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A California federal judge on Wednesday tentatively denied Ross Stores’ preemptive request for an order denying class certification in litigation alleging the retailer misleads shoppers with inflated comparison prices, calling it an “unusual motion” that would be unfair to grant before discovery is complete.
A California federal jury on Tuesday awarded two gravel mining families over $100 million on their claims that Sacramento County officials violated their constitutional rights by maliciously forcing them out of business to aid mining rival Teichert Construction.
A putative class action accusing Apple Inc. of conspiring with AT&T to lock in iPhone customers to the carrier’s voice and data plans moved forward Wednesday when a California federal judge said there was evidence Apple may have manipulated a market centered around such service plans.
A California judge on Wednesday approved a $900,000 deal by The Hollywood Reporter’s parent company to end claims that it misclassified freelance content producers as independent contractors instead of employees, saying the deal, which will pay class members almost $15,000 on average, is fair, reasonable and adequate.
Four former Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians officials whom the tribe has accused of leading a multimillion-dollar embezzlement scheme asked the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday to dismiss the tribe's challenge to a lower court's refusal to freeze their assets.