Tag Archive | United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Google Earth Evidence Is Not Hearsay, 9th Circuit Rules

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rules that machine-generated proof is not hearsay, joining a growing list of courts across the U.S. to reach that conclusion.


Prop. 8 Opponents Urge Supreme Court To Permit YouTube Trial

Opponents of California’s Prop. 8 ban on same-sex marriage, along with a coalition of media organizations, argued to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on Sunday that televised viewing of the trial on the measure’s validity should not be barred.  Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker of San Francisco recently ordered that the […]

Federal Appeals Court Holds “Gripe Sites” Immune From Liability For User Comments

Gripe sites – you know the sites I’m talking about.  These are the sites where customers or clients can write reviews of a business.  These reviews can be flattering in many cases, but oftentimes, they are not. One such site is ConsumerAffairs.com.  A federal appellate court has sided with ConsumerAffairs.com in a defamation lawsuit filed […]