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Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Government Benefits, Health Law
Respondents, providers of habilitation services, sued petitioners, Idaho Health and Welfare Department officials, claiming that Idaho reimbursed them...
03/31/2015 14–15

Woods v. Donald

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus
In this habeas corpus action, the Sixth Circuit held that defendant Donald's attorney provided per se ineffective assistance of counsel under US v....
03/30/2015 14–618

Grady v. North Carolina

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Petitioner was convicted in North Carolina trial courts of a second degree sexual offense in 1997 and of taking indecent liberties with a child in...
03/30/2015 14–593

Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Elections, Government Law
In 2012, defendant Alabama redrew the boundaries of the State's House districts and Senate districts. Plaintiffs claim that Alabama's new district...
03/25/2015 13-895

Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law
When plaintiff became pregnant, she was told by her employer, defendant United Parcel Service, that she could not work while under a pregnancy lifting...
03/25/2015 12-1226

B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Intellectual Property, Trademark, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law
Respondent Hargis Industries (Hargis) attempted to register its trademark for SEALTITE with the US Patent and Trademark Office pursuant to the Lanham...
03/24/2015 13-352

Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund

United States Supreme Court
Securities Law
In this securities action, petitioner Omnicare, a pharmacy services company, filed a registration statement in connection with a public offering of...
03/24/2015 13-435

Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Administrative Law, Banking Law
In this case, in 2006 the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (the Department) issued an opinion letter finding that mortgage-loan officers...
03/09/2015 13-1041

Dep't of Transp. v. Ass'n of American Railroads

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Government Law, Transportation
In this case, in 2008 Congress gave the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) joint authority...
03/09/2015 13-1080

Kansas v. Nebraska

United States Supreme Court
Contracts, Water Law
In this case in which plaintiff Kansas and defendant Nebraska engaged in litigation concerning a dispute over their rights to the waters of the...
03/09/2015 126