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Ronald Gould
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Title:   Judge
Station:   Seattle, WA
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   11/22/1999 - Present
Preceded by:   Robert R. Beezer
Personal History
Born:   1946
Hometown:   St Louis, MO
Undergraduate:   University of Pennsylvania 1968
Law School:   University of Michigan Law School 1973

Ronald Murray Gould is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, California, with a duty station in Seattle. He joined the court in 1999 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton.

Education

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Gould graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with his B.A. in 1968, and later from the University of Michigan Law School with his J.D. in 1973.[1]

Professional career

Judicial career

Gould was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit by President Bill Clinton on January 26, 1999, to a seat vacated by Robert R. Beezer. Gould was confirmed by the Senate on November 17, 1999, on a majority vote and received commission on November 22, 1999.[2]

Notable cases

Coverall settlement approved with nearly $1 million in attorneys' fees (2014)

In June 2014, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit, comprised of Judges Gould, Jay Bybee and Edward Chen (sitting by designation), affirmed nearly $1 million in attorneys’ fees as part of a class action settlement between Coverall, a janitorial company, and its franchisees. Judge Gould wrote the majority opinion in this case. The award was originally approved by Judge Jeffrey Miller of the Southern District of California in February 2012.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Robert R. Beezer
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
1999–Present
Succeeded by:
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