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Time Warner seeks non-infringement declaration from court

Wadi Reformado May 13, 2016, 10:56am

SAN FRANCISCO – A cable company is seeking declaratory judgment from the court over accusations of patent infringement.

Man claims Collectco Inc. called repeatedly over mother's alleged debt

Wadi Reformado May 13, 2016, 10:47am

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco man is suing a Massachusetts debt collector alleging it contacted him in the middle of night to collect a debt he isn't responsible for repaying.

Sky Forest Meadows tenant alleges negligent maintenance

Wadi Reformado May 13, 2016, 10:37am

SACRAMENTO – A disabled resident of Sky Forest Meadows apartments alleges she has been injured and damaged as a result of the defendants' negligence in maintaining the building.

CJAC study shows which lawmakers on receiving end of plaintiffs' lawyer contributions

Carrie Salls May 12, 2016, 8:05pm

SACRAMENTO – The Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC) recently released its 2015 list of political contributions and expenditures from personal injury attorneys and other plaintiffs’ lawyers.

Caddies appeal lawsuit against PGA Tour

Taryn Phaneuf May 12, 2016, 7:53pm

SAN FRANCISCO – A group of golf caddies has taken its case against the PGA Tour to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals after a district court judge dismissed the suit in February.

Silicon Valley agency works for housing as cities win in court

Sean Fowler May 12, 2016, 7:41pm

SAN JOSE – A recent court ruling protecting cities that still have redevelopment agency funding is being hailed as a needed victory for those communities struggling with the closure of the agencies.

Court offers opinion on 'suitable seating' for retail, bank workers

Taryn Phaneuf May 12, 2016, 3:34pm

SAN FRANCISCO — For retail workers and bank tellers looking for a chance to get off their feet during their shift, the California Supreme Court released an opinion hinting that employers in the state may be obligated to provide a chair.

Panel selects California federal court for Viagra MDL

Jessica Karmasek May 12, 2016, 1:45pm

So far, nearly 30 individual lawsuits over the drug’s alleged melanoma risks have been transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and many more are expected to be filed there.

Opinion: Of course lawyers want to sue; but arbitration is good for customers and employees

Kim Stone, CJAC President May 12, 2016, 1:11pm

Arbitration is a means of alternative dispute resolution, whereby parties agree to resolve their differences in front of an arbiter (often called a neutral) rather than by going through a lawsuit.

Man alleges Hat World did not pay overtime wages

Wadi Reformado May 12, 2016, 11:45am

SACRAMENTO – A man has filed suit against a Sacramento employer and its owner over allegations he was not paid overtime.

VMware alleges former employee took confidential information to competitor

Wadi Reformado May 12, 2016, 11:35am

SAN FRANCISCO – A Palo Alto company alleges that a former employee wrongfully took confidential company information with her upon termination of her employment.

Couple files malpractice suit over care received at VA Palo Alto Medical Center

Wadi Reformado May 12, 2016, 11:26am

SAN FRANCISCO – A couple alleges that the husband was injured while a patient at the VA Palo Alto Medical Center and has filed a suit.

Kaplan International alleged to have not properly paid teachers

Wadi Reformado May 12, 2016, 11:18am

SAN FRANCISCO – A teacher alleges that her employer did not pay her for all hours worked and has filed a class-action lawsuit.

Goya Foods accused of using squid in octopus products

Wadi Reformado May 12, 2016, 9:37am

SAN JOSE – A Salinas consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against a food manufacturer over its octopus products, alleging it falsely advertised the actual contents of its product.

Woman claims Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. wrongfully terminated her benefits

Wadi Reformado May 12, 2016, 9:29am

SAN FRANCISCO – A pharmacist alleges she was wrongfully terminated from her disability benefit plan.

Hawaiian Airlines allegedly did not pay employees for mandatory training

Wadi Reformado May 12, 2016, 9:20am

SAN FRANCISCO – A former employee has filed a class-action lawsuit against an airline carrier alleging that it failed to treat its trainees as regular employees and failed to fairly compensate them.

Proponents of ADA reform bill applaud its passage, but say it needs strengthening

Sean Fowler May 12, 2016, 9:11am

SACRAMENTO – When Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 269 into law, it was a big step toward making sure California businesses are making their facilities accessible to the disabled; however, to some this is only a beginning.

State Supreme Court's decision on old foreclosure may cost future borrowers

Vanessa Van Voorhis May 11, 2016, 4:10pm

SAN FRANCISCO -- The cost to obtain a home loan may go up due to a recent California Supreme Court decision that paves the way for homeowners in default to challenge the validity of their foreclosure, according to a financial industry attorney specializing in lending disputes and real estate.

Facebook accused of sending unsolicited texts

Wadi Reformado May 11, 2016, 1:49pm

SAN FRANCISCO – A Washington, D.C. individual has filed a class-action lawsuit against a social media network alleging it sends unsolicited texts.

Kern Radiology Imaging Systems files suit alleging CT system wasn't delivered

Wadi Reformado May 11, 2016, 1:39pm

FRESNO – A Bakersfield company alleges that a Coral Springs limited liability company did not deliver medical equipment as promised and will not refund a deposit.