The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit this week denied Uber Technologies' petition for Rule 23(f) interlocutory review of an order granting class certification in a major challenge to the manner in which Uber operates its ride-sharing business. The four named plaintiffs assert that every Uber driver should [...]
Judge McKeown of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recently wrote of the EPA, “Although filibustering may be a venerable tradition in the United States Senate, it is frowned upon in administrative agencies tasked with protecting human health.” Yikes. What did the EPA do to elicit such a reaction from a federal judge? The short […]
Two weeks ago, as Americans were settling into the harvest comfort of football Saturdays, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling in the antitrust suit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Show More Summary
Last week, a judge ruled he can’t copyright his sequence of 26 yoga poses. On Thursday, a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California ruled against Bikram Choudhury, the founder of Bikram yoga, who was attempting to copyright his sequence...Show More Summary
“The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday found that yogi Bikram Choudhury’s series of 26 yoga poses and two breathing exercises is an “unprotectable idea,” and that Choudhury cannot restrict its use.” [Marisa Kendall/The...Show More Summary
It turns out, you can't legally stop people from performing ancient yoga poses in a particular order. On Thursday, a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California ruled against Bikram Choudhury, the founder the Bikram yoga, who was attempting to copyright his sequence of 26 yoga poses, NBC News reports....
Late last week, a unanimous panel of the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit upheld the decision of Washington federal judge Richard A. Jones regarding the Seattle minimum wage law.
NCAA BAN ON PAYING COLLEGE ATHLETES VIOLATES FEDERAL ANTITRUST LAW: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled today that the NCAA’s ban on any pay for basketball or football players in Division I schools violates federal antitrust law. Ruling that the Supreme Court has not settled the issue, and setting the stage […]
On Wednesday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals delivered a decision that largely upholds the August 2014 ruling in O'Bannon v. NCAA, which stated at the time that the NCAA's model violated antitrust laws. The 78-page decision is undeniably significant, but it is also long and convoluted. Show More Summary
The US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s decision in Ed O’Bannon v. NCAA, which ruled that the NCAA’s larger amateurism rules are in violation of anti-trust laws. The appeals court also, though, vacated a key portion of the lower court’s ruling, and that makes it hard to count this as a victory for the athletes. Read more...
Sometimes. a monumental court decision will turn on a single piece of evidence, or lack thereof. That was indeed the case in today's U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decision in O'Bannon v. NCAA -- a decision rejecting a free market for college athlete pay. As a matter of [...]
The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found that N.C.A.A. rules violated antitrust law but struck down a federal judge’s solution that would have paid athletes $5,000 a year.
Another loss for McDonald's. VYTAUTAS KIELAITIS/Shutterstock The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that Seattle's minimum wage law can go forward, agreeing with a judge's decision from back in March that denied the International...Show More Summary
The Ninth Circuit handed DC Comics another victory in its four-year legal battle with a manufacturer of unlicensed Batmobile replicas.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is poised to decide whether the National Abortion Federation or the Center for Medical Progress will emerge victorious in the discovery battle that has raged between the parties for weeks. Image: Shutterstock The post Key Court Ruling Coming in Smear Campaign Against Planned Parenthood appeared first on RH Reality Check.
From The Hill: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday ruled that copyright holders must consider fair use before demanding companies such as YouTube remove potentially infringing content. The three-judge panel on the court determined Stephanie Lenz, who posted a YouTube video of her child dancing to a Prince song in 2007, can proceed […]
In a split decision on August 31, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that Big Mountain Jesus need not move to a different location. If, like me, you assumed that "Big Mountain Jesus" was a DJ or band of...
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted asylum to an undocumented trans Mexican woman last week in a landmark decision for asylum seekers reports The Advocate. The Board of Immigration Appeals initially denied trans Mexican Edin Carey Avand… The post Appeals Court Grants Asylum To Mexican Transwoman In Landmark Decision appeared first on Towleroad.
This is a big deal: Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision reinstating a case challenging the State of Nevada’s failure to provide federally required voter registration services to its low-income citizens. The … Continue reading ?
A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has decided that a statue of Jesus Christ located on a mountaintop memorial to World War II veterans is constitutional.