United States Ninth Circuit - September 2018 Opinion Summaries

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Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin

United States Ninth Circuit
Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright
Granted a new trial in a copyright case involving a claim that Led Zeppelin copied key portions of its hit Stairway to Heaven from a song written by a...
09/28/2018 16-56057

American Freedom Defense Initiative v. King County

United States Ninth Circuit
Transportation, Constitutional Law
Held that metropolitan transit officials did not have a legitimate reason for rejecting a proposed advertisement concerning global terrorism for...
09/27/2018 17-35897

American Airlines, Inc. v. Mawhinney

United States Ninth Circuit
Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Labor & Employment Law
Held that a former airline employee would have to arbitrate his whistleblower retaliation claim brought against the airline under the Wendell H. Ford...
09/26/2018 16-56638

SEC v. Schooler

United States Ninth Circuit
Securities Law
Held that a financial planner violated federal securities law by defrauding his investors, and that certain general partnership interests he sold...
09/26/2018 16-55167

Myers v. Sessions

United States Ninth Circuit
Immigration Law
Held that the Board of Immigration Appeals erred in finding that an alien had not lived in the U.S. long enough to be eligible for cancellation of...
09/25/2018 17-71416

O'Connor v. Uber Technologies, Inc.

United States Ninth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law, Transportation, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
Held that the ride-sharing service Uber was entitled to compel arbitration of multiple consolidated lawsuits brought by Uber drivers who alleged that...
09/25/2018 14-16078

Fidelitad, Inc. v. Insitu, Inc.

United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Procedure
Held that the proper forum for a reseller's claims against a manufacturer of aerial military and civilian drones was state court. The manufacturer had...
09/25/2018 17-35162

Rubin v. US

United States Ninth Circuit
Tax Law
Revived a taxpayer's claims for a refund for certain past tax years, concluding that he satisfied the requirement that the shareholder of an S...
09/24/2018 16-56633

Tin Cup, LLC v. US Army Corps of Engineers

United States Ninth Circuit
Environmental Law, Water Law
Affirmed summary judgment in favor of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a lawsuit brought by a private company challenging the Corps' decision...
09/21/2018 17-35889

Allied Concrete and Supply Co. v. Baker

United States Ninth Circuit
Construction, Transportation, Labor & Employment Law
Held that California did not violate the Equal Protection Clause when it adopted a 2015 amendment that conferred prevailing-wage protections on...
09/20/2018 16-56546