Two New & Noteworthy Court Opinions
In re The Morning Star Packing Co., — F.3d —, No. 13-71048, 2013 WL 1278086 (9th Cir. Mar. 29, 2013).Corporate victims of defendant’s offense filed a petition for mandamus in response to the district court’s decision to deny restitution. On review, the Ninth Circuit held that the district court erred in relying, in part, on a determination that assessing restitution would be an unduly complex and time-consuming exercise, based on its conclusions that defendant would be financially unable to satisfy any restitution award and the victims could pursue relief through civil actions. More >
Defendant appealed from his conviction on charges of first degree sodomy and second degree sexual abuse, arguing that the trial court erred in excluding evidence that the child-victim—defendant’s step-daughter— had applied for a U visa. More >
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