Ninth Circuit Appeals Court Hears Oral Arguments in Copper Price Bonus Case

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After a very long legal process, a panel of three federal judges from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena, Cal., listened to oral arguments on Thursday, Nov. 16, in our litigation against ASARCO over the company’s improperly withholding the copper price bonus from certain employees.

Judges Kozinski, Ikuta and Gettleman showed great interest and asked lots of questions.

While the judges challenged both sides’ legal arguments, our attorney, Michael Weiner, did an excellent job presenting our argument about why new hires should have been receiving the copper price bonus since July 1, 2011.

This is the last step in this portion of the appeal process, and we now have to wait for the court to issue its decision. There’s no telling how long that will take. Once the decision is out, the losing side may appeal it to the Supreme Court of the United States, but the chances of the Court taking this issue are low.

Video of the proceedings is posted online for viewing at - https://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/media/

This is an example of why it’s important to not only have a contract but to enforce it as well.

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