In this article, Daily Journal highlights pending 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and California Supreme Court civil cases that should be on litigators’ radar this fall. The cases address issues ranging from trademark disputes, to worker classification status, to insurance law, to anti-SLAPP issues, wage and hour disputes, medical malpractice and more. Several of the California Supreme Court cases we discuss came to the court either by direct petition for review and on certification from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Increasingly, the 9th Circuit has sua sponte asked the California Supreme Court to weigh in on novel, case-dispositive state law issues.
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