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Dewey v. Volkswagen AG

United States Third Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Product Liability
(Industry: Autos)

In a products liability suit concerning defective cars, an order certifying a class is reversed, where: 1) unnamed class members are not "parties"...
05/31/2012 10-3618

US v. Self

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In a prosecution for distributing crack cocaine, the conviction is affirmed but the sentence is vacated, where: 1) there was no abuse of discretion in...
05/30/2012 11-1763

In re Grand Jury (ABC Corp.)

United States Third Circuit
Civil Procedure
In a case in which the government sought a law firm's records for use in a grand jury investigation, and the district court ruled that the crime-fraud...
05/24/2012 12-1697

Banks v. International Renting and Leasing Corp.

United States Third Circuit
Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability
(Industry: Autos)

In a suit that included claims for strict liability, breach of warranty, and loss of consortium arising out of an accident involving a rented van in...
05/23/2012 08-1603

US v. Reynos

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In a case in which a robber of an 803-square foot pizza shop forcibly moved three employees from a locked bathroom in which they were hiding to the...
05/22/2012 11-1398

Wright v. Owens Corning

United States Third Circuit
Bankruptcy Law
In a suit for damages related to defects in roofing shingles manufactured by a defendant who had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, summary judgment to...
05/18/2012 11-2026

Fleisher v. Standard Insurance Co.

United States Third Circuit
Contracts, ERISA, Insurance Law
In a case in which a long-term disability (LTD) insurance provider reduced a dentist's monthly benefits by the amount of the monthly benefits he...
05/17/2012 11-2490

Ridley School District v. M.R.

United States Third Circuit
Civil Rights, Education Law
In a suit by parents of a learning-disabled child, seeking compensatory education from a school district for violations of the Individuals with...
05/17/2012 11-1447

Rolan v. Coleman

United States Third Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Evidence, Criminal Law & Procedure
The district court's denial of a petition for habeas corpus is affirmed, where: 1) certain statements by the prosecutor did not constitute a denial of...
05/17/2012 10-4547

In re Schering Plough Corp.

United States Third Circuit
Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Drugs & Biotech, False Advertising, Health Law
In consolidated putative class actions brought by third-party payors of drugs prescribed for off-label purposes and by individual patients against a...
05/16/2012 10-3046