United States Ninth Circuit - October 2014 Opinion Summaries

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Vathana v. EverBank
United States Ninth Circuit
Class Actions, Contracts
Summary judgment in favor of defendant EverBank on a breach of contract claim brought by a certified class of customers who purchased certificates of...
10/31/2014 12-15587
NRDC v. USDOT
United States Ninth Circuit
Environmental Law
In this action brought by environmental groups alleging that defendants violated the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the National Environmental Policy Act...
10/30/2014 12-56467
US v. Swisher
United States Ninth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Denial of defendant’s motion challenging his conviction for wearing military medals without authorization in violation of 18 U.S.C. section 704(a) is...
10/29/2014 11-35796
Malhotra v. Steinberg
United States Ninth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure
In this qui tam action brought by plaintiff Chapter 11 debtors under the False Claims Act against a former bankruptcy trustee, dismissal on the basis...
10/29/2014 13-35165
Espino-Castillo v. Holder
United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law
Petition for review of a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals finding that petitioner’s state law forgery conviction qualified as a crime...
10/29/2014 13-70756
Verdugo v. Target Corp.
United States Ninth Circuit
Commercial Law, Injury & Tort Law, Property Law & Real Estate
Dismissal is affirmed, where a commercial property owner has no common law duty to provide an Automatic External Defibrillator in its stores for use...
10/28/2014 10-57008
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of Am. v. Building and Construction Trades Dep't, AFL-CIO
United States Ninth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
In this action brought under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act...
10/28/2014 12-36049
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of Am. v. Metal Trades Dep't, AFL-CIO
United States Ninth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
In this litigation involving union membership, the district court dismissed plaintiff Carpenters union and its subordinate organizations and members'...
10/28/2014 13-35095
Abbott V. Federal Bureau of Prisons
United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
On remand to the district court for the limited purpose of determining defendant's eligibility for the Residential Drug Abuse Program's (RDAP)...
10/27/2014 12-35801
Padilla-Martinez v. Holder
United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law
Arguing that his due process rights were violated by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), petitioner seeks review of a series of BIA decisions...
10/27/2014 11-72570

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