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US v. Hill

United States Ninth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the denial of habeas relief to a federal inmate who alleged that he had accepted a plea agreement based on misinformation. He claimed he was...
02/07/2019 17-35719

The Depot, Inc. v. Caring for Montanans, Inc.

United States Ninth Circuit
Health Law, ERISA
Revived three employers' claims of fraud and misrepresentation in the sale of health insurance policies. Held that their Montana state law claims...
02/06/2019 17-35597

EEOC v. Global Horizons, Inc.

United States Ninth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law, Agriculture
Reinstated certain claims that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had brought against two farming businesses. According to the government,...
02/06/2019 16-35528

National Association of African American-Owned Media v. Charter Communications, Inc.

United States Ninth Circuit
Media Law, Civil Rights, Communications Law
In an amended opinion, held that an African American-owned operator of television networks sufficiently pleaded that a cable television operator...
02/04/2019 17-55723

Islas-Veloz v. Whitaker

United States Ninth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Immigration Law
Upheld a Board of Immigration Appeals ruling that a noncitizen was removable. His Washington conviction for communicating with a minor for immoral...
02/04/2019 15-73120

US v. Vederoff

United States Ninth Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Remanded for resentencing on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Held that, under the relevant clauses of the U.S. Sentencing...
02/01/2019 17-30096

Hurles v. Ryan

United States Ninth Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the dismissal of a habeas corpus petition, in a case where the inmate alleged judicial bias and ineffective assistance of appellate counsel.
02/01/2019 16-99007

Horton v. City of Santa Maria

United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that a mother could proceed with California law claims against a police officer and municipal defendants after her teenage son was seriously...
02/01/2019 15-56339

Hines v. Youseff

United States Ninth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that California officials had qualified immunity from claims that they exposed inmates to a heightened risk of contracting Valley Fever. The...
02/01/2019 15-16145

US Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Crombie

United States Ninth Circuit
Securities Law
Held that an investment firm co-founder willfully made false statements to a regulatory organization. Applied the heightened criminal standard for...
02/01/2019 13-17403