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Awarding of Attorneys’ Fees in Patent Case May Mark Major Shift

Leventhal Law earned another significant legal victory on behalf of FindTheBest.com. In what some have called one of the most closely watched patent cases in the technology world, a federal judge granted FindTheBest’s request for attorneys’ fees in a patent lawsuit brought by Lumen View Technology LLC.

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Fresh Healthy Vending Adds 9 New Franchisees in June

Fresh Healthy Vending International Inc., a San Diego franchisor of vending machines selling healthy snacks, said it added nine new franchisees and 124 machines in June, the company’s highest total since September 2012.

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Novatel Settles Class-Action Lawsuit

Novatel Wireless Inc. settled a securities class action lawsuit without admitting liability on June 23, according to a securities filing, following a preliminary agreement to settle struck on Dec. 6.

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EDF Enters Power Purchase Agreement for Kansas Wind Project

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy said the company has entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement with Great Plains Energy

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BBX Capital Corp. Acquires Solana Beach-Based Jer’s Chocolates

Solana Beach-headquartered candy maker Jer’s Chocolates has been acquired by BBX Sweet Holdings, a wholly owned subsidiary of Florida-based BBX Capital Corp.

Image Source Moves Into San Diego Market

Image Source USA announced June 23 that it has moved into the San Diego market, where it will offer office printing and document management equipment and support.

SDG&E Sees Conservation as Key to Meeting Peak Energy Demand

San Diego Gas & Electric said it is prepared to meet this summer’s energy demands but there may be days when it will need help from customers.

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Domino's Pizza Puts Out the Call for 200 New Hires

Michigan-based Domino’s Pizza is in the process of hiring more than 200 new employees at 49 San Diego County locations.

And the Law Won

LAW: 3 Women Parlayed Passion and Perseverance To Successful Legal Careers

Among the high-powered lawyers in San Diego are three women — Juanita Brooks, Wendy Behan and Carey Cooper — with diverse backgrounds.

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White Labs Changes Definition of ‘Green Beer’

BREWING: New Yeast Growing Process Extends Product Life While Reducing Waste

San Diego-based White Labs Inc. is looking to make sustainability a much more prominent ingredient in the recipes of commercial and home brewers of craft beer.

FHOOSH Appoints 5 to College Content Advisory Board

La Jolla-based startup FHOOSH Inc., creator of tools to speed the completion of Web and PDF forms, has tapped leading college admissions and financial aid experts for its College Content Advisory Board.

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Hyatt Regency La Jolla Completes $12 Million Renovation

Hyatt Regency La Jolla has completed a $12 million renovation that included a makeover of the hotel’s 417 guestrooms, lobby, public areas and meeting space.

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Luxury-Oriented Duty Free Store Opening in San Ysidro

Duty Free City plans a late July opening for a new upscale duty-free retail store in San Ysidro, the first of approximately 25 new U.S. locations slated to be opened by the Florida-based retailer at border crossings with Mexico and Canada.

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Bluewater Grill Opening in Former Hotel Del Boathouse

Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurants of Newport Beach has a June 27 opening planned for Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill in Coronado, after recently acquiring and renovating the historic former Coronado Boathouse at Hotel del Coronado.

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Whole Foods Settles Price-Overcharge Case for $800,000

Specialty grocer Whole Foods Markets has agreed to pay nearly $800,000 in penalties and restitution for pricing overcharges, following a complaint filed by the city attorney’s offices in San Diego, Los Angeles and Santa Monica.