SAN FRANCISCO – On Dec. 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit affirmed, vacated and remanded an Affordable Care Act case a handful of states filed against a number of federal agencies over regulations that would exempt religious employers from a contraceptive care policy.
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9th Circuit sides with musicians' union in dispute with Paramount over 'Same Kind of Different As Me'
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit sided with a musicians’ organization that sued Paramount Pictures Corp., reversing a lower court’s order, on Sept. 10.
Appeals court won't dismiss climate change lawsuit against U.S. government; Group suing Exxon supports case
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has denied the federal government’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a group of youths who want the government to take stronger actions in fighting climate change.
Differences of opinion in courts over Equal Pay Act heightens likelihood of U.S. Supreme Court review, attorney says
SAN FRANCISCO – Differences of opinion among different federal courts of appeal makes it likely that a dispute over the interpretation of the Equal Pay Act is likely to make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court with a request for a review.
SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge has affirmed the dismissal of a putative class action lawsuit accusing a California marketing company of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by repeatedly calling a medical group's patients.
SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The NFL says a former San Francisco 49ers cheerleader's multimillion-dollar antitrust lawsuit should stay dismissed, while the attorney for the woman says he should be allowed to review each team's payroll instead of trolling bars outside arenas for potential witnesses.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit on Feb. 27 issued an order to stay a case until the District of Columbia Court of Appeals can answer three certified questions the 9th Circuit says will determine how to rule in a bankruptcy case.
An investigation into the activities of Alex Kozinski, a former judge on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, will not continue after he resigned from his position.
SAN FRANCISCO – Burlingame-based attorney Nancy L. Fineman argued her case on behalf of the Broadway Grill in state court but was told to take her fight to the federal level.
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court gave a green light to two growers who claim a state labor law violates their 14th Amendment right to equal protection, but rejected their charge of political targeting.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit upheld a federal-court denial of Medtronic’s motions for judgment as a matter of law and a new trial in the company's lawsuit with Pabban Development.
SAN FRANCISCO – The arbitration clause included in a contract with a California biotechnology company was upheld by the appeals court.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will decide whether or not a group of consumers can continue with their class-action lawsuit against telecommunications giant AT&T. The consumers seek to hold AT&T legally responsible for their "data-throttling" practices.
SACRAMENTO – A court has upheld a federal ban on medical marijuana cardholders in nine Western states, including California, to purchase a firearm.
SAN FRANCISCO – On Aug. 29 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit dismissed a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) lawsuit against AT&T accusing it of slowing data speeds, or data throttling, on customers subscribed to unlimited smartphone data plans without clearly disclosing the policy.
SAN FRANCISCO – Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed a bill appropriating funds for a $36.2 million payment to the Pauma Band of Luiseño Mission Indians after a court found that the Pauma unfairly overpaid for the right to add slot machines to Casino Pauma.
Court rules federal government not liable for kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard, lawyer plans to file request for rehearing
SAN FRANCISCO – The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Aug. 26, the U.S. government cannot be held responsible for the 1991 kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard, who was held captive for 18 years.
SAN FRANCISCO – The California 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that employers can no longer enforce class-action waivers in arbitration agreements signed by their employees.
SAN FRANCISCO – An attorney representing clients in whose favor a California appeals court ruled last month that they could not be prosecuted for marijuana offenses if no state laws were broken, says he hopes the U.S. Department of Justice will not file an appeal.
High court weighs in on whether insurance company should pay legal defense of company in sexual assault case
LOS ANGELES – An appeal has been filed in the 9th Circuit Court in a case where a construction company is looking for its insurance company to pay for its legal defense in a sexual assault case involving an employee and a minor.