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Judge denies settlement with Google; Attorneys would have received $2.2M

Chandra Lye Mar. 30, 2017, 1:29pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge is criticizing the deal obtained by a lawyer in California in a lawsuit involving Google and email privacy issues.

Stockholder sues San Jose tech company over merger bid

Wadi Reformado Mar. 30, 2017, 1:11pm

A stockholder has filed a class action lawsuit against GigPeak Inc. and its board of directors, citing alleged negligent misrepresentation and violation of federal law over a merger proposal.

Stockholder sues medical technology firm over merger bid

Louie Torres Mar. 30, 2017, 9:38am

A stockholder has filed a class action lawsuit against Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc. and its board of directors, citing alleged violation of federal securities law.

Law firm sues Bank of San Francisco over bogus check

Louie Torres Mar. 30, 2017, 9:37am

A law firm is suing Bank of San Francisco and related parties, citing alleged negligent misrepresentation involving a counterfeit check.

Hawaiian beer called deceptive in lawsuit

Jenie Mallari-Torres Mar. 29, 2017, 8:48am

Consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against several breweries and related companies for allegedly misleading buyers into thinking that certain beer brands are brewed in Hawaii.

Beer drinker says he was tricked into thinking Kona Brewing products brewed in Hawaii

Wadi Reformado Mar. 28, 2017, 8:36am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against a Hawaiian brewery that alleges several enterprises falsely promoted products as being brewed in Hawaii when, in fact, they're not. 

The NFL allegedly failed to pay cheerleaders a fair wage

Wadi Reformado Mar. 22, 2017, 9:21am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — An anonymous Jane Doe recently filed a class action lawsuit against the National Football League and 27 of its teams for allegedly not paying their cheerleaders a fair wage in violation of Workers' Compensation acts.

Consumers allege Canada Dry ginger ale not made with real ginger

Wadi Reformado Mar. 22, 2017, 9:20am

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — Consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against a soft drink maker, citing alleged fraud and negligent misrepresentation.

Users accuse Yahoo! Inc. of lax security measures

Wadi Reformado Mar. 22, 2017, 9:15am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — Users have filed a class action lawsuit against Yahoo! Inc., citing alleged breach of implied warranty, breach of warranty, negligence and unfair competition.

Environmental groups allege EPA violated law

Louie Torres Mar. 17, 2017, 8:29am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — Environmental groups are suing the EPA, alleging breach of duty and violation of federal law.

Ferrara Candy misrepresents amount of candy in boxes, lawsuit says

Louie Torres Mar. 3, 2017, 8:33am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — A California man has filed a class action lawsuit against an Illinois candy company, alleging negligent misrepresentation and violation of state law.

Seagram's Ginger Ale has no ginger, lawsuit complains

Wadi Reformado Feb. 24, 2017, 8:22am

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — A California woman has filed a class action lawsuit Coca-Cola, alleging fraud and negligent misrepresentation.

Attorney: Ruling in birthday reminder case against Facebook a blow to free speech

Karen Kidd Feb. 22, 2017, 12:49pm

A recent decision by a federal court in California not to dismiss a Telephone Consumer Protection Act case against Facebook is a blow to First Amendment freedom, a TCPA defense attorney based in Costa Mesa said during a recent interview.

Government, labor groups accuse retailer of false statements

Louie Torres Feb. 15, 2017, 9:22am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — Government and labor groups are suing a California retailer, alleging violation of federal law.

Study: New York, California courts ‘magnets’ for workplace class actions

Jessica Karmasek Feb. 13, 2017, 8:46am

According to a Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s statistical study of class certification rulings in 2016, more conditional certification motions were granted within the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Ninth Circuit than any other courts in the country.

Praxis Project sues Coca-Cola over health effects of products

Louie Torres Feb. 9, 2017, 1:16pm

OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — A health business is suing Coca-Cola, alleging negligent misrepresentation.

Business claims Facebook inflates video advertising metrics

Wadi Reformado Feb. 8, 2017, 4:50pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — A New York business has filed a class-action lawsuit against Facebook, Inc., citing alleged unfair competition.

Class actions follow FTC lawsuit against Qualcomm

Glenn Minnis Feb. 2, 2017, 11:35am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission’s two-year probe of Qualcomm has led to the government filing suit against the California-based company, accusing executives of employing “onerous” tactics allowing it to “maintain a monopoly on baseband processors.”

Former Calif. federal judge now serves on litigation funding company’s investment committee

Jessica Karmasek Jan. 31, 2017, 1:58pm

Vaughn Walker, the retired chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, was appointed to IMF Bentham’s U.S. investment committee in October. The committee considers and approves cases for funding.

Uber employee alleges breach of contract

Louie Torres Jan. 18, 2017, 9:55am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — A Washington man is suing Uber, alleging breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation.