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In re W.R. Grace & Co.

United States Third Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure, Environmental Law, Injury & Tort Law
In proceedings involving asbestos litigation against mining company W.R. Grace, who had sought Chapter 11 protection, and against the State of...
12/31/2009 08-3697

Vallies v. Sky Bank

United States Third Circuit
Banking Law, Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Consumer Protection Law, Contracts, Injury & Tort Law
In a putative class action against a bank claiming violation of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) disclosure requirements involving loans to finance...
12/31/2009 08-4160

Kach v. Hose

United States Third Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Education Law
In plaintiff's 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action against a former middle school security guard, whom she had run away with when she was fourteen years old...
12/23/2009 08-3921

Wilson v. Beard

United States Third Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
District court's decision to grant defendant's request for habeas relief and to vacate his capital murder conviction concluding that a Brady violation...
12/23/2009 06-9004

In re: 15375 Memorial Corp.

United States Third Circuit
Administrative Law, Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Oil and Gas Law
In Chapter 11 proceedings filed by two companies involved in oil and gas explorations, district court's order dismissing the bankruptcy petitions for...
12/22/2009 09-1391

Smith v. City of Allentown

United States Third Circuit
Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Evidence, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
In plaintiff's suit against a city and its mayor claiming discrimination based upon his age and political affiliation after he was discharged as a...
12/22/2009 09-1998

Deweese v. Nat'l RR Passenger Corp.

United States Third Circuit
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Government Contracts, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law, Transportation
In a dispute arising from an accident in which a passenger was struck by an Amtrak train which resulted in a settlement with the passenger, but...
12/22/2009 09-1569

In re: Plassein Int'l Corp.

United States Third Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure, Corporation & Enterprise Law, M&A, Securities Law
In an adversary proceeding brought by the trustee of a corporation and the subsidiaries it had acquired in related leveraged buy-outs, seeking to...
12/22/2009 08-2616

In Re: Schering Plough Corp. ERISA Litig.

United States Third Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions, ERISA, Labor & Employment Law
In a class action suit against Schering-Plough Corporation and certain of its officers and directors under ERISA section 502(a)(2) arising out of the...
12/21/2009 08-4814

US v. Battis

United States Third Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
In defendant's challenge to his conviction for attempted homicide and related offenses arising from a fight at a bar, judgment of the district court...
12/14/2009 08-2949
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