9th Circuit (incl. bankruptcy)

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, is the largest, with 29 judgeships presently hearing cases on the Bench. The Circuit was created out of the  Evarts Act of 1891, which initially established nine circuit court of appeals. Situated in the Western United States, the United States Court of Appeals is located in San Francisco, CA, at the James R. Browning US Court of Appeals Building.

There are nine states in the Ninth Circuit, and the District of Guam and District of Northern Mariana Islands also fall into the District’s jurisdiction. The Court of Appeals is in San Francisco. The District of Alaska courthouse is in Anchorage. The District of Arizona courthouse is in Phoenix. The Central District of California is in LA, Eastern District in Sacramento, and Southern District in San Diego, CA. The District of Guam courthouse is in Agana, and District of Hawaii is in Honolulu. The District of Idaho courthouse is in Boise, and District of Montana courthouse is in Billings. The District of Nevada courthouse is in Las Vegas, and District of Northern Mariana Islands courthouse in Saipan. The District of Oregon courthouse is in Portland. In the District of Washington, the Eastern District is in Spokane and Western District in Seattle, WA.

Being that it is the largest of the 13-circuits, the Ninth Circuit has 29 appointed judgeships currently sitting on the bench. This is alongside the 16 judges who are senior appointed judges. The Chief Judge for the circuit is Sidney Runyan Thomas, and the Circuit Justice is Anthony Kennedy, who is currently a US Supreme Court Justice.

Being the largest circuit in the country, several important decisions have come out of the Ninth Circuit. Mendez et. al v Westminister School District of Orange County, et al. (1947) is one of those cases. With the court sitting, en banc, the holding that Mexican-American students being placed in separate schools from those attended by a majority of the population was unconstitutional. In GlaxoSmithKline v Abbot Laboratories (2014) the court held that dismissal of jurors over sexual orientation would be barred in future cases.

The National Law Review covers similar cases as those detailed above and other types of case law. With Marijuana legalization being a hot-ticket item, several decisions have recently come in through the Ninth Circuit. Additionally, NLRB cases, employment rights, government elections and legislation, bankruptcy proceedings, and cases involving Major Corporations, have come through the Circuit. The National Law Review offers a wide range of cases in these categories, as well as news, appointments, and general information about the Ninth Circuit court system.

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NCAA Board Approves Settlement Terms in Antitrust Lawsuits Jackson Lewis P.C.
May
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The Ninth Circuit Holds That a Lie Must Go to the Nature of the Bargain to Support Fraud Conviction Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
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Recent Court Rulings on FAA’s Transportation Worker Exemption May Require Employers to Update Their Arbitration Agreements Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
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21
2024
Court Rejects Claims that Website’s Live Chat Feature Violates California’s Prohibitions on Wiretapping and Eavesdropping Proskauer Rose LLP
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NASA Scientist’s Hostile Work Environment Claim Should Not Have Been Dismissed Proskauer Rose LLP
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20
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Twilio in Trouble?: Enterprising TCPA Complaint Seeks to Hold Twilio Liable for Illegal Calls Made by User’s of its Platform and This Could Be Massive Troutman Amin, LLP
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2024
CFPB Sues Fintech for Deceptive Practices Surrounding Tipping Service Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
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17
2024
DACA Recipient Accuses California Credit Union of ECOA Violations Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
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2024
NO ARBITRATION FOR LEAD BUYER: Consent Form Naming Buyer Does Not Give Buyer Right to Enforce Arbitration in TCPA Class Action Troutman Amin, LLP
May
17
2024
EPA's Heart May Be in the Right Place But it is Cruisin' for a Bruisin' in San Francisco Mintz
May
16
2024
Ninth Circuit Rules That Only Individual PAGA Claims Can Be Compelled to Arbitration Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
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2024
X Corp Loses Battle Over Public Data Access Robinson & Cole LLP
May
15
2024
California District Court Dismisses Conclusory ERISA “Fee” Complaint Unsupported by Facts Jackson Lewis P.C.
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15
2024
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2024
Court to Decide Whether AI-scraped Job Database Is Subject to Copyright Protection and Is Infringed? Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
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2024
CIPA Claims Don’t Always Travel Well Troutman Amin, LLP
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13
2024
Levi Strauss Settles Trademark Dispute Over Pocket Tab on Jeans K&L Gates
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10
2024
F1 Team Sues Former Principal Over Personal Photographs Displaying Team Trademarks in Memoir Miller Canfield
May
10
2024
Federal Judge Finds Exception to Exclusivity of California Dissenters' Rights Remedy to Be "Likely" Even Though the Statute Says Otherwise Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
May
9
2024
Crumbl Sued for Disclosing Data to Stripe Without Consent Robinson & Cole LLP
May
8
2024
The Power of the Sentencing Disparity Argument and Using the Judicial Sentencing Information Platform to Make One Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
May
7
2024
George Carlin Was Funny – Copying His Likeness AIn’t – Estate Settles AI-based Copyright Claims Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
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2024
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7
2024
Courts Neutralize Baseless Acid Lawsuits Proskauer Rose LLP
May
7
2024
Mental Health Parity: Recent Ninth Circuit Ruling Bolsters MHPAEA and ERISA Protections, Clarifying Pleading Standards ArentFox Schiff LLP
May
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2024
From Skinware to Spyware: L’Occitane’s CIPA War Against the Plaintiffs’ Bar Proskauer Rose LLP
May
6
2024
Bidding Farewell, For Now: Google’s Ad Auction Class Certification Victory Proskauer Rose LLP
May
6
2024
Ninth Circuit Rules District Courts Have Authority to Cancel Trademark Applications Norris McLaughlin P.A.
May
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2024
FTC Calls Out Bill Payment Company’s Use of Dark Pattern Practices Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
May
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2024
Ninth Circuit Holds Loan Modification Made by Unlicensed Lender Violates State Usury Law Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
May
3
2024
Ninth Circuit Dismisses Kids’ Climate Case (Again) ArentFox Schiff LLP
May
3
2024
Ninth Circuit Orders Dismissal of Constitutional Climate Litigation Case Mintz
May
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2024
Disney Uses First Amendment ‘Right Not To Associate’ In Motion to Dismiss Mandalorian Lawsuit ArentFox Schiff LLP
 

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