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Thompson v. N. Am. Stainless, LP

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
In an action brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by a man claiming he was fired by his employer in retaliation for his fiancee's filing of...
01/24/2011 09–291

Ortiz v. Jordan

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a former inmate's civil rights action under 42 U. S. C. section 1983 seeking a judgment for damages against superintending prison officers for...
01/24/2011 09–737

Swarthout v. Cooke

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
The Ninth Circuit's grant of habeas relief, based on its conclusion that the state courts had misapplied California's "some evidence" rule, is...
01/24/2011 10–333

Chase Bank USA, N. A. v. McCoy

United States Supreme Court
Banking Law, Commercial Law, Consumer Protection Law
In a suit by a credit card holder, alleging that Chase increased his interest rate due to his delinquency or default and applied that increase...
01/24/2011 09–329

Premo v. Moore

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In a felony murder prosecution, the Ninth Circuit's reversal of the district court's denial of petitioner's habeas petition is reversed where: 1) the...
01/19/2011 09–658

NASA v. Nelson

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
In an action claiming that NASA's National Agency Check with Inquiries background check process violated a constitutional right to informational...
01/19/2011 09–530

Harrington v. Richter

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In a murder prosecution, the Ninth Circuit's reversal of the denial of petitioner's habeas petition is reversed where: 1) 28 U.S.C. section 2254(d)...
01/19/2011 09–587

Ransom v. FIA Card Servs., N.A.

United States Supreme Court
Bankruptcy Law
In a petition for Chapter 13 bankruptcy relief, the Ninth Circuit's affirmance of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's order denying the confirmation of...
01/11/2011 09–907

Mayo Found. for Med. Educ. & Rsrch. v. US

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law, Tax Law
In an action asserting that certain Treasury Department regulations, which provided that the services of a full-time employee -- which included an...
01/11/2011 09–837

Madison Cty. v. Oneida Indian Nation of N.Y.

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Indian Law, Property Law & Real Estate, Tax Law
In an action concerning an Indian tribe's collection of property taxes, the Supreme Court vacated a grant of certiorari and remanded to the Second...
01/10/2011 10–72