Category: US District Court

Delta Water Quality Case Kept Alive

A federal judge kept alive an environmental lawsuit over California’s temporary lowering of water quality standards during the drought in 2014 in what the environmentalists say reduced state salmon and steelhead fish numbers. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar Tuesday denied…

Apple-Warranty Case Thrown Out

A federal judge tossed a class action that accused Apple Inc. of lying to consumers about it’s iPhone warranties, and using refurbished rather than new repair parts. U.S. District Judge William Orrick last week rejected an effort to keep the…

Thelton Henderson to Retire

Thelton Henderson, the first African-American to serve as chief judge of the federal court in San Francisco’s Northern District, and the first African-American to work for the U.S. Department of Justice on voter rights cases in the South, plans to…