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Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Intellectual Property, Patent
In a case alleging direct and induced infringement of a patent for a method of implementing short-range wireless networks, the Federal Circuit's...
05/26/2015 13-896

Wellness Int’l Network, Ltd. v. Sharif

United States Supreme Court
Bankruptcy Law, Judges & Judiciary
In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case involving a debtor's purported alter ego and Stern claim, the Seventh Circuit's judgment is reversed and remanded where...
05/26/2015 13-935

Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter

United States Supreme Court
Government Contracts, Injury & Tort Law
In a qui tam action under the False Claims Act (FCA), alleging that defense contractors and related entities had fraudulently billed the Government...
05/26/2015 12-1497

Harris v. Viegelahn

United States Supreme Court
Bankruptcy Law
A debtor who converts to Chapter 7 is entitled to return of any postpetition wages not yet distributed by the Chapter 13 trustee. The 5th Circuit...
05/18/2015 14-400

Henderson v. US

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure
A court-ordered transfer of a felon's lawfully owned firearms from Government custody to a third party is not barred by 18 U.S.C. section 922(g) if...
05/18/2015 13-1487

City and County of San Francisco v. Sheehan

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Injury & Tort Law
In a case involving an individual who was arrested after she threatened to kill her social worker and police officers, alleging violations of Title II...
05/18/2015 13-1412

Comptroller of Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Tax Law
Maryland's personal income tax scheme, which consists of a "state" income tax and a "county" income tax, violates the dormant Commerce Clause of the...
05/18/2015 13-485

Coleman v. Tollefson

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a fourth lawsuit brought by an in forma pauperis prisoner, which was dismissed under 28 U.S.C. section 1915(a), a special "three strikes" provision...
05/18/2015 13-1333

Tibble v. Edison Int'l

United States Supreme Court
ERISA
In an ERISA action alleging breach of fiduciary duty connected with the addition of certain mutual funds to a 401(k) plan, the Ninth Circuit Court of...
05/18/2015 13-550

Bullard v. Blue Hills Bank

United States Supreme Court

A bankruptcy court's order denying confirmation of a Chapter 13 debtor's proposed repayment plan is not a final order that the debtor can immediately...
05/04/2015 14-116