9th Circuit Court

White-Collar Crime

Former US Attorney takes plea in tax-return case, agrees to pay $290K

Labor & Employment

‘Seismic’ 9th Cir. rulings nix FedEx claim its drivers aren’t employees, could cost company millions

Criminal Procedure

9th Circuit revives pro se habeas petition, says trial court erred in applying ‘prison mailbox’ rule

Trusts & Estates

Federal judge likens Anna Nicole Smith case to ‘Bleak House,’ says 20 years of litigation is enough

Court Security

Bomb squad detonates apparent explosive device near federal courthouse; no one is injured

Constitutional Law

9th Circuit revives inmate’s suit alleging his letter to his lawyer was read by a prison guard

Bar Exam

Law grads sue over ‘Barmageddon,’ seek refund of software fee and punitive damages

Criminal Justice

Judge says Russian’s arrest in Maldives was legal; he will face charges in US

Criminal Justice

New utility company indictment in fatal gas blast could lead to fines of as much as $1.3B

Death Penalty

SCOTUS allows execution of inmate, vacates 9th Circuit decision that he had a right to drug info

Death Penalty

Kozinski dissent: ‘Firing squads can be messy’ but they are better than lethal injection

Death Penalty

Execution can’t go forward until prisoner receives information on death drugs, 9th Circuit says

Criminal Justice

Federal judge calls ‘dysfunctional’ California death penalty unconstitutional, gives murderer life

Legal Marketing

Brewery sues DUI law firm, says look-alike ‘Sessions Law’ mark confuses ‘Session Lager’ customers

Internet Law

FTC sues Amazon, says it let kids make in-app purchases that ran up big bills for parents

Criminal Justice

In first case of its kind, feds use RICO statute to pursue claimed Internet credit-theft ring

Constitutional Law

Civil rights groups sue feds to get lawyers for juveniles in deportation hearings

Insurance Law

Should insurance cover suit against law firm after staffer allegedly engineered a false arrest?

National Pulse

When should bloggers count as journalists in defamation suits?

Criminal Justice

Man who killed wife, shot at divorce judge through courthouse window calls counsel ineffective