SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers allege that Epson is involved in a scheme that convinces printer owners to do software updates that then disable their printers when a third-party ink cartridge is used.
NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The city of New York and the state of California are suing the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and the postmaster general over allegations the agency's mailing of packages containing cigarettes violates federal law and deprives them of tax revenue.
LOS ANGELES – The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California this week granted Ford Motor Co.’s motion for summary adjudication in the case of a consumer who alleged there was a defective DPS6 transmission in his 2013 Ford Focus.
SACRAMENTO – The California Chamber of Commerce filed a lawsuit earlier this month against California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to end the requirement for Proposition 65 warnings on acrylamide in food and beverages.
LOS ANGELES – U.S. District Judge Andre Birotte Jr. last week denied summary judgment sought by Ford Motor Co. in multi-district litigation involving transmission issues with Focus and Fiesta models, but he will allow further hearing on the company's moves to exclude certain plaintiff expert witnesses.
In a move that appeared preordained after his comments at an August hearing, U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster approved an unprecedented “negotiation class” of every city and county nationwide to try and reach a global settlement with opioid manufacturers and distributors.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles-based commercial litigator says that last month's California Supreme Court ruling that helps class action lawyers get their classes certified is consistent with how federal courts handle the same issue.