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…

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…