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Apple Gets Legal Setback at the App Store: Antitrust Suit Revived

A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit against Apple that alleges the company monopolizes the market for apps that run on its products. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said that Apple distributes third-party developers' applications directly from its App Store, giving purchasers standing to sue the company under......

Apple must face claims of monopoly in iPhone app market

4 days agoTechnology / Apple : Macworld

An appeals court has ruled that Apple must face antitrust charges in a lawsuit that alleges that the company monopolized the market for iPhone apps. The U.S. Court for Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed Thursday a decision by a lower...Show More Summary

The Ninth Circuit’s Top Environmental Law Decisions of 2016

In 2016, at least, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit was the most important and influential court in the nation when it comes to environmental law.  That’s true for two reasons: first, the U.S. Supreme Court only issued one significant environmental law decision last year, in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes […]

Legislature Wrongly Denied Defense to Agricultural Employers to Favor Unions, 9th Cir. Rules

A federal appeals court ruled the California legislature wrongly carved out a law to help workers' unions in lawsuits against their employers. In a final order to elaborate its earlier decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals explained that the Legislature passed a "safe harbor" provision in Assembly Bill......

Calguns Foundation Statement on Overturned Ten Day Wait Period Case

In response to today’s Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision Brandon Combs, of The Calguns Foundation, has released the following statement: This post Calguns Foundation Statement on Overturned Ten Day Wait Period Case appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

Judge States That Foie Gras Production Is ‘Absolutely Cruel’

PETA has just learned that during a hearing on Wednesday concerning California’s appeal to reinstate its ban on foie gras, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Judge... The post Judge States That Foie Gras Production Is ‘Absolutely Cruel’ appeared first on PETA.

Convicted FBI Sting Target Challenges Investigation, Domestic Surveillance; Ends Up With Nothing

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld [PDF] a terrorism conviction, despite its own concerns about the government's behavior during the investigation. (h/t Brad Heath) Mohamed Osman Mohamud appealed his conviction for attempting...Show More Summary

Appeals Court Dumps Infringement Lawsuit Against EA After Plaintiff Fails To Produce Evidence

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed [PDF] the dismissal of a copyright infringement suit brought against Electronic Arts by Robin Antonick, a programmer who worked on the Apple II version of the game Madden back in the mid-80s. Antonick...Show More Summary

Woman Shot by Police for Holding a Knife Can Bring Excessive Force Claim

An Arizona police officer must stand trial for shooting a woman who was walking in her driveway with a knife, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal reversed a lower court that had dismissed the case on a motion for summary judgment. Judge William K.......

Hawaii’s local prohibitions on genetic seed industry come down

Hawaii’s genetic seed industry and about 1,000 jobs that go with it were the big winners in a 30-page ruling handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which is based in San Francisco. In the ruling, the appellate court found Hawaii’s pesticide laws are sufficiently comprehensive and preclude counties from... Continue Reading

Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Wins Big in Ninth Circuit

This week the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) won a major legal victory in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  A unanimous three-judge panel of that court rejected environmentalists’ challenge to TRPA’s adopted Regional Plan for the Lake Tahoe Basin in Sierra Club v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.   The Ninth Circuit decision effectively […]

Breaking and Big: En Banc 9th Circuit, on 7-4 Vote, Won’t Require AZ to Count Ballots Cast Out of Precinct; Next to #SCOTUS?

The other shoe just dropped in Arizona. The Ninth Circuit, en banc, issued this short order declining an injunction pending appeal on the en banc case, and making it clear that when the en banc court considers this matter fully, what … Continue reading ?

Libertarian Gary Johnson Releases List of Potential Supreme Court Nominees

3 months agoNews : Reason

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson today released a list of six prospective Supreme Court nominees. They are: • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski; • Libertarian legal scholar Randy Barnett of the Georgetown Center for the Constitution; • D.C. Show More Summary

Appeals Court Says Plaintiff In Anti-SLAPP Lawsuit Can't Lower Fee Award Just By Voluntarily Dismissing Lawsuit

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

In an unpublished opinion, the Ninth Circuit Appeals Court has upheld awarded fees in an anti-SLAPP case. Anti-SLAPP attorney fees awarded to a newspaper conglomerate as part of its legal battle with an Iranian-American attorney will...Show More Summary

EFF's Challenge Of NSL Gag Orders Reaches The Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

In a rather quick turnaround, the EFF has had its brief [PDF] it filed under seal in September unsealed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The brief challenges the FBI's use of gag orders with its National Security Letters -- the...Show More Summary

CGF’s Waiting Period Lawsuit ~ An Update From The Calguns Foundation

In a recent letter to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, our attorneys argued that a new gun control law passed this year undermines the State’s defense of the “waiting period laws” that were..... This post CGF’s Waiting Period Lawsuit ~ An Update From The Calguns Foundation appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

Our Teixeira Victory Is Already Changing the Game

Earlier this year, we told you about our major Second Amendment victory at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Teixeira v. County of Alameda, where the three-judge panel held that if "the..... This post Our Teixeira Victory Is Already Changing the Game appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

Supreme Court Denies Petitions To Hear NCAA vs. O'Bannon

3 months agoSports : Deadspin

Monday morning, the Supreme Court denied requests to hear two appeals brought forth from the O’Bannon vs. NCAA case, in which the Ninth Circuit found college athletics’ ruling institution was again guilty of violating the Sherman Antitrust Act. Show More Summary

When is it NOT okay for cops to shoot someone?

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Well, according to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, it’s not cool to shoot someone a second or so after you have asked them to comply with an order. That’s what an officer in Tustin in Southern California is finding out now.  Officer...Show More Summary

Appeals Court Rejects Immigrant Kids Class Action Lawsuit

4 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that immigrant minors cannot sue the U.S. for legal representation until their deportation proceedings are exhausted, and they must do it individually.

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