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Bill signed to limit employer cooperation with ICE agents

Russell Boniface Oct. 31, 2017, 9:11am

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill this month designed to protect immigrants from federal raids at work sites by immigration authorities.

Ruling: Dog wasn't training to be service animal when Calif. restaurant denied entry

Russell Boniface Oct. 18, 2017, 1:22pm

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – The Second Appellate District of the California Court of Appeals affirmed a summary judgment on Sept. 12 in favor of the owner of two seafood markets in a lawsuit that alleged it denied service to a handicapped man whose service dog was not fully trained.

Law firm drops suit against over user reviews about 'sexual dalliances'

Russell Boniface Oct. 13, 2017, 12:30pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A consumer website has filed a memorandum in opposition to a law firm’s defamation complaint and request for injunctive relief in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Seventh Circuit shoots down cosmetology student's attempt to be considered an employee

Russell Boniface Sep. 29, 2017, 10:13am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has affirmed a decision that a cosmetology student who worked at a beauty school salon was not an employee of the school.

Woman, hit by bus in New Jersey while walking down street, gets new shot at trial

Russell Boniface Sep. 20, 2017, 9:33am

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – A New Jersey appeals court has reversed summary judgment by a lower court against a passenger hit by a commuter bus.

Eddie Bauer files motion to dismiss Veridian class action over security breach claims

Russell Boniface Jun. 27, 2017, 12:03pm

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – On June 15, Eddie Bauer filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit by Veridian Credit Union claiming a data breach at the retail chain was caused by a lack of adequate security measures.

Ninth Circuit tells beauty school it took too long to raise arbitration defense

Russell Boniface Nov. 22, 2016, 8:25am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — In the case Martin v. Yasuda, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently ruled that the Amarillo College of Hairdressing beauty school must litigate its students' wage and hour claims because it waited too long to seek arbitration.

Class action says Marathon keeping revenue from lessees

Russell Boniface Nov. 3, 2016, 3:19pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) - Oklahoma landowners have filed a federal class action lawsuit against Texas-based oil and natural gas company Marathon Oil, asserting the energy giant owes more than $5 million in gas and oil royalties.

Automatic renewal class action lawsuit against Omega Natural Science dismissed

Russell Boniface Sep. 13, 2016, 10:02am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – On Aug. 22, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California dismissed a class-action lawsuit against Omega Natural Science alleging violations of California's Automatic Renewal (ARL) Law.

Sixth Circuit rejects Blue Cross class action settlement because of sealed docs

Russell Boniface Jun. 17, 2016, 1:28pm

CINCINNATI (Legal Newsine) - On June 7, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit rejected a $30 million class action settlement in a lawsuit alleging Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan of price fixing because class members couldn't review key documents.