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  • July 19, 2024

    Boeing Judge Indicates Blowout Suit May Not Belong In Calif.

    A California federal judge indicated Friday he was leaning toward dismissing a product liability suit against Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems by passengers of an Alaska Airlines flight that experienced a door plug blowout midair, saying he lacked of personal jurisdiction over the defendants.

  • July 19, 2024

    Meta Separation Deals Were 'Overly Broad,' NLRB Judge Says

    Tech giant Meta violated federal labor law by offering laid-off employees separation agreements with "overly broad language" barring them from discussing employment terms or conditions, a National Labor Relations Board judge found on Friday.

  • July 19, 2024

    9th Circ. Judge Open To Reversing Google's Privacy Win

    A Ninth Circuit judge appeared receptive Friday to reversing Google's summary judgment win in Chrome users' proposed privacy class action, telling Google's counsel that the standard is what a reasonable consumer would expect and "you have a much higher opinion of the average intelligence of the computer user than I."

  • July 19, 2024

    9th Circ. Calls Out Wash. AG's Paradox In Christian Charity Suit

    Ninth Circuit judges said Friday that Washington state "wants it both ways" in a Christian nonprofit's case over an antidiscrimination law, with the attorney general arguing that there's no credible enforcement threat to substantiate the suit's filing while also stopping short of pledging that the state won't pursue a case against the organization.

  • July 19, 2024

    Prison Biz Urges 9th Circ. To Keep Inspection Law Blocked

    Private prison operator GEO Group Inc. has urged the Ninth Circuit to keep a Washington law allowing for the surprise inspection of its immigration detention center blocked, arguing the law was specifically enacted to shut down its facility.

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