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IN RE: ORTHOPEDIC BONE SCREW PROD. LIAB. LITIG.

United States Third Circuit
Injury & Tort Law
Intentionally criminal behavior is not the type of "negligent or wrongful act or omission" for which the Federal Tort Claims Act grants a waiver of...
08/31/2001 00-3899 through 00-3922; 00-3925 through 00-3977; 00-3982 through 00-3984; 00-3986 through 00-4019; 00-4021 through 00-4057; 00-4060 through 00-4095; 00-4098 through 00-4109

US v. MATHIS

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Where an expert is extremely qualified, presenting opinions on topics within his expertise, and his conclusions seem closely tied to unimpeached...
08/30/2001 99-5940

NARA v. FRANK

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Where a habeas petitioner alleges serious misconduct on the part of his appointed counsel, such as stating to him that there was no time constraint on...
08/30/2001 99-3364

HUGHES v. US

United States Third Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Professional Malpractice
The statute of limitations begins to run from the time the patient learns that his injury could have been avoided, so doctors' assurances that...
08/29/2001 00-3606

COREGIS INS. CO. v. BARATTA & FENERTY, LTD

United States Third Circuit
Insurance Law, Legal Malpractice
When an attorney has a basis to believe he has breached a professional duty, he has a reason to foresee that his conduct might be the basis of a...
08/29/2001 99-1740; 00-1175

IN RE: CENDANT CORP. LITIG.

United States Third Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Class Actions
In determining whether the retainer agreement between the lead plaintiff and lead counsel calls for excessive fees, the court should first use the...
08/28/2001 00-2520; 00-2683; 00-2708; 00-2709; 00-2733; 00-2734; 00-2769; 00-3653

IN RE: CENDANT CORPORATION LITIGATION

United States Third Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Securities Law
A current shareholder seeking to present claims on behalf of the settling corporation in a securities class action must bring those claims as...
08/28/2001 00-2684

COWELL v. PALMER TOWNSHIP

United States Third Circuit
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Property Law & Real Estate
When property owners fail to pursue an inverse condemnation petition in Pennsylvania state court to seek just compensation for an alleged taking, and...
08/27/2001 00-1075

GEN. MOTORS CORP. CHEVROLET MOTOR DIV. v. THE NEW A.C. CHEVROLET, INC.

United States Third Circuit
Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Contracts
Where the addition of another manufacturer's franchise constituted a material breach of the parties' dealer agreement, the manufacturer possessed the...
08/27/2001 00-5251

US v. SCARFO

United States Third Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
The First Amendment bars an order gagging a criminal defendant's former attorney from publicly speaking about his former client's case following...
08/27/2001 00-4313
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