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Arizona Preparing Appeal Of Immigration Ruling
Posted on 29 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Opponents of Arizona's immigration crackdown went ahead with protests Thursday despite a judge's ruling that delayed enforcement of most the law, and dozens of people in Phoenix were arrested after peacefully confronting officers... Read More

Supreme Court Hears Copyright Dispute Over First-Sale Doctrine
Posted on 9 Nov 2010 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The reach of the Copyright Act's first-sale doctrine, codified at 17 U.S. Code Section 109(a), was debated Nov. 8 by an eight-member panel of the U.S. Supreme Court in a dispute over watches lawfully manufactured abroad and sold... Read More

Free Download: Keller & Heckman Litigation Alert: 9th Circuit Rules State Law Failure-To-Warn Claims Against Manufacturers Of Generic Drugs Not Preempted By Federal Law
Posted on 2 Feb 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

On January 24, 2010, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals joined the Fifth and Eighth Circuits, in extending the Supreme Court's decision in Wyeth v. Levine to state law failure-to-warn claims against makers of generic drugs. The Ninth Circuit held... Read More

Judge Blocks 4 Provisions Of Arizona Immigration Law
Posted on 29 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX -- A federal judge in Arizona on July 28 stopped four provisions of Arizona's new, controversial immigration law from going into effect ( United States of America v. State of Arizona, et al. , No. CV 10-1413-PHX-SRB, D. Ariz.). They are... Read More

Vaccine Design Defect, Warning Claims By Parents Are Preempted, 9th Circuit Says
Posted on 27 Sep 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (Mealey's) The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Sept. 25 said design defect and failure-to-warn claims filed by the parents of a child who died after getting vaccinated are preempted by the federal vaccine law, but noted that... Read More

Recap: Ninth Circuit Hears AZ Immigration Appeal
Posted on 2 Nov 2010 by Michelle Olsen, Appellate Daily

This post first appeared on Appellate Daily . Today (Nov. 1), the Ninth Circuit heard Arizona's appeal related to its controversial immigration law, SB1070. C-SPAN video here . Judges Richard Paez , Carlos Bea , and John Noonan (senior status)... Read More

High Court Agrees To Address Standing Issue In Lawsuit Against Title Insurer
Posted on 20 Jun 2011 by Shane Dilworth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 20 decided that it would review a Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that a woman had standing to bring a suit against her title insurer for alleged violations of the Real Estate... Read More

Pleading Materiality And Scienter After Siracusano
Posted on 21 Apr 2010 by Sally Berens

The Ninth Circuit's discussion of scienter in Siracusano raises questions regarding the effect of product liability claims on plaintiffs' ability to plead defendants' "knowledge" of the alleged facts underlying those lawsuits. Practitioners... Read More