9th Circuit Court

Opening Statements

Judge’s movie night brings the court and the public closer together

Animal Law

9th Circuit rejects widow’s suit over fatal mountain goat attack in national park

Contracts

Informant sues feds, says they didn’t tell him when agent for whom he worked was fired

Criminal Justice

Transgender defendant stole nearly $250K in SSI benefits as a man while earning income as a woman

Judiciary

Want to be a federal judge by 35? 9th Circuit’s Alex Kozinski shares some tips

Evidence

New DNA techniques entitle inmate to new testing despite deadline, 9th Circuit says

Antitrust Law

Federal magistrate awards nearly $46M in legal fees in NCAA athlete-pay case

Criminal Justice

Feds accuse Harvard law grad in kidnapping that police initially considered a hoax

Entertainment & Sports Law

Season ticket holder sues Major League Baseball, wants netting extended to foul poles

Constitutional Law

Federal judge threatens to hold immigration lawyer in contempt for leaking confidential document

Trials & Litigation

Law firm sues Vegas casino for refund of $3.4M they say partner transferred for gambling

First Amendment

9th Circuit revives inmate’s pro se suit over being required to work with pork in kitchen

First Amendment

9th Circuit boots judge, revives news media case over late access to court civil complaint filings

Criminal Justice

Feds arrest 243 in record $712M health care billing-fraud bust

Internet Law

Blogging prosecutor wins dismissal of federal civil-rights claim in 9th Circuit appeal

Internet Law

Judge OKs consolidated suit over theft of Sony ex-workers’ personal info

Labor & Employment

FedEx will pay $227M to settle suits alleging it misclassified its delivery drivers

Criminal Justice

Prosecutor’s conjectural slurs lead to overturned murder conviction

Trials and Litigation

Lawyers pay $1M and apologize to resolve ‘provably false’ claims made in sex-abuse suit

Legal Ethics

‘Unclean hands’ doesn’t bar medical pot biz from recovering $25K taken by lawyer, 9th Circuit says