No. 14-17186.

846 F.3d 1034 (2017)

Sarmad SYED, an individual, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. M-I, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company; PreCheck, Inc., a Texas Corporation, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed January 20, 2017.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Peter R. Dion-Kindem (argued), Peter R. Dion-Kindem P.C., Woodland Hills, California; Lonnie C. Blanchard, III , The Blanchard Law Group, Los Angeles, California; for Plaintiff-Appellant.

Jason S. Mills (argued) and Alexis M. Gabrielson , Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Los Angeles, California, for Defendant-Appellee M-I, LLC.

E. Michelle Drake and John Albanese , Nichols Kaster PLLP, Minneapolis, Minnesota, for Amici Curiae National Association of Consumer Advocates and National Consumer Law Center.

Before: Mary M. Schroeder, Kim McLane Wardlaw, and John B. Owens, Circuit Judges.


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