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POLLARD v. E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS & CO.

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
Front pay awards are not an element of compensatory damages under the Civil Rights Act of 1991 so they are not subject to the statutory damages cap.
06/04/2001 00-763

PENRY v. JOHNSON

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Where defendant has offered extensive evidence that he was mentally retarded and had been severely abused as a child, the jury may consider and give...
06/04/2001 00-6677

NORFOLK SHIPBUILDING & DRYDOCK CORP. v. GARRI

United States Supreme Court
Admiralty
Even though not specifically recognized by any admiralty statute, the negligent breach of a general maritime duty of care is actionable under maritime...
06/04/2001 00-346

UNITED DOMINION INDUS., INC. v. US

United States Supreme Court
Corporation & Enterprise Law, Tax Law
Where groups of affiliated corporations elect to file a consolidated federal income tax return, the group must take deductions as a single-entity and...
06/04/2001 00-157

FLORIDA v. THOMAS

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Criminal Law & Procedure
Cox Broadcasting Corp. v. Cohn, 420 U.S. 469 (1975), sets out the four instances where the U.S. Supreme Court may exercise jurisdiction in the face of...
06/04/2001 00-391