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US v. Peppers

United States Third Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Vacated a mandatory minimum sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA). After pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm,...
08/13/2018 17-1029

US v. Fattah

United States Third Circuit
Elections, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed in part and reversed in part the convictions of a former Congressman and three of his associates for campaign finance-related offenses...
08/09/2018 16-4397

US v. Johnson

United States Third Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a conviction and sentence related to the defendant's participation in a string of bank robberies. The case was on remand from the Supreme...
08/07/2018 11-1615

Reading Health System v. Bear Stearns and Co. n/k/a J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

United States Third Circuit
Securities Law, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
Affirmed that a broker-dealer was required to arbitrate a customer's claim. The broker-dealer had placed a contractual clause in its agreement with an...
08/07/2018 16-4234

St. Pierre v. Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau, Inc.

United States Third Circuit
Debt Collection, Tax Law, Transportation
Held that unpaid highway tolls are not the type of debt that can support a claim under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). A...
08/07/2018 17-1731

Tepper v. Amos Financial LLC

United States Third Circuit
Debt Collection, Property Law & Real Estate
Affirmed that a company whose sole business activity was purchasing and then attempting to collect debts was subject to the requirements of the Fair...
08/07/2018 17-2851

US v. Green

United States Third Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
Affirmed the denial of habeas corpus relief in a case where the defendant was challenging his sentence by arguing that the residual clause in the...
08/06/2018 17-2906

US v. Williams

United States Third Circuit
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed a conviction and sentence for possession of heroin with intent to distribute. The defendant argued that the trial court should have...
08/01/2018 16-3547

Fan v. Attorney General of the U.S.

United States Third Circuit
Immigration Law
Vacated an administrative decision ordering a lawful permanent resident removed from the United States for having committed an aggravated felony. The...
08/01/2018 16-4316
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