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LL Liquor, Inc. v. State of Montana

United States Ninth Circuit
Government Law, Constitutional Law, Contracts
Held that the State of Montana did not violate the Contracts Clause when it changed the pricing formula for liquor sold to privately owned,...
12/28/2018 17-35405

Cornejo-Villagrana v. Whitaker

United States Ninth Circuit
Immigration Law
In an amended opinion, held that a lawful permanent resident was removable on the basis of his conviction under Arizona law for a crime of domestic...
12/27/2018 13-72185

Sonner v. Schwabe North America, Inc.

United States Ninth Circuit
Consumer Protection Law, Health Law, False Advertising
Revived a consumer's claim that certain nutritional supplements were falsely labeled as capable of improving cognitive functions when in fact they...
12/26/2018 17-55261

Towers v. Iger

United States Ninth Circuit
Securities Law
Affirmed the dismissal of a shareholder derivative suit. Held that the plaintiff stockholder failed to plead with particularity why a demand on the...
12/26/2018 17-15770

Sandoval v. County of Sonoma

United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
Held that law enforcement officials violated the Fourth Amendment when they impounded two vehicles after traffic stops because the drivers had not...
12/21/2018 16-16122

US v. Valdez

United States Ninth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed an order of forfeiture against a defendant who pleaded guilty to attempted smuggling of ammunition from the U.S. into Mexico. The order...
12/21/2018 17-10446

Sierra Club, Inc. v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

United States Ninth Circuit
Administrative Law, Government Law, Environmental Law
In a Freedom of Information Act case, held that the Sierra Club was entitled to certain records generated during the Environmental Protection Agency's...
12/21/2018 17-16560

Lane v. Swain

United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Constitutional Law
Affirmed the denial of a federal inmate's three habeas corpus petitions challenging the revocation of good time credits as punishment for sending...
12/20/2018 17-55578

Lane v. Salazar

United States Ninth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the denial of a federal inmate's three habeas corpus petitions challenging the revocation of good time credits as punishment for sending...
12/20/2018 17-35868

US v. Hernandez-Escobar

United States Ninth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed that cash seized in the bedroom of a defendant who pleaded guilty to drug trafficking was subject to forfeiture. Rejected his father's...
12/20/2018 17-50134