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Topanga attorney disbarred for probation violations

Karen Kidd Oct. 14, 2017, 8:00am

Topanga attorney Drew Allan Cicconi, in practice for nearly 40 years, has been disbarred by the California State Bar over allegations he violated terms of a previous disciplinary probation, according to a recent state bar filing.

Attorney ordered to pay SEC $13.7 million in stock scheme

David Hutton Oct. 13, 2017, 1:44pm

The U.S. District Court Central District of California has ordered an attorney accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of operating a stock scheme to pay $13.7 million.

Federal judge dismisses some claims in tuna case against Trader Joe's

Sara McCleary Oct. 13, 2017, 1:23pm

A federal court on Oct. 3 dismissed some parts of a class action against food giant Trader Joe’s while allowing most of the plaintiffs’ complaints to survive the motion to dismiss.

Bakersfield police accused of wrongful death

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 12, 2017, 11:49am

SACRAMENTO — Five family members are suing Bakersfield police, alleging battery, excessive force, liability, negligence and wrongful death.

La Jolla consumer accuses debt collector of violating federal law

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 12, 2017, 11:36am

SAN DIEGO — A La Jolla man is suing a debt collector, alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the (Rosenthal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Film distribution business alleges media company breached contract

Noddy A. Fernandez Oct. 12, 2017, 10:56am

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County film distribution business is suing media company, alleging breach of contract

Father accuses daughter, Bank of America of fraud

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 11, 2017, 3:36pm

SAN DIEGO — A 91-year-old San Diego County man is suing Bank of America and his daughter, alleging abuse, fraud, negligence and unjust enrichment.

Debt collectors accused of violating federal law

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 11, 2017, 3:27pm

SACRAMENTO — A Fresno woman is suing a law firm, alleging violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Meat Loaf accused of stealing song

Karen Kidd Oct. 11, 2017, 3:17pm

LOS ANGELES (Northern California Record) – Meat Loaf, as one of his most famous hits suggests, would do anything for love. However, he may have been willing to steal the lyrics of the song "I'd Do Anything For Love," according to a lawsuit filed in federal court 24 years after the iconic tune's release.

Insurance carrier alleges equipment manufacturer owes more than $115,000

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 11, 2017, 3:07pm

FRESNO — An insurance carrier is suing an equipment manufacturer, alleging breach of contract and owing more than $115,000.

Former city employee accuses Clovis of discrimination

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 11, 2017, 2:59pm

FRESNO — A former employee is suing the city of Clovis, alleging disability discrimination, hostile work environment, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Superior court judge publicly admonished

Angela Underwood Oct. 11, 2017, 2:26pm

SAN FRANCISCO – After 28 years on the bench, a superior court judge has been publicly admonished.

Inequitable conduct defense struck down in patent infringement case

Angela Underwood Oct. 11, 2017, 2:20pm

REDWOOD CITY – An inequitable conduct defense is not permitted in the patent infringement case between Nevro v. Boston Scientific Corporation.

Former employee accuses technology company of wrongful termination

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 11, 2017, 2:12pm

SACRAMENTO — A Stanislaus County man fis suing a technology company, alleging disability discrimination, intentional infliction of emotional distress, retaliation, and violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Surviving daughters accuse law firm of professional negligence

Noddy A. Fernandez Oct. 11, 2017, 1:53pm

FRESNO — The surviving daughters of their deceased father are suing a law firm, alleging professional negligence.

Customer alleges Ford Focus transmission is defective

Noddy A. Fernandez Oct. 11, 2017, 12:59pm

FRESNO — A Kings County man is suing Ford, alleging breach of implied warranty for a Ford Focus vehicle.

San Francisco attorney disbarred following years of alleged vexatious litigation

Karen Kidd Oct. 11, 2017, 8:00am

San Francisco attorney Demas W. Yan has been disbarred by the California State Bar after being found culpable in more than two dozen charges of misconduct after years of vexatious litigation, according to a state bar filing.

Gender pay gap bill moves to governor's desk

Angela Underwood Oct. 10, 2017, 2:40pm

A Southern California legislator believes in doing bold things to make change.

3 retirement plan participants accuse General Electric of breach of contract

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 10, 2017, 2:25pm

SAN DIEGO — Three retirement plan participants have filed a class action lawsuit against General Electric, alleging breach of contract.

Insurance company alleges motorist owes more than $31,000

Noddy A. Fernandez Oct. 10, 2017, 1:51pm

FRESNO — An insurance company is suing a motorist, alleging refusal to pay for damages after causing a vehicular collision.