Recent Ninth Circuit Opinions of Interest

These are some cases that may be of interest to those with at least a passing interest in the state of the law in the Ninth Circuit.

INSTITUTE OF CETACEAN RESEARCH, ET AL. v. SEA SHEPHERD CONSERVATION SOCIETY, ET AL. – Regarding an injunction against interference with whaling vessels.

ORACLE CORP., ET AL., v. SAP AG, ET AL. – Regarding an award of damages for intellectual property.

SAN LUIS & DELTA-MENDOTA WATER AUTHORITY, ET AL., v. LOCKE, ET AL. – Regarding the intersection of endangered species and a water project.

THE RETAIL PROPERTY TRUST v. UNITED BROTHERHOOD OF CARPENTERS AND JOINERS OF AMERICA, ET AL. – Labor law case resulting in a split with the Seventh Circuit.

VIVID ENTERTAINMENT, LLC, ET AL., v. JONATHAN FIELDING, ET AL. – Regarding the denial of an injunction sought by adult film companies to prevent enforcement of the safer sex act in Los Angeles.

WHITE v. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – Regarding the Native American remains.

ZOGGOLIS v. WYNN LAS VEGAS, LLC – Regarding the requirement of exhaustion of remedies before the NV gambling board where a credit instrument is involved.