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A California federal jury found Friday that an attorney interfered with multiple domain names belonging to securities boutique Trowbridge Sidoti LLP after she claimed ownership following her exit from the firm, but found that her refusal to relinquish just one of the domain names caused harm, awarding only $7,800 in damages.
The developer of a controversial $72 million Los Angeles apartment project was charged Friday with illegally using straw donors to funnel nearly $200,000 to eight local politicians while seeking a change to the zoning of his property in the Harbor Gateway neighborhood, according to California state court filings.
The car-sharing company Turo filed a cross-complaint in state court Thursday, accusing the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office of cowing to pressure from multinational companies like Enterprise Rent-a-Car and of misclassifying Turo as a rental car company in a “revenue grab” for fees from its business at San Francisco International Airport.
MassMutual and a class of hundreds of term life insurance policyholders faced off over dividends during closing arguments in a California trial Friday, with the class claiming MassMutual was ignoring the policies’ profits and MassMutual countering that the class was relying on a misleading manipulation of the numbers.
A Fitbit Inc. rival should be sanctioned for not conducting the simplest of investigations before claiming Fitbit infringed a patent covering its motion detection technology, the company told a California federal court in a renewed push to have the since-dismissed suit deemed frivolous.