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Garcetti v. Ceballos

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
When public employees make statements pursuant to their official duties, they are not speaking as citizens for First Amendment purposes, and the...
05/30/2006 04-473

Brigham City v. Stuart

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Police may enter a home without a warrant when they have an objectively reasonable basis for believing that an occupant is seriously injured or...
05/22/2006 05-502

DaimlerChrysler Corp. v. Cuno

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Government Law, Tax Law
(Industry: Manufacturing)

In a suit brought by taxpayers alleging that their local and state tax burdens were increased by certain taxbreaks for a car manufacturer, a judgment...
05/15/2006 04-1704

S.D. Warren Co. v. Maine Bd. of Envtl. Prot.

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Government Law, Water Law
Operating a dam to produce hydroelectricity raises a potential for a discharge into the navigable waters of the United States. Thus, hydroelectric...
05/15/2006 04-1527

eBay Inc. v. MercExchange, L.L.C.

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Cyberspace Law, Intellectual Property, Patent, Remedies
The traditional four-factor test applied by courts of equity when considering whether to award permanent injunctive relief to a prevailing plaintiff...
05/15/2006 05-130

Sereboff v. Mid Atlantic Med. Servs., Inc.

United States Supreme Court
ERISA, Injury & Tort Law, Insurance Law, Remedies
Judgment in favor of a health insurance plan administrator in its suit brought under ERISA seeking to collect medical expenses it had paid on...
05/15/2006 05-260

Arkansas Dep't of Health & Human Servs. v. Ahlborn

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Debt Collection, Government Benefits, Government Law, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law
Federal Medicaid law does not authorize a state's department of health services to assert a lien on a settlement in an amount exceeding the portion of...
05/01/2006 04-1506

Marshall v. Marshall

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Probate, Trusts & Estates
A determination by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that the probate exception applied so as to bar petitioner-Anna Nicole Smith's tortious...
05/01/2006 04-1544

Holmes v. South Carolina

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
A criminal defendant's federal constitutional rights are violated by an evidence rule under which the defendant may not introduce evidence of...
05/01/2006 04-1327