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Many of the core functions of Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat, like targeted advertising, notifications and even tools used for flagging fake COVID-19 news, are infringing patents owned by a Xerox subsidiary, the company said Wednesday in three suits filed in California federal court.
An arbitration panel has awarded Amazon.com a win against eBay's claims the Seattle-based online retail giant and its managers orchestrated a massive campaign to poach top sellers from eBay's online trading platform, according to documents filed in California federal court.
A California appeals court Tuesday ruled that a lower court judge should be disqualified from hearing a dispute over attorney fees after the Imperial Irrigation District fended off a challenge to its water distribution plan, ruling the district had the right to request a new judge after its initial loss in the case was overturned on appeal.
A California federal judge revived health clinics' claims that the Trump administration's immigration wealth test is invalid because the policy was issued by an improperly appointed official, saying Wednesday that a "factual conflict" has emerged since she tossed those claims.
Lori Ajax, the first cannabis czar of California, is expected to resign Dec. 2 after more than four years as head of the Bureau of Cannabis Control, a momentous period for the industry as the most populous state transitioned from a medical cooperative model to an adult-use regime amid a nationwide shift in public opinion toward legalization.