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Center Jeremy Newberry #62 seen during the 2005 season with the 49ers. (Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Ex-49er In Class Action Suit Against NFL For ‘Culture Of Drug Misuse, Substituting Players’ Health For Profit’

Former 49ers Pro Bowl center Jeremy Newberry joined hundreds of former players in a class-action lawsuit filed today in San Francisco Federal Court. Ex-NFL stars Richard Dent, Jim McMahon, Roy Green, and Ron Stone are also among those listed as Plaintiffs.

05/20/2014

Protesters inside a McDonald's restaurant on 25th Ave. in Oakland, March 18, 2014. (CBS)

Oakland Protesters Accuse McDonald’s Of Systematically Stealing Workers’ Pay

Police ordered a group protesters at an Oakland McDonald’s restaurant to leave the premises on Tuesday when they claimed the company was withholding their overtime pay.

03/18/2014

A sign stands outside of a McDonald's restaurant February 9, 2009 in San Francisco, California. Fast food chain restaurant McDonald's reported a 7.1 percent increase in same store sales for January as people look towards cheaper food alternatives in the weakening economy. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oakland, Fremont McDonald’s Workers Allege Wage Theft In Class Action Lawsuits

McDonald’s workers from the Bay Area, Los Angeles and in two other states filed lawsuits against the fast-food chain this week, saying the company engages in a variety of illegal practices to avoid paying them what they’re owed.

03/13/2014

The Raiderettes preform their routine during the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Oakland Raiders at the Network Associates Coliseum in Oakland, California on January 14, 2001. The Ravens defeated the Raiders 16-3. (Photo by:  Tom Hauck/Getty Images)

2nd Raiderette Joins Lawsuit Over Pay

The original suit was filed in Alameda County Superior Court last week. It claims the team was in “flagrant violation” of an array of state labor laws, including failing to pay the minimum wage.

02/04/2014

Plaintiffs in the class action suit Dukes vs Wal-Mart, Betty Dukes (L), Patricia Surgeson (2nd L) and Edith Arana (3rd L) look on as attorney Brad Seligman (R) speaks during a press conference at the Equal Rights Advocates office on October 27, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Walmart Women Employees File Revised Discrimination Lawsuit In SF Court

Lawyers for women employees of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announced the filing of a revised discrimination lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco Thursday on behalf of an estimated 95,000 women workers in California.

10/27/2011

Walmart Worker (2007)

Bay Area Plaintiffs To Continue Wal-Mart Bias Claims Despite Setback

Lawyers for Bay Area women who tried to sue Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for alleged discrimination said they will continue with their clients’ claims despite Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/20/2011

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Oakland Group Sues Cosmetic Makers Over ‘Organic’ Labels

An environmental group is suing Kiss My Face and about two dozen other cosmetic companies on accusations that they falsely label products as organic.

CBS San Francisco–06/16/2011

A demonstrator lies on the ground during a demonstration after the sentencing in Oakland, Calif., Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, of former Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer Johannes Mehserle. Mehserle was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant at a BART station on Jan. 1, 2009. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Perry sentenced Mehserle to two years in prison. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Lawsuit Filed Over Arrests Following Mehserle Verdict Protests

A class action lawsuit was filed against the Oakland Police Department and the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Monday alleging that they violated the rights of 150 people who were arrested after former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle was sentenced last Nov. 5.

CBS San Francisco–06/13/2011

Black and white versions of the new iPad 2 are displayed during an Apple Special event on March 2, 2011 in San Francisco.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Sued Over In-App Purchases By Children

Apple is facing a lawsuit from aPennsylvania man whose 9-year-old daughter racked up $200 buying “Zombie Toxin” and other game items on an iPod.

CBS San Francisco–04/19/2011

Walmart Worker (2007)

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Wal-Mart Discrimination Suit With Bay Area Ties

The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to vote tomorrow on whether to accept Walmart’s appeal in a huge civil rights class action lawsuit that began in the Bay Area.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/06/2010

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