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Michigan v. Bryant

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Evidence
Conviction of defendant for second degree murder and firearms-related crimes, based on statements by unavailable witness is upheld where statements...
02/28/2011 09–150

Williamson v. Mazda Motor of Am., Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection Law, Injury & Tort Law, Transportation
(Industry: Manufacturing)

The 1989 version of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 208 does not preempt state tort suits claiming that manufacturers should have installed...
02/23/2011 08–1314

Walker v. Martin

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
California's timeliness requirement, as outlined in In re Clark, 5 Cal. 4th 750, and In re Robbins, 18 Cal. 4th 770, qualifies as an independent state...
02/23/2011 09–996

CSX Transp., Inc. v. Alabama Dept. of Revenue

United States Supreme Court
Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Tax Law, Transportation
An interstate rail carrier that operates and pays Alabama taxes levied on railroads when they purchase or consume diesel fuel, but where the state...
02/22/2011 09–520

Bruesewitz v. Wyeth LLC

United States Supreme Court
Drugs & Biotech, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability
The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (NCVIA) preempts all design-defect claims against vaccine manufacturers brought by plaintiffs...
02/22/2011 09–152