United States Ninth Circuit - September 2017 Opinion Summaries

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Rodriguez v. McDonald
United States Ninth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Reversing and remanding the conviction of a fourteen year old boy who invoked his constitutional right to counsel, was denied this assistance, and was...
09/29/2017 12-56594
US v. Jayavarman
United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirming a conviction for the attempt to produce and transport into the United States a visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit...
09/26/2017 16-30082
Hyatt v. Yee
United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Tax Law
Affirming a district court ruling that the Tax Injunction Act prevents it from enjoining, suspending, or restraining the assessment, levy, or...
09/26/2017 15-15296
Howard v. City of Coos Bay
United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Constitutional Law
Affirming the district court's grant of summary judgment to the defendant city that refused to hire the plaintiff former employee because of claim and...
09/25/2017 14-35506
Upper Skagit Indian Trive v. Puyallup Tribe
United States Ninth Circuit
Environmental Law, Water Law, Indian Law
Affirming the summary judgment of the district court concluding that prior determinations regarding the geographic scope of the Suquamish Indian...
09/22/2017 15-35540
Estate of Andy Lopez v. Gelhaus
United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirming the district court order denying defendants' motion for summary judgment on the defense of qualified immunity in a case alleging the use of...
09/22/2017 16-15175
Chavez Garcia v. Sessions
United States Ninth Circuit
Immigration Law
Granting the petition for review of the Board of Immigration Appeals denial of the appeal of an order of removal following the petitioner's departure...
09/21/2017 14-72172
Browning v. Baker
United States Ninth Circuit
Legal Malpractice, Habeas Corpus, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Criminal Law & Procedure
Reversing the district court's denial of habeas corpus to a petitioner challenging his conviction for crimes involving the robbery and murder of a man...
09/20/2017 15-99002
Roybal v. Toppenish School District
United States Ninth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law, Constitutional Law
Reversing the grant of summary judgment to the plaintiff pursuant to the district court's erroneous ruling that a school district violated a...
09/20/2017 15-35541
Salyers v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
United States Ninth Circuit
Insurance Law, ERISA
Reversing the district court's entry of judgment for an insurance company that denied payment of full ERISA death benefits when the deceased's spouse...
09/20/2017 15-56371

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