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This week at the ninth: Conspiracy theories

USA - October 15 2021 The Court holds that theories of conspiracy liability premised on a bank’s right to accurate information and its right not to continue to pay…

This week at the ninth: Fair housing and "solid waste"

USA - October 1 2021 This week, the Court clarifies the Fair Housing Act and Resource Conservation Recovery Act. The en banc Court holds that Oakland failed to adequately…

Last week in the Federal Circuit (September 20-24): Venue, Venue, Venue

USA - September 27 2021 Although the Federal Circuit didn’t issue a lot of precedential decisions last week, it continued the recent trend of venue transfer decisions out of…

This week at the Ninth: Abatement and Discharge

USA - September 24 2021 This week, the Court considered the retroactivity of California’s Proposition 22—which designates “app-based drivers” as independent contractors…

GAO rules on solicitation requirements for small business joint venture facility security clearances

USA - September 2 2021 In an important new decision, InfoPoint LLC, B-419856, Aug. 27, 2021, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has sustained a protest against a…

Last week in the Federal Circuit (August 23-27): Supporting damages expert’s testimony

USA - August 31 2021 With Labor Day around the corner and summer coming to a close, the Federal Circuit had a busy week with a lot of precedential opinions to pick from…

Last week in the Federal Circuit (August 16-20): controlling for authentication

USA - August 23 2021 It has been another steamy August week here in Washington and at the Federal Circuit, with eleven new opinions fresh off the press. Below we provide…

FTC & Privacy: Will the FTC's Rulemaking Push Result in New Privacy Rules?

USA - May 14 2021 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is laying the groundwork to test the scope of its rulemaking authority. On March 25, 2021, FTC Acting Chairwoman…

New Face Mask Performance Standard Has Consumers Covered

USA - May 13 2021 ASTM International recently approved a new performance standard that will tell consumers just how much protection their cloth face masks offer. Some…

This Week at the Ninth: Mobile Billboards and Secret Systems

USA - October 16 2020 This week, we take a look at Ninth Circuit cases holding a ban on mobile billboards subject to strict scrutiny given the vehicles exempted from its…