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IN RE: DIET DRUGS

United States Third Circuit
Class Actions, Consumer Protection Law, Health Law
In this case involving competing mass tort class actions in federal and state courts, interlocutory appeal from an order enjoining a mass opt out of a...
02/27/2002 00-1393

CRISTIN v. BRENNAN

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Where the issue on which a district court grants an evidentiary hearing to a habeas petitioner is whether he can establish an excuse for his...
02/27/2002 00-1541

ZAHL v. HARPER

United States Third Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Health Law
Where a plaintiff seeks to enjoin a state administrative action, which concerns only the state's regulation of its physicians' licensing and behavior,...
02/26/2002 01-1817

COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS OF AMERICA v. NEW JERSEY DEP'T OF PERSONNEL

United States Third Circuit
Class Actions, Labor & Employment Law
A party that never filed its own employment discrimination charge with the EEOC cannot piggyback on another plaintiff's EEOC charge and complaint...
02/25/2002 01-3178

BECKER v. MACK TRUCKS, INC.

United States Third Circuit
ERISA, Labor & Employment Law
An employer's refusal to rehire former employees based on a desire to avoid increased pension liability is not prohibited activity under section 510...
02/21/2002 00-4414

US v. PEREZ-OVIEDO

United States Third Circuit
Admiralty, Criminal Law & Procedure, International Law
The lack of nexus and fact that the final destination of the vessel captained by the defendant was not the US was irrelevant to the jurisdiction of...
02/20/2002 01-2512

IN RE: TELEGROUP, INC.

United States Third Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Securities Law
A claim for breach of a provision in a stock purchase agreement requiring the issuer to use its best efforts to register its stock and ensure that the...
02/15/2002 00-3823

U.S. EXPRESS LINES, LTD. v. HIGGINS

United States Third Circuit
Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Defendant lawyers' decision to invoke federal case law, rather than a procedural rule, in persuading a district judge to issue a maritime attachment...
02/15/2002 00-4205

US v. JAKE

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
District court's order, granting defendant a new trial after a jury convicted him of conspiracy to obstruct justice by bribery, reversed and case...
02/14/2002 00-1501

US v. STUBBS

United States Third Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Colloquy that surrounded defendant's purported waiver of trial counsel was not sufficient to insure defendant made an intelligent and competent waiver...
02/14/2002 00-4342
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