Category: US District Court

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…

Housing Groups Sue Fannie Mae

Twenty fair housing groups filed a sweeping fair housing case against Fannie Mae claiming the agency doesn’t clean up foreclosed homes in minority neighborhoods as well as it spruces up predominantly white locations. The  lawsuit filed in San Francisco federal court…

Ousted Dean Sues UC

The former dean of U.C. Berkeley’s Boalt Hall Law School sued the university last week claiming he was improperly fired and his reputation ruined after a former staff assistant accused him of sexual harassment. Sujit Choudhry resigned in March in…

Facebook Must Answer for Ignoring IRS

Facebook Inc. has been ordered by a federal magistrate to explain why it snubbed seven IRS summonses demanding information on how the company transfers rights from its worldwide business through Facebook Ireland. On Friday, Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler ordered Facebook…