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In re: Asbestos Prod Liability Litigation

United States Third Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
In Asbestos Multidistrict Litigation cases, dismissal of the claims of twelve Plaintiffs for non-compliance with the district court's Administrative...
05/31/2013 12-2061

Lupera-Espinoza v. Attorney General of the United States of America

United States Third Circuit
Constitutional Law, Immigration Law
The Board of Immigration Appeals' (BIA) decision ordering petitioner deported is affirmed, where: 1) the BIA correctly held that petitioner was...
05/28/2013 12-2007

Guidotti v. Legal Helpers Debt Resolution

United States Third Circuit
Banking Law, Class Actions, Consumer Protection Law, Debt Collection, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
The district court's order denying defendants' motion to compel arbitration in putative class action in which plaintiff alleged that defendants...
05/28/2013 12-1170

US v. Ciavarella

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Evidence, Judges & Judiciary
Former state court judge's convictions and sentence for racketeering, honest services mail fraud, money laundering conspiracy, filing false tax...
05/24/2013 11-3277

In Re: Majestic Star Casino LLC

United States Third Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Constitutional Law, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Tax Law
Summary judgment to debtors and certain of its subsidiaries and affiliates on their motion to avoid its controlling entity's termination of its status...
05/21/2013 12-3200

Hart v. Electronic Arts, Inc.

United States Third Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Intellectual Property, Media Law, Sports Law, Constitutional Law, Entertainment Law
Summary judgment for defendant on plaintiff's claim that defendant violated his right of publicity for using plaintiff's likeness and biographical...
05/21/2013 11-3750

Cooper v. Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service

United States Third Circuit
Civil Procedure, Tax Law
In consolidated appeals in which plaintiff-taxpayers seek redeterminations of their tax liability from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and tax...
05/17/2013 11-3490

Abraham v. St. Croix Renaissance Group

United States Third Circuit
Class Actions, Environmental Law, Injury & Tort Law, Property Law & Real Estate
The district court's order remanding a civil action to the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands is affirmed, where: 1) there is no error in the...
05/17/2013 13-1725

US v. Citgo Asphalt Refining Company

United States Third Circuit
Admiralty, Contracts, Injury & Tort Law
In action by parties to apportion monetary liability for damages caused when a tanker stuck an abandoned ship resulting in an oil spill, judgment that...
05/16/2013 11-2576

New Vista Nursing and Rehabilitation v. NLRB

United States Third Circuit
Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
Summary judgment for nurses union against plaintiff on a charge of unfair labor practices, and subsequent orders affirming the same, are vacated,...
05/16/2013 11-3440