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Retired union workers ask for rehearing in American Airlines, American Eagle Airlines bankruptcy case

John Sammon Jun. 19, 2017, 8:53pm

Retired union members who lost a suit against the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) claiming they were denied equity after the bankruptcy of American Airlines and American Eagle Airlines Inc. have asked the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for a rehearing.

Appeals court rules against Antelope Valley Union High School District over disabled student's educational program

Elizabeth Alt Jun. 7, 2017, 9:47pm

A federal appeals court recently reversed a lower court’s decision to rule in favor of Antelope Valley Union High School District over a dispute involving a disabled student’s specialized educational program.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit says district court improperly remanded case

Pam Wright Jun. 2, 2017, 11:28pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Northern California has vacated a decision by a lower court in a malpractice lawsuit, saying the district court lacked the authority to remand the case.

Court dismisses appeal alleging Transport Union Workers of America acted in bad faith

Elizabeth Alt Jun. 2, 2017, 1:38pm

SAN FRANCISCO – A group of retired union members has lost their suit against Transport Union Workers of America (TWU), where they alleged that they were unfairly excluded from their portion of the equity percentage of a bankruptcy settlement.

Appeals court rules against Boeing, Aetna in benefits dispute

John Revak Jun. 1, 2017, 12:53pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently overturned a district court ruling that upheld insurance company Aetna’s decision to cancel a former Boeing employee's long-term disability benefits because she allegedly met the criteria for the plan’s discretionary “mental health exception.”

Appeals court rules in favor of ReconTrust in debt collection case

Elizabeth Alt May 31, 2017, 11:14pm

Vien-Phuong Thi Ho, a California woman, recently lost her suit against deed holder ReconTrust after alleging the company violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) by engaging in deceptive debt collection processes and misrepresenting the amount she owed on her Long Beach home.

Broadway Grill accuses Visa of antitrust violations

Angela Underwood May 29, 2017, 9:32am

It is all a matter of semantics for a California restaurant that alleged antitrust violations against a major credit brand.

Federal appeals court approves class-action suit over US Airways missing luggage

John Myers May 23, 2017, 7:39am

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is allowing a class-action lawsuit against US Airways and its parent company American Airlines over baggage fees to move forward.

Appeals court sides with female driver in sexual harassment case

John Severance Apr. 26, 2017, 5:52pm

A female truck driver who accused CRST International of retaliation and a coworker of sexual harassment won an appeal last month after a ruling by the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

Attorneys say Google likely to pay $22.5 million to settle junk advertising case

John Sammon Apr. 23, 2017, 6:40pm

Attorneys recently said that Google is likely to pay $22.5 million in restitution to advertisers who allegedly didn’t get their money’s worth when the internet giant placed their advertisements on “error pages” and “inactive” websites.

California city's case involving video release of police shooting dismissed by appeals court

Tricia Erickson Mar. 24, 2017, 2:34pm

GARDENA, Calif. — A federal appeals court recently dismissed a California city’s claim that a judge prematurely released video of a fatal police shooting of an unarmed man.

U.S. government agrees to $1 million settlement in Mexican man’s death

Laura Halleman Mar. 19, 2017, 10:50am

SAN DIEGO — A federal judge has tentatively approved a settlement for the United States government to pay $1 million to the children of a Mexican man who died after being detained by federal border officers who beat and shot him with a stun gun while he was handcuffed.

Appeals court rejects egg-labeling lawsuit

Laura Halleman Mar. 15, 2017, 11:57am

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court recently rejected a lawsuit that would have required labels on egg cartons to indicate the type of housing the chickens were raised in.

Republican senators push bill to split up 9th Circuit

Rebecca Campbell Mar. 7, 2017, 6:18pm

SAN FRANCISCO — A Republican push to split up the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is gaining ground on Capitol Hill, as the Trump administration has rolled out a revised version of the travel-ban executive order, more than a month after the original version was blocked by the court.

Missouri AG takes states' fight against California egg law to US Supreme Court

Carrie Salls Mar. 3, 2017, 5:05pm

WASHINGTON — A California law designed to improve the living conditions of hens has drawn opposition from Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, who has taken his challenge of the law’s egg-sale restrictions to the U.S. Supreme Court.

California environmental lawsuit still up in the air

Dee Thompson Feb. 2, 2017, 5:47pm

SAN FRANCISCO–Plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against the Environmental Protection Agency in 2013 are hoping that a change in the White House will have the desired effect on a clean air policy on the other side of the nation.

Appeals court rules against small-business group in transparency case over Pentagon contracts

Russell Boniface Jan. 30, 2017, 3:37pm

SAN FRANCISCO — The American Small Business League lost an appeal on Jan. 6 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco in an attempt to show evidence of reduced subcontracting opportunities for small businesses in Pentagon contracts.

California case could set national precedent on Native Americans' water rights

Glenn Minnis Dec. 7, 2016, 10:52am

SAN FRANCISCO -- A California federal appeals court is expected to rule soon in a water rights case pitting the Aqua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians against the state government in a decision that could spark concerns across the country.

Ninth Circuit confirms fairness of neutral time clock rounding system

Michelle de Leon Dec. 1, 2016, 8:27pm

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit declared that a petitioner seeking overtime pay and damages under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act was misguided in his claims that the time clock rounding system cheated him of his pay.

Settlement proves costly in case of pre-recorded phone calls

Chandra Lye Dec. 1, 2016, 6:33pm

&&&CALIFORNIA--The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California has approved the settlement terms of the class action lawsuit Stemple v. QC Holdings. The plaintiff, Paul Stemple, filed a complaint against QC Holdings alleging it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by contacting him – and others – via cell phone.