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Marrama v. Citizens Bank of Massachusetts

United States Supreme Court
Bankruptcy Law
In a bankruptcy case involving the issue of whether a debtor in a Chapter 7 proceeding, despite bad faith conduct, has an absolute right to convert...
02/21/2007 05-996

Wallace v. Kato

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Injury & Tort Law
The statute of limitations for a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 claim seeking damages for a false arrest in violation of the Fourth Amendment, where the...
02/21/2007 05-1240

Weyerhauser Co. v. Ross-Simmons Hardwood Lumber Co., Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Agriculture, Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law
In the antitrust context of Section 2 of the Sherman Act, the test the Court applied to claims of predatory pricing in Brooke Group Ltd. v. Brown...
02/20/2007 05-381

Lawrence v. State of Florida

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
28 U.S.C. section 2244(d)(2) does not toll the one year limitations period for seeking federal habeas relief from a state-court judgment during the...
02/20/2007 05-8820

Philip Morris USA v. Williams

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability, Remedies
(Industry: Consumer Products)

A punitive damages award, based in part on a jury's desire to punish a defendant for harming nonparties, amounts to a taking of property from the...
02/20/2007 05-1256