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JOHN T. v. THE DELAWARE COUNTY INTERMEDIATE UNIT

United States Third Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Civil Rights, Education Law, Remedies
Contempt order, based on the failure to comply with a preliminary injunction that was neither vague nor ambiguous, is affirmed under the Individuals...
01/30/2003 01-3575/4206

IN RE: PRANSKY

United States Third Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure, Tax Law
A taxpayer did not bring suit within 26 U.S.C. section 6532's two-year window of opportunity following the IRS's disallowance of his refund requests...
01/29/2003 01-2132

ESTATE OF SMITH v. MARASCO

United States Third Circuit
Constitutional Law, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law, Civil Rights
In a state-created danger claim under 42 U.S.C. section 1983, a jury could find that troopers placed decedent in a foreseeably dangerous position, but...
01/29/2003 02-1437

MARTINEZ-SANES v. TURNBULL

United States Third Circuit
Constitutional Law, Elections, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
Three government employees did not qualify as policy-makers under Virgin Islands law; hence, their First and Fourteenth Amendment rights were violated...
01/28/2003 99-3644/4084

ANTHONY v. COUNCIL

United States Third Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Family Law
The district court was correct in abstaining under the Younger doctrine, in a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action brought by persons under child support...
01/27/2003 01-2735

BROWN v. COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA DEP'T OF HEALTH EMERGENCY MED. SERVS. TRAINING INST.

United States Third Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law
Because states are not constitutionally obligated to provide rescue services to their citizens, nor are they constitutionally required to provide...
01/21/2003 01-3234

ATKINSON v. TAYLOR

United States Third Circuit
Civil Rights, Government Law, Health Law
Corrections officials and officers were not entitled to qualified immunity for an inmate's 42 U.S.C. section 1983 and Eighth Amendment environmental...
01/21/2003 01-2955

US v. WOODS

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
In a federal carjacking case, testimony as to the tracing of a vehicle identification number through a federal crime database, to establish...
01/21/2003 01-3565

UNITED ARTISTS THEATRE CIRCUIT, INC. v. TOWNSHIP OF WARRINGTON

United States Third Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Property Law & Real Estate, Government Law
The Supreme Court's decision in County of Sacramento v. Lewis, 523 U.S. 833 (1998), has superseded prior 3rd Circuit decisions holding that a...
01/14/2003 01-3533

BANKS v. HORN

United States Third Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Habeas Corpus
Mills v. Maryland, 486 U.S. 367 (1988), did not announce a new rule of constitutional law for purposes of retroactivity, thus application of Mills on...
01/14/2003 99-9005
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