United States Supreme Court - February 2008 Opinion Summaries

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Fed. Express Corp. v. Holowecki

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
In an Age Discrimination in Employment Act case involving the question of whether Fed Ex courier's filing of an intake questionnaire and affidavit...
02/27/2008 06-1322

Sprint/United Mgmt. Co. v. Mendelsohn

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Evidence, Labor & Employment Law
In an age discrimination case brought under 29 U. S. C. section 621 et seq., in which the district court excluded testimony by nonparties alleging...
02/26/2008 06-1221

LaRue v. DeWolff, Boberg & Assocs., Inc.

United States Supreme Court
ERISA, Labor & Employment Law
Although section 502(a)(2) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) does not provide a remedy for individual injuries distinct...
02/20/2008 06-856

Danforth v. Minnesota

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Teague v. Lane, 489 U. S. 288 (1989), limits the kinds of constitutional violations that will entitle an individual to federal habeas corpus relief,...
02/20/2008 06-8273

Preston v. Ferrer

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Contracts, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Entertainment Law
When parties agree to arbitrate all questions arising under a contract, state laws lodging primary jurisdiction in another forum, whether judicial or...
02/20/2008 06-1463

Riegel v. Medtronic

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Drugs & Biotech, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability
(Industry: Food & Beverage)

The pre-emption clause enacted in the Medical Device Amendments of 1976 (MDA) bars common-law claims challenging the safety or effectiveness of a...
02/20/2008 06-179

Rowe v. New Hampshire Motor Transp. Ass'n

United States Supreme Court
Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Government Law, Transportation
A federal statute that prohibits states from enacting any law "related to" a motor carrier "price, route, or service" preempts two provisions of a...
02/20/2008 06-457