United States Ninth Circuit - February 2019 Opinion Summaries

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Fazaga v. FBI

United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
Revived some of the claims brought by three Muslim residents of Southern California who alleged that the FBI conducted unlawful covert surveillance of...
02/28/2019 12-56867

Castro v. Tri Marine Fish Co. LLC

United States Ninth Circuit
International Law, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Admiralty
Held that an order issued by an arbitrator in the Philippines was not an arbitral award entitled to enforcement under a United Nations convention on...
02/27/2019 17-35703

Wadler v. Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.

United States Ninth Circuit
Securities Law, Labor & Employment Law
Held that the trial judge erroneously instructed the jury on a whistleblower retaliation claim brought under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The plaintiff, a...
02/26/2019 17-16193

J.B. v. US

United States Ninth Circuit
Tax Law
Held that the Internal Revenue Service failed to comply with its statutory obligation to provide reasonable notice to a taxpayer who was being audited...
02/26/2019 16-15999

Miller v. Inslee

United States Ninth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law
Held that the State of Washington did not infringe the free speech or association rights of publicly subsidized childcare providers by authorizing a...
02/26/2019 16-35939

Arrey v. Barr

United States Ninth Circuit
Immigration Law
Granted, in part, an alien's petition for review of a decision denying her request for asylum and other relief. Held that the Board of Immigration...
02/26/2019 16-73373

Westport Insurance Corp. v. California Casualty Management Co.

United States Ninth Circuit
Insurance Law, Education Law
In an insurance coverage dispute, affirmed that one insurer must compensate another insurer for a portion of the monies paid to settle claims against...
02/20/2019 17-15924

Szonyi v. Whitaker

United States Ninth Circuit
Immigration Law
Applying Chevron deference, upheld the Board of Immigration Appeals' interpretation of "single scheme of criminal misconduct." The phrase...
02/13/2019 15-73514

In re Border Infrastructure Environmental Litigation

United States Ninth Circuit
Environmental Law, Immigration Law, Construction
Held that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security had the statutory authority to expedite construction of physical border barriers near San Diego and...
02/11/2019 18-55474

US v. Soto

United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a forfeiture order in a case where a defendant was convicted of smuggling ammunition from the U.S. to Mexico.
02/08/2019 18-10070