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CSX Transp., Inc. v. McBride

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law
In a dispute concerning the appropriate causation instruction to give the jury in a claim under the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA), judgment...
06/23/2011 10–235

WalMart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes

United States Supreme Court
Class Actions, Labor & Employment Law
(Industry: Retail)

In an action by current or former employees of petitioner Wal-Mart, seeking injunctive and declaratory relief, punitive damages, and backpay, on...
06/20/2011 10-277

American Elec. Power Co. v. Connecticut

United States Supreme Court
Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law, Public Utilities
In a consolidated case where two groups of plaintiffs files suit against the same five major electric power companies, claiming their emission of...
06/20/2011 10-174

Borough of Duryea v. Guarnieri

United States Supreme Court
Government Law, Labor & Employment Law
A government employer's allegedly retaliatory actions against an employee do not give rise to liability under the Petition Clause unless the...
06/20/2011 09-1476

Turner v. Rogers

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Family Law
The Fourteenth Amendment's Due Process Clause does not automatically require a State to provide counsel at civil contempt proceedings to an indigent...
06/20/2011 10-10

J. D. B. v. North Carolina

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Evidence, Juvenile Law
In a dispute involving the significance of a custodial suspect's age in Miranda analysis, judgment of the appeals court affirming the denial of...
06/16/2011 09-11121

Davis v. US

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Evidence
In a dispute arising from an automobile search incident to the arrest of a recent occupant, judgment of the appeals court affirming denial of...
06/16/2011 09-11328

Smith v. Bayer Corp.

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Class Actions
In a case where a Federal District Court enjoined a state court from considering a plaintiff's request to approve a class action, the Eight Circuit...
06/16/2011 09-1205

Tapia v. US

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
18 U.S.C. section 3582(a) does not permit a sentencing court to impose or lengthen a prison term in order to foster a defendant's rehabilitation.
06/16/2011 10-5400

Bond v. US

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law
In a case challenging Congress' constitutional authority to enact 18 U.S.C. section 229, which forbids knowing possession or use, for nonpeaceful...
06/16/2011 09-1227