Keeping Tabs on the Ninth Circuit
  • - This Week at the Ninth

    This Week at the Ninth: In Rem and Out of Time

    By: Adam L. Sorensen

    This week, the Ninth Circuit creates a potential circuit split on personal jurisdiction in in rem proceedings, and clarifies whether a post-judgment motion for attorneys’ fees extends the time to appeal (spoiler alert: it does not). UNITED STATES v. TAREK OBAID The Court held
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  • - Ninth Circuit Insights

    Know Your En Banc Ninth: Birds of a Feather

    By: James R. Sigel and Adam L. Sorensen

    Last week , we continued our look at Ninth Circuit en bancs by examining which judges were most and least likely to dissent in the 60 en banc cases submitted and decided since December 2014.* This week, we look at cases featuring three key
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  • - Ninth Circuit Insights

    Know Your En Banc Ninth: Who Decides?

    By: James R. Sigel and Adam L. Sorensen

    Last week , we began our look at the Ninth Circuit en bancs by examining which judges were most and least likely to be selected to en banc panels. This week, we address what these judges decide when selected: who tends to be in
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  • - This Week at the Ninth

    This Week at The Ninth: Appeals Dropping Like Flies

    By: Lena H. Hughes and Adam L. Sorensen

    This week, the Ninth Circuit closely guarded its own jurisdiction while putting government litigants on the back foot. Read on to find out why county jailors’ qualified immunity appeal was dismissed, and how the Court handled a district court’s never-before-seen-in-the-Ninth Circuit order denying the
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  • - Ninth Circuit Insights

    Know Your En Banc Ninth: Who's On It?

    By: James R. Sigel

    En banc proceedings are a central feature of the Ninth Circuit, which regularly revisits its panel decisions. Ninth Circuit en bancs come with a special twist: the uncertainty of which judges will hear the case. Given the Court’s size—currently 29 active judges—having all eligible
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  • - This Week at the Ninth

    This Week at The Ninth: CAFA and Dog Food Deception

    By: James R. Sigel and Adam L. Sorensen

    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
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