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NAT'L PARK HOSPITALITY ASS'N v. DEP'T OF THE INTERIOR

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law, Contracts, Government Contracts
A National Park Service regulation, purporting to render the Contract Disputes Act of 1978 inapplicable to contracts entered into by concessioners...
05/27/2003 02-196

CHAVEZ v. MARTINEZ

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
A 42 U.S.C. section 1983 plaintiff's Fifth Amendment rights were not violated through questioning by police, where he was never charged and no...
05/27/2003 01-1444

NEVADA DEP'T OF HUMAN RES. v. HIBBS

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Government Benefits, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
Employees of the state of Nevada may recover money damages in the event of the state's failure to comply with the family-care provision of the Family...
05/27/2003 01-1368

BUNKLEY v. FLORIDA

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In failing to determine whether the "common pocketknife" exception to Florida's definition of a weapon encompassed petitioner's pocketknife at the...
05/27/2003 02-8636

BLACK & DECKER DISABILITY PLAN v. NORD

United States Supreme Court
ERISA, Labor & Employment Law
ERISA does not require plan administrators making disability determinations to accord special deference to the opinions of treating physicians, over...
05/27/2003 02-469

PRICE v. VINCENT

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Michigan Supreme Court's finding, that a judge's comments were not sufficiently final to terminate jeopardy, was not contrary to or an unreasonable...
05/19/2003 02-524

CITY OF LOS ANGELES v. DAVID

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Government Law
(Industry: Autos)

A city's failure to provide a sufficiently prompt hearing to recover money paid for a parking violation did not amount to a due process violation, as...
05/19/2003 02-1212

INYO COUNTY v. PAIUTE-SHOSHONE INDIANS OF THE BISHOP CMTY.

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure, Government Law, Indian Law
An Indian tribe did not qualify as a "person" who may sue under 42 U.S.C. section 1983, under the circumstances, in an action asserting sovereign...
05/19/2003 02-281

BREUER v. JIM'S CONCRETE OF BREVARD, INC.

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law
A Fair Labor Standards Act provision stating that suit "may be maintained. . .in any Federal or State court of competent jurisdiction," 29 U.S.C....
05/19/2003 02-337

PHARM. RESEARCH & MFRS. OF AM. v. WALSH

United States Supreme Court
Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Drugs & Biotech, Government Benefits, Remedies
A preliminary injunction preventing implementation of a state program reducing prescription drug prices for state residents was improper, where an...
05/19/2003 01-188