United States Ninth Circuit - April 2010 Opinion Summaries

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Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce v. City of Long Beach

United States Ninth Circuit
Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Elections, Government Law
In an action challenging the Long Beach Campaign Reform Act (LBCRA), which prohibited "persons" from making any independent expenditures if they...
04/30/2010 07-55691

Plata v. Schwarzenegger

United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure, Government Law, Health Law, Remedies
In a class action challenge deficiencies in prison medical care that allegedly violated the Eighth Amendment and the Americans with Disabilities Act,...
04/30/2010 09-15864

Arizona v. Harkins Amusement Enters.

United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Rights, Commercial Law, Entertainment Law, Health Law
In an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) action claiming discriminatory accommodations at defendant's movie theaters, dismissal of the action is...
04/30/2010 08-16075

Ventress v. Japan Airlines

United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation
(Industry: Aerospace & Defense, Travel & Leisure)

In plaintiff-flight engineer's action under various whistleblower protection laws against an airline, judgment on the pleadings for one defendant and...
04/30/2010 08-15731

Moor v. Palmer

United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In habeas proceedings challenging the denial of petitioner's parole, following his conviction for using a minor in the production of pornography,...
04/29/2010 07-16045

US v. Franklin

United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Defendant's firearm possession conviction is affirmed where: 1) there was probable cause to believe that defendant was residing in the motel room...
04/29/2010 09-30041

Buckingham v. Sec'y, U.S. Dept. of Agric.

United States Ninth Circuit
Administrative Law, Agriculture, Government Law
In an action seeking judicial review, pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), of the Forest Service's decision to cancel plaintiff's...
04/29/2010 09-15893

US v. Lee

United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
In a prosecution for Fraud in Connection with an Identification Document, dismissal of the indictment is reversed where: 1) it was irrelevant whether...
04/28/2010 09-10126

Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Class Actions, Labor & Employment Law, Remedies
(Industry: Retail)

In a Title VII action alleging discrimination against female employees by Wal-Mart, certification of a Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(b)(2) class of current...
04/26/2010 04-16688

Fidelity Nat'l Fin. Inc. v. Friedman

United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Debt Collection, Judgement Enforcement
In an action to enforce a judgment in Arizona, the Ninth Circuit certified the following questions to the Arizona Supreme Court: 1) Do collection...
04/26/2010 08-16967