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Welcome to Left Coast Appeals

At Left Coast Appeals, we provide insights into all things Ninth Circuit. Check out our Ninth Circuit Statistics, which offers an empirical window into the Court’s workings. At our En Banc Tracker, we monitor the Court’s busy en banc proceedings. And at This Week at the Ninth, we highlight key recent decisions.

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July 30, 2020 - This Week at the Ninth

This Week at The Ninth: CAFA and Dog Food Deception

This week, the Ninth Circuit decided cases involving Ashley Judd’s lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, allegedly deceptive prescription pet food, and the interaction between the Class Action Fairness Act and the Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act. Naturally, here at Left Coast Appeals, we focus on the latter …›

June 25, 2020 - This Week at the Ninth

This Week at The Ninth: IMDB, Article III, and the Mailbox Rule

This week, the first of the decisions on which we focus has garnered the most public attention. That’s little surprise: the Ninth Circuit’s decision striking down a California statute prohibiting the publication of age-related information involves an attention-grabbing trifecta of issues—the First Amendment, …›

June 18, 2020 - This Week at the Ninth

This Week at The Ninth: Erie And Exculpation

This week, the Ninth Circuit (quite reasonably) relied on the state courts to resolve a number of open legal questions, certifying two questions to state high courts and issuing an en banc opinion based on the Montana Supreme Court’s resolution of a third. Here, …›