U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit News

Appeals court says class action against Kroger over trans fat labeling can proceed

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 11, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth District recently ruled that a class-action lawsuit filed against Kroger over claims of misleading labels on bread crumbs can move forward.

Appeals court vacates jury decision in copyright suit against Led Zeppelin over 'Stairway To Heaven'

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 10, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – Attorneys for Led Zeppelin are heading back to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California to defend the band in copyright lawsuit over the song "Stairway to Heaven" after an appeals court ruled that the district court erred in jury instructions in the case.

American Airlines can compel arbitration with employee allegedly fired for whistleblowing, 9th Circuit rules

By Sandra Lane | Oct 10, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A panel of judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit on Sept. 26 reversed part of a lower court's regarding arbitration between American Airlines, an employee and a union.

9th Circuit orders Uber drivers' cases to arbitration

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 28, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – It's back to the negotiating table for Uber and its drivers who say they should be treated as full-time employees.

Prevailing wage laws should include ready-mix concrete drivers, federal appeals court rules

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 26, 2018

Ready-mix concrete drivers will receive the prevailing wage of other public works employees, a federal appeals court ruled on Sept. 20.

9th Circuit upholds decertification of LAPD officers' collective actions over overtime pay allegations

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 18, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal appeals court affirmed a district court’s decertification of two related collective Fair Labor Standards Act actions that were brought against the city of Los Angeles by Los Angeles Police Department officers alleging that the department “discouraged the reporting of overtime.”

Appeals court allows preliminary injunction of SB 84

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 17, 2018

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a preliminary injunction preventing implementation of a California law imposing railroad fees on certain hazardous materials.

Production company gets summary judgment reversal over painting ownership

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A California production company obtained a partial summary judgment in a case involving the ownership of a famous painting.

Court of Appeals affirms summary judgment denial against art school

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 9, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal appeals court has affirmed a decision to deny the Academy of Art University's request for summary judgment.

Appeals court wants California Supreme Court to answer "public works" question in wage dispute

By Charmaine Little | Sep 8, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit handed off to the California Supreme Court a case concerning the definition of “public works” in the California Labor Code.

Appeals court sends Kentucky Fried Chicken class action case back to district court

By Charmaine Little | Sep 8, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has remanded a class action lawsuit against Great American Chicken Corp., after it failed to meet the residency rule for class action members.

Appeals court sends minimum wage case involving Marriott back to California state court

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 8, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal court of appeals vacated a summary judgment in a case involving an alleged violation of a San Jose minimum wage ordinance.

Appeals court reverses and remands FERC decision against irrigation district

By Charmaine Little | Sep 8, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded a decision from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in a complaint stemming from an alleged breach of contract between an irrigation district and an electric company.

Appeals court refuses to dismiss retired employees' class action case against Orange County

By Charmaine Little | Sep 8, 2018

PASADENA — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part a lower court’s decision to dismiss a class action lawsuit against the County of Orange after it changed health benefits for retired employees.

Ninth Circuit Court reverses dismissal of NFL players' claims of illegally supplied drugs

By Charmaine Little | Sep 7, 2018

A group of retired NFL players can pursue claims the National Football League illegally supplied players with opioids and other prescription drugs, a federal appeals court ruled.

9th Circuit denies Native American tribe's petition for review of whistleblower case

By Gabriel Neves | Aug 24, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A Montana Native American tribe has an appeal of a U.S. Department of Interior decision denied in court.

Copyright case against CBS involving remastered digital recordings is sent back to district court

By Gabriel Neves | Aug 23, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed a district court decision that granted summary judgment to CBS Corp. in a copyright case brought by four record and entertainment companies.

9th Circuit Court upholds dismissal of antitrust case filed by Sea Breeze Salt, Innofood

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 23, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Diego salt company has lost an appeal in a California court in an antitrust claim against a Mexican salt producer owned partially by the Mexican government and a Japanese company.

Court says it doesn't have jurisdiction in suit between Mexican corporations over multimillion dollar brine deal

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 23, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal court has upheld a lower court's decision in a breach of contract suit between two Mexico-based corporations.

Case involving public's right to take photos at U.S.-Mexico border will be heard in court

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 18, 2018

A California court has reversed a ruling that dismissed a First Amendment case involving the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The matter, involving the public's right to take photographs at the U.S.-Mexico border, will now be heard in court.

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