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COADY v. VAUGHN

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
28 USC 2253(c)(1) requires a certificate of appealability in a 28 USC 2254 proceeding challenging the constitutionality of a denial of parole because...
05/31/2001 98-1311

FRIENDS OF THE ATGLEN-SUSQUEHANNA TRAIL, INC. v. SURFACE TRANSP. BD.

United States Third Circuit
Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board, in determining eligibility for historical landmark status, must take into account the changed perception of a...
05/31/2001 99-5837

PRYER v. C.O. 3 SLAVIC

United States Third Circuit
Civil Rights
Where jury found that prison guards had violated the civil right of a prisoner, the award of $1.00 in nominal damages and no compensatory or punitive...
05/30/2001 00-3297

BURGH v. BOROUGH COUNCIL OF THE BOROUGH OF MONTROSE

United States Third Circuit
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
District court may not apply a state statute of limitations in a Title VII action.
05/25/2001 99-4032

GOLDSTEIN v. JOHNSON & JOHNSON

United States Third Circuit
ERISA
A written clause in a "top hat" ERISA plan that explicitly grants the plan administrator authority to interpret the plan's terms may be valid, subject...
05/25/2001 00-5149

US v. DUNEGAN

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
In the absence of any applicable statute enacted by Congress, or an allegation that the criminal proceedings were invalid or illegal, a District Court...
05/25/2001 00-4317

US v. ADAMS

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant is entitled to resentencing if the district court fails to observe the requirement of F.R.Crim.Pro. 32(c)(3)(C) that the court personally...
05/23/2001 00-1212

US v. BROWN

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Just because a defendant might not have pled guilty had she known that a witness had an alibi releasing him from a purported deal to testify against...
05/22/2001 00-1679

WESTON v. COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

United States Third Circuit
Labor & Employment Law
Complaint's allegations as to a hostile environment created as a result of the comments, jokes, and jibes made by co-workers and managers met the...
05/22/2001 99-1608

US v. TORRES

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
The best practice for district courts is to carefully recite to the record the factors it considered and weighed in arriving at its downward departure...
05/22/2001 00-5209
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