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Sturgeon v. Frost

United States Supreme Court
Property Law & Real Estate, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Environmental Law
In a suit over the permissibility of hovercraft on a stretch of Alaska's Nation River that flows through the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, a...
03/22/2016 14-1209

Nebraska v. Parker

United States Supreme Court
Administrative Law, Indian Law, Constitutional Law
(Industry: Food & Beverage)

In a suit brought by a village, established pursuant to an 1882 Act that authorized the Secretary of the Interior to survey, appraise, and sell...
03/22/2016 14-1406

Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Bouaphakeo

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

In a putative employment class action brought by meat processors, alleging that the donning and doffing of safety gear were integral and indispensable...
03/22/2016 14-1146

Hawkins v. Community Bank of Raymore

United States Supreme Court
Property Law & Real Estate, Constitutional Law, Banking Law
(Industry: Food & Beverage, Manufacturing)

In a case involving personal guaranties to secure real estate development loans, the judgment of the Eighth Circuit in favor of the lender is affirmed...
03/22/2016 14-520

Caetano v. Massachusetts

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law
In a case to determine whether stun guns are protected by the Second Amendment, a Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts decision upholding a...
03/21/2016 14-10078

Americold Realty Trust v. ConAgra Foods, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Corporation & Enterprise Law, Contracts
In a state-law contract action against a non-corporate real estate investment trust defendant, which defendant removed from state to federal court...
03/07/2016 14-1382

V.L. v. E.L.

United States Supreme Court
Family Law, Constitutional Law
In an appeal of an Alabama state court's refusal to enforce a Georgia court's final judgment of adoption and grant petitioner custody or visitation...
03/07/2016 15-648

Wearry v. Cain

United States Supreme Court
Habeas Corpus, Evidence, Criminal Law & Procedure
In an appeal of the denial of death row defendant's petition for postconviction relief in state court, alleging the prosecution's failure to disclose...
03/07/2016 14-10008

Gobeille v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co.

United States Supreme Court
Health Law, Insurance Law, Government Law, ERISA, Constitutional Law
In an action seeking a declaration that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) pre-empts application of Vermont's law requiring...
03/01/2016 14-181

Lockhart v. US

United States Supreme Court
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
In a case in which defendant pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography, 18 U.S.C. section 2252(a)(4), and because defendant had a prior...
03/01/2016 14-8358