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Global-Tech Appliances, Inc. v. SEB S. A.

United States Supreme Court
Commercial Law, Patent, Contracts, Intellectual Property
In a patent dispute involving the scope of 35 U. S. C. section 271(b), judgment of the appeals court is affirmed where an induced infringement action...
05/31/2011 10-6

Ashcroft v. al-Kidd

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a dispute arising from a Bivens action against petitioner for allegedly abusing the federal material-witness statute, 18 U. S. C. section 3144,...
05/31/2011 10-98

Chamber of Commerce of United States of America v. Whiting

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Health Law, Constitutional Law, Government Benefits, Immigration Law
In a federal pre-enforcement suit challenging the Legal Arizona Workers Act, which, in certain circumstances, revoke the licenses of state employers...
05/26/2011 09-115

Camreta v. Greene

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Judges & Judiciary
In a dispute concerning the authority of the Court to review a judgment by an appeals court that petitioners were entitled to qualified immunity in a...
05/26/2011 09-1454

US v. Tinklenberg

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In a dispute involving the scope of The Speedy Trial Act of 1974 (Act), 18 U.S.C. section 3161(c)(1), judgment of the appeals court dismissing...
05/26/2011 09-1498

Fowler v. US

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Evidence
In a dispute arising from the conviction and sentencing of defendant for murdering a police officer with the intent to prevent the officer from...
05/26/2011 10–5443

General Dynamics Corp. v. US

United States Supreme Court
Commercial Law, Contracts, Government Contracts, Military Law, Remedies, Civil Procedure, Civil Procedure
(Industry: Aerospace & Defense, Manufacturing)

In a dispute arising from the termination of a government contract for the manufacture of stealth aircraft, judgment of the appeals court is reversed...
05/23/2011 09–1298.

Brown v. Plata

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Constitutional Law
In a constitutional challenge to state prison overcrowding, judicial order mandating reduction in prison population is affirmed where the order is...
05/23/2011 09–1233

Kentucky v. King

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Evidence
In a Fourth Amendment dispute involving the scope of the exigency rule, judgment of the state supreme court is reversed where the rule applies when...
05/16/2011 09-1272

CIGNA Corp. v. Amara

United States Supreme Court
ERISA, Labor & Employment Law
In an ERISA dispute involving the District Court's authority to reform a pension plan, judgment of the appeals court is reversed where although ERISA...
05/16/2011 09-804