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Waste Management of Louisiana v. River Birch, Inc.
United States Fifth Circuit
Commercial Law, Elections
Revived a landfill owner's claim that a competitor bribed the city's mayor to shut down the landfill. The issue involved whether the competitor's...
04/10/2019 18-30139
Sonoma Media Investments, LLC v. Superior Court (Flater)
California Court of Appeal
Media Law, Civil Procedure, Elections
Held that a newspaper's anti-SLAPP motion should have been granted to block a libel suit. The plaintiffs failed to make a prima-facie showing that...
04/08/2019 A151968
Thomas v. Bryant
United States Fifth Circuit
Civil Rights, Elections
Ruled on the Governor of Mississippi's request for a stay in a Voting Rights Act case. The federal district court re-drew the boundaries of a state...
03/22/2019 19-60133
Alliance for Good Government v. Coalition for Better Government
United States Fifth Circuit
Trademark, Attorney's Fees, Elections
Remanded for recalculation of an attorney fee award in a trademark infringement action, in which one nonprofit organization accused another of...
03/21/2019 18-30759
Boyer v. Ventura County
California Court of Appeal
Constitutional Law, Elections
Held that it is constitutional to require a person to have law enforcement experience in order to run for county sheriff. The plaintiff wanted to be...
03/18/2019 B289919
Lovitky v. Trump
United States DC Circuit
Affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit seeking to require President Trump to amend a financial disclosure report he had filed with the Federal Election...
03/15/2019 18-5105
Southcott v. Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Protection District
California Court of Appeal
Held that the decision to dissolve a fire protection district may not be challenged through the voter referendum process. Affirmed that local...
03/07/2019 D074324
In re Grand Jury Investigation
United States DC Circuit
Sanctions, Constitutional Law, Elections
Affirmed an order holding an individual in contempt for failing to comply with grand jury subpoenas served on him by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller...
02/26/2019 18-3052
Issa v. Applegate
California Court of Appeal
False Advertising, Elections
Held that a member of the U.S. Congress could not proceed with his lawsuit alleging that a challenger candidate in the 2016 political campaign ran...
01/24/2019 D072375
ODonnell v. Salgado
United States Fifth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Elections, Criminal Law & Procedure
Reaffirmed a stay issued in a lawsuit involving a challenge to a Texas county's system for setting bail for indigent misdemeanor arrestees. The...
01/14/2019 18-20466

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