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Ninth Circuit Rules CarMax Policies Violate Consumer Protection Law

Posted Oct 21, 2016

A panel for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously agreed  that selling “certified” cars without telling buyers which parts actually work violates the state’s “Car Buyer’s Bill of Rights”.  In reversing a District Court ruling, Judge Reinhardt wrote, “the statute requires dealers to provide consumers with information about the results of the inspection for each particular component.  Sellers cannot merely list components that have been inspected (as CarMax’s CQI certificate does), thereby leaving the consumer ignorant as to whether the various components satisfactorily passed the inspection”.  Read about the decision in Metropolitan News-Enterprise.

Tougher Bar Passage Rate Standard Approved for Law Schools

Posted Oct 21, 2016

A proposal  to tighten bar passage rate standards for ABA-approved law schools was passed by the council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.  Under Standard 316 , 75 percent of the graduates must pass a bar exam within a two-year period.  The proposal is expected to go to the ABA House of Delegates in February 2017.  Read about it in the ABA Journal.

California Court of Appeal to Hear Oral Arguments at U.C. Davis School of Law

Posted Oct 21, 2016

The California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, will hear oral arguments at U.C. Davis School of law on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 starting at 9:30 am.  All interested members of the public, law students, attorneys and judges are welcome to attend.  Details, including case details, links to case documents, and procedures/requirements for attendees, are available here.