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Ice ages, the atmosphere and what Trump thinks: Climate change judge questions it all

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge has big questions regarding global warming for the private lawyers pushing lawsuits on behalf of California cities and counties – and about how President Donald Trump feels about blaming the energy industry for climate change.

Consumer alleges alcohol content in Health-Ade Kombucha drinks is misleadingly advertised

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A consumer alleges that a beverage she purchased from Whole Foods does not warn that the drink contains alcohol.

First came fire, next water: Calif. city again sues Chevron, its largest employer/taxpayer

RICHMOND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Without Chevron, the California city of Richmond wouldn’t exist as it does today. But even though the company is sustaining Richmond's current economy, city officials say it is also destroying its future.

Investor claims Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. securities prices were artificially inflated

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A stockholder alleges he and other class members purchased Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. securities at artificially inflated prices.

'Ginger Ale devotees' continue to press class action against Canada Dry over 'real ginger' claims

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Whether it's "real ginger" that goes into cans and bottles of Canada Dry Ginger Ale is at the heart of a class action lawsuit against the beverage's maker, Dr. Pepper, currently making its way through U.S. District Court for California's Northern District.

U.S. district court rules Energy Department must implement energy efficiency standards

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has ruled the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) must put national energy efficiency standards into effect and that the department violated its error correction regulation under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act.

Consumer claims Advanced Micro Devices Inc. processor is defective

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A Louisiana woman alleges that a central processing unit in her computer is defective and is vulnerable to security issues.

Fighting 'misguided' lawsuits, Chevron shows it can play the climate change blame game too

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) - Chevron Corp. has filed a third-party complaint against Norway’s state-owned oil company Statoil, seeking to include it in lawsuits by California cities and counties over global warming.

Philadelphia companies claim Murata Manufacturing, others fixed inductor prices

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Two Philadelphia, Pennsylvania companies that offer energy cost control applications for commercial businesses allege that they paid more for inductors because of a conspiracy by manufacturers.

Man alleges Wal-Mart's Organic Marketside eggs are falsely advertised

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Pittsburg, California consumer alleges he paid a premium for eggs that were falsely advertised as being laid by hens with outdoor access.

Stockholder alleges YuMe filed incomplete form with SEC regarding RhythmOne agreement

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A stockholder of California advertising company YuMe is seeking to enjoin its merger agreement with RhythmOne.

Consumer claims Güd products are misrepresented as natural

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer has filed a class-action lawsuit over allegations that a brand of health and beauty products is falsely represented as natural.

Consumer claims some brands of Horizon milk are not organic as advertised

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California woman alleges a brand of milk products are falsely advertised as organic.

Consumer files false advertising suit over natural label used on Huggies Natural Care wipes

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Dublin, California consumer alleges that a brand of baby wipes is falsely advertised as natural.

Groups claim EPA Administrator Pruitt failed to meet deadline regarding ozone standards

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Several groups have filed suit against the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over allegations that a deadline to name areas that are in compliant or not regarding ozone standards has passed.

Consumer claims carat weight of ring she purchased from The RealReal was overstated

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Novi, Michigan resident has filed a class-action lawsuit against a San Francisco luxury consignment company over allegations that it overstates gemstone weights on its website.

Representatives of San Bernardino shooting victims seek damages from social media giants

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Family members of those killed in a shooting in San Bernardino, California have filed suit against social media companies for allegedly "aiding, abetting and knowingly providing support and resources to ISIS," the complaint states.

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.