Author: Mike LaSusa

Ending Bias A Priority For Judiciary, Calif. Top Judge Says

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye used her annual State of the Judiciary speech on Tuesday to highlight the problem of discrimination and sexual harassment in the justice system, calling for a more accessible and equitable judicial branch…

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Lyft Says Prof’s Patent For Ride-Hailing Concept Is Abstract

Lyft Inc. is looking to kill a patent suit by a retired professor who says he invented the concept underlying the ride-hailing business, telling a California federal court Monday that his patent only describes an abstract idea for running a taxi dispatch service using computers…

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W.Va. AG Targets Priest Abuse With Consumer Protection Law

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Tuesday announced a lawsuit charging a Mountain State diocese and its former bishop with violations of state consumer protection laws for allegedly failing to tell parents of kids attending church-run schools and programs about past abuse accusations against employees…

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Don’t DQ Quinn Emanuel In Uber Case, Defunct Rival Says

A defunct ride-hailing startup accusing Uber of having driven it out of business asked a California federal court on Friday to let it keep Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP as counsel, saying the firm’s previous work counseling Uber in cases related to taxi regulations has nothing to do with the current antitrust case…

Tivity Atty’s ‘Suspicious Stock Sales’ Support Suit, Judge Says

Fitness and wellness program provider Tivity Health lost a bid to kill a stock-drop suit on Monday when a Tennessee federal judge said allegations of “suspicious stock sales” by executives, including Tivity’s chief legal officer, bolstered the case against the company…

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StarKist Settles Tuna Price-Fixing Claims With Kroger, Others

StarKist Co. announced Friday that it has agreed to a settlement with Kroger Co. and other retailers to resolve allegations of a widespread tuna price-fixing conspiracy that have been the focus of multidistrict litigation in California federal court…

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