Friday, May 20, 2016. 9TH CIRCUIT REVERSES WRONGFUL DISMISSAL OF ACTIONS IN IAN WALLACH'S VALLEY FEVER CASE.
Mr. Wallach represents several present and former inmates in actions before the Eastern District of California alleging that they acquired valley fever as a result of their incarceration at the Taft facility. The lower court dismissed the USA from the actions on the grounds of sovereign immunity. Mr. Wallach appealed, and argued the matter before the 9th Cir. on February 8, 2016 (which can be seen here). On May 23, in the consolidated cases of People v. Edison & People v. Nuwintore, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously adopted all three arguments by the Plaintiffs and reinstated their causes of action. The decision can be read here.