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Feds Seek Max for Corrupt SF Cop

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The government asked a federal judge to sentence corrupt San Francisco cop Ian Furminger to the max Friday, calling his conduct “reprehensible – ranging from criminal to juvenile.” In December, a federal jury convicted Furminger and Edmond Robles of conspiracy…

Human Egg Donors Win Class Cert

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Two reproductive medical technology groups must face class action claims by women they fixed the price for human eggs supplied by donors through fertility clinics, a federal judge has declared. U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero granted class action status last…

PGA Caddies Sue Over Bibs

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A group of professional golf tour caddies has sued the PGA Tour demanding pay for being made into walking billboards by being required to wear bibs with commercial endorsements during competition. The class action, filed by 82 named caddies in…

Fitbit Defeats Trademark Claim

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British innovator of fitness tracking devices, Fitbug, waited too long to bring claims of trademark infringement against its popular American competitor, Fitbit, a federal judge in San Francisco has ruled. U.S. District Judge Sam Conti dismissed the case against Fitbit…