United States Ninth Circuit - July 2018 Opinion Summaries

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Allen v. Milas

United States Ninth Circuit
Military Law, Immigration Law
Affirmed the denial of a mandamus writ that would compel a U.S. Consulate in Germany to issue a visa sought by a U.S. Army officer for his...
07/24/2018 16-15728

Golden v. California Emergency Physicians Medical Group

United States Ninth Circuit
Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
Reversed an order directing an employment discrimination plaintiff (a medical doctor) to sign a settlement agreement after he orally agreed to the...
07/24/2018 16-17354

Glacier Films (USA), Inc. v. Turchin

United States Ninth Circuit
Copyright, Attorney's Fees, Intellectual Property
Reversed the denial of attorney's fees in a copyright infringement case. A man agreed to pay $750 in statutory damages to a film production company...
07/24/2018 16-35688

OTR Wheel Engineering, Inc. v. West Worldwide Services, Inc.

United States Ninth Circuit
Trade Dress, False Advertising, Intellectual Property
Affirmed a judgment of liability under the Lanham Act for reverse passing off. At trial, a jury found that a manufacturer of industrial tires had...
07/24/2018 16-35897

Altera Corp. v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue

United States Ninth Circuit
Tax Law, Corporation & Enterprise Law
Upheld an Internal Revenue Service regulation addressing the tax treatment of employee stock options. In a ruling that has tax implications for...
07/24/2018 16-70496

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

Segalman v. Southwest Airlines Co.

United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Rights, Transportation
Affirmed the dismissal of a disability discrimination claim brought by an airline passenger under the federal Air Carrier Access Act of 1986. The...
07/23/2018 17-15196

Martinez-Cedillo v. Sessions

United States Ninth Circuit
Immigration Law
Affirmed that an immigrant was subject to removal from the United States after he was convicted of felony child endangerment for driving under the...
07/23/2018 14-71742

US v. Sleugh

United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed that a criminal defendant was not permitted to obtain access to a codefendant's subpoena applications seeking cell phone records and...
07/23/2018 17-10424

US v. Robertson

United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the conviction of a former letter carrier on charges of mail theft and possession of stolen mail. On appeal, the letter carrier challenged...
07/20/2018 16-10385