Keeping Tabs on the Ninth Circuit

Topic Archives: This Week at the Ninth

  • This Week in the Ninth: Rest Breaks and Workweeks
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    This Week in the Ninth: Rest Breaks and Workweeks

    By: James R. Sigel

    This week, we take a look at two Ninth Circuit decisions considering agencies’ interpretations of the federal laws governing the employment relationship. In the first, the Court deferred to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s decision to preempt California’s requirements for commercial drivers’ meal
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  • This Week at the Ninth: Habeas and Hair Loss
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    This Week at the Ninth: Habeas and Hair Loss

    By: Adam L. Sorensen

    This week, the Ninth Circuit declines to extend a recent Supreme Court decision on retaliatory arrest to the immigration bond revocation context, and resolves a particularly hairy preemption question about state-law challenges to dietary supplement labeling. JOSE BELLO-REYES v. PETER GAYNOR The Court holds
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  • This Week at the Ninth: Secrets and Specialties
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    This Week at the Ninth: Secrets and Specialties

    By: James R. Sigel and Adam L. Sorensen

    This week, the Ninth Circuit resolves a novel question about continuing violations under the Defend Trade Secrets Act, and invalidates an agency’s conclusion that computer programmers are not entitled to “specialty occupation” visas. ELI ATTIA v. GOOGLE LLC As a matter of first impression,
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  • This Week at the Ninth: Trans Fat and Stolen Emails
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    This Week at the Ninth: Trans Fat and Stolen Emails

    By: James R. Sigel and Adam L. Sorensen

    This week, we take a look at one Ninth Circuit decision addressing the difficult Article III issues that arise in certain types of consumer class actions, and another in which the Ninth Circuit examined the application of the Stored Communications Act to emails backed
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  • This Week at the Ninth: Willfulness and Waterways
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    This Week at the Ninth: Willfulness and Waterways

    By: James R. Sigel and Adam L. Sorensen

    This week, the Ninth Circuit came back from the Thanksgiving break with a bang, issuing three long-awaited en banc decisions in criminal and immigration cases. Here at Left Coast, however, we’ve focused on two other civil decisions—issued by smaller panels, perhaps, but no less
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  • This Week at The Ninth:  Answers and Amounts in Controversy
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    This Week at The Ninth: Answers and Amounts in Controversy

    By: James R. Sigel and Adam L. Sorensen

    This week, we take a look at two decisions tackling novel procedural issues. In the first, the Court strictly applied the amount-in-controversy requirement of the Class Action Fairness Act, faulting a defendant for not substantiating every aspect of its calculations of the plaintiff’s potential
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  • This Week at The Ninth: Collections and Coverage
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    This Week at The Ninth: Collections and Coverage

    By: James R. Sigel and Adam L. Sorensen

    This week, we examine one Ninth Circuit decision holding that a debt collector cannot insulate itself from liability under the Federal Debt Collection Practice Act by contractually obligating its clients to provide it with accurate information, and another holding that an HMO’s refusal to
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