Cases of Interest

15-MD-2672-CRB (JSC)
In re: Volkswagen "Clean Diesel" Marketing, Sales Practices, & Products Liability Litigation
Multidistrict litigation arising from alleged unauthorized use of a software-based defeat device resulting in the misstatement of vehicle emissions data by car maker
19-0872-HSG; 19-0892-HSG
State of California et al. v. Donald J. Trump et al; Sierra Club et al. v. Donalt J. Trump, et al.
Plaintiffs challenge president's plan for funding border barrier construction on grounds that it exceed's the Executive Branch's lawful authority under the Constitution and federal statutes  
State of California v. Alex Avar, et al.
State of California and Essential Access Health, Inc. challenge Department of Health and Human Services regulations restricting the content of counseling on medical options by medical providers receiving Title X funds. 
Innovation Law Lab, et al. v. Kirstjen Nielsen, et al.
Plaintiffs challenge the Department of Homeland Security's "Migrant Protection Protocols" under which asylum seekers are "returned to Mexico for the duration of their immigration proceedings." 
Vannucci, et al. v. County of Sonoma, et al.
Plaintiffs seek declaratory and injunctive relief requiring Santa Rosa and Sonoma County to change their homelessness practices, including preventing Santa Rosa and Sonoma County from making citations or arrests under their anti-camping ordinances.
C14-2346-JCS; C14-5337-JCS
David Wit et al v. United Behavioral Health
Plaintiffs in related class actions assert claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA") alleging that they were improperly denied benefits for treament of mental health and substance abuse disorders. 
C18-1865-RS; C18-2279-RS
State of California, et al. v. Wilbur Ross
Plaintiffs, including the State of California, seek to enjoin defendants from adding of questions to the 2020 Decennial Census that would require United States residents to disclose whether they are citizens  
Ilsa Saravia v. Matthew Whitaker, et al.
Plaintiff challenges the rearrest and detention of unaccompanied minors who were previously detained by the Office of Refugee Resettlement ("ORR") and then released by ORR to a sponsor.
East Bay Sanctuary Covenant et al v. Donald J. Trump et al
Plaintiffs seek to prevent enforcement of an interim final rule providing that all persons who enter the country in violation of the "Presidential Proclamation Addressing Mass Migration Through the Southern Border of the United States" are ineligible for asylum.
Crista Ramos et al. v. Kirstjen Nielsen, et al.
Plaintiffs challenge Trump Administration's termination of "Temporary Protected Status" (TPS) for immigrants from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti, and Sudan
View video of 9/25/18 hearing
Martin Calvillo Manriquez et al. v. Elisabeth Devos, et al.
Plaintiffs, students of the defunct Corinthian Colleges, Inc., seek a preliminary injunction to require the Department of Education to process certain non-discharged federal student loan debt in accordance with the "Corinthian Job Placement Rate Rule."
Regents of the University of California v. United States Department of Homeland Security
University of California and four states challenge U.S. Government's rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ("DACA") program
In re: German Automotive Manufacturers Antitrust Litigation
Multidistrict antitrust litigation arising from alleged anticompetitive conduct in the market for German-made automobiles.
In re: Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep "Ecodiesel" Marketing, Sales Practices & Products Liability Litigation
Multidistrict litigation arising from alleged unauthorized use of a software-based defeat device resulting in the misstatement of vehicle emissions data by car maker
3:17-cv-00485-WHO; 3:17-cv-00574-WHO; 3:17-cv-01535-WHO
Sanctuary Jurisdiction Cases
Local governments seek to enjoin enforcement of Section 9 of Executive Order 13768 which directs the Attorney General and Secretary of Homeland Security to ensure that "sanctuary jurisdictions" are not eligible to receive federal grants.
In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation
Multidistrict products-liability litigation arising from the allegedly carcinogenic qualities of the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup.
In re: Viagra Products Liability Litigation
Multidistrict litigation arising from allegations that Viagra (sildenafil citrate) increases risk of melanoma and that defendant failed to warn consumers and health care providers.
In re Anthem, Inc. Data Breach Litigation
Multi-District Litigation arising from alleged customer data breach at Anthem Inc. before Hon. Lucy H. Koh
No. C00-4599
Allen v. City of Oakland
Oakland Police Department Consent Decree