McManis Faulkner Scores Another Victory in No-Fly Case

Continuing its prolonged legal efforts, McManis Faulkner has secured another milestone victory in the case of Dr. Rahinah Ibrahim, a Malaysian national and Stanford doctorate who was wrongly placed on a “no fly” list in 2004.

In an 8-3 decision issued Jan. 2, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the U.S. government did not act in good faith by, among other actions, making false representations in court and interfering with the public’s right of access to the trial. The panel ordered the case back to U.S. District Judge William Alsup to determine whether the government acted in bad faith by prolonging the case for more than a decade.

The appellate panel also directed Judge Alsup to recalculate attorney fees for the more than 10 years and nearly $4 million of legal wrangling in the matter, noting that the firm is entitled to the vast majority of its request for compensation.

The Ninth Circuit’s decision was widely covered, including articles in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Los Angeles Times, the Daily Journal and the National Law Journal.

Media Coverage:

9th Circuit Orders Fresh Look at Alleged Government Misconduct in ‘No Fly List’ Case
National Law Journal
Jan. 2, 2019

Appeals court rebukes federal government in ‘no-fly’ case, ruling it owes millions in legal fees
Los Angeles Times
Jan. 2, 2019

Stanford graduate student mistakenly put on no-fly list gets some redemption
San Francisco Chronicle
Jan. 2, 2019

9th Circ. Rips Feds For ‘Scorched Earth’ No-Fly Litigation
Law 360
Jan. 3, 2019

En banc 9th Circuit calls for new look at attorney fees in ‘No Fly’ list litigation (Online title)
McManis Faulkner gets another shot at fees in no-fly case (Print title)
Daily Journal
Jan. 3, 2019

Court blasts government over handling of student’s no-fly case
Jan. 2, 2019

Ninth Circuit Reverses Too-Small Award for Attorneys on ‘No-Fly’ Case
Courthouse News
Jan. 2, 2019