District Court for the Northern District of California Court Cases

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  1. American Baptist Churches v. Thornburgh (1991)

    Marc Van Der Hout, Deborah Smith, Nat. Lawyers Guild, James J. Garrett, Michael L. Zigler, Lori A. Schechter, Darryl Hamm, Morrison & Foerster, San Francisco, Cal., Lucas Guttentag, American Civ. Liberties Union, Immigrants' Rights Project, Morton Stavis, Frank E. Deale, Ellen Yaroshefsky, Center for Constitutional Rights, New York City (Carolyn P. Blum, University of California, Asylum Appeals Clinic, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, Cal., of counsel), for plaintiffs.


    Court: District Court for the Northern District of California Docket: Civ. No. C-85-3255-RFP
  2. Gilmore v. Lynch (1970)

    Plaintiffs herein are prisoners at various facilities administered by the California Department of Corrections. They challenge certain rules and regulations of the Department concerning inmate access to law books, legal materials, and lay assistance in preparing prisoner writs and complaints. Also attacked are procedures of the California State Law Library regarding circulation of legal materials to prisoners. Since plaintiffs ask that the enforcement of these rules be enjoined on [...]

    Court: District Court for the Northern District of California Docket: 45878
  3. Hecht v. Harris, Upham & Co. (1968)

    Plaintiff, a customer of Harris, Upham Co., a brokerage firm dealing in securities and commodities, has brought this action against that firm and Asa V. Wilder, its Registered Representative and Commodities Manager, to recover damages for alleged violations of Section 17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, (15 U.S.C. § 77q(a)); Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. § 78j(b); and, Securities Exchange Commission Rule 10b-5 (17 C.F.R. 240.10b-5); the Commodity Exchange [...]

    Court: District Court for the Northern District of California Docket: Civ. No. 44137
  4. ILC PERIPHERALS v. International Business MacHines (1978)

    The jury in the trial of this action was asked to decide whether IBM monopolized or attempted to monopolize various markets in the computer industry. After five months of trial, and after the jury reported itself deadlocked, the court declared a mistrial.


    Court: District Court for the Northern District of California Docket: C-73-2238 SC, C-73-2239 SC
  5. In Re McKesson HBOC, Inc. Securities Litigation (2000)

    Leonard Barrack, Gerald J. Rodos, M. Richard Komins, Barrack, Rodos & Bacine, Philadelphia, PA, Max W. Berger, Daniel L. Berger, Rochelle Feder Hansen, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, New York, NY, Co-Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs.


    Court: District Court for the Northern District of California Docket: C-9920743RMW
  6. Jordan v. Fitzharris (1966)

    This is a civil rights action in which the plaintiff claims to have been unconstitutionally subjected to cruel and unusual punishment. The action is brought under 42 U.S.C. §§ 1981, 1983, 1985(3) and 1986; the Court's jurisdiction is had under 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331 and 1343. Plaintiff prays for injunctive and monetary relief.


    Court: District Court for the Northern District of California Docket: 44786
  7. Religious Tech. Center v. Netcom On-Line Comm. (1995)

    Helena K. Kobrin, North Hollywood, CA, Andrew H. Wilson, Wilson, Ryan & Campilongo, San Francisco, CA, Thomas M. Small, Janet A. Kobrin, Small, Larkin & Kidd้, Los Angeles, CA, Elliot J. Abelson, Los Angeles, CA, for Plaintiffs.


    Court: District Court for the Northern District of California Docket: C-95-20091 RMW
  8. Forti v. Suarez-Mason (1987)

    On July 22, 1987 this Court heard oral argument on defendant's motions to dismiss pursuant to Rule 12(b)(1) & (6) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and for a stay of proceedings. Plaintiffs Alfredo Forti and Debora Benchoam appeared through Kathy J. Bagdonas, Paul T. Friedman, and David Cole. Defendant Carlos Guillermo Suarez-Mason appeared through Jack Hill and David Nickerson.


    Court: District Court for the Northern District of California Docket: C-87-2058 DLJ
  9. Perry v. Schwarzenegger (2010)

    David Boies, Rosanne C. Baxter, Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP, Armonk, NY, Theodore B. Olson, Amir Cameron Tayrani, Christopher Dean Dusseault, Enrique Antonio Monagas, Matthew Dempsey McGill, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Washington, DC, Ethan D. Dettmer, Theane Evangelis Kapur, Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr., Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Jennifer Carol Pizer, Jon Warren Davidson, Tara Lynn Borelli, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, Jeremy Michael Goldman, [...]

    Court: District Court for the Northern District of California Docket: C 09-2292 VRW
  10. James v. United States (1980)

    This is an action for personal injury brought under the Federal Tort Claims Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2671 et seq. The Court has jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1346(b). The law of California, the place where the complained of acts occurred, controls. Richards v. United States, 369 U.S. 1, 9, 82 S.Ct. 585, 7 L.Ed.2d 492 (1962); United States v. English, 521 F.2d 63, 65 (9th Cir. 1975).


