April 1, 2004 - CV 03-0412 - Barrett v. Harris
Did the trial court err by granting a motion for judgment as a matter
of law on two of plaintiffs' theories in this medical malpractice
case because the evidence did not, in the court's view, sufficiently
demonstrate that the defendant doctor's challenged act and omission
proximately caused the death of plaintiffs' daughter? Read opinion.
April 1, 2004 - 2 CA-CV 2002-0123 - Crackel v. Allstate
Must a plaintiff demonstrate that the defendant abused a specific
court process to establish a claim for abuse of process or can the
claim be based on the course of the litigation process as a whole?
April 1, 2004 - No. 02-56842, 02-57078 - FTC v. Enforma Natural Products, Inc.
Due to irregular procedures employed by the district court, two preliminary
injunctions restricting the sale and marketing of defendant's diet
supplement products are vacated and remanded. Read opinion.
April 1, 2004 - No. 02-15867 - Chevron USA Inc., v. Lingle
Hawaii's Act 257, which regulates the maximum rent an oil company
can charge dealers who lease company-owned service stations, effects
a regulatory taking in violation of the Takings Clause. Read opinion.