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San Francisco lawyer recommended for partially stayed suspension over immigration case misconduct

Karen Kidd Oct. 18, 2017, 8:00am

San Francisco attorney Frank Patrick Sprouls faces a six-month suspension following a California State Bar filing after being found culpable in three counts of misconduct in a single client matter.

Lawyer: Split decision in TCPA case involving Lakers leaves room for more litigation

John Breslin Sep. 12, 2017, 3:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO — Violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) should automatically be considered invasions of privacy, leaving corporate defendants and not insurers to shoulder hefty defense costs, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has ruled.

Appeals court rules Lakers' insurance company need not cover TCPA settlement

Karen Kidd Aug. 30, 2017, 1:30pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Northern California Record) – An Indiana-based insurance company won't have to cover a Los Angeles Lakers' settlement of a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action following a U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that the lawsuit was excepted in the team's policy.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upholds ruling on venue in produce case

David Hutton Jul. 19, 2017, 12:09am

&&& The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld a lower court’s ruling dismissing a complaint by Ayco Farms Inc.

Federal appellate court revives case over alleged false statements by Gilead Sciences Inc.

Todd Barnett Jul. 14, 2017, 9:45pm

A federal appeals panel recently revived a case by former employees of Gilead Sciences Inc. who allege that the pharmaceutical company made false claims leading to billions of dollars of government money for drugs that allegedly did not comply with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rules bank underwriters entitled to overtime

Dee Thompson Jul. 11, 2017, 11:30pm

A federal appeals court recently ruled that mortgage underwriters who work more than 40 hours per week are entitled to overtime pay.

Appeals court rules that former Neiman Marcus employee could be entitled to monetary damages in disability suit

Elizabeth Alt Jul. 11, 2017, 10:56pm

The U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently ruled that former Neiman Marcus employee Taylor Bayer was entitled to receive nominal damages in his suit that alleged violations of the Americans with Disability Act.

Attorney plans to file petition to U.S. Supreme Court in MLB antitrust suit

Zachary Lewis Jul. 11, 2017, 10:47pm

After a federal court dismissed appeal filed by former minor league players in an antitrust suit, their counsel is planning to petition the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case.

Appeals court rules against First Resort in suit against San Francisco ordinance

Elizabeth Alt Jul. 6, 2017, 10:50am

The California Ninth District Court of Appeal recently ruled in favor of the City of San Francisco to dismiss a claim by pregnancy center First Resort that a city ordinance violates its constitutional right to free speech.

Sailors’ $1 billion lawsuit over radiation from Fukushima nuclear disaster sails through federal court

Todd Barnett Jul. 3, 2017, 9:19am

A federal appeals court rejected affirmed a district court’s rejection of a Japanese power company’s motion to dismiss a $1 billion lawsuit brought by American sailors, who were allegedly harmed by radiation exposure during a relief effort following the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirms ruling on San Francisco's alleged accessibility violations

Sara McCleary Jun. 30, 2017, 4:52pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed in part and reversed in part a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California concerning San Francisco’s accessibility for those with mobility impairments.

Federal appeals court affirms dismissal of antitrust suit against Major League Baseball

Glenn Minnis Jun. 30, 2017, 4:44pm

A federal court judge panel has affirmed a district court’s dismissal of an antitrust suit filed by former minor league players against Major League Baseball.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit lets ruling stand that bars felon coaches from NCAA events

Glenn Minnis Jun. 30, 2017, 4:32pm

A federal judge panel has sided with the NCAA in a legal dispute where an African-American youth basketball coach charged that the NCAA's policy of banning convicted felons from coaching in its sanctioned events is discriminatory.

U.S. Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit reverses decision in retaliation case against Angelo Dairy

Sara McCleary Jun. 30, 2017, 4:14pm

The U.S. Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit has reversed a district court’s decision on a Fair Labor Standards Act case (FLSA).

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.