Theodore Frank v. Netflix, Inc; Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; Walmart.com USA LLC - Ninth Circuit

Headline: Ninth Circuit Affirms Settlement Agreement Including Certification, Method of Distribution, and Calculation of Attorneys’ Fees. Areas of Law: Civil Procedure, Class Actions Issue Presented: Whether the district court clearly abused its discretion in its approval of a settlement agreement. Brief Summary: After the district court approved a class…

United States v. McElmurry - Ninth Circuit

Headline: Ninth Circuit Vacated Defendant’s Criminal Conviction for Possessing and Distributing Child Pornography Because Trial Court Judge Erroneously Made an In LimineRule 403 Evidentiary Determination Without Actually Reviewing the Evidence to Which Defendant Objected. Areas of Law: Criminal Procedure, Evidence Issues Presented: Whether charges of possession of child…

City of San Jose v. Bud Selig; Commissioner of Baseball - Ninth Circuit

Headline: Ninth Circuit Declares Baseball Exemption Bars Antitrust Claims Regarding Franchise Relocations. Areas of Law: Antitrust Law, Unfair Competition Law Issue Presented: Whether Major League Baseball’s (“MLB”) delay in granting approval of the Oakland Athletics’ franchise relocation to San Jose violated state and federal antitrust laws, California’s consumer…