Appellate Law News and Insights

SCOTUS: Pure Omissions Are Not Actionable Under Rule 10b-5

Published: Apr 30, 2024
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Key Takeaways The United States Supreme Court held that pure omissions, standing alone, are not actionable in private civil litigation under Rule 10b-5(b), which makes it unlawful to omit material facts in connection with buying or selling securities when that omission renders "statements made" materially misleading. Consequently, shareholder claims will...

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Ninth Circuit Holds Warehouse Worker Qualifies As Transportation Worker Under FAA Exemption

Published: Apr 24, 2024
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Arbitration agreements with warehouse workers and others who play a "direct and necessary role" in the transportation of goods and people may fall within the "transportation worker exemption" to the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held. Ortiz v. Randstad Inhouse Services, LLC, No. 23-55147...

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A Guide To California’s Changes To Civil Discovery Rules

Published: Apr 16, 2024
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San Diego, Calif. (April 10, 2024)- California legislators have changed the rules of discovery in civil cases through the passage of amendments to Code of Civil Procedure sections 2016.090 and 2023.050, effective January 1, 2024. Section 2016.090 creates a new set of rules for civil litigators in cases filed on...

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