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Plaintiffs, Twitter spar over metrics in shareholders' class action

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge has allowed plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against Twitter over its stock prices to introduce certain evidence regarding user information.

Puritan's Pride seeks to dismiss BOGO class action

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Puritan’s Pride and The Nature's Bounty have asked a federal judge dismiss a class action lawsuit over a buy-one-get-one-free deal.

IMDb.com argues new age discrimination law is unconstitutional

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – IMDb.com, the Internet movie database website, has filed a motion for summary judgment in its lawsuit against the Attorney General of California, arguing that the passage of California Assembly Bill 1687 restricts its right to free speech and is also not necessary.

Privacy claims to proceed against Golden State Warriors and Signal360 over app

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A mobile app privacy lawsuit will proceed against two of the three named defendants, according to an order filed Nov. 20 by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Consumers claim Whole Foods mislabels hypoallergenic products

SAN FRANCISCO – Two consumers claim Whole Foods' 365 Everyday Value and WF product lines deceive consumers about the nature and quality of the products with misleading labeling.

C & J Inc. claims fuel surcharge on Sysco invoices is profit enhancer

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The operator of two California restaurants alleges a fuel surcharge on its invoices from two food and restaurant suppliers is "nothing by an illegal profit enhancer."

GatherApp alleged to have sent unwanted text messages to California man

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California man alleges a mobile application called Gather is unlawfully sending text messages.

GM files motion to dismiss second amended complaint in class action over engines

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – General Motors has filed a motion to dismiss with prejudice the second amended complaint brought against it in a class action suit.

Lawsuit alleging fraud, elder financial abuse at Oakmont Senior Living now back in Alameda County

OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A putative class action filed in September by senior citizens against a residential care facilities chain alleging fraudulent practices that deprived them of needed care and exposed them to risk of injury as part of a scheme to maximize revenue is on its way back to a California state court.

Individuals challenging California highway project over allegations of harm to redwood trees

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Individuals allege that a proposed highway project in California is threatening old-growth redwood trees.

Diet Coke ads deceive consumers, class action claims

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Coca-Cola, alleging that Diet Coke is misleadingly marketed as a weight-loss beverage.

Diet Dr. Pepper falsely advertised as weight-loss drink, lawsuit claims

SAN FRANCISCO — A consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Diet Dr. Pepper, alleging that the beverage's manufacturer has engaged in false advertisement and unjust enrichment.

Class action suit calls Diet Pepsi ads false, misleading

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — A Santa Rosa consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against PepsiCo over its marketing of Diet Pepsi.

The Gap, Banana Republic accused of using fake base prices

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — A New Jersey consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against owners of The Gap and Banana Republic stores for alleged fraud and unjust enrichment based on

FTC has claims against D-Link dismissed, given chance to amend

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – New developments in a legal dispute between the Federal Trade Commission and the company D-Link Systems has the data security community intrigued.

Consumer claims Ghirardelli packages contain one less chocolate than advertised

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A San Diego consumer alleges a chocolate manufacturer underfills its packages.

Consumer claims Vitafusion Extra Strength Biotin Gummies does not support healthy hair, skin

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A class action plaintiff alleges a biotin supplement alleged to support healthy hair, skin and nails does not perform as advertised.

Judge rules against Ferrara Candy Co.'s motion to dismiss class action suit over slack-fill claims

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A class action lawsuit against an Illinois candy company will continue after a U.S. district court judge ruled against a motion to dismiss July 25.

Calif. federal court dismisses alleged ‘professional spammer’ from lawsuit over unsolicited emails

Last week, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted defendant Panda Mail’s motion to dismiss.

Kiss My Face seeks dismissal of 'natural' class action

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Cosmetics company Kiss My Face (KMF) has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit that accuses the company of falsely advertising some of its cosmetics as “natural.”