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FERC v. Electric Power Supply Assn.

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Oil and Gas Law
In a dispute involving the a FERC Rule, Order No. 745, section 35.28(g)(1)(v), that requires market operators to pay the same price to demand response...
01/27/2016 14-840

James v. Boise

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Judges & Judiciary, Attorney's Fees
In a case involving attorney fees under 42 U.S.C. section 1988, the Idaho Supreme Court's award of attorney fees, on the grounds that it was not...
01/25/2016 15-493

Montgomery v. Louisiana

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
In an action by a petitioner who was sentenced to life-without-parole, seeking state collateral relief, and arguing that Miller v. Alabama, 567 U. S....
01/25/2016 14-280

Amgen Inc. v. Harris

United States Supreme Court
Securities Law, Corporation & Enterprise Law
In a case to determine whether stockholders' complaint states a claim against petitioner fiduciaries for breach of the duty of prudence, the Ninth...
01/25/2016 15-278

Menominee Tribe of Wis. v. US

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Government Contracts, Indian Law
In a dispute arising out of a contract between a tribe and the US, made pursuant to the the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act...
01/25/2016 14-510

Campbell-Ewall Co. v. Gomez

United States Supreme Court
Military Law, Communications Law, Government Contracts, Class Actions
In a class action alleging a Navy contractor violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 47 U.S.C. section 227(b)(1)(A)(iii), which...
01/20/2016 14-857

Montanile v. Board of Trustees of Nat. Elevator Industry Health Benefit Plan

United States Supreme Court
Remedies, Injury & Tort Law, ERISA
In a suit under section 502(a)(3) of ERISA, brought by a health plan against a plan participant, involving a subogation clause which requires a...
01/20/2016 14-723

Kansas v. Carr

United States Supreme Court
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a criminal case involving death sentences for convictions of various charges stemming from a notorious crime spree that culminated in the brutal...
01/20/2016 14-449

Hurst v. Florida

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing, Constitutional Law
In a death penalty appeal by petitioner convicted of first-degree murder, the Florida Supreme Court's decision affirming death sentence and rejecting...
01/12/2016 14-7505

Bruce v. Samuels

United States Supreme Court
Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a case involving the calculation of subsequent monthly installment payments when more than one fee is owed by a prisoner, in the context of the...
01/12/2016 14-844