A federal court has approved a $7.6 million deal that settles class action claims against electronic design automation company Cadence Design Systems Inc. over alleged wage-and-hour and pension plan violations.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently found itself as the defendant in an employment discrimination lawsuit, but not for long. On Thursday, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed a 2007 lawsuit that had alleged discrimination in the commission's San Francisco office.
A California federal judge has refused final approval of a $16 million class action settlement that would have ended claims that Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc. steered accounts away from black and Hispanic financial advisers.
The battle over ordinances requiring chain restaurants to display nutritional information about their food, which played out in New York this spring, has shifted venues to the West Coast, with a lawsuit by the California Restaurant Association challenging similar rules in San Francisco.
A federal judge has denied a motion by the Bank of New York, acting as trustee for a group of noteholders, for an approximately $170 million administrative claim on the estate of Pacific Lumber Co., but allowed the noteholders to get an extra $3.6 million under Pacific Lumber's Chapter 11 plan.
California's oldest health care company has reached an $11.8 million settlement in a class action filed by the state's hospitals and physicians alleging that the company illegally rescinded patients' policies to avoid paying their medical bills.
Direct purchasers of graphics processing unit chips started off on the right foot last week at a class certification hearing for their multidistrict antitrust action by reportedly presenting an e-mail providing evidence of price-fixing between GPU competitors Nvidia Corp. and an Advanced Micro Devices Inc. unit.
A magistrate judge on Monday batted down Broadcom Corp.'s motion for reconsideration of a previous ruling regarding the court's jurisdiction in the cell phone technology giant's video phone patent infringement dispute with Qualcomm Inc.
Sony Electronics Inc. moved Wednesday to have a potential class action over its Vaio PCG laptops transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California from California state court.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit heard oral arguments Monday in the patent infringement dispute between software rivals Alcatel-Lucent and Microsoft Corp.
Countrywide Financial Corp. appeared one step closer to fending off a shareholder challenge to Bank of America Corp.'s proposed $4.1 billion purchase as a Delaware judge tentatively approved a class action settlement concerning the merger over the objections of the plaintiffs in a separate securities suit against the troubled lender.
The Bureau of Land Management will continue to accept new applications for solar projects on public lands while it studies the environmental impact of such projects, the agency announced Wednesday.
The city of Los Angeles asked a federal court on Thursday to hear a lawsuit filed Tuesday attempting to block a city ordinance requiring hotel operators near the airport to pay their employees a living wage.
IT company En Pointe Technologies Inc. has filed a lawsuit in a California district court, accusing competitor Softchoice Corporation of using anti-competitive policies in its employment contracts.
A federal appeals court has found that a bankruptcy court applied the wrong rule when it concluded that a bankrupt disk replication firm did not have to pay default interest and attorneys’ fees to a General Electric Co. finance unit.
A federal appeals court will review a district judge's decision to dismiss the claims of indirect-purchaser plaintiffs in antitrust litigation against manufacturers of dynamic random access memory.
A Los Angeles hotel filed suit in the city's Superior Court late Tuesday to block a city ordinance requiring hotel operators near the airport to pay their employees a “living wage.”
A former IBM employee is facing felony charges for theft of trade secrets in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
The last of seven lawsuits about natural resources damage brought by the state of Colorado in 1983 has been settled for $20.5 million, according to the state attorney general's office.
Minneapolis-based managed health care company UnitedHealth Group announced Wednesday that it has reached proposed settlement agreements in two lawsuits relating to its stock options practices.