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Court certifies class-action suit over Santa Barbara insurance scam

By   /  Friday, May 9th, 2014  /  Law, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Court certifies class-action suit over Santa Barbara insurance scam

A class-action lawsuit over whether a Santa Barbara insurance agent’s employers knew about the “churning” scam he was running and let it continue because it boosted profits is headed to trial after its class certification was upheld at the California Supreme Court in March.

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Carpinteria oil firm seeks $17M in malpractice suit

By   /  Friday, May 2nd, 2014  /  Law, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Carpinteria oil firm seeks $17M in malpractice suit

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Neurovision wins $30M jury verdict in trademark suit against NuVasive

By   /  Friday, April 11th, 2014  /  Law, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Neurovision wins $30M jury verdict in trademark suit against NuVasive

The Neurovision case was unusual in that the jury agreed that the registration of the trademark was fraudulent. In order to prevent lawsuits over simple mistakes in trademark filings, the courts have set a high bar for finding fraud in registering a trademark. Errors or even negligence are not enough.

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Cappello lends his clout to reshaping Santa Barbara politics

By   /  Friday, April 11th, 2014  /  Columns, Law, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Cappello lends his clout to reshaping Santa Barbara politics

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Ventura surgical products firm wins $30M trademark verdict

By   /  Thursday, April 3rd, 2014  /  Law, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Ventura surgical products firm wins $30M trademark verdict

A Ventura-based surgical products company won a $30 million jury verdict today in a trademark infringement lawsuit. The verdict is the second attempt at a decision for Neurovision Medical Products, which sued San Diego-based medical device firm NuVasive in 2009. Neurovision alleged that NuVasive willfully infringed on the Ventura company’s “Neurovision” trademark. A jury in Read More →

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Sonos fights Apple spinoffs in patent battle

By   /  Friday, March 21st, 2014  /  Law, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Sonos fights Apple spinoffs in patent battle

Wireless speaker maker Sonos made its first-ever disclosure of $535 million in revenue while locked in a patent fight against sophisticated opponents with ties to Apple.

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Oxnard sues ex-officials over retirement perk

By   /  Wednesday, March 19th, 2014  /  Law, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Oxnard sues ex-officials over retirement perk

Oxnard’s city attorney is trying to claw back $101,400 from seven city officials who benefited from an allegedly illegal retirement perk set up by Ed Sotelo, the former city manager at the heart of a corruption probe that began in 2010.

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