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BOOTH v. CHURNER

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights
Before filing suit in court, an inmate seeking only money damages must complete a prison administrative process that could provide some sort of relief...
05/29/2001 99-1964

BECKER v. MONTGOMERY

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure
The failure to sign an otherwise timely and complete notice of appeal does not require the court of appeals to dismiss the appeal.
05/29/2001 00-6374

BUCKHANNON BD. & CARE HOME, INC. v. W. VIRGINIA DEP'T OF HEALTH & HUMAN RES.

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights
The term "prevailing party" for purposes of attorneys' fee awards does not include a party where litigation brought about a voluntary change in the...
05/29/2001 99-1848

NAT'L LABOR RELATIONS BD. v. KENTUCKY RIVER CMTY. CARE, INC.

United States Supreme Court

In an unfair labor practice proceeding, the burden remains on the employer to establish the employee's supervisory status, and Congress did not...
05/29/2001 99-1815

ATKINSON TRADING CO., INC. v. SHIRLEY

United States Supreme Court
Indian Law
The Navajo Nation's imposition of a hotel occupancy tax upon nonmembers on non-Indian fee land within its reservation is invalid.
05/29/2001 00-454

PGA TOUR, INC. v. MARTIN

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Sports Law
42 USC 12182(a) forbids a public accommodation from discriminating against either spectators or competitors on the basis of disability, and use of a...
05/29/2001 00-24

NEW HAMPSHIRE v. MAINE

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure
Judicial estoppel bars New Hampshire from asserting that the Piscataqua River boundary runs along the Maine shore.
05/29/2001 130

BARTNICKI v. VOPPER

United States Supreme Court
Communications Law, Constitutional Law
Where journalists played no part in the unlawful interception of private communications and the substance of the communications regarded a matter of...
05/21/2001 99-1687

THE WHARF (HOLDINGS) LTD. v. UNITED INT'L HOLDINGS, INC.

United States Supreme Court
Securities Law
Secretly intending never to honor an oral grant of an option to buy stock violates section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which...
05/21/2001 00-347

US v. HATTER

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law
The Constitution's Compensation Clause prevents the government from collecting certain Social Security taxes from a small number of federal judges...
05/21/2001 99-1978