August 6, 2020 - This Week at the Ninth

This Week at The Ninth: Appeals Dropping Like Flies

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 …›

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 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, …›