United States Ninth Circuit - November 2018 Opinion Summaries

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Sulyma v. Intel Corp. Investment Policy Committee

United States Ninth Circuit
Revived an employee's claim that his former employer invested retirement funds in violation of ERISA section 1104. Held that there was a material...
11/28/2018 17-15864

US v. Kirkland

United States Ninth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a defendant's convictions and sentence for being a felon in possession of a destructive device and possessing an unregistered destructive...
11/28/2018 16-10514

Mayall v. USA Water Polo, Inc.

United States Ninth Circuit
Sports Law, Injury & Tort Law
Held that a child who suffered head injuries while playing in a youth water polo league stated a claim that USA Water Polo acted negligently and...
11/28/2018 16-56389

Wilson v. Rigby

United States Ninth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law
Held that a Chapter 7 debtor was not allowed to amend a bankruptcy schedule to reflect a post-petition increase in the value of property that was the...
11/27/2018 17-35716

Sali v. Corona Regional Medical Center

United States Ninth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law, Health Law, Class Actions
In an amended opinion, reversed the denial of class certification in a wage-hour lawsuit brought by registered nurses against a hospital.
11/27/2018 15-56460

US v. Tydingco

United States Ninth Circuit
Immigration Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Reversed a woman's conviction for harboring an illegal alien and her husband's for aiding and abetting the harboring, and remanded for a new trial.
11/27/2018 17-10023

Thompson v. Hebdon

United States Ninth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Elections
Upheld an Alaska campaign finance law's limit on contributions made by individuals to candidates, its limit on contributions made by individuals to...
11/27/2018 17-35019

US v. Garrido-Chilaca

United States Ninth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Reversed a defendant's conviction on four counts of possessing child pornography and remanded with instructions to vacate all but one of the counts...
11/26/2018 17-10296

Independent Living Center of Southern California, Inc. v. Kent

United States Ninth Circuit
Government Benefits, Health Law, Attorney's Fees
Reversed the denial of the plaintiffs' request for attorney fees following the settlement of litigation challenging California's attempt to reduce the...
11/21/2018 15-56142

Foster v. City of Indio

United States Ninth Circuit
Government Law, Civil Rights
Held that a police officer who was accused of using excessive force in shooting a man was not entitled to review of a qualified immunity ruling....
11/20/2018 17-55167