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Supreme Court on Microsoft case: plaintiffs cannot voluntarily dismiss to appeal class certification

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro Jun. 21, 2017, 10:11am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Supreme Court recently addressed a legal loophole in which a plaintiff denied class certification could voluntarily dismiss the claim with prejudice, and then appeal the adverse judgment against class certification.

Appellate court rules class action against China Agritech Inc. was not untimely

Laura Halleman Jun. 21, 2017, 9:54am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has reversed a lower court ruling, finding that plaintiffs are not time-barred from bringing a class action lawsuit under the Securities Exchange Act.

Washington county ordered to pay $9 million to man who served 20 years because of fabricated evidence

Angela Underwood May 25, 2017, 8:45am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Clark County, Washington, must pay a man $9 million dollars for a two-decade prison sentence he served based on fabricated evidence.

Attorney: Victory for defendant in HGH class action 'bucks a national trend'

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro May 18, 2017, 11:30am

SAN FRA​​​​​NCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California woman who appealed dismissal of her class action lawsuit alleging false advertising of human growth hormone (HGH) supplements saw the decision upheld recently.

California Supreme Court clarifies day of rest requirements for employees

Dee Thompson May 18, 2017, 11:21am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The California Supreme Court has answered questions posed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in a case involving the day of rest statutes regarding employment.

Ninth Circuit rules in favor of shipping company in arbitration case

John Severance Apr. 11, 2017, 10:05am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled for a shipping company in a lawsuit brought by a former employee.

Court dismisses class action against loan servicing company over property inspections

Shanice Harris Apr. 11, 2017, 9:54am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of a class action lawsuit last month. The lawsuit questioned fees given during property inspections after the plaintiffs in the case had defaulted on their mortgages.

Sheriff discovers that work-hugs can lead to litigation

Laura Halleman Mar. 9, 2017, 8:55am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has overturned a lower court in ruling that hugs and kisses between co-workers may create a sexually hostile work environment.

Ninth Circuit denies Samsung's motion for arbitration in Galaxy S4 case

Jireh Gibson Feb. 21, 2017, 8:37am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A lawsuit against Samsung over allegations that storage and speed claims are misrepresented in its Galaxy S4 is not eligible for arbitration, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled.

Request for full court hearing in Trump immigration case is 'encouraging,' observer says

Dawn Geske Feb. 17, 2017, 10:34am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A sua sponte request for a vote has been made by the chief judge of the Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit begging the question that something was missed in the initial decision to deny the restraining order in the immigration suit brought forth by the states of Washington and Minnesota against President Donald Trump.

Ninth Circuit rejects class action settlement approved by magistrate

Nicholas Gueguen Feb. 17, 2017, 8:08am

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A federal appeals court has ruled a magistrate judge abused her discretion to approve a class action settlement by giving the green light to an agreement that required members to give up their rights to seek damages in exchange for injunctive relief that had no value.

Uber sees $100 settlement rejected but wins appeal of arbitration issue

Joe Dyton Sep. 19, 2016, 10:19am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – When a federal judge rejected Uber’s $100 settlement offer, it looked like a big loss for the ride-sharing company. Now it looks like it might have been the best thing that could have happened to Uber.

Court: Cash in lieu of benefits must be in the overtime pay calculation

Edward Bassett Jul. 18, 2016, 9:29am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A recent 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on an issue that had never been decided by any court in the country said municipalities and employers must include cash paid to employees in lieu of health care benefits in the calculation of overtime pay.