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United States Supreme Court - January 2015 Opinion Summaries


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M&G Polymers USA v. Tackett

United States Supreme Court
Contracts, ERISA, Labor & Employment Law
In this case, plaintiff retired employees sued defendant, their former employer, asserting that certain expired collective-bargaining agreements...
01/26/2015 13-1010

Hana Financial, Inc. v. Hana Bank

United States Supreme Court
Intellectual Property, Trademark
In this trademark infringement case, defendant invoked the tacking doctrine, under which lower courts have provided that a trademark user may make...
01/21/2015 13-1211

Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation
(Industry: Aerospace & Defense)

In this whistleblower case, plaintiff federal air marshal publicly disclosed that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had decided to cut...
01/21/2015 13-894

Gelboim v. Bank of America Corp.

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Class Actions
In this multi-district class action, the district court granted defendants' motion to dismiss without leave to amend, and the 2nd Circuit, acting on...
01/21/2015 13-1174

Christeson v. Roper

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In this case, petitioner's first federal habeas petition was dismissed as untimely, and because his appointed attorneys had missed the filing...
01/20/2015 14-6873

Holt v. Hobbs

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Petitioner is an Arkansas inmate and devout Muslim who wishes to grow a .5 inch beard in accordance with his religious beliefs. The Arkansas...
01/20/2015 13-6827

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Drugs & Biotech, Intellectual Property, Patent
In this patent infringement case involving a multiple sclerosis drug, the district court concluded that the patent claim was sufficiently definite and...
01/20/2015 13-854

T-Mobile South v. City of Roswell

United States Supreme Court
Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications Law, Constitutional Law, Government Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In this case, plaintiff-telecom alleges that defendant City's denial of their application to build a cell phone tower on residential property was not...
01/14/2015 13-975

Jennings v. Stephens

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In this habeas proceeding, petitioner Jennings sought federal habeas relief on the basis of three ineffective assistance of counsel theories (two...
01/14/2015 13-7211

Jesinoski v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Banking Law, Constitutional Law, Debt Collection
In this case, petitioners borrowed from respondent and, exactly three years later, mailed respondents a letter purporting to rescind the loan pursuant...
01/13/2015 13-684
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