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Salazar v. Buono

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Government Law, Property Law & Real Estate, Remedies
In an action involving an underlying Establishment Clause challenge to a Latin cross placed on federal land by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars...
04/28/2010 08-472

Stolt-Nielsen S.A. v. AnimalFeeds Int'l. Corp.

United States Supreme Court
Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
In an antitrust class action, the Second Circuit's reversal of the district court's order vacating an arbitration panel's order allowing for class...
04/27/2010 08-1198

Merck & Co. v. Reynolds

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Drugs & Biotech, Securities Law
In a 2003 securities fraud class action alleging that Merck & Co. knowingly misrepresented the heart-attack risks associated with its drug Vioxx,...
04/27/2010 08-905

Jerman v. Carlisle, McNellie, Rini, Kramer & Ulrich LPA

United States Supreme Court
Debt Collection, Ethics & Professional Responsibility
In an action contending that, by sending a notice requiring her to dispute the debt in writing, defendant law firm violated section 1692g(a) of the...
04/21/2010 08-1200

Perdue v. Kenny A.

United States Supreme Court
Attorney's Fees, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights
In a civil rights action alleging deficiencies in the Georgia foster care system, the district court's award of attorney's fees to plaintiffs' counsel...
04/21/2010 08-970

Conkright v. Frommert

United States Supreme Court
Contracts, ERISA
In an ERISA action based on a plan administrator's interpretation of the benefits plan at issue to call for an approach known as the "phantom account"...
04/21/2010 08-810

US v. Stevens

United States Supreme Court
Commercial Law, Communications Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Entertainment Law, Media Law
The Third Circuit's reversal of defendant's conviction under 18 U.S.C. section 48 for selling videos depicting dogfighting is affirmed where section...
04/20/2010 08-769