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US v. Marcus

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure
The Second Circuit's reversal of defendant's forced labor and sex trafficking conviction is reversed where the Second Circuit-s plain error standard,...
05/24/2010 08-1341

Jefferson v. Upton

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In a capital habeas matter, the Eleventh Circuit's affirmance of the denial of petitioner's habeas petition is reversed where the court of appeals did...
05/24/2010 09-8852

Hardt v. Reliance Std. Life Ins. Co.

United States Supreme Court
Attorney's Fees, Civil Procedure, ERISA, Insurance Law
In an action alleging that defendant violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) by wrongfully denying her benefits claim,...
05/24/2010 09-448

Lewis v. Chicago

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a Title VII action challenging Chicago's practice of selecting only applicants who scored 89 or above on a written examination because of its...
05/24/2010 08-974

American Needle, Inc. v. Nat'l Football League

United States Supreme Court
Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Intellectual Property, Sports Law, Trademark
In an antitrust action challenging the NFL's grant to Reebok of an exclusive license to create apparel incorporating the NFL's intellectual property,...
05/24/2010 08-661

US v. O'Brien

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
The First Circuit's affirmance of defendant's sentence for using a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence is affirmed where the fact that the...
05/24/2010 08-1569

Abbott v. Abbott

United States Supreme Court
Family Law, International Law
In a petition seeking an order requiring petitioner's son's return to Chile under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child...
05/17/2010 08-645

Hui v. Castaneda

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Government Law, Health Law, Immigration Law, Injury & Tort Law
In an action raising medical negligence claims against the U.S. under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) and the Bivens doctrine, a denial of...
05/03/2010 08-1529

Renico v. Lett

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In a murder prosecution, a grant of petitioner's habeas petition is reversed where it was reasonable for the Michigan Supreme Court to determine that...
05/03/2010 09-338