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Haywood v. Drown

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action by a prisoner, judgment for Defendant-Officers is reversed where Correction Law section 24, as applied to Section...
05/26/2009 07-10374

Abuelhawa v. US

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure
Drug distribution conviction is reversed and the case remanded, where Defendant's drug purchases from a third party over the phone constituted...
05/26/2009 08-192

Montejo v. Louisiana

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure
Capital murder conviction is vacated, where Michigan v. Jackson, 475 U.S. 625 (1986), is overruled, because requiring an "initial invocation" of the...
05/26/2009 07-1529

Ashcroft v. Iqbal

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
In an action alleging that Plaintiff, who was arrested on suspicion of September-11th terrorist activity, was unconstitutionally detained, the denial...
05/18/2009 07-1015

AT&T Corp. v. Hulteen

United States Supreme Court
Health Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) challenge to Defendant's pension calculation system, summary judgment for Plaintiff is reversed where an...
05/18/2009 07-543

Carlsbad Tech., Inc. v. HIF Bio, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure
The Court of Appeals' dismissal of petitioner's appeal for lack of subject matter jurisdiction is reversed, where a district court's order remanding a...
05/04/2009 07-1437

Burlington No. & Santa Fe R.R. Co. v. US

United States Supreme Court
Corporation & Enterprise Law, Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law, Remedies, Transportation
In a CERCLA action by the U.S. seeking recovery of the costs of cleaning up hazardous waste at a railroad facility, court of appeals' order reversing...
05/04/2009 07-1601

Arthur Andersen LLP v. Carlisle

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Contracts, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Tax Law
In an appeal from a ruling dismissing an appeal of a denial of a stay pending arbitration, court of appeals' dismissal is reversed where: 1) the...
05/04/2009 08-146

Flores-Figueroa v. US

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law
Defendant's aggravated identity theft conviction is reversed where 18 U.S.C. section 1028A(a)(1) requires the government to show that a defendant knew...
05/04/2009 08-108