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ZUCKER v. FRANKLIN

United States Third Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Securities Law
A shareholder who successfully represents himself as a pro se plaintiff in a derivative suit which confers a benefit on the corporation cannot collect...
06/30/2004 02-3389

VILLOT v. VARNER

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
The court found that defendant's habeas claims regarding ineffective assistance of counsel were not procedurally defaulted because a state law...
06/30/2004 01-1505

US v. BERNARD

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Court rejected defendant's claim that the district court erred in using certain sentencing guidelines because she agreed to the guidelines as part of...
06/29/2004 03-1378

PONNAPULA v. ASHCROFT

United States Third Circuit
Immigration Law
The INS cannot retroactively apply a new law in a way that will alter the immigration consequences of a decision made by an alien under prior law.
06/28/2004 03-1255

US v. POELLNITZ

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
District court erred as a matter of law in relying on defendant's nolo contendere plea as evidence that he committed a crime when it determined that...
06/25/2004 03-4044

JUSTOFIN v. METRO. LIFE INS. CO.

United States Third Circuit
Insurance Law
The amended life insurance policy issued by defendants was not void as a matter of law, despite decedent's alleged failure to fully disclose her...
06/25/2004 02-4264

LIU v. ASHCROFT

United States Third Circuit
Immigration Law
Because the BIA judge improperly applied CFR section 287.6 in review plaintiffs' application for asylum, disregarding evidence that might have...
06/24/2004 02-4334

HIGHLANDS INS. CO. v. HOBBS GROUP, LLC

United States Third Circuit
Insurance Law
In a dispute concerning commercial auto insurance the court found a duty was owed plaintiffs as obligee of a surety bond.
06/24/2004 03-1760

US v. RUTLAND

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Defendant's appeal was denied because a qualified expert witness can testify to an ultimate issue in a case such as defendant's handwriting, and this...
06/23/2004 03-3915

BINDER v. PRINCE WATERHOUSE

United States Third Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure
A bankruptcy court has jurisdiction to hear a post-confirmation claim brought on behalf of a litigation trust against an accounting firm for...
06/22/2004 03-1857
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