"The top 5 9th Circuit civil cases of 2019"

December 30, 2019
The Daily Journal

James S. Azadian, Los Angeles-based member in Dykema’s Commercial Litigation and Appellate Practice Groups, authored an article for The Daily Journal depicting his selection of the top five Ninth Circuit civil cases from 2019.

According to Azadian, this year’s top cases include:

  1. Robles v. Domino’s Pizza, LLC;
  2. Monster Energy Company v. City Beverages;
  3. Biel v. St. James School, and Morrissey-Berru v. Our Lady of Guadalupe School;
  4. Vazquez v. Jan-Pro Franchising Int’l Inc. (now before the California Supreme Court); and
  5. In re Hyundai and Kia Fuel Economy Litigation.

Topics covered include online sales accessibility to people with disabilities, new disclosure standards for arbitrators, declined use of the “ministerial exception” in conjunction with the First Amendment, a federal versus state labor and employment case in California that may affect a prior landmark decision, and reversal of a $200 million class action settlement.

Subscribers to The Daily Journal may find all of Azadian’s comments here.