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Alaska Oil and Gas Ass'n v. Jewell

United States Ninth Circuit
Environmental Law
In an environmental action challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)’s designation of critical habitat in Alaska for the polar bear, the...
02/29/2016 13-35619

Ministry of Defense v. Frym

United States Ninth Circuit
Judgement Enforcement, International Law, Asset Forfeiture
In an international action involving ten American citizens attempting to collect on valid judgments held against Iran for injuries arising out of...
02/26/2016 13-57182

Yang v. Lynch

United States Ninth Circuit
Evidence, Immigration Law
In an immigration action, the petition for review is granted where the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) erred in denying petitioner’s motion to...
02/26/2016 12-71773

US v. Hernandez-Castro

United States Ninth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Appeal of defendant’s 46 month sentence for possessing heroin with intent to distribute is dismissed pursuant to her appeal waiver where the...
02/25/2016 14-10497

Arizona ex rel. Darwin v. EPA

United States Ninth Circuit
Administrative Law, Environmental Law
In an environmental action, challenging the EPA’s partial disapproval of Arizona’s State Implementation Plan (SIP) for reducing haze and the...
02/24/2016 13-70366

Gonzalez v. US

United States Ninth Circuit
Government Law
In an injury and tort action, contending that the FBI’s failure to disclose information to local law enforcement regarding a threatened home invasion...
02/24/2016 13-15218

Mosier v. Stonefield Josephson, Inc.

United States Ninth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Professional Malpractice, Corp. Governance
In a tort action brought by a court-appointed receiver against defendant accountants who audited the financial statements of PEMGroup, whose former...
02/23/2016 13-56453

Oregon Rest. & Lodging Ass'n v. Perez

United States Ninth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
In a labor & employment action challenging the Department of Labor’s 2011 rule on tip pooling for both customarily and non-customarily tipped...
02/23/2016 13-35765

US v. Eglash

United States Ninth Circuit
White Collar Crime, Criminal Law & Procedure, Government Benefits
Conviction for four counts of mail fraud is affirmed where there was sufficient evidence that defendant's scheme for fraudulently obtaining Social...
02/18/2016 14-30132

Mena v. Long

United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In a habeas corpus action, the district court's denial of petitioner's request for a stay-and-abeyance to pursue unexhausted claims for relief is...
02/17/2016 14-55102