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False advertising allegations filed against Lyft by Georgia driver

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 20, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Georgia Lyft driver alleges the ride-hailing company "deceives" drivers about the amount of fare they earn and the funds it retains.

Facebook sued by man claiming loss of hundreds of millions of dollars

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 17, 2018

Pennsylvania citizen sues Facebook Inc.SAN FRANCISCO — A Pennsylvania citizen is suing Facebook Inc., a social media, citing alleged fraud.Jason Fyk filed a complaint on Aug. 22, in the U.S.

Bob's Red Mill steel cut, old fashioned oats alleged to contain herbicide glyphosate

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 13, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Two California consumers allege Bob's Red Mill oat products contain an herbicide.

Oklahoma Police Pension and Retirement System files suit over fall in Nevro stock prices

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 31, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A stock owner of a Redwood City, California medical device manufacturer has filed a potential class action against the company over allegations it suffered significant losses because of a fall in stock prices.

Consumers allege Jamba Juice falsely represents smoothies are made with whole produce

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 31, 2018

OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers allege that the ingredients in Jamba Juice smoothies are falsely marketed.

Florida pension fund alleges Oracle misrepresented revenue growth

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 24, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – One of the world's largest software companies is alleged to have defrauded its investors.

Flavors of Clif, Luna bars alleged to not contain white chocolate as advertised

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 23, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The maker of two brands of nutrition bars is alleged to have misbranded two flavors as containing white chocolate.

Tesla shareholder files suit alleging stock prices were artificially inflated

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 23, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A shareholder of electric car maker Tesla alleges tweets from the company's CEO this month caused stock prices to artificially inflate.

California Sportfishing Protection Alliance alleges facility is discharging polluting storm water

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 23, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit organization alleges a boat repair company is discharging polluted storm water from a California facility.

California man alleges makers of Vega products fail to warn of heavy metals

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 16, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Berkeley, California man alleges the makers of protein products marketed as plant-based failed to disclose the products expose consumers to toxic heavy metals.

Alexia Sweet Potato Fries packaging has more than 50 percent slack-fill, consumer alleges

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 10, 2018

San Francisco resident accuses defendant description of violated consumer protection and labeling lawsOAKLAND — A consumeer has filed a class-action lawsuit against Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. and Does 1 to 10, defendant description, citing alleged violation of California Consumer Legal Remedies Act.Angela Kennard filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Aug. 2, in the U.S.

Crisco spray product not extra virgin olive oil as advertised, consumer alleges

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 10, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California woman alleges that a cooking spray is not extra virgin olive oil as advertised.

Pampa Extra Virgin Olive Oil is not extra virgin olive oil, consumer alleges

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer alleges a brand of olive oil is not extra virgin olive oil as advertised.

Consumers allege Sanyo solar panels have defects that cause loss of power output, fire risk

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 8, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Consumers have filed a class-action lawsuit against manufacturing companies over allegations they failed to disclose purported defects in Sanyo solar photovoltaic panels.

Boulder got things rolling, but momentum for suing Big Oil lacking in the rest of Colorado

By John O'Brien | Aug 7, 2018

The rest of Colorado seems to have little interest in following the lead of three communities in the state that have sued Big Oil over the alleged effects of global warming.

Ecological Rights Foundation alleges California wastewater system illegally discharged sewage

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 1, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit public benefit corporation alleges a waste water sewage collection system operator in several California cities has unlawfully discharged several thousand gallons of sewage into waterways.

Samsun, Hynix and Micron alleged to have conspired to fix DRAM product prices

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 19, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Three companies that control nearly 100 percent of the dynamic random access memory market are alleged to have conspired to fix prices.

Consumer alleges Best Buy failed to disclose interest would be charged at end of promo period

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 19, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against a consumer electronics company over allegations it misrepresented facts about its promotions.

Law firm asks Calif. court to order journalist's deposition and documents in legal row with mining company

By John Breslin | Jul 19, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – As fraud investigators in the United Kingdom continue their probe into the alleged murky dealings in Africa of a mining company, a federal court is being asked to subpeona a California reporter.

Consumer claims Uber continued to send texts after she opted out

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Pasco County, Florida consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit against a ride-hailing company over allegations it continues to send unwanted text messages after consumers send opt-out requests.