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Brown v. Sage

United States Third Circuit
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law
Held that a federal prisoner could proceed in forma pauperis (IFP) with a lawsuit alleging that prison employees violated his constitutional rights....
09/07/2018 17-1222

Tima v. Attorney General of the US

United States Third Circuit
Immigration Law
Denied an alien's petition for review of a decision ordering him removed from the United States. The Board of Immigration Appeals had ruled that the...
09/06/2018 16-4199

In re Johnson and Johnson Talcum Powder Products Litigation

United States Third Circuit
Consumer Protection Law, Product Liability, Injury & Tort Law
Held that a consumer who purchased baby powder without being informed that it increased the risk of ovarian cancer (as she alleged it did) had no...
09/06/2018 17-2980

Preston v. Superintendent Graterford SCI

United States Third Circuit
Habeas Corpus, Criminal Law & Procedure
Affirmed the denial of habeas relief to a defendant who alleged violation of his Confrontation Clause rights. The defendant, who was convicted of...
09/05/2018 16-3095

Township of Bordentown v. FERC

United States Third Circuit
Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law
Rejected challenges to a natural gas pipeline project but remanded on one issue. Local governments and an environmental organization argued that the...
09/05/2018 17-1047

Vorchheimer v. The Philadelphian Owners Association

United States Third Circuit
Elder Law, Civil Rights, Landlord Tenant Law
Affirmed the dismissal of a disabled tenant's lawsuit under the Fair Housing Amendments Act. The tenant, who needs ready access to her rolling walker,...
09/05/2018 17-1738

In re Tribune Media Co.

United States Third Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Labor & Employment Law
Held that the bankruptcy court correctly disallowed a claim brought by the debtor's former employee. A former television station employee argued that...
09/05/2018 17-2449

Lee v. Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church

United States Third Circuit
Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law
Held that a pastor could not sue his church for breach of an employment contract. The church contended that adjudication of the pastor's contract...
09/05/2018 17-3086

Delaware Riverkeeper Network v. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

United States Third Circuit
Water Law, Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law
Denied a petition for review of a Pennsylvania state regulators' decision to grant a Clean Water Act certification to a natural gas pipeline project....
09/04/2018 16-2211

Taksir v. Vanguard Group

United States Third Circuit
Securities Law
Held that two investors could proceed with their proposed class action lawsuit alleging that an investment services company breached a contract with...
09/04/2018 17-3585
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