United States Ninth Circuit - January 2013 Opinion Summaries

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Chappell v. Mandeville

United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant-prison officials were entitled to qualified immunity in 1983 action brought by plaintiff prisoner alleging Eighth Amendment and due process...
01/31/2013 09-16251

US v. Doe

United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's conviction and sentence for drug-related offenses is: 1) affirmed in part, where defendant was not denied his Sixth Amendment right to the...
01/31/2013 11-10067

US v. Jesus-Casteneda

United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine is affirmed, where: 1) a confidential informant's testimony at trial in a...
01/30/2013 11-10397

Kramer v. Toyota Motor Corporation

United States Ninth Circuit
Class Actions, Consumer Protection Law, Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, False Advertising, Injury & Tort Law
(Industry: Autos)

District court's denial of defendant's motion to compel arbitration is affirmed, where: 1) the district court had the authority to decide whether...
01/30/2013 12-55050

Barragan-Lopez v. Holder

United States Ninth Circuit
Immigration Law
False imprisonment is a categorical crime of violence under 18 USC section 16(b), because it involves a substantial risk that force may be used, and...
01/29/2013 06-74884

Carrillo de Palacios v. Holder

United States Ninth Circuit
Immigration Law
Petitioner was not eligible to adjust her status to that of a lawful permanent resident, where: 1) she was inadmissible under 8 USC 1182(a)(9)(C)(i),...
01/28/2013 09-72059

Dichter-Mad Family Partners v. US

United States Ninth Circuit
Administrative Law, Banking Law, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law, Securities Law
District court properly dismissed plaintiffs' claims of negligence against the SEC and the US for their losses in the Madoff Ponzi scheme, where: 1)...
01/28/2013 11-55577

Thompson v. Runnels

United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Evidence
District court's denial of defendant's petition for habeas corpus challenging denial of his motion to suppress his multiple confessions to the murder...
01/24/2013 08-16186

Mattel, Inc. v. MGA Entertainment, Inc.

United States Ninth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright, Trade Secrets
In copyright infringement action brought by plaintiff, maker of Barbie dolls, against defendant, maker of Bratz dolls, judgment for defendant on...
01/24/2013 11-56357

Alaska Survival v. Surface Transportation Board

United States Ninth Circuit
Administrative Law, Commercial Law, Construction, Environmental Law, Transportation
Petition for review challenging the Surface Transportation Board's decision to grant an exemption and authorize Alaska Railroad Corporation to...
01/23/2013 12-70218