Opinions from 2014

Harris v. Quinn
Docket Number: 11-681
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 30, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/573/11-681/

Justia Opinion Summary: Illinois’ Home Services Rehabilitation Program allows Medi­caid recipients who would normally need institutional care to hire a personal assistant (PA) to provide homecare. Under state law, homecare customers control hir...

Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.
Docket Number: 13-354
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 30, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/573/13-354/

Justia Opinion Summary: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations implementing the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) require that employers’ group health plans furnish preventive care and screenings for women...

McCullen v. Coakley
Docket Number: 12-1168
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 26, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/573/12-1168/

Justia Opinion Summary: Massachusetts amended its Reproductive Health Care Facilities Act to make it a crime to knowingly stand on a “public way or sidewalk” within 35 feet of an entrance or driveway to any “reproductive health care facility,”...

NLRB v. Noel Canning
Docket Number: 12-1281
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 26, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/573/12-1281/

Justia Opinion Summary: The nominations of three members of the National Labor Relations Board were pending in the Senate when it passed a December 17, 2011, resolution providing for a series of “pro forma session[s],” with “no business ... tra...

Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer
Docket Number: 12-751
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 25, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/573/12-751/

Justia Opinion Summary: Fifth Third maintains a defined-contribution retirement savings plan for its employees. Participants may direct their contributions into any of several investment options, including an “employee stock ownership plan” (ES...

Riley v. California
Docket Number: 13-132
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 25, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/573/13-132/

Justia Opinion Summary: Riley was stopped for a traffic violation, which led to his arrest on weapons charges. An officer searching Riley incident to the arrest seized a cell phone from Riley’s pants pocket, accessed information on the phone, a...

American Broadcasting Cos. v. Aereo, Inc.
Docket Number: 13-461
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 25, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/573/13-461/

Justia Opinion Summary: The Copyright Act of 1976 gives a copyright owner the “exclusive righ[t]” to “perform the copyrighted work publicly,” 17 U.S.C. 106(4), including the right to “transmit or otherwise communicate ... the [copyrighted] work...

Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA
Docket Number: 12-1146
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 23, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/573/12-1146/

Justia Opinion Summary: The Clean Air Act requires permits for stationary sources, such as factories and powerplants. The Act’s “Prevention of Significant Deterioration” (PSD) provisions make it unlawful to construct or modify a “major emitting...

Loughrin v. United States
Docket Number: 13-316
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 23, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/573/13-316/

Justia Opinion Summary: The bank fraud statute, 18 U.S.C. 1344(2), makes it a crime to “knowingly execut[e] a scheme ... to obtain” property owned by, or under the custody of, a bank “by means of false or fraudulent pretenses.” Loughrin was cha...

Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc.
Docket Number: 13-317
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 23, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/573/13-317/

Justia Opinion Summary: Investors can recover damages in a private securities fraud action only with proof that they relied on misrepresentation in deciding to buy or sell stock. The Supreme Court held, in "Basic," that the requirement could be...

Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l
Docket Number: 13-298
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 19, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/573/13-298/

Justia Opinion Summary: Alice Corporation holds patents that disclose a scheme for mitigating “settlement risk,” i.e., the risk that only one party to an agreed-upon financial exchange will satisfy its obligation. The patent claims are designed...

United States v. Clarke
Docket Number: 13-301
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 19, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/573/13-301/

Justia Opinion Summary: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued summonses to four individuals, seeking information and records relevant to the tax obligations of Dynamo, 26 U.S.C.7602. When they failed to comply, the IRS brought an enforcemen...

Lane v. Franks
Docket Number: 13-483
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 19, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/573/13-483/

Justia Opinion Summary: Lane, Director of CITY, a program for underprivileged youth operated by Central Alabama Community College (CACC), discovered that Schmitz, a state representative on CITY’s payroll, had not been reporting for work. Lane t...

Abramski v. United States
Docket Number: 12-1493
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 16, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/573/12-1493/

Justia Opinion Summary: Abramski offered to purchase a gun for his uncle. Form 4473 asked whether he was the “actual transferee/buyer” of the gun and warned that a straw purchaser (buying a gun on behalf of another) was not the actual buyer. Ab...

Republic of Argentina v. NML Capital, Ltd.
Docket Number: 12-842
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 16, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/573/12-842/

Justia Opinion Summary: After the Republic of Argentina defaulted on its external debt, NML, one of its bondholders, prevailed in 11 debt-collection actions filed against Argentina in New York. To execute its judgments, NML sought discovery of...

Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus
Docket Number: 13-193
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 16, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/573/13-193/

Justia Opinion Summary: A former congressman filed a complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission alleging that SBA violated an Ohio law that criminalizes some false statements made during a political campaign. SBA had stated that his vote for...

