9th Circuit Court

White-Collar Crime

Judge plans to take plea in case over $3M federal investment-fraud scheme, his lawyer says

International Law

9th Circuit resurrects alien tort suit claiming companies aided child slavery overseas

Attorney Fees

Los Angeles to pay $725K to lawyers in homeless rights case

White-Collar Crime

Clients invested $47M in immigration lawyer’s ethanol plant hoping to get US green cards, feds say

Energy Law

Record $1.4B fine levied against gas company in fatal explosion and fire

Constitutional Law

After stalemate between rancher, armed militia and feds, Nevada prosecutor not rushing to bring case

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