Stacey Frentress

9th Circuit Court of Appeals (3 summaries)

Rajagopalan v. NoteWorld, LLC

A non-signatory third party to a contract may not invoke the arbitration clause of the original contract under a theory of equitable estoppel or when it is not a third-party beneficiary to the contract.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Contract Law

Petersen v. Boeing Co.

In order to determine whether a forum selection clause should be enforced and a case dismissed for improper venue, an evidentiary hearing should be held to determine if the clause was the product of fraud or overreach and if its enforcement would deprive the party wishing to repudiate his day in court.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Civil Procedure

United States v. Jennings

Simple tax fraud involving “sophisticated means” warrants a two-level sentencing enhancement upon conviction.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Sentencing