POM Wonderful LLC v. Coca-Cola Co.
Docket Number: 12-761
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 12, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/573/12-761/

Justia Opinion Summary: POM, which produces and sells a pomegranate-blueberry juice blend, filed a Lanham Act suit (15 U.S.C. 1125) against Coca-Cola, alleging that the name, label, marketing, and advertising of a Coca-Cola juice blend mislead...

Clark v. Rameker
Docket Number: 13-299
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 12, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/573/13-299/

Justia Opinion Summary: When petitioners filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, they sought to exclude $300,000 in an inherited individual retirement account (IRA) from the bankruptcy estate using the “retirement funds” exemption, 11 U.S.C. 522(b)(3)(...

Executive Benefits Ins. Agency v. Arkison
Docket Number: 12-1200
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 9, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/573/12-1200/

Justia Opinion Summary: BIA filed a voluntary chapter 7 bankruptcy petition. The bankruptcy trustee filed a complaint alleging fraudulent conveyance of assets. The bankruptcy court granted the trustee summary judgment. The district court affirm...

Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio
Docket Number: 12-930
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 9, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/573/12-930/

Justia Opinion Summary: Qualifying U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) may petition for family members to obtain immigrant visas. A sponsored individual (principal beneficiary) is placed into a “family preference” category based...

CTS Corp. v. Waldburger
Docket Number: 13-339
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 9, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/573/13-339/

Justia Opinion Summary: The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, 42 U.S.C. 960, contains a provision (section 9658) that preempts statutes of limitations applicable to state-law actions for personal inj...

Bond v. United States
Docket Number: 12-158
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 2, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/572/12-158/

Justia Opinion Summary: Bond sought revenge for her husband’s affair by spreading toxic chemicals on Haynes’s car, mailbox, and door knob, in hopes that Haynes would develop a rash. Haynes suffered a minor chemical burn that she treated by rins...

Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc.
Docket Number: 12-786
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 2, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/572/12-786/

Justia Opinion Summary: Akamai is the exclusive licensee of a patent that claims a method of delivering electronic data using a content delivery network (CDN). Limelight also operates a CDN and carries out several of the steps claimed in the pa...

Nautilus, Inc. v. Biosig Instruments, Inc
Docket Number: 13-369
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: June 2, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/572/13-369/

Justia Opinion Summary: A patent specification must “conclude with one or more claims particularly pointing out and distinctly claiming the subject matter which the applicant regards as [the] invention,” 35 U.S.C. 112. The 753 patent involves...

Hall v. Florida
Docket Number: 12-10882
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: May 27, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/572/12-10882/

Justia Opinion Summary: After the Supreme Court held that the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments forbid the execution of persons with intellectual disability, Hall asked a Florida state court to vacate his sentence, presenting evidence that inclu...

Plumhoff v. Rickard
Docket Number: 12-1117
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: May 27, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/572/12-1117/

Justia Opinion Summary: After a traffic stop, Rickard refused to produce identification or step out of the car, but led police officers on a high-speed chase. After a spin-out in a parking lot, Rickard continued to accelerate, even though his...

Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Community
Docket Number: 12-515
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: May 27, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/572/12-515/

Justia Opinion Summary: The State of Michigan entered into a compact with the Bay Mills Indian Community pursuant to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), 25 U.S.C. 2710(d)(1)(C). The compact authorizes Bay Mills to conduct class III gaming...

Wood v. Moss
Docket Number: 13-115
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: May 27, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/572/13-115/

Justia Opinion Summary: While campaigning for a second term, President George W. Bush planned to spend the night at a Jacksonville, Oregon, cottage. Local law enforcement permitted supporters and protesters to assemble on opposite sides of a st...

Martinez v. Illinois
Docket Number: 13-5967
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: May 27, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/572/13-5967/

Justia Opinion Summary: Martinez was indicted in 2006 on charges of aggravated battery and mob action against the state. After significant delays, caused by both sides, his trial was set to begin on May 17, 2010. His counsel was ready; the pros...

Petrella v. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Docket Number: 12-1315
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: May 19, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/572/12-1315/

Justia Opinion Summary: The Copyright Act protects works published before 1978 for 28 years, renewable for up to 67 years, 17 U.S.C. 304(a). An author’s heirs inherit renewal rights. If an author who has assigned rights dies before the renewal...

Town of Greece v. Galloway
Docket Number: 12-696
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: May 5, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/572/12-696/

Justia Opinion Summary: Since 1999, Greece, New York has opened monthly town board meetings with a roll call, recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, and a prayer by a local clergy member. While the prayer program is open to all creeds, nearly...

