Lambert v. Ackerly

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Lambert v. Ackerly
by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Court Documents
Opinion of the Court

LAURA A. LAMBERT; ESTHER ACKLEY; STEVE BELLING; PAT COOKE; LETITIA SELK; and CHUCK VILTZ, Plaintiffs-Appellees-Cross-Appellants, v. BARRY ACKERLEY; WILLIAM ACKERLEY; SEATTLE SUPERSONICS, INC., a former Washington Corporation; SSI SPORTS, INC., a Washington Corporation; and FULL HOUSE SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT, INC., a Washington Corporation, Defendants-Appellants-Cross-Appellees.

Nos. 96-36017, 96-36266, 96-36267


180 F.3d 997

February 6, 1998, Argued and Submitted; October 1, 1998, Decided; March 9, 1999, Rehearing En Banc Granted and Opinion Withdrawn; April 22, 1999, Argued and Submitted, San Francisco, California --- June 10, 1999, Filed

Certiorari Denied January 18, 2000, Reported at: 2000 U.S. LEXIS 591.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. D.C. No. CV-95-00039-BJR. Barbara J. Rothstein, District Judge, Presiding.


Spencer Hall, Jr., John W. Widell, and Kathryn Y. Kim, Mundt, MacGregor, Happel, Falconer, Zulauf & Hall, Seattle, Washington, for the plaintiffs-appellees-cross-appellants.

Eric M. Rubin, Walter Diercks, Rubin, Winston, Diercks, Harris & Cooke, Washington, D.C., Andrew L. Frey, Mayer, Brown & Platt, New York, New York, Robert P. Davis, Donald M. Falk, Miriam R. Nemetz, Mayer, Brown & Platt, Washington, D.C., for the defendants-appellants-cross-appellees.

Before: James R. Browning, Harry Pregerson, Stephen Reinhardt, Ferdinand F. Fernandez, Pamela Ann Rymer, Thomas G. Nelson, A. Wallace Tashima, Sidney R. Thomas, Barry G. Silverman, Kim M. Wardlaw, William A. Fletcher, Circuit Judges. Opinion by Judge Reinhardt; Partial Concurrence and Partial Dissent by Judge Rymer.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).