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PIPER v. PORTNOFF LAW ASSOC. LTD.

United States Third Circuit
Consumer Protection Law, Debt Collection
Delinquent water and sewer bills qualify as debt under the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA), and, consequently, defendant's attempts to...
01/31/2005 03-4399

BRENTWOOD MED. ASSOC. v. UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AM.

United States Third Circuit
Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Labor & Employment Law
An arbitration award in which an arbitrator cites language in his decision that cannot be found in the relevant collective bargaining agreement should...
01/28/2005 04-1955

WOLOSZYN v. LAWRENCE

United States Third Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
In a wrongful death suit involving the jailhouse suicide of a pre-trial detainee, summary judgment in favor of defendants is affirmed where there was...
01/28/2005 03-2390

US v. SORGNARD

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Health Law
Dismissal of a qui tam action is affirmed where plaintiff is not a proper relator under the False Claims Act since his allegations were based on...
01/28/2005 03-4163

US v. COOPER

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
The DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000, 42 U.S.C. section 14135a, does not require a defendant convicted of possession of stolen bank funds...
01/26/2005 04-1334

IN RE: RITE AID CORP

United States Third Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Class Actions, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Securities Law
In assessing the reasonableness of attorneys' fees in a section 10(b) securities class action, the district court abused its discretion when it...
01/26/2005 03-2914

KORYTNYUK v. ASHCROFT

United States Third Circuit
Immigration Law
Discretionary denials by the Bureau of Immigration Appeals of motions to remand, under the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility...
01/25/2005 03-1537

IN RE: UNITED HEALTHCARE SYS.

United States Third Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Labor & Employment Law, Tax Law, Tax-exempt Organizations, Workers' Compensation
A non-profit organization's obligation to reimburse the New Jersey Department of Labor for unemployment compensation benefits paid to its former...
01/24/2005 03-4768

ANDERSON v. AYLING

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Dismissal of plaintiffs' civil RICO complaint is affirmed due to the failure to establish a proximate causal relationship between the alleged...
01/24/2005 04-1180

US v. LEUSCHEN

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
An extant prior conviction, even if flawed, may constitute the predicate conviction for a subsequent prosecution under 18 U.S.C. section 922(g)(1).
01/21/2005 04-1142
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