Ninth Circuit Upholds Portions of AB 51 (California Law Prohibiting Use of Mandatory Arbitration Agreements)

Sep 20, 2021

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals cast doubt on employers’ ability to implement mandatory arbitration agreements with their employees in a split 2-1 decision that likely raises more questions than it answers. The Ninth Circuit upheld portions of California Labor Code section 432.6, which prohibits employers from requiring employees to sign arbitration agreements and imposes […]

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A federal appeals court has ruled that Texas must pay $6.8 million in legal fees to parties who challenged the voter identification law.

Sep 20, 2021

Texas is still liable for over $6.8 million in legal fees and penalties owed to the parties that sued over the state’s voter ID law. Though the state won the long-running legal battle to keep the voter ID law in place, a panel of the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday upheld […]

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A federal appeals court has ruled that Los Angeles cannot collect and dump the large belongings of homeless individuals.

Sep 20, 2021

On Thursday, a federal appeals court upheld an injunction prohibiting the city of Los Angeles from seizing and destroying bulky objects left on public property by homeless persons, such as beds and carts.The Los Angeles municipal law violates the 4th Amendment, which protects persons from unreasonable government seizure of private property, “even when that stuff […]

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SCOTUS refuses to enjoin Texas’ Restrictive Anti-Abortion Law

Sep 20, 2021

The Supreme Court has permitted a sweeping Texas abortion law to take effect on Wednesday, which prohibits most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy and casts doubt on the future of the historic Roe v. Wade abortion rights ruling from 1972. The justices might make a decision as soon as Wednesday. “Our emergency plea to […]

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Nike counterfeiting case: Chinese banks spared $150 million in punishment by the 2nd Circuit

Sep 01, 2021

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals concluded Monday that six Chinese banks were not liable for a potential $150 million in sanctions for failing to freeze the assets of hundreds of Nike counterfeiters. U.S. Circuit Judge Michael Park wrote for a unanimous three-judge panel that Next Investments LLC, which bought the rights to the […]

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Ex-U.S. citizens cannot be deported because of a drug conviction, according to the 3rd Circuit.

Sep 01, 2021

A US appeals court ruled on Tuesday that an Indian man cannot be deported because of a drug conviction that occurred before he was stripped of his US citizenship for making false claims on his naturalization application. Baljinder Singh was not a “alien” eligible for deportation under the Immigration and Nationality Act while still a […]

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The Michigan mask restrictions did not infringe on religious schools’ constitutional rights, according to the 6th Circuit.

Sep 01, 2021

Statewide mask mandates, according to parents of children at a private Catholic school in Michigan, violate their constitutional rights. The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit disagrees. Attorneys for the Lansing-based Resurrection School and its parents filed a complaint in October, requesting that a federal judge impose a temporary restraining order prohibiting […]

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2nd Circuit: Harassment claims against Fox News belong in federal court

Aug 29, 2021

Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros’ claim that her bid to keep sexual harassment allegations against the network out of arbitration belongs in state court was rejected by a federal appeals court on Friday, saying that a federal judge must first decide whether the claims can be arbitrated under federal law. Tantaros’ harassment allegations against […]

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2nd Circuit will NOT enjoin New York anti-abortion protesters

Aug 29, 2021

Anti-abortion demonstrators were accused by the state of breaking rules meant to safeguard patients’ access to abortion clinics without interference or harassment, but a federal appeals court refused to issue an injunction against them on Thursday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ unanimous panel did not address the case’s merits, which Senior Circuit Judge […]

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The City of Los Angeles’ eviction moratorium is upheld by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, potentially thwarting a Pasadena lawsuit.

Aug 29, 2021

The city of Los Angeles’ COVID-19 eviction ban was upheld by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, rejecting an attempt by Southern California’s largest landlord organization to overturn the limitation. The lawsuit would not have had a direct influence on Pasadena’s eviction moratorium, but it could have spurred a similar challenge against the […]

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