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Trevino v. Thaler

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Where, as here, a State's procedural framework, by reason of its design and operation, makes it highly unlikely in a typical case that a defendant...
05/28/2013 11-10189

McQuiggin v. Perkins

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
The Sixth Circuit's holding that that defendant's actual-innocence claim allowed him to present his ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claim as if it...
05/28/2013 12-126

Metrish v. Lancaster

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
Defendant is not entitled to federal habeas relief, where: 1) after defendant's first trial but prior to his retrial, the Michigan Supreme Court 2001...
05/20/2013 12-547

Sebelius v. Cloer

United States Supreme Court
Attorney's Fees, Constitutional Law, Health Law, Injury & Tort Law
An untimely petition under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act may qualify for an award of attorney's fees if it is filed in good faith and...
05/20/2013 12-236

PPL Corp. v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Corp. Governance, Corporation & Enterprise Law, International Law, Tax Law
The U.K. one-time "windfall tax" imposed on privatized companies in 1997 and paid by petitioner, is creditable under Internal Revenue Code section...
05/20/2013 12-43

City of Arlington v. Federal Communications Commission

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Communications Law
Courts must apply the Chevron framework to an agency's interpretation of a statutory ambiguity that concerns the scope of the agency's statutory...
05/20/2013 11-1545

Bowman v. Monsanto Co.

United States Supreme Court
Agriculture, Constitutional Law, Drugs & Biotech, Intellectual Property, Patent
The doctrine of patent exhaustion does not permit a farmer to reproduce patented seeds through planting and harvesting without the patent holder's...
05/13/2013 11-796

Bullock v. BankChampaign, N. A.

United States Supreme Court
Bankruptcy Law, Constitutional Law, Probate, Trusts & Estates
The term "defalcation" in the 11 U.S.C. section 532(a)(4) of the Bankruptcy Code includes a culpable state of mind requirement involving knowledge of,...
05/13/2013 11-1518

Dan’s City Used Cars, Inc. v. Pelkey

United States Supreme Court
Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection Law, Injury & Tort Law, Transportation
(Industry: Autos)

State-law claims stemming from the storage and disposal of a car, once towing has ended, are not sufficiently connected to a motor carrier's service...
05/13/2013 12-52