    Court: District Court for the Northern District of California Docket: C-79-1833-WWS
  11. McLaughlin v. Connecticut General Life Ins. Co. (1983)

    This action arises out of defendant Connecticut General Life Insurance's ("Connecticut General") denial of Ruth and Thomas McLaughlin's claim for expenses incurred at the Immunology Researching Centre. Plaintiffs[1] allege three separate causes of action: breach of the insurance contract, breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and breach of California Insurance Code § 790.03(h).[2] The parties filed cross-motions for summary judgment. Having carefully considered the [...]

    Court: District Court for the Northern District of California Docket: C-81-4367-MHP
  12. Morgan v. Laborers Pension Trust Fund for N. Cal. (1977)

    Lee Thomas Surh, Katherine T. Bartlett, Clifford C. Sweet, Legal Aid Society of Alameda County, Les A. Hausrath, Legal Aid Society of Alameda County, Alice M. Beasley, Oakland, Cal., Lowell Johnston, San Francisco, Cal., Charles R. Bush, Marin County Legal Aid, San Rafael, Cal., for plaintiffs.


    Court: District Court for the Northern District of California Docket: C-76-1250-CBR
  13. Morales v. Tilton (2006)

    David A. Senior, McBreen & Senior, Los Angeles, CA, Ginger Anders, Jenner & Block LLP, Washington, DC, Janice H. Lam, Richard P. Steinken, Stephanie L. Reinhart, Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago, IL, John R. Grele, Law Office of John R. Grele, San Francisco, CA, for Plaintiff.


    Court: District Court for the Northern District of California Docket: C 06 219 JF RS, C 06 926 JF RS
  14. Patricia H. v. Berkeley Unified School Dist. (1993)

    No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance....

    Court: District Court for the Northern District of California Docket: C-92-2237 WHO
  15. United States v. Marshank (1991)

    On July 26, 1990, defendant Steven M. Marshank and two co-defendants were indicted and charged with federal statutory violations related to their alleged membership in an organization which imported large amounts of hashish and marijuana into the United States.[1] Marshank brings this motion to dismiss the indictment against him, alleging that the United States government ("government") violated his Sixth Amendment right to counsel and Fifth Amendment right to due process. Specifically, [...]

    Court: District Court for the Northern District of California Docket: CR-90-0400 MHP
  16. United States v. Batres-Santolino (1981)

    Dennis Roberts, Oakland, Cal., Harry Hellerstein, Federal Public Defender, San Francisco, Cal., Penelope Cooper, Howard Hertz and Paul Wellenkamp, Cooper, Newhouse, Hertz & Lyons, Berkeley, Cal., for defendants.


    Court: District Court for the Northern District of California Docket: CR-81-0100-MHP
  17. Sierra Club v. Butz (1972)

    The Sierra Club and four individuals, Lucille Vinyard, David Van De Mark, Delphine Fountain, and Everett Fountain, filed suit in this court seeking injunctive and declaratory relief against, among others, Humboldt Fir, Inc., that would have the effect of temporarily prohibiting logging in an area near the Salmon-Trinity Alps Primitive Area. This action was taken by plaintiffs to prevent any dispoliation which would disqualify the forest from consideration as a part of the National Wilderness [...]

    Court: District Court for the Northern District of California Docket: C-72 1115 AJZ
  18. National Union Fire Ins. Co. v. Siliconix Inc. (1989)

    This action arises out of a suit in which Siliconix, the insured, was charged with patent infringement by International Rectifier Corp. ("IRC"). Siliconix seeks coverage from National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa. ("National Union"), the insurer. National Union has moved for partial summary judgment seeking a declaration that it is not obligated under its insurance policy to indemnify Siliconix in the underlying action, No. CV-86-4196 WJR (JRX). Defendant Siliconix has opposed [...]

    Court: District Court for the Northern District of California Docket: C-88-2488 EFL
  19. Brenneman v. Madigan (1972)

    On September 8, 1970, five named plaintiffs filed this civil rights action on behalf of themselves and all others incarcerated in the Greystone section of the Santa Rita Rehabilitation Center, one of Alameda County's jail facilities, while awaiting trial. The complaint alleges that plaintiffs, and the class they represent, are confined solely because they are unable to post bail; yet even as pre-trial detainees, presumed innocent of the charges against them, they nonetheless suffer cruel and [...]

    Court: District Court for the Northern District of California Docket: C-70 1911
  20. Clutchette v. Procunier (1971)

    This civil action is brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 to seek relief for state prisoners from alleged deprivation of their constitutional rights secured by the due process and equal protection clauses of the 14th amendment by state prison officials in prison disciplinary hearings. More specifically, they allege that the procedures by which charges of violations of prison rules are adjudicated do not contain sufficient due process safeguards, consistent with the nature of the potential [...]

    Court: District Court for the Northern District of California Docket: C-70 2497

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