United States Ninth Circuit - July 2013 Opinion Summaries

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Dennis v. Hart
United States Ninth Circuit
Corporation & Enterprise Law, Securities Law
In shareholder derivative suits alleging that a corporation's executive compensation policies violated state law, the district court's orders...
07/31/2013 12-55241
Thornton v. Brown
United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Dismissal of plaintiff's civil rights action involving a constitutional challenge to the imposition and enforcement of two conditions of plaintiff’s...
07/31/2013 11-56146
Montana Wilderness Association v. Connell
United States Ninth Circuit
Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Government Law
Summary judgment for defendants in an action challenging the Bureau of Land Management's Resource Management Plan for the Upper Missouri River Breaks...
07/31/2013 11-35818
Keller v. Electronic Arts, Inc.
United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Constitutional Law, Entertainment Law, Injury & Tort Law, Sports Law
In a putative class-action alleging that defendant violated former college football player-plaintiffs' rights of publicity under California Civil Code...
07/31/2013 10-15387
Brown v. Electronic Arts, Inc.
United States Ninth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property, Trademark, Sports Law
The district court's dismissal of retired professional football player-plaintiff's action alleging that defendant violated section 43 of the Lanham...
07/31/2013 09-56675
Islamic Shura Council of Southern California v. FBI
United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Sanctions
The district court's orders granting the plaintiff's motion for sanctions under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11(c) and awarding fees are reversed,...
07/31/2013 12-55305
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of Indians v. Nevada
United States Ninth Circuit
Administrative Law, Agriculture, Constitutional Law, Environmental Law, Water Law
Judgment for plaintiffs in a challenge to the approval of defendants' application to transfer water rights from agricultural land to wetlands, is...
07/30/2013 11-16470
Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation v. Thurston County Board of Equalization
United States Ninth Circuit
Indian Law, Property Law & Real Estate, Tax Law
State and local governments do not have the power to tax permanent improvements built on non-reservation land owned by the United States and held in...
07/30/2013 10-35642
Murphy v. DirecTV, Inc.
United States Ninth Circuit
Class Actions, Consumer Protection Law, Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
The district court's order compelling plaintiffs to arbitrate their putative class action charging defendants with violations of California's Unfair...
07/30/2013 11-57163
George v. Morris
United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Injury & Tort Law
Summary judgment denying qualified immunity to defendant sheriff's deputies in actions arising out of the shooting by the deputies of an armed...
07/30/2013 11-55956

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