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Nevada Commission on Ethics v. Carrigan

United States Supreme Court
Government Law, Gaming Law, Constitutional Law
In a First Amendment challenge to Nevada's Ethics in Government Law (Statute), Nev. Rev. Stat. section281A.420(2), judgment of the state supreme court...
06/13/2011 10-568

US v. Jicarilla Apache Nation

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Civil Procedure, Evidence, Government Law, Indian Law
In a discovery dispute arising from a breach-of-trust action, 25 U. S. C. section 161–162a, judgment of the appeals court is reversed where the...
06/13/2011 10-382

Janus Capital Group, Inc. v. First Derivative Traders

United States Supreme Court
Securities Law, Corp. Governance, Corporation & Enterprise Law
In a dispute arising from a Rule 10-5 action for securities fraud, judgment of the appeals court is reversed where petitioner cannot be held liable...
06/13/2011 09-525

Talk America, Inc. v. Michigan Bell Telephone Co.

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Communications Law
In a dispute involving the scope of the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, 47 U. S. C. sections 251(c)(2) and (3), judgment of the appeals court...
06/09/2011 10-313

DePierre v. US

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In a dispute involving the proper application of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986, 21 U.S.C. section 841(b)(1)(A), judgment of the appeals court...
06/09/2011 09-1533

Sykes v. US

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a dispute involving whether a felony vehicle flight falls within the ambit of the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), 18 U.S.C. section 924(e),...
06/09/2011 09-11311

Microsoft Corp. v. i4i Ltd. Partnership

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Cyberspace Law, Patent, Patent, Civil Procedure, Cyberspace Law, Intellectual Property
In a patent dispute involving the proper standard of proof for the defense of patent invalidity, judgement of the appeals court is affirmed where...
06/09/2011 10-290

Board of Trustees of Standford University v. Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Intellectual Property, Patent, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law, Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Civil Procedure, Administrative Law, Commercial Law, Contracts, Intellectual Property, Patent, Administrative Law
In a patent dispute involving the scope of the Bayh-Dole Act (the Act), 35 U. S. C. sections 201(e), (c), 202(a), judgment of the appeals court...
06/06/2011 09-1159

Fox v. Vice

United States Supreme Court
Attorney's Fees, Civil Rights, Elections, Injury & Tort Law
In a 42 U.S.C. section1988 dispute involving a claim for attorney's fees, judgment of the appeals court affirm award of fees without differentiating...
06/06/2011 10-114

McNeill v. US

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In a dispute involving a state's ex post facto reduction of the maximum sentence for offenses under the Armed Career Criminal Act, 18 U. S. C. section...
06/06/2011 10-5258