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United States Supreme Court - March 2019 Opinion Summaries


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Lorenzo v. SEC

United States Supreme Court
Securities Law
In a securities law case, held that someone who is directed by a boss to make a misstatement may potentially be liable for it. A senior-level...
03/27/2019 17–1077

Republic of Sudan v. Harrison

United States Supreme Court
International Law, Civil Procedure
Addressed a question concerning a method of serving civil process on a foreign state. The Republic of Sudan argued that a mailing must be sent...
03/26/2019 16–1094

Sturgeon v. Frost

United States Supreme Court
Environmental Law, Water Law
Held that the National Park Service lacked authority to regulate boating on Alaska's Nation River. A moose hunter contended that the Park Service...
03/26/2019 17–949

Obduskey v. McCarthy and Holthus LLP

United States Supreme Court
Debt Collection, Property Law & Real Estate, Banking Law
Held that a business engaged in nonjudicial foreclosure proceedings was not a "debt collector" under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. A...
03/20/2019 17–1307

Frank v. Gaos

United States Supreme Court
Civil Procedure
Remanded a class action settlement case for the courts below to address the named plaintiffs' standing to sue, in light of Spokeo Inc. v. Robins, 578...
03/20/2019 17–961

Air and Liquid Systems Corp. v. DeVries

United States Supreme Court
Military Law, Product Liability, Admiralty
Revived a maritime tort lawsuit against manufacturers of turbines and other equipment for three Navy ships. Family members of two deceased Navy...
03/19/2019 17–1104

Washington State Dept. of Licensing v. Cougar Den, Inc.

United States Supreme Court
Tax Law, Oil and Gas Law, Indian Law
This case involved the State of Washington's tax on fuel importers who travel by public highway. The Yakama Nation contended that its 1855 treaty with...
03/19/2019 16–1498

Nielsen v. Preap

United States Supreme Court
Immigration Law
Interpreted an immigration law provision that focuses on noncitizens who have committed certain serious offenses or have ties to terrorism. The...
03/19/2019 16–1363

Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v.

United States Supreme Court
Media Law, Intellectual Property, Copyright
Held that a copyright claimant may not commence an infringement suit until the Copyright Office registers the copyright. The plaintiff, a news...
03/04/2019 17–571

BNSF Railway Co. v. Loos

United States Supreme Court
Tax Law, Transportation, Labor & Employment Law
Held that an award of damages compensating an injured railroad worker for lost wages was subject to taxation under the Railroad Retirement Tax Act....
03/04/2019 17–1042
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