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California Magistrate Judge Partially Dismisses Hulu Privacy Suit
Posted on 13 Jun 2012 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - A California federal magistrate judge on June 11 dismissed six out of seven claims, one with prejudice and five without, contained in a class action complaint filed against an online video provider accused of wrongfully disclosing viewers'... Read More

'Girls Gone Wild' Founder: Appeal Must Not Be Heard By Bankruptcy Appellate Panel
Posted on 4 Jun 2013 by Mealeys

LOS ANGELES - Joseph Francis, the founder of bankrupt GGW Brands LLC, the parent company of the maker of adult videos carrying the name "Girls Gone Wild," on June 3 filed a statement that the appeal of the order that authorized the trustee to... Read More

Judge Denies Motions To Stay, Remand In Securities Suit Against Facebook
Posted on 28 Aug 2012 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - Citing her ruling in seven related lawsuits, a federal judge in California on Aug. 23 denied a motion to stay proceedings in a securities class action lawsuit against Facebook Inc. and an underwriter of its initial public offering (IPO... Read More

Preliminary Certification Granted In Suit Challenging Defense Of Marriage Act
Posted on 24 Apr 2013 by Mealeys

SANTA ANA, Calif. - A California federal judge on April 19 provisionally certified a class complaint challenging the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and alleging that it prevents homosexual immigrants from receiving... Read More

Purchasers' Settlement With Video Game Software Maker Receives Final Approval
Posted on 4 Jun 2013 by Mealeys

OAKLAND, Calif. - A federal judge in California on May 30 granted final approval to a $27 million settlement of purchasers' claims that a manufacturer of interactive video game software violated antitrust law by entering into exclusive trademark licenses... Read More

Federal Judge Denies Class Certification In Credit Card Suit
Posted on 18 Jan 2013 by Mealeys

LOS ANGELES - A federal judge in California on Jan. 16 denied class certification in a suit alleging that Chase Bank USA NA misled Circuit City Stores Inc. credit card holders, finding that there is a genuine dispute of material fact regarding certain... Read More

California Appeals Court Affirms $40M Restitution Award Against Company's President
Posted on 21 May 2012 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - An executive officer's direct role in marketing the hair-regrowth product Avacor and the financial rewards he reaped from the company permit a judge's order that the officer pay $40 million in restitution under the California unfair... Read More

Class Certification Denied For Claims Of California Female Prison Workers
Posted on 22 Mar 2012 by Mealeys

OAKLAND, Calif. - A California federal judge on March 20 denied class certification in a lawsuit filed by 10 female prison employees alleging sex discrimination based on a policy at all California state prisons that condones and accepts inmate exhibitionist... Read More

California Top Court Set To Hear Competition Law Delayed Discovery Case
Posted on 9 Nov 2012 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - The California Supreme Court on Nov. 8 announced it will hear oral arguments next month addressing whether delayed discovery or the continuing violation doctrine tolls the statute of limitations in unfair competition law (UCL) Cal. Bus... Read More

Judge Allows Competition Law Action Involving Sonicare AirFloss Marketing
Posted on 13 Dec 2012 by Mealeys

LOS ANGELES - Repeated references to dental floss on a dental device's packaging could mislead a reasonable consumer into believing the device could replace flossing, a federal judge held Dec. 7 in rejecting a motion to dismiss a California unfair... Read More

Forum Selection Clause In Ponzi Suit Is Enforceable, Federal Judge Finds
Posted on 19 Feb 2013 by Mealeys

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A federal judge in California on Feb. 15 granted motions to dismiss a suit alleging a Ponzi scheme, finding that the plaintiffs failed to show that a forum selection clause in account agreements should not be enforced (Liberty City... Read More

Unfair Competition, Contract Claims Over Google Ad Programs Mostly Dismissed
Posted on 29 Aug 2012 by Mealeys

SAN JOSE, Calif. - An Arkansas attorney on Aug. 24 again saw most of his class claims against Google Inc., related to the Internet giant's advertising programs, dismissed by a California federal judge for failure to allege sufficient supporting facts... Read More

California Supreme Court To Hear Question From 9th Circuit On Drug Studies
Posted on 23 Jul 2012 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - The California Supreme Court on July 18 granted a request by the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to certify a question asking the state high court to address whether the distribution of studies related to drug costs violates free speech... Read More

Judgment Awarded To Insurers On Equitable Contribution Claim
Posted on 10 Mar 2012 by Mealeys

FRESNO, Calif. - Two insurance companies had no duty to defend an insured for an underlying construction defect action based on their respective "your product" and business risk exclusions, a California federal judge ruled March 6, granting... Read More

Calif. Appeals Panel: No Arbitration Required When Employee Didn't Sign Agreement
Posted on 18 Oct 2012 by Mealeys

LOS ANGELES - An arbitration agreement may not be enforced in a case where the employee failed to sign the agreement, a California appellate panel ruled Oct. 16, upholding a trial court decision ( Susan Gorlach v. The Sports Club Company, et al., No.... Read More

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