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Federal judge hits Plantronics with $3M sanction for destruction of evidence in GN suit

SANTA CRUZ—A 4-year-old lawsuit against Plantronics by one of its top global competitors took a sharp and costly turn this month when a federal judge levied $3 million in sanctions … Continue reading

July 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Trauma’s Front Line: Therapist Karen Lansing credits the officers who taught her how to help them

    International “cop whisperer” Karen Lansing who helps police officers recover from trauma related to fatal incidents calls the Santa Cruz police force her “band of brothers.”

July 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

County officials join Hospice in publicizing day to talk about health care wishes

SANTA CRUZ—Although “nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” perhaps there is one other thing we can count on: people don’t like talking about dying. It … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

VirnetX strikes out against Apple again

Santa Cruz Sentinel SCOTTS VALLEY — VirnetX, a small Internet security software and technology company that sued Apple Inc. last year for patent infringement, has filed more complaints against the … Continue reading

November 8, 2011 · Leave a comment

Graniterock wins class action lunch break case

Santa Cruz Sentinel WATSONVILLE — After three years of litigation and a 14-day bench trial, a Santa Clara County judge has ruled that GraniteRock Co. Inc. was within the law … Continue reading

August 31, 2011 · Leave a comment

Granite to pay $1.1M of $4.6M settlement with government

Contra Costa Times   WATSONVILLE – Granite Construction will pay $1.1 million of a $4.6 million settlement involving government allegations that a joint venture led by Granite had submitted false … Continue reading

August 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

Granite joint venture settles US fraud case for $4.6M

Santa Cruz Sentinel WASHINGTON — Watsonville-based Granite Construction and a number of other construction partners have agreed to pay $4.6 million to settle allegations that they didn’t hire as many … Continue reading

August 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

Santa Cruz stethoscope salesman loses 3M suit

Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ — A Minnesota District Court judge has ruled that a Santa Cruz man, who has been selling stethoscopes over the Internet for several years, has … Continue reading

December 3, 2010 · Leave a comment

Santa Cruz Internet stethoscope salesman battles 3M

Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ – In a 16-month-long trademark dispute that pits 3M, a $23 billion international company, against a garage-based Internet stethoscope business owner, defendant Pradeep Mohan says … Continue reading

October 14, 2010 · Leave a comment

Calling All Clutterers

San Francisco Apartment Magazine Housing discrimination relating to people with disabilities continues to be a growing category of concern, but fair housing advocates are also seeing increased attention in the … Continue reading

August 1, 2010 · Leave a comment


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