United States Ninth Circuit - August 2017 Opinion Summaries

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In Re DBSI, Inc.

United States Ninth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Tax Law
Affirming decisions by the bankruptcy court and district court that the Congress had unambiguously abrogated sovereign immunity as it relates to...
08/31/2017 16-35597

Jackson v. Fong

United States Ninth Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure
Reversing and remanding the district court's grant of summary judgment to the defense based on an inmate's failure to exhaust his administrative...
08/31/2017 15-15547

Updike v. Multnomah County

United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Rights
Affirming summary judgments for the State and that the plaintiff lacked standing to pursue claims for injunctive relief, but reversing summary...
08/31/2017 15-35254

Murray v. Southern Route Maratime SA

United States Ninth Circuit
Evidence, Injury & Tort Law
Affirming an award of damages to a longshoreman and his wife for injuries he suffered when electrocuted working on a ship in a case where the district...
08/31/2017 14-36056

Sanchez v. Sessions

United States Ninth Circuit
Immigration Law, Constitutional Law
Terminating removal proceedings after a Mexican national's fishing boat ended up adrift in American waters he was arrested, charged with immigration...
08/30/2017 14-71768

Mejia v. Sessions

United States Ninth Circuit
Immigration Law
Granting the petition for review of a BIA dismissal of an appeal from an immigration judge's denial of claims for asylum and other relief in a case...
08/29/2017 15-70155

Gregg v. Hawaii Department of Public Safety

United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law
Vacating and remanding a district court denial of leave to amend Eighth Amendment claims asserting cruel and unusual punishment when a former inmate...
08/29/2017 14-16785

Quinault Indian Nation v. Pearson

United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Procedure
Affirming the dismissal by the district court of a lawsuit in which the estate of the defendant sought to preserve litigation in order to pursue...
08/29/2017 15-35263

US v. Ocampo-Estrada

United States Ninth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirming the conviction for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, but vacating and remanding for resentencing in a case where the government...
08/29/2017 15-50471

Shafer v. County of Santa Barbara

United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law
Vacating a jury verdict and damages award and reversing the decision in the case of a policeman who performed a leg sweep on a college student that...
08/29/2017 15-56548