United States Third Circuit - August 2018 Opinion Summaries

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Hayes v. Harvey

United States Third Circuit
Government Benefits, Property Law & Real Estate, Landlord Tenant Law
Reinstated a lawsuit brought by a family receiving governmental housing assistance seeking to enjoin their landlord from evicting them. The landlord...
08/31/2018 16-2692

US v. Clark

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the suppression of evidence on the ground that a police officer impermissibly extended a traffic stop. The defendant vehicle passenger, who...
08/30/2018 17-2739

Cup v. Ampco Pittsburgh Corp.

United States Third Circuit
Labor & Employment Law, Health Law, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
Held that a company could not be compelled to arbitrate a dispute over retiree healthcare benefits. The manufacturing company argued that the dispute...
08/29/2018 17-2349

Conard v. Pennsylvania State Police

United States Third Circuit
Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law
Reinstated a former 911 dispatcher's claim that her former supervisors gave false, defamatory job references to her prospective employers to retaliate...
08/28/2018 16-3346

Geness v. Cox

United States Third Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
Held that a man with mental retardation who was detained for nearly a decade awaiting trial could amend his civil rights complaint against the...
08/28/2018 17-2073

Tanksley v. Daniels

United States Third Circuit
Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright
Affirmed the dismissal of a TV producer's complaint alleging that the popular Fox Television series Empire infringed his copyright in a television...
08/28/2018 17-2023

Lifewatch Services Inc. v. Highmark Inc.

United States Third Circuit
Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Health Law, Drugs & Biotech
Reinstated a medical device seller's claim that certain Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance companies violated antitrust law by unreasonably...
08/28/2018 17-1990

Mitchell v. Superintendent Dallas SCI

United States Third Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the denial of habeas corpus relief to a state prisoner who claimed that his rights under the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment were...
08/23/2018 17-3118

US v. Mayo

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
Held that a prisoner was entitled to habeas relief in the wake of the Supreme Court's 2015 decision invalidating a provision of the Armed Career...
08/22/2018 16-4282

Encompass Insurance Co. v. Stone Mansion Restaurant Inc.

United States Third Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law
Held that an automobile insurance company that settled claims against a driver arising out of a car crash could bring a contribution suit against a...
08/22/2018 17-1479