The captions of the published Ninth Circuit opinions this morning make clear that it's not just private litigants who are getting in the game. You've got one opinion in which the State of Hawai'i has sued numerous credit card companies (Capital One, Citibank, HSBC, etc.) for deceptive practices. You see another involving a CERCLA suit by the State of Arizona against Raytheon. To top it all off, we've got People of the State of California v. U.S. Department of the Interior, which addresses what we should be doing about the Salton Sea.
August: A big month for states.