United States Ninth Circuit - October 2013 Opinion Summaries

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US v. Tercero
United States Ninth Circuit
Administrative Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
The district court's decision granting in part and denying in part defendant's motion for reduction of sentence following enactment of the Fair...
10/31/2013 12-10404
Crowley v. Bannister
United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Health Law
Summary judgment for defendants in plaintiff-state prisoner's action brought under 42 U.S.C. section 1983 alleging deliberate indifference to his...
10/30/2013 12-15804
US v. Kyle
United States Ninth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure, Judges & Judiciary
Defendant's guilty plea and sentence are vacated and remanded with instructions for reassignment to a different judge, where: 1) when a court goes...
10/30/2013 12-10208
Amado v. Gonzalez
United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
The district court's denial of a habeas corpus petition challenging a murder conviction based on a violation of Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963),...
10/30/2013 11-56420
Lujan v. Garcia
United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
The district court's conditional grant of a habeas corpus petition challenging petitioner's first-degree murder convictions is: 1) affirmed in part,...
10/29/2013 10-55685
Association of Public Agency Customers v. Bonneville Power Administration
United States Ninth Circuit
Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Public Utilities
A petition for review of a decision of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) adopting the Residential Exchange Program Settlement Agreement, which...
10/28/2013 11-73178
Ferguson v. Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
United States Ninth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection Law, Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Education Law, False Advertising
The district court's partial denial of defendants' motion to compel arbitration as to plaintiffs' claims for injunctive relief under California’s...
10/28/2013 11-56965
Chavarria v. Ralphs Grocery Company
United States Ninth Circuit
Class Actions, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Labor & Employment Law
The district court properly denied defendant-employer's motion to compel arbitration in an action asserting claims under California labor law on...
10/28/2013 11-56673
Gulbrandson v. Ryan
United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
Habeas corpus petition by an Arizona state prisoner challenging his conviction and capital sentence for murder, was properly denied, where: 1) the...
10/28/2013 07-99012
In re: Plant Insulation Co.
United States Ninth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Injury & Tort Law
The bankruptcy court erred in confirming the debtor's plan of reorganization, where the plan of reorganization did not comply with 11 U.S.C. section...
10/28/2013 12-17466

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