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KOONS BUICK PONTIAC GMC, INC. v. NIGH

United States Supreme Court
Banking Law, Commercial Law, Consumer Protection Law, Property Law & Real Estate
A 1995 amendment to the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), which raises the minimum and maximum recoveries for violations of TILA prescriptions governing...
11/30/2004 03-377

SMITH v. TEXAS

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's sentence to death for a capital murder conviction is reversed where the trial judge improperly issued a supplemental nullification...
11/15/2004 04-5323

NORFOLK SOUTHERN RY. CO. v. KIRBY

United States Supreme Court
Admiralty, Contracts, Injury & Tort Law, International Trade
In a maritime case involving a train wreck, plaintiff-railroad company is protected by the Himalaya Clause in the bill of lading, which extends the...
11/09/2004 02-1028

LEOCAL v. ASHCROFT

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law
State DUI offenses, which either do not have a mens rea component or require only a showing of negligence in the operation of a vehicle, are not...
11/09/2004 03-583