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2009-07-27 19:08:00

Despite Negative Impact on Members, Sal Rosselli and Others Tried to Make their Former Union "Ungovernable," U.S. District Court Judge Finds OAKLAND, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A U.S. District Court judge for the Northern District of California today granted SEIU-UHW members a preliminary injunction against the local union's former officers and agents, finding that they "filched" and "sabotaged" files, records, and union property as part of their plan to form a new union....

2009-07-27 16:10:00

WASHINGTON, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A father and son pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Md., to illegally over fishing striped bass, also known as rockfish, from 2003 through 2006, the Justice Department announced. Joseph Peter Nelson Jr., a commercial fisherman licensed in Maryland, pleaded guilty to four felony violations of the Lacey Act for participating in a scheme to illegally over harvest and under report the amount of rockfish he took from the...

2009-07-21 16:50:00

U.S. District Court Strikes Ruling Voiding Collective Bargaining Agreements WASHINGTON, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Teamsters applauded a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York that strikes down a bankruptcy court ruling that erroneously voided Denver-based Frontier Airlines' collective bargaining agreements with the union. Yesterday's decision also sends the case back to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for further review. "This is a resounding...

2009-07-21 09:36:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Align Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALGN) today provided an update on the a lawsuit brought by Ormco Corporation (Ormco) against Align Technology, Inc. (Align) in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California (District Court), which was tried by jury June 9 through June 25, 2009. As previously disclosed, on June 26, 2009, the jury delivered a verdict against Align. Ormco alleged that Align infringed claims of Ormco's...

2009-07-07 19:03:00

OAKLAND, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which represents more than 200,000 California home care workers, filed a motion with U.S. District Court to hold the State in contempt for illegally cutting the wages of In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) workers by $2 per hour in defiance of an earlier court order. "It's unbelievable that the State feels it can simply ignore a U.S. District Court ruling," said Dave Regan, SEIU...

2009-07-02 06:21:00

ALVISO, Calif., July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO), the creator of and leader in television services for digital video recorders (DVRs), today announced that U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit granted the request of EchoStar and its related companies ("EchoStar") to stay the contempt order imposed by the U.S. District Court pending the outcome of EchoStar's appeal. "We are confident that the District Court judge's thorough and well-reasoned decision...

2009-06-25 19:39:00

OAKLAND, Calif., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A U.S. District Court judge issued an injunction Thursday afternoon ordering the state of California to halt a proposed $2 cut in wages for the state's 400,000 home care workers. The injunction has the effect of stopping pay cuts in all California counties that were planning on passing the state cut through to their home care workers. The injunction, issued by federal judge Claudia Wilken, was in response to a lawsuit filed by the Service...

2009-05-19 10:06:00

WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Georgia-Pacific, a manufacturing company headquartered in Atlanta, has agreed to perform remedial work at an estimated cost of nearly $13 million to contain two former disposal areas within the Kalamazoo River Superfund site in Allegan and Kalamazoo Counties, Mich., the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. According to the settlement filed in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids, Mich.,...

2009-05-13 13:27:00

WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the impending retirement of Justice David H. Souter, there has been much discussion about President Obama's first appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. The HNBA has urged the President to take this opportunity to make history and to "select from among the many talented and experienced Hispanic American jurists and lawyers who are both willing and able to serve our country" on the Supreme Court. Hispanic lawyers share the interest of our...

2009-04-30 13:39:00

Largest Violator to Date Sentenced to Fifteen Months in Prison WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three more commercial fishermen were sentenced this week in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Md., for illegally harvesting and under-reporting their catch of striped bass, also known as rockfish, the Justice Department announced. The sentencings are part of the on-going prosecution of individuals and wholesalers who have participated in a black market to overfish and under-report...