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Oxnard Gold’s Gym operator ordered to pay $6M in penalties

By   /  Tuesday, June 17th, 2014  /  Law, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Oxnard Gold’s Gym operator ordered to pay $6M in penalties

Gold’s Gym Oxnard and its owner, Noel Thompson, have been ordered to pay $6 million in civil penalties and restitution, Ventura County District Attorney Greg Totten said in a June 17 statement. According to the district attorney’s complaint, Thompson’s businesses violated several consumer-protection laws by collecting money on void and illegal contracts, charging gym members’ Read More →

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SCOTUS ruling was key to firm’s patent victory

By   /  Friday, June 6th, 2014  /  Latest news, Law, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on SCOTUS ruling was key to firm’s patent victory

With a late-in-the-game assist from a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, FindTheBest has won the right to recover its costs in what a federal judge called a “frivolous” and “objectively unreasonable” patent lawsuit brought against it.

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FindTheBest wins patent battle costs

By   /  Monday, June 2nd, 2014  /  Law, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on FindTheBest wins patent battle costs

Summerland-based FindTheBest has won what a federal judge called a “frivolous” and “objectively unreasonable” patent lawsuit against it and will recoup its costs from its opponent. Last summer, Delaware-based Lumen View Technology sued FindTheBest over a patent on matching user preference data. That patent was invalidated late last year, and Judge Denise Cote ruled on Read More →

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InTouch says court decision strengthens its patent portfolio

By   /  Friday, May 30th, 2014  /  Health Care, Law, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on InTouch says court decision strengthens its patent portfolio

A federal appeals court has handed down a mixed result in the legal battle InTouch Health waged against a lower-priced competitor, finding that the Goleta company’s patents were valid but had not been infringed.

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Attorney General goes after Distenfield venture in N.Y.

By   /  Friday, May 23rd, 2014  /  Law, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Attorney General goes after Distenfield venture in N.Y.

The New York State Attorney General has sent a cease and desist letter to a legal documents business run by a member of Santa Barbara’s Distenfield family, alleging the firm is illegally practicing law in the Empire State. The order is the first deep scrutiny of the newest document filing venture by a new generation Read More →

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Court upholds InTouch Health’s patents

By   /  Thursday, May 22nd, 2014  /  Health Care, Latest news, Law, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Court upholds InTouch Health’s patents

A federal appeals court has handed down a mixed result in the legal battle InTouch Health is waging against a lower-priced competitor, finding that the Goleta company’s patents were valid but had not been infringed.

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CenCal-USC dispute highlights Medi-Cal pricing issues

By   /  Friday, May 16th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Health Care, Law, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on CenCal-USC dispute highlights Medi-Cal pricing issues

A USC hospital is demanding $2 million for a surgery performed on a Medi-Cal patient from Santa Barbara County, more than 25 times as much as Santa Barbara County officials believe the procedure should have cost.

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