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United States Supreme Court - January 2014 Opinion Summaries


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Burrage v. US

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Defendant's conviction for unlawfully distributing heroin where death resulted from the use of that substance, which subjected him to a 20-year...
01/27/2014 12-7515

Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp.

United States Supreme Court
Class Actions, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Labor & Employment Law
(Industry: Manufacturing)

Summary judgment to defendant-employer in a putative collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, seeking backpay for time spent...
01/27/2014 12-417

Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. v. Hoeper

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation
In a defamation action brought by plaintiff-terminated employee against defendant-airline for statements made to the Transportation Security...
01/27/2014 12-315

Medtronic, Inc. v. Mirowski Family Ventures, LLC

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Contracts, Drugs & Biotech, Intellectual Property, Patent
In a declaratory action brought by plaintiff-patent licensee against defendant-patent owner challenging defendant's assertion that certain of...
01/22/2014 12-1128

Ray Haluch Gravel Co. v. Central Pension Fund of Operating Engineers and Participating Employers

United States Supreme Court
Attorney's Fees, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, ERISA, Labor & Employment Law
In an action brought by various union-affiliated benefit funds to collect benefits contributions required to be paid under federal law, and for...
01/15/2014 12-992

Mississippi ex rel. Hood v. AU Optronics Corp.

United States Supreme Court
Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Class Actions, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection Law
A suit filed by a State as the sole plaintiff does not constitutes a "mass action" under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) where it includes a...
01/14/2014 12-1036

Daimler AG v. Bauman

United States Supreme Court
Corporation & Enterprise Law, Injury & Tort Law, International Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law
(Industry: Autos)

Defendant, a German public stock company, is not amenable to suit in California for injuries allegedly caused by conduct of its Argentinean subsidiary...
01/14/2014 11-965
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