For the last 27 years, bankruptcy courts in the Ninth Circuit consistently held that debt could not be recharacterized as equity unless the movant proved inequitable conduct by the debt holder.
Retired U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker had encouraging words Thursday for an audience of more than 300 at the Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast in Palm Springs.
On May 14, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California reinstated a prior order enjoining a national bank from engaging in false or misleading representations relating to certain overdraft practices and requiring the bank to pay approximately $203 million in restitution.
Earlier this week, in a case brought by the ACLU, the ACLU of Arizona, and the Center for Reproductive Rights, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit struck down an extreme Arizona law that bans abortion care starting at 20 weeks.
A recent California decision should make it easier for insurers to attack allegations at the pleading stage in state court actions.
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A federal appeals court is giving a man who wants to open a swingers club called "Sextasy" in a Las Vegas shopping center another chance to prove he was improperly denied a county business license.
This week the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Arizona's law prohibiting abortion at or after 20 weeks of pregnancy - a law that was based on uncontroverted medical evidence that abortion's risks to maternal health increase dramatically at 20 weeks gestation.
Prosecutors now say they won't seek a death sentence for Lacey Mark Sivak, who was one of the longest occupants of Idaho's Death Row after being sentenced to death in 1981 for the murder of Dixie Wilson; his sentence was reversed on appeal in 2011, and he's up for re-sentencing this fall.
These Republicans want to move ahead despite recent court decisions that have struck down similar state laws.
Governor Jerry Brown named three prosecutors, including the state attorney general's top deputy, to the San Francisco Superior Court bench Tuesday.
Normally, it's uncomfortable at best to hear a federal judge - let alone a panel of three - thunder criticism from the bench.
May 21 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today struck down an Arizona law that would ban almost all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
A federal court Tuesday struck down Arizona's ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy absent a medical emergency.
Cleveland Play House Joins Nationwide Productions of Landmark Marriage Equality Play by Academy Award-Winning Screenwriter of Milk & J. Edgar On February 7, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a landmark decision upholding the historic August 2010 ruling of the Federal District Court that found Proposition 8 ... (more)
A federal appeals court says a key legal issue remains unresolved regarding whether a southern Arizona tribe was rightfully awarded reservation status for its planned casino site in the Phoenix area.