court of Appeal recently ruled that water districts are not prevented from levying fees in order to provide state mandated services not funded by the state.
Appeals court vacates jury decision in copyright suit against Led Zeppelin over 'Stairway To Heaven'
SAN FRANCISCO – Attorneys for Led Zeppelin are heading back to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California to defend the band in copyright lawsuit over the song "Stairway to Heaven" after an appeals court ruled that the district court erred in jury instructions in the case.
SAN FRANCISCO – An appeals court has denied a petition for arbitration presented by the San Francisco Police Officers' Association.
SAN FRANCISCO – It's back to the negotiating table for Uber and its drivers who say they should be treated as full-time employees.
Appeals court rules Sonoma County residents' petition to stop Walmart Superstore barred by statute of limitations
SAN FRANCISCO – An appeals court has upheld a denial of a petition submitted by a group of Sonoma County residents who claim a proposed Walmart would have a negative impact on the neighborhood.
Ready-mix concrete drivers will receive the prevailing wage of other public works employees, a federal appeals court ruled on Sept. 20.
Appeals court sides with elderly investor, remands her suit in real estate dispute to Marin County Superior Court
SAN FRANCISCO – California's First Appellate District Court of Appeal recently remanded a dispute involving a real estate investor and her lawyer and accountant to Marin County Superior Court.
Patterson Frozen Foods, others ordered to hold annual shareholders' meetings in suit over family member dispute
FRESNO – On Sept. 12, the Court of Appeal for the State of California in the 5th Appellate District reversed and remanded a court order that denied four siblings’ request to compel a family member to hold shareholders’ meetings.
SAN JOSE – On Sept. 7, the Court of Appeal of the State of California, 6th Appellate District reversed a lower court's ruling in favor of a class action representative that claimed Fidelity National Title Co. unlawfully charged mailing fees.
9th Circuit sides with musicians' union in dispute with Paramount over 'Same Kind of Different As Me'
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit sided with a musicians’ organization that sued Paramount Pictures Corp., reversing a lower court’s order, on Sept. 10.