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Goldblum v. Klem

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Habeas Corpus
Dismissal of a second petition for a writ of habeas corpus in a first-degree murder case is affirmed over petitioner's claims that a magistrate: 1)...
11/30/2007 06-1138

DIRECTV, Inc. v. Seijas

United States Third Circuit
Civil Procedure, Communications Law, Cyberspace Law
There is a private right of action for the unlawful interception of encrypted satellite transmissions under the Federal Communications Act, 47 U.S.C....
11/30/2007 05-1682

Alcoa, Inc. v. US

United States Third Circuit
Corporation & Enterprise Law, Environmental Law, Tax Law
Taxpayer-Alcoa's expenses for environmental clean-up of its industrial sites, mandated by changes in environmental law, do not qualify for the...
11/28/2007 06-1635

US v. Ali

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, White Collar Crime
Defendants' sentences for fraud resulting from defendants' use of a school to obtain federal funds for classes that were never conducted are reversed...
11/27/2007 05-2098, 05-2099

Lighthouse Inst. for Evangelism, Inc. v. City of Long Branch

United States Third Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Government Law, Property Law & Real Estate
A religious plaintiff under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act's (RLUIPA) Equal Terms Provision need not show that a challenged...
11/27/2007 06-1319

US v. C. Pyramid Enters., Inc.

United States Third Circuit
Construction, Contracts, Government Contracts, Government Law, Military Law
(Industry: Manufacturing)

In a Miller Act case, a judgment denying recovery to a steel fabricator in its suit against a prime contractor and its sureties is reversed where a...
11/27/2007 06-4209

E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. v. US

United States Third Circuit
Civil Procedure, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Environmental Law, Government Law
On remand from the Supreme Court for reconsideration in an action brought by DuPont under CERCLA to recover from the U.S. a portion of certain...
11/20/2007 04-2096

Frederico v. Home Depot

United States Third Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Consumer Protection Law, Contracts
(Industry: Consumer Products, Retail)

In a class action brought against The Home Depot alleging fraud and breach of contract, involving vehicle rentals and late rental return fees,...
11/09/2007 06-2266

US v. Weaver

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
In a prosecution arising from an alleged scheme to defraud a community college out of rental payments to another school, a grant of defendant's in...
11/07/2007 04-3888

Pennsylvania Prison Soc'y v. Cortes

United States Third Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In a case challenging 1997 amendments to the Pennsylvania Constitution, which changed the composition of the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons and the...
11/05/2007 06-3354, 06-3370
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