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2 hrs ago | Pacific Daily News

Plebiscite appeal heard: 9th Circuit judges take on political status vote

The Office of the Attorney General yesterday defended Guam's Decolonization Registry against claims that it discriminates along racial lines.

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3 hrs ago | Post-gazette.com

Business Briefs: Fed-Ex misclassified workers, court panel rules

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in Portland, Ore., on Wednesday concluded that Moon-based FedEx Ground drivers in California and Oregon were misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees, and can pursue claims for alleged unpaid wages and benefits.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Courthouse News Service

9th Circuit Rules For Repatriating Skeletons

The 9th Circuit on Wednesday refused to overturn the repatriation of 9,000-year-old skeletons to the Kumeyaay Indian Tribes.

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Switched

Reagan Appointee 'Unravels FedEx's Business Model' In Court Ruling

In a decision that one judge wrote "substantially unravels FedEx's business model," a panel of federal judges ruled Wednesday that FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery drivers are employees of the company, rather than the "independent contractors" that FedEx characterizes them as.

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Law.com

'Plebiscite appeal heard: 9th Circuit judges take on political status vote.'

"Plebiscite appeal heard: 9th Circuit judges take on political status vote." The Pacific Daily News of Guam has this report .

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The Oregonian

Federal appeals court dismisses anti-gay marriage group's bid to halt Oregon same-sex marriages

Deana Geiger and Janine Nelson kiss after exchanging vows in Multnomah County's first gay marriage of 2014.

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Courthouse News Service

Reversal by 9th Circuit in FedEx Overtime Case

FedEx misclassified more than 3,000 delivery drivers in California and Oregon as independent contractors rather than employees, the 9th Circuit ruled Wednesday.

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ThinkProgress

Federal Appeals Court: Officers Can't Anally Probe Inmate Without Medical Assistance Or Warrant

Corrections officers violated the Constitution when they probed an inmate's anal cavity to search and remove suspected drugs without any medical assistance, a federal appeals court ruled this week.

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The Globe and Mail

U.S. rules FedEx Ground drivers are employees, can file lawsuits

A Federal Express truck makes its way down a freeway in San Diego, California on August 22, 2014.

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Examiner.com

President Obama's Executive Order 13673 will wipe out California jobs

Earlier, I discussed President Obama's Executive Order 13,673 , which "will allow trial lawyers to extort larger settlements from companies, and enable bureaucratic agencies to extract costly settlements over conduct that may have been perfectly legal."

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The Columbus Dispatch

Marriage bans are questioned by federal judges

Federal appeals judges bristled yesterday at arguments defending gay-marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee citing the demise of past bans on weddings between blacks and whites.

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JD Supra

Company Sues Former Officer For Failing To File Form 4s

A complaint filed in the Central District of California caught my eye because it involved the rather unusual circumstance of a corporation suing a former director and officer for, among other things, failing to file reports under Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

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Related Topix: Corporate / Securities Law, Law, US News

Tue Aug 26, 2014

jdsupra.com

Second Circuit Rules Broad Forum Selection Clause Trumps FINRA Rule Requiring Arbitration

On August 21, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit joined the Ninth Circuit in holding that FINRA rules requiring arbitration of customer disputes may be superseded by an agreement between a member and a customer containing a broad forum selection clause requiring all disputes to be heard in court.

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JD Supra

Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals Rules That Emission Of Locomotive...

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on August 20, 2014, upheld a lower court's ruling and rejected an attempt by several environmental groups to use the citizen suit provision under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act to regulate emissions from locomotive engines.

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Pacific Daily News

Appellate court to hear arguments on island for first time in 12 years

The District Court of Guam today will host arguments in three cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

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North Kitsap Herald

9th Circuit reverses decision in Lummi, S'Klallam fishing dispute

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Aug. 19 reversed a U.S. District Court judge's ruling regarding usual and accustomed fishing areas of the Lummi Nation and the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, and Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe, Courthouse News Service reports.

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JD Supra

Getting to "yes": Ninth Circuit provides guidance on...

In the three years since AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion , courts have largely been rejecting substantive attacks on arbitration agreements that waive class actions.

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Hollywood Reporter

'Raging Bull' Dispute Rages Past Appellate Rulings

The next chapter in a very old legal fight over the Martin Scorsese -directed Raging Bull will be written soon enough, and on Friday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals provided a preamble of sorts.

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Law.com

10-Day Waiting Period for Gun Delivery Voided in California

In Silvester v. Harris, No. 1:11-CV-2137 AWI SAB , a federal trial court held that Penal Code sections 26815 and 27540 , which require ten days between purchase and delivery of a firearm, are unconstitutional under the Second Amendment as to those who have already been previously cleared for weapons possession by reason of a previous firearm ... (more)

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Washington Post

Challenges to gay marriage bans: Where they stand

State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since summer 2013, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages.

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