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Ninth Circuit Joins Fourth Circuit in Holding That CAFA's Class Action Removal Provisions Do Not Apply to State Parens Patriae Suits

It has certainly taken me long enough to get around to posting about it, but the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion earlier this month that raises an important issue for those of us who defend consumer class actions: what is … Continue reading

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Citing Hocking Opinion, SEC Contends in Ninth Circuit Amicus Brief that Sale and Rental of Hotel Rooms Were Investment Contracts

In an amicus brief filed in the Ninth Circuit, the SEC contends that a series of related contracts involving the sale and rental management of hotel rooms in a hotel that the promoters were constructing constituted investment contracts under the … Continue reading

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New Cruise Ship Case From Ninth Circuit – Gerald Samuels v. Holland American Line-USA Inc., et al.

New Ninth Circuit case involving a maritime tort claim against a cruise ship for injuries suffered during a port call. The case is Samuels v. Holland American Line-USA Inc., et al. and it can be found here. Facts: The plaintiff … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Applies Wal-Mart in Costco Class Action: Reverses and Remands

Last Friday, the Ninth Circuit issued the first appellate court opinion that I've run across applying Wal-Mart v. Dukes to an appeal of class certification. (Earlier in the month, a district court had applied Wal-Mart to deny class certification in… … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit strikes down anti-day laborer ordinance

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] on Friday struck down [opinion, PDF] a City of Redondo Beach [official website] anti-day laborer ordinance [3-7.1601 text] as an unconstitutional restriction on speech. The ordinance prohibited individuals … Continue reading

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