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Lichoulas v. FERC

United States DC Circuit
Administrative Law, Public Utilities
In a petition for review of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) order terminating petitioner's license to operate a hydropower project...
05/28/2010 08-1373

Shaw v. Marriott Int'l., Inc.

United States DC Circuit
Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection Law, International Law
(Industry: Travel & Leisure)

In an action under the District of Columbia consumer protection statute to challenge the pricing practices of Marriott's Russian hotels, summary...
05/28/2010 08-7142

Kiyemba v. Obama

United States DC Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In habeas petitions challenging petitioners' detention at Guantanamo Bay, on remand from the Supreme Court, the D.C. Circuit's previous opinion is...
05/28/2010 08-5424

Nattah v. Bush

United States DC Circuit
Civil Procedure, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law, Military Law
In an action claiming that the U.S. military abducted plaintiff into slavery and forced him to serve on the front lines in Iraq, dismissal of the...
05/28/2010 08-5119

US v. Wilson

United States DC Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
In a case arising from the operation of a massive drug ring in Washington, D.C., defendants' drug and RICO conspiracy convictions and sentences are...
05/25/2010 06-3128

US v. Johnson

United States DC Circuit
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's sentence for bribery of a public official is affirmed where, because defendant was a special police officer with the power to arrest, the...
05/21/2010 09-3010

Maqaleh v. Gates

United States DC Circuit
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Military Law
In habeas petitions by detainees at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan, the district court's denial of defendants' motions to dismiss is reversed...
05/21/2010 09-5265

Diamen v. US

United States DC Circuit
Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Denial of a motion for a "certificate of innocence" in order to pursue a damages claim in the Court of Federal Claims for unjust conviction and...
05/18/2010 09-5177

Florida Gas Transmission Co. v. FERC

United States DC Circuit
Administrative Law, Oil and Gas Law, Public Utilities
In petitions for review of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) orders establishing new gas quality and interchangeability standards for...
05/14/2010 07-1533

Athridge v. Aetna Cas. & Sur. Co.

United States DC Circuit
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law
In an action against an insurer to collect a judgment entered against the insured responsible for an accident, judgment for defendant is affirmed...
05/14/2010 08-7145