Category: Civil

Overtime Pay Questioned

Some 2,000 unlicensed junior accountants for PricewaterhouseCoopers may be exempt from California’s mandatory overtime pay rules.  The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that there should be a trial to decide the issue.  This is a setback for…

Same-sex Judge Bias Claim Rejected

California’s Prop. 8 ban on same-sex marriage remains unconstitutional for now. Judge James Ware rejected the argument that retired Judge Vaughn Walker should have disqualified himself from presiding because he is gay and in a long-term relationship. The 19-page order…

Taleo, Kenexa in Patent Dispute

Taleo Corp., a headhunting firm, filed patent infringement claims Monday against Kenexa Corp., which provides recruiting software, over four patents on its resume storage and retrieval system. Taleo (TLEO) suit, filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, seeks an…

San Diego Campaign Finance Law OK

This is a win-some, lose-some appellate decision on campaign contributions.  San Diego’s campaign financing law reforms survived a free speech challenge by the County Republican Party and conservative groups, but that includes lifting the ban on direct contributions from political…