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Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Intellectual Property, Drugs & Biotech, Patent
Held that an inventor's sale of an invention to a third party who is obligated to keep the invention confidential can qualify as prior art for...
01/22/2019 17–1229

Stokeling v. US

United States Supreme Court
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that the Armed Career Criminal Act encompasses a robbery offense if an element is the use of force sufficient to overcome a victim's resistance....
01/15/2019 17–5554

New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira

United States Supreme Court
Transportation, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Labor & Employment Law
Construed a provision of the Federal Arbitration Act that excludes disputes involving certain transportation workers. The plaintiffs, interstate truck...
01/15/2019 17–340

Culbertson v. Berryhill

United States Supreme Court
Attorney's Fees, Government Benefits
Held that the Social Security Act's 25 percent cap on attorney fees applies only to fees for court representation. The lower court erroneously applied...
01/08/2019 17–773

Henry Schein, Inc. v. Archer and White Sales, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
Held that when a contract delegates to an arbitrator the threshold question of whether a dispute belongs in arbitration, a court must allow the...
01/08/2019 17–1272

Shoop v. Hill

United States Supreme Court
Criminal Law & Procedure, Habeas Corpus, Sentencing
Held that an Ohio death row inmate should not have been granted habeas relief. His claim that he had an intellectual disability that constitutionally...
01/07/2019 18–56

City of Escondido, California v. Emmons

United States Supreme Court
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
Held that the Ninth Circuit failed to properly analyze whether two police officers accused of excessive force had qualified immunity. The Court of...
01/07/2019 17–1660