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California Joins Battle to Salvage Net Neutrality

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Recently New York and Montana have chosen to resist the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repeal of net neutrality, and now California is joining their ranks as the state legislature with a potential law that is closer than the others to reinstating net neutrality.  It directly defies the FCC ruling by forcing ISPs to follow net […]

Why Are Women Safer Drivers than Men?

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San Diego women drive more safely than men, according to data released by San Diego County. From 2000 to 2009, men died in car accidents three times more often than women did. The driver who survived the crash was four times more likely to be a man as well. Men are more likely to commit […]

Pom Wonderful Sues Coca Cola Over Deceptive Marketing

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In a trademark infringement case, a plaintiff does not have to prove profit loss to win his case. If he can prove customer confusion and damage to his brand, he is still eligible to collect damages. In 2008, Pom Wonderful accused Coca Cola of unfairly marketing their pomegranate juices. Coca-Cola’s pomegranate-blueberry drink was mostly apple […]

Cities Investing in Cycling Attract Millennials, Women

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San Diego and several other cities are investing in cycling-specific infrastructure while encouraging residents to ride bikes as a way to reduce traffic and air pollution, promote fitness and discourage sedentary lifestyles. Cycling already leads to numerous health benefits, but some critics are wondering if cycling is a good investment. To find the answer, researchers […]

Military Mom Mourns Daughter’s Death

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A San Diego military mom was returning from Afghanistan when she received the tragic news that her daughter had been found dead in Ocean Beach just four days after she arrived. Investigators believe she was the victim of a hit-and-run accident. Police found the young woman’s body in the brush alongside Nimitz Boulevard, dead from […]

Driver Loses Control, Two Fatalities Reported

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A suspected drunk driver caused two fatalities when he lost control of his vehicle on Interstate 8. On Saturday, April 19, the 26 year old was traveling west on the highway in the early morning hours when he drifted onto the center median. Traveling at about 70 mph, the driver overcorrected and lost control, swerving […]

Technology Giants in Battle Over Patents

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Apple is currently suing Samsung for patent infringement over features in several Samsung phones. Apple is seeking two billion dollars in damages over technological innovations like slide-to-unlock, word correction and contextual links. Samsung is countering with claims that the features mentioned in the suit were not Apple innovations at all, rather that they were developed […]

Nickel-and-Dimed By Your Employer?

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A column in the Los Angeles Times recently explained how employers across the country are attempting to save money by quibbling with low-wage employees. The column, by Michael Hiltzik, explained that a survey done by UCLA discovered that respondents lost an average of 12.5 percent of their pay, or $2,070 annually out of average pay […]

Calif. Truckers Awarded $2.2 Million in Labor Misclassification Lawsuit

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A California logistics company must pay $2.2 million to several short-haul truck drivers it misclassified as independent contractors. According to ThinkProgress.org, the California state labor board ruled last month that by labeling the drivers as contractors, Pacer Cartage, Inc. was able to avoid paying the workers for things like time spent waiting at the port […]

Samsung's Expert Witnesses Testify Against Apple

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In the ongoing patent infringement suit between Apple and Samsung, the latter has just changed the balance considerably through its expert witness testimonies. Most of their witnesses were computer science academics who claimed that the allegedly infringing technologies were, in fact, developed independently of Apple before their patent registration. “In my opinion, they do not […]

Samsung’s Expert Witnesses Testify Against Apple

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In the ongoing patent infringement suit between Apple and Samsung, the latter has just changed the balance considerably through its expert witness testimonies. Most of their witnesses were computer science academics who claimed that the allegedly infringing technologies were, in fact, developed independently of Apple before their patent registration. “In my opinion, they do not […]

Are Box Trucks As Dangerous As Semi-Trailers?

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“I was asleep and next thing you know I was jumping out for my life,“ said a survivor of a horrific bus crash on Thursday, April 10. A FedEx box truck crossed a median and collided with a charter bus filled with students. The bus was part of a caravan of prospective college students headed […]

Los Angeles County Deputy Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

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A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy has filed a lawsuit that claims that a group of male deputies sexually harassed female trainees and demanded sexual favors as part of an initiation. According to NBC News, the lawsuit, filed by Guadalupe Lopez, who was assigned to the East Los Angeles Sheriff’s station in Boyle Heights starting […]

Where to Look for Trademark Infringement Evidence

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A lot of valuable evidence hidden within a company’s website code can be used as evidence in a trademark infringement case. For example, FenF, LLC is currently suing Smartthingz, Inc. for trademark infringement. The former’s attorneys found infringing evidence in Smartthingz metadata, which is the information used by search engines to classify and rank a […]

New Bike Path Opened in Oceanside

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A new bike lane will connect Oceanside Boulevard to Wisconsin Avenue. The corridor is a dream come true for bike commuters wishing to travel from downtown to the Oceanside Transit Center. “A lot of people want to be able to bike to the transit center,” said Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood. “We’re working to make the […]

Trial For L.A. Council Member Accused of Sexual Harassment Expected to Begin in November

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A judge has a set a trial date in the sexual harassment case filed for a longtime aide to city council member Joe Huizar. According to the Los Angeles Times, the trial is expected to begin on November 10. Huizar is accused of harassing former aide Francine Godoy, whose attorneys are reportedly looking to call […]

Three Minor League Baseball Players File Wage Lawsuit

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Three minor league baseball players have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California over alleged violations of wage and overtime laws. According to Sports Illustrated, Aaron Senne, Michael Liberto and Oliver Odle have sued Major League Baseball, MLB commissioner Bud Selig, the Kansas City Royals, Miami Marlins and […]

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Can Bad Weather Be Responsible For A Car Accident?

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If drivers lose control of their vehicles in the midst of inclement weather, they cannot simply blame the accident on the weather. Motorists are expected to proceed with extreme caution during bad weather to avoid car accidents in the first place. Quite recently, a 36-year-old man from Oceanside died on Thursday, March 6 in a […]