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Kurns v. Railroad Friction Products Corp.

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Injury & Tort Law, Product Liability, Transportation
In a design-defect and failure-to-warn suit by the estate of a man who had mesothelioma allegedly from his exposure to asbestos in locomotives and...
02/29/2012 10-879

Messerschmidt v. Millender

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law
In a suit under 42 USC section 1983 alleging that the plaintiffs were subjected to an unreasonable search in violation of the Fourth Amendment because...
02/22/2012 10-704

Douglas v. Independent Living Center of Southern California, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Government Benefits, Health Law, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law
(Industry: Services)

In consolidated cases challenging statutory Medicaid rate reductions by the state of California that were approved by the Centers for Medicare and...
02/22/2012 09-958

PPL Montana, LLC v. Montana

United States Supreme Court
Property Law & Real Estate, Public Utilities, Water Law
In a suit by power companies claiming that the state of Montana was barred from seeking compensation for their use of riverbeds, in which Montana...
02/22/2012 10-218

Howes v. Fields

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Evidence
On petition for habeas corpus challenging the admissibility of a confession given while the prisoner was questioned by corrections officers within a...
02/21/2012 10-680

Wetzel v. Lambert

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Evidence
On petition for habeas corpus claiming, inter alia, that the state's failure to disclose a "police activity sheet" violated his rights under Brady v....
02/21/2012 11-38

Kawashima v. Holder

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Immigration Law, Tax Law
In removal proceedings against resident aliens who were convicted of willfully making and subscribing a false tax return under 26 USC section 7206(1)...
02/21/2012 10-577

Marmet Health Care Center, Inc. v. Brown

United States Supreme Court
Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Health Law
In litigation involving three negligence suits against nursing homes in West Virginia, the judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia...
02/21/2012 11-391