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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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CenCal-USC dispute highlights Medi-Cal pricing issues

By   /  Friday, May 16th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, 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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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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Lawsuit alleges Montecito man sold stocks despite FINRA ban

By   /  Saturday, April 19th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Personal Finance, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Lawsuit alleges Montecito man sold stocks despite FINRA ban

A Montecito man is facing allegations that he sold money-losing stock to clients and gave them flawed financial advice despite being banned from brokering securities by industry regulators. A lawsuit filed in Santa Barbara County Superior Court on April 3 alleges that Elias Argyropoulos and his Coast Village Road company, Prima Capital Group, assured investor Read More →

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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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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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