United States Ninth Circuit - October 2011 Opinion Summaries

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Sarei v. Rio Tinto, PLC
United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, International Law, Remedies
In an action for relief under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) arising out of the operations of Rio Tinto mining group in Papua New Guinea and the...
10/25/2011 02-56256
Arsdi v. Holder
United States Ninth Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law
In a petition for review of an order of the BIA affirming the immigration judge's determination that petitioner's conviction for armed robbery was...
10/24/2011 10-72147
Doe v. Busby
United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In an appeal from an order of the district court granting conditional habeas relief from petitioner's conviction for first degree murder and domestic...
10/24/2011 08-55165
US v. Reveles
United States Ninth Circuit
Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Military Law
In an appeal from a judgment of the district court convicting defendant of drunk driving, 18 U.S.C. sections 7 and 13, conviction and sentencing are...
10/24/2011 10-30313
US v. Wilkes
United States Ninth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Evidence
Conviction and sentencing of defendant on multiple counts of conspiracy, honest services wire fraud, bribery, and money laundering are upheld over...
10/19/2011 08-50063
US v. Rizk
United States Ninth Circuit
Evidence, Sanctions, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Conviction and sentencing of defendant on one count each of conspiracy and bank fraud, and thirteen counts of loan fraud are affirmed where: 1) the...
10/19/2011 10-50051
Fossen v. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana, Inc.
United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Health Law, Insurance Law, Remedies
In an appeal from a judgment of the district court asserting jurisdiction in plaintiffs' state HIPAA action and granting defendant summary judgment on...
10/18/2011 10-36001
Smallwood v. Allied Van Lines, Inc.
United States Ninth Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law, Contracts, Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law, Injury & Tort Law, International Trade, Remedies
In an appeal from a judgment of the district court denying defendant's motion to compel arbitration of an action arising from the accidental shipment...
10/18/2011 09-56714
Mattos v. Agarano
United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Injury & Tort Law, Remedies
In an appeal from two orders of the district courts denying defendants' qualified immunity and motion for summary judgment in two separate Section...
10/17/2011 08-15567
US v. Carper
United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, International Trade, Military Law
Sentencing of defendant to 3 years in prison for the unlawful export of certain night-vision devices upon a guilty plea is affirmed where the court...
10/14/2011 10-10517

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