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1309 ABA Journal 9th Circuit Court articles.

Class Action Clash in Receipts Cases

Plaintiffs lawyers bringing class action lawsuits against companies for financial privacy violations are running into a roadblock, and his name is U.S. District Judge John Walter.

The suits claim the…

Suit Could Expand False Claims Scope

A fraud lawsuit against the University of Phoenix could expand the scope of the False Claims Act.

The law, which permits private individuals to sue over fraud committed against the…

Mistake Explanation Privileged, Qualcomm Lawyers Say

Lawyers for Qualcomm aren’t saying why they made discovery errors in litigation over cell phone patent rights.

Transcripts from a July 26 hearing in San Diego show that Qualcomm is…

$81.5 M in Fees Approved

Plaintiffs attorneys were awarded about $81.5 million in attorney fees yesterday following settlement of a case that alleged price fixing of DRAM computer chips.

The money will be split among…

State Secrets Weighed in Wiretap Case

Three judges appeared skeptical of government arguments yesterday in an appeal of two consolidated cases challenging terrorism surveillance tactics.

All three indicated they were inclined to allow the case to…

Secret-Case Strategy: Guess US Argument

In 27 years of practice, Jon Eisenberg has never had a more difficult case than Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation v. George W. Bush. One reason why is the extraordinary secrecy imposed…

Spy Challenge Before 9th Circuit

A federal appeals court will hear arguments tomorrow on whether to dismiss two lawsuits challenging a National Security Administration surveillance program based on the government’s assertion of a state secrets…

Reservation Law: Separate & Unequal?

A system of justice that puts the federal courts in charge of adjudicating crimes that occur on Indian reservations can treat Native Americans much more harshly than others accused of…

Secrecy Shrouds Wiretap Case

A pending appeal in a wiretaps case is so secret that the lawyer for the plaintiffs wasn’t permitted to see the government’s full brief and had to write his own…

Lawyer Defends Qualcomm Representation

U.S. District Judge Rudi Brewster didn’t name the lawyers who represented Qualcomm when he issued an opinion chastising the company for failing to turn over evidence in its patent infringement…

CEO Convicted in 1st Backdating Case

Updated: In a result seen as a major victory for federal prosecutors, a jury in San Francisco today convicted the former CEO of Brocade Communications Systems Inc. of securities fraud…

Qualcomm ‘Litigation Abuse’ Cited

A judge has ruled that Qualcomm Inc. waived its rights to enforce two patents for video compression and engaged in “aggravated litigation abuse.”

The judge said Qualcomm had deliberately concealed…

Record Patent Award Overturned

A federal judge has overturned a $1.5 billion judgment against Microsoft that is one of the largest amounts ever awarded in a patent infringement suit.

Alcatel-Lucent had obtained the award…

Milberg Weiss Loses Dismissal Motion

Are kickbacks to lead plaintiffs in securities class actions perfectly legal? Not according to a Los Angeles federal judge.

Judge John Walter refused to dismiss charges of illegal kickbacks yesterday…

Backdating Class Action Tossed

A federal judge has dismissed a securities class action against Mercury Interactive, but legal troubles are not over for the company and some of its former executives.

Judge Jeremy Fogel…

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