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Sacramento Bee Newspaper
California Sketches: Point Reyes shellfish bounty faces a shutdown
It's early morning on Point Reyes National Seashore north of San Francisco. Oystermen push an old wooden boat into low tide and leap aboard.
Thu May 16, 2013
Wells Fargo ordered to pay $203 million in overdraft case
A federal judge has again ordered Wells Fargo & Co to pay $203 million to settle class action litigation accusing it of imposing excessive overdraft fees on checking account customers, reviving an award that had been thrown out last year.
Turkish Prime Minister's Triumphant Visit to Washington
May 14, 2013 5:01 pm By Edmond Y. Azadian It is well said by English historian and writer Lord Acton that power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Wed May 15, 2013
Coupons Don't Cut It With Ninth Circuit in HP Printer Case
On the surface, In re HP Inkjet Printer Litigation doesn't seem like the kind of class action settlement that would get a thumbs-down from the Ninth Circuit.
U.S. Porn Maker Goes After Hong Kong 'Cloud' Storage Outfit
Hong Kong-based Oron.com says it's just an ordinary cloud storage company, like Dropbox or Apple's iCloud.
California Courier. May 16, 2013
California Courier Online, May 16, 2013 1 - Commentary White House Files Politically-Motivated, Anti-Armenian Brief to US Supreme Court By Harut Sassounian Publisher, the California Courier 2 - Dr.
Obama Asks Supreme Court Not to Hear Insurance Claims Case
Obama Asks Supreme Court Not to Hear Insurance Claims Case http://www.mirrorspectator.com/2013/05/14/obama-asks-supreme-court-not-to-hear-insurance-claims-case/ ARMENIAN GENOCIDE, NATIONAL NEWS MAY 14, 2013 3:27 PM WASHINGTON - The Obama Administration urged the Supreme Court not to hear the appeal of the Ninth Circuit's 2012 decision striking down ... (more)
Historic oyster farm asks court to allow it to stay open
Calling the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. a "shining example of sustainable agriculture," a lawyer for the business urged a federal appeals court in San Francisco Tuesday to allow the company to keep operating.
Did Anaheim Cops Get Too Furious, Too Fast With Deadly Force?
After an illegal left turn and near-collision with their police cruiser, Officers Matthew Ellis and Officer Daron Wyatt acted reasonably when they ran the van's plates.
Tue May 14, 2013
New legal challenge as spring bison hazing begins
A wildlife organization is making a new legal challenge to block the use of a helicopter to haze bison back into Yellowstone National Park.
East Bay Express
Appellate Court Appears Ready to Rule Against Drakes Bay Oyster Farm
A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco appears to be ready to rule against a controversial oyster farm in Point Reyes, according to reporters and environmentalists who attended today's hearing.
'Federal court rules Anaheim officers didn't use excessive...
"Federal court rules Anaheim officers didn't use excessive force; A divided U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules that the two officers didn't use excessive force in a 2009 incident in which a suspect was fatally shot": Maura Dolan has this article in today's edition of The Los Angeles Times reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals ... (more)
Mon May 13, 2013
More Links between Drakes Bay Oyster Co., Right-Wing Groups
With a hearing scheduled in the 9th Circuit Federal Appeals Court tomorrow, May 14th, the long-scheduled closure of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company has become a cause celebre of well-funded conservative groups, as they seek to overturn the Interior Department's decision so they can open more of our protected public lands to oil and gas exploration.
Liability Risks of Recording Customer Service Calls
Does your company monitor or record its incoming and outgoing customer service calls ? While recording customer service calls is commonly viewed as a risk management tool, a recent wave of class action cases brought under California's Invasion of Privacy Act, Cal.
Court withholds judicial probe results for review
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is withholding the results of a misconduct probe into former U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull pending a review of his resignation.
Sun May 12, 2013
Federal appeals court takes up Marin oyster farm case Tuesday
Drakes Bay Oyster Co.'s fight for survival, which has divided West Marin County neighbors and gained national attention, resumes Tuesday at a federal courthouse in San Francisco.
Sat May 11, 2013
Obama Asks Supreme Court Not To Hear Insurance Claims Case
BREAKING NEWS: Obama Asks Supreme Court Not To Hear Insurance Claims Case http://asbarez.com/109969/obama-asks-supreme-court-not-to-hear-insurance-claims-case/ Friday, May 10th, 2013 President Obama WASHINGTON - The Obama Administration urged the Supreme Court not to hear the appeal of the Ninth Circuit's 2012 decision striking down a California ... (more)
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Drug smuggler gets new trial in - blind mule' case
The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gives a second chance for Victor Sivilla to convince a jury he was a "blind mule" - an innocent dupe of drug smugglers who unknowingly carried drugs planted in his car across the border.
Fri May 10, 2013
Criminal enticement charge dismissed as unconstitutional
A decision by Judge Carol Robb last week to dismiss a criminal enticement charge against a Salem man was based on the current law being deemed unconstitutional.
At Ninth Circuit, Moderates Do the Talking
Over a three-year stretch, judges like Milan Smith and Ronald Gould published almost three times as many majority opinions as their more circumspect colleagues, a Recorder review showed .