Tuesday, April 12, 2005

May oral arguments

The Court has posted this amended schedule for oral arguments May 3-5.

In the coming days I will try to post brief summaries of some of the cases set for argument.

One of those cases is Snowney v. Harrah's. The plaintiff sued Harrah's, alleging false advertising and unfair business practices. The Supreme Court granted review to determine whether NV hotels are subject to personal jurisdiction in CA. The hotels advertise in CA, maintain a toll-free number for accepting reservations from within CA, and maintain a website which is obviously capable of processing online reservations of CA residents. The Superior Court dismissed Snowney's complaint for lack of personal jurisdiction. The Court of Appeal reversed as to some of the casinos, holding that some of the casinos are subject to specific jurisdiction in CA.

Also, 4 of the cases set for argument are automatic appeals. As

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