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- Federal Court
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has denied a consumer's motion for a class action certification and granted in part a motion to file under seal a civil complaint against My Pillow over privacy concerns.
- Federal Court
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California woman is suing the makers of CamelBak water bottles alleging one bottle design is defective and not "spill-proof" as advertised.
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Judge mulling Monsanto's claims it got unfair trial with new details: Juror hugged plaintiff in post trial hearing
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - A federal judge in California has been mulling Monsanto's claims that an unfair trial led to an $80 million Roundup jury verdict in March. And now, U.S. District Judge Vincent Chhabria must consider the significance of a juror who hugged a plaintiff during a recent post-trial hearing and a letter the same juror wrote him urging the verdict be upheld.
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FRANKFORT, Germany (Legal Newsline) – Chemical and agri-business conglomerate Bayer has hired outside counsel and set up a committee in response to lawsuits and its falling share price in the face of thousands of claims that a key ingredient of its Roundup weed killer causes cancer.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Two California residents allege AT&T Mobility has made millions in ill-gotten gains through its charging of an administrative fee for post-paid wireless customers.
- Climate Change
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Government officials in two more areas are believed to be considering suing fossil fuel companies in a bid to force them to pay towards the cost of mitigating the effects of climate change - even though the two biggest rulings in this litigation have been in favor of Big Oil.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The makers of Oreo cookies are facing a lawsuit from a California man over allegations the cookies' "made with real cocoa" label is false and deceptive.
Trump's 'overt hostility' toward California caused termination of $1B high-speed rail grant, state claims
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – California and its High-Speed Rail Authority are challenging the federal government's decision to terminate and de-obligate nearly $1 billion in federal grant money for the state's high-speed rail project, alleging the decision is a result of President Donald Trump's "overt hostility" to the state.
TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – On May 31, JetSmarter Inc. asked the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey to grant its motion to dismiss and a compel a former member who is suing them into arbitration.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge has refused to let Google out of a lawsuit against it filed by a stock photography website.