United States Supreme Court - February 2006 Opinion Summaries

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Texaco v. Dagher

United States Supreme Court
Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law, Oil and Gas Law
It is not per se illegal under section 1 of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. section 1, for a lawful, economically integrated joint venture to set the...
02/28/2006 04-805

Scheidler v. Nat'l Org. for Women, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Health Law, Remedies, Tax-exempt Organizations
Physical violence unrelated to robbery or extortion falls outside the scope of the Hobbs Act. A judgment for respondents, a nonprofit organization...
02/28/2006 04-1244

Dolan v. US Postal Serv.

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Government Law, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law
Dismissal of plaintiff's Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) suit against the postal service for personal injuries suffered when she tripped and fell over...
02/22/2006 04-848

Domino's Pizza, Inc. v. MacDonald

United States Supreme Court
Bankruptcy Law, Civil Rights, Construction, Contracts
(Industry: Food & Beverage)

A plaintiff cannot state a claim under 42 U.S.C. section 1981 unless he has or would have rights under the existing or proposed contract that he...
02/22/2006 04-593

Oregon v. Guzek

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Sentencing
The Constitution does not prohibit a state from limiting the innocence-related evidence a capital defendant can introduce at a sentencing proceeding...
02/22/2006 04-928

Arbaugh v. Y & H Corp.

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law
The threshold number of employees for application of Title VII to an employer is an element of a plaintiff's claim for relief, not a jurisdictional...
02/22/2006 04-944

Gonzales v. O Centro Espirita Beneficente Uniao do Vegetal

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Health Law
(Industry: Food & Beverage)

Grant of a preliminary injunction under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in favor of plaintiff, a church, against the government involving the...
02/21/2006 04-1084

Buckeye Check Cashing, Inc. v. Cardegna

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
With regards to contracts containing an arbitration clause, a challenge to the validity of a contract as a whole and not specifically to an...
02/21/2006 04-1264

Ministry of Def. & Support for the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran v. Elahi

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Debt Collection, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Government Law, International Law
Judgment involving a private citizen's attempt to attach an asset belonging to Iran's Ministry of Defense in order to help satisfy a judgment for...
02/21/2006 04-1095

Ash v. Tyson Foods, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
(Industry: Food & Beverage)

A judgment in an employment racial discrimination suit is vacated where the court of appeals erred in: 1) holding that modifiers or qualifications are...
02/21/2006 05-379