Monday, May 5, 2014

Latest Case Updates - Supreme Court & 9th Circuit

<> Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. NRDC - 5/5/14. In the U.S. Supreme Court, Case No. 13-901. Appealed from the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. Petition DENIED.

<> City of Pomona v. SQM North America Corp - 5/2/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case Nos. 12-55147 & 12-55193. The case involves excessive levels of the chemical perchlorate were found in a city's water system. The Panel ruled, "Because the district court abused its discretion by not allowing a jury to resolve contested but otherwise admissible expert testimony, we reverse the district court's order of exclusion, affirm the district court's denial of the defendant's motion for summary judgment on other issues, and remand for trial."