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In Re: APA Transp. Corp. Consol. Litig.

United States Third Circuit
ERISA, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation
In a suit alleging violations of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act and ERISA by a trucking company that shut down, summary...
08/29/2008 07-1050, 07-1051, 07-1052

In Re: Lucent Death Benefits ERISA Litig.

United States Third Circuit
Contracts, ERISA, Labor & Employment Law
In a putative class-action suit relating to the termination of a pensioner death benefit, dismissal for failure to state a claim is affirmed where the...
08/28/2008 06-5008, 06-5009

Morales v. Sun Constructors, Inc.

United States Third Circuit
Construction, Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Labor & Employment Law
In a wrongful-termination suit, denial of defendant-employer's motion to stay is reversed and remanded for entry of a stay pending arbitration where...
08/28/2008 07-3806

US v. Leveto

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Tax Law, White Collar Crime
Conviction for federal income tax fraud is affirmed where: 1) defendant had knowingly and voluntarily waived his Sixth Amendment right to counsel and,...
08/26/2008 05-4753

Lombardo v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Dept. of Pub. Welfare

United States Third Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
In an employment-discrimination suit against a state agency, denial of a motion to dismiss is reversed where: 1) by voluntarily removing the matter...
08/25/2008 06-4628

Swiger v. Allegheny Energy, Inc.

United States Third Circuit
Civil Procedure, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a tort suit asserting numerous state-law claims, dismissal for lack of federal diversity jurisdiction is affirmed where a federal district court...
08/25/2008 07-1706

Combs v. Homer-Center Sch. Dist.

United States Third Circuit
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Education Law, Family Law, Government Law
In a suit by parents who home-school their children seeking declaratory relief and a permanent injunction to prohibit the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania...
08/21/2008 06-3090

Three Keys Ltd. v. SR Util. Holding Co.

United States Third Circuit
Civil Procedure
In an action by the former executor of an estate seeking access to dividend payments on shares of defendant corporation, which shares plaintiff had...
08/20/2008 07-1005

Rosenau v. Unifund Corp.

United States Third Circuit
Class Actions, Consumer Protection Law, Debt Collection
In a class action under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) alleging that defendant sent deceptive debt-collection letters, judgment for...
08/20/2008 07-3019

Bond v. Beard

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Habeas Corpus, Health Law
In a capital-murder case, denial of petition for habeas relief as to defendant's conviction, and grant of relief as to his death sentence, are...
08/20/2008 06-9002, 06-9003
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