Willamette Law Online

(3 summaries)

Stacey Frentress

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

TitleExcerptFilling Date
Rajagopalan v. NoteWorld, LLCContract Law: 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.(05-20-2013)
Petersen v. Boeing Co.Civil Procedure: 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.(04-16-2013)
United States v. JenningsSentencing: Simple tax fraud involving “sophisticated means” warrants a two-level sentencing enhancement upon conviction.(04-03-2013)