United States Ninth Circuit - July 2018 Opinion Summaries

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Hicks v. PGA Tour, Inc.

United States Ninth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law, Antitrust & Trade Regulation
Affirmed in part and vacated in part the dismissal of antitrust and state law claims of golf caddies who participated in the PGA Tour, who were...
07/27/2018 16-15370

Frimmel Management LLC v. US

United States Ninth Circuit
Immigration Law
Held that evidence presented by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) showing that an employer hired undocumented workers must be suppressed...
07/26/2018 16-73906

US v. Holden

United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, White Collar Crime
Affirmed an investment promoter's conviction of mail and wire fraud and other offenses, but vacated and remanded for resentencing. On appeal, the...
07/26/2018 16-30186

Alliance for the Wild Rockies v. Savage

United States Ninth Circuit
Government Law, Environmental Law
Held that a wildlife conservation organization could continue litigating its challenge to a federal government land management project in a national...
07/26/2018 16-35589

McGreevey v. PHH Mortgage Corp.

United States Ninth Circuit
Military Law, Banking Law
Affirmed that a claim under the Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act was time-barred. A U.S. Marine filed suit under a provision of the Act that provides...
07/26/2018 16-36045

In re Wrightwood Guest Ranch, LLC

United States Ninth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law
Affirmed the denial of two law firms' challenges to a court-approved Chapter 11 bankruptcy settlement. The law firms, which represented the debtor and...
07/25/2018 16-56856

Echavarria v. Filson

United States Ninth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the grant of habeas corpus relief to a defendant who was convicted of killing an FBI special agent. The defendant argued that his conviction...
07/25/2018 15-99001

Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. v. Chino Valley Unified School District Board of Education

United States Ninth Circuit
Education Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
Affirmed that a local school board violated the Establishment Clause by opening its board meetings with a religious prayer. The Ninth Circuit held...
07/25/2018 16-55425

Munro v. University of Southern California

United States Ninth Circuit
ERISA, Labor & Employment Law
Affirmed that university employees were not required to arbitrate their ERISA claims alleging breach of fiduciary duty in the administration of their...
07/24/2018 17-55550

Slone v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue

United States Ninth Circuit
Corporation & Enterprise Law, Tax Law, Corp. Governance
Held that shareholders were liable for taxes on proceeds from the sale of a close corporation. The Internal Revenue Service sued the shareholders,...
07/24/2018 16-73354