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In the Matter of Thorpe Insulation Co.

United States Ninth Circuit
Bankruptcy Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts
In a bankruptcy case in which several insurance companies that did not reach settlements with the debtors were not allowed to challenge the Chapter 11...
01/24/2012 10-56543

Leeson v. Transamerica Disability Income Plan

United States Ninth Circuit
Labor & Employment Law, Civil Procedure, ERISA
In an action under ERISA challenging the termination of the plaintiff's long-term disability benefits that was dismissed by the district court for...
01/23/2012 10-35380

Alvarez v. Hill

United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Government Law, Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a suit by a former prisoner alleging that Oregon Department of Corrections employees substantially burdened the practice of his religion in...
01/20/2012 10-35865

US v. Juvenile Male

United States Ninth Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Indian Law, Juvenile Law
In a prosecution in federal court under the Major Crimes Act, 18 USC section 1153, in which the defendant disputed the element of being Indian,...
01/20/2012 11-30065

Sierra Club v. EPA

United States Ninth Circuit
Administrative Law, Environmental Law
On petition brought by several environmental groups for review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s approval of the 2004 State Implementation Plan...
01/20/2012 10-71457

CRM Collateral II, Inc. v. TriCounty Metropolitan Transportation Dist. of Oregon

United States Ninth Circuit
Banking Law, Construction, Contracts
In proceedings following default on a standby letter of credit, the district court's disposition of the case on cross-motions for summary judgment is...
01/20/2012 10-36090

Farris v. Seabrook

United States Ninth Circuit
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Elections, Government Law
In a suit challenging the constitutionality of a Washington statute prohibiting contributions of more than $800 to a political committee making...
01/19/2012 11-35620

US v. Solorio

United States Ninth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
In an appeal of conviction for possession with intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, judgment is affirmed, where: 1) the...
01/19/2012 10-10304

Montana Sulphur and Chemical Company v. US Environmental Protection Agency

United States Ninth Circuit
Administrative Law, Environmental Law
In consolidated cases challenging the propriety of various actions taken by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean...
01/19/2012 02-71657

Washington State Republican Party v. Washington State Grange

United States Ninth Circuit
Attorney's Fees, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Elections, Government Law, Intellectual Property, Trademark
In a suit involving the State of Washington's "top-two" primary election system, the district court's order granting the state's request for...
01/19/2012 11-35122