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Allstate Says Profane Attorney Hasn’t Apologized For Threats

Allstate doubled down Friday in its bid for sanctions against a Culver City, California, attorney who sent threatening, profanity-laced emails to the insurer’s counsel during a coverage dispute, saying the lawyer still hadn’t apologized for his behavior even as the case neared settlement…

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App Cos. Sue Facebook Over ‘Brazen’ Anti-Competitive Plot

A handful of tech companies launched a proposed class action against Facebook on Thursday in California federal court, alleging the social media giant intentionally set out to destroy app developers it deemed as potential rivals in “the most brazen, willful anti-competitive scheme in a generation”…

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Split 9th Circ. Nixes Bid For Williams-Sonoma Customer List

A split Ninth Circuit panel said Monday that Williams-Sonoma doesn’t have to disclose a list of its California customers in a proposed class action claiming the company misled customers about the thread count of its bedding, with the dissenting judge calling his colleagues’ ruling “unnecessary”…

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Calif. Atty Accused Of Flouting Court Orders After $12M Fine

A California attorney who was ordered last year to pay $12 million for “serious ethical violations” has been violating a federal court’s orders by harassing and threatening class members in an action over a never-built Las Vegas condominium, according to a Tuesday filing in the case…

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Spearmint Rhino Exotic Dancers Ink $3.7M Classification Deal

The companies behind the Spearmint Rhino chain of nightclubs will pay $3.65 million to resolve a class action alleging they misclassified exotic dancers as independent contractors rather than employees in order to pay them less, according to a settlement filed Monday in California federal court…

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