Robers v. United States
Docket Number: 12-9012
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: May 5, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/572/12-9012/

Justia Opinion Summary: Robers, convicted of submitting fraudulent mortgage loan applications to two banks, argued that the district court miscalculated his restitution obligation under the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act of 1996, 18 U.S.C. 3...

Tolan v. Cotton
Docket Number: 13-551
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: May 5, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/572/13-551/

Justia Opinion Summary: At 2:00 a.m., December 31, 2008, Officer Edwards was patrolling Bellaire, Texas. He saw a black Nissan SUV park in front of a house; Tolan and Cooper emerged. Edwards attempted to enter the license plate number into his...

Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Management System, Inc.
Docket Number: 12-1163
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: April 29, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/572/12-1163/

Justia Opinion Summary: The Patent Act provides: “The court in exceptional cases may award reasonable attorney fees to the prevailing party,” 35 U.S.C. 285. The Federal Circuit has interpreted section 285 as authorizing fee awards only “when th...

EPA v. EME Homer City Generation, L. P.
Docket Number: 12-1182
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: April 29, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/572/12-1182/

Justia Opinion Summary: The Clean Air Act (CAA) requires national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for pollutants at levels that will protect public health, 42 U.S.C. 7408. Once EPA establishes NAAQS, it designates “nonattainment” areas; e...

Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.
Docket Number: 12-1184
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: April 29, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/572/12-1184/

Justia Opinion Summary: The Patent Act authorizes district courts to award attorney’s fees to prevailing parties in “exceptional cases,” 35 U.S.C. 285. In Brooks Furniture, the Federal Circuit defined an “exceptional case” as one which either i...

White v. Woodall
Docket Number: 12-794
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: April 23, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/572/12-794/

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to capital murder, capital kidnaping, and first-degree rape, the statutory aggravating circumstance for the murder. At the penalty phase, the trial court denied defense counsel’s request to instr...

Paroline v. United States
Docket Number: 12-8561
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: April 23, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/572/12-8561/

Justia Opinion Summary: The victim was sexually abused as a young girl during production of child pornography. When she was 17, she learned that images of her abuse were being trafficked on the Internet. Paroline pleaded guilty to possessing im...

Schuette v. BAMN
Docket Number: 12-682
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: April 22, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/572/12-682/

Justia Opinion Summary: After the Supreme Court decided that the University of Michigan’s undergraduate admissions plan’s use of race-based preferences violated the Equal Protection Clause, but that its law school admission plan’s limited use d...

Prado Navarette v. California
Docket Number: 12-9490
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: April 22, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/572/12-9490/

Justia Opinion Summary: A California Highway Patrol officer stopped a pickup truck that matched the description of a vehicle that a 911 caller had recently reported as having run her off the road. As officers approached the truck, they smelled...

Northwest, Inc. v. Ginsberg
Docket Number: 12-462
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: April 2, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/572/12-462/

Justia Opinion Summary: Northwest terminated plaintiff’s membership in its frequent flyer program. A provision in the frequent flyer agreement gave Northwest sole discretion to determine whether a participant had abused the program. Plaintiff c...

McCutcheon v. Federal Election Comm’n
Docket Number: 12-536
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: April 2, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/572/12-536/

Justia Opinion Summary: The Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 and the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, impose base limits, restricting how much money a donor may contribute to a particular candidate or committee, and aggregate limits...

United States v. Castleman
Docket Number: 12-1371
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: March 26, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/572/12-1371/

Justia Opinion Summary: Castleman was indicted under 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9), for possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a “misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.” He argued that his Tennessee conviction for “intentionally or knowingly c...

United States v. Quality Stores, Inc.
Docket Number: 12-1408
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: March 25, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/572/12-1408/

Justia Opinion Summary: Quality Stores made severance payments to employees who were involuntarily terminated in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The payments were made pursuant to plans that did not tie payments to the receipt of state unemployment...

Lexmark Int’l, Inc. v. Static Control Components, Inc.
Docket Number: 12-873
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: March 25, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/572/12-873/

Justia Opinion Summary: Lexmark sells the only type of toner cartridges that work with its laser printers; remanufacturers acquire and refurbish used Lexmark cartridges to sell in competition with Lexmark’s new and refurbished cartridges. Lexma...

Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States
Docket Number: 12-1173
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: March 10, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/572/12-1173/

Justia Opinion Summary: The General Railroad Right-of-Way Act of 1875 provides railroad companies “right[s] of way through the public lands of the United States,” 43 U.S.C. 934. One such right of way, created in 1908, crosses land that the gove...

BG Group plc v. Republic of Argentina
Docket Number: 12-138
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: March 5, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/572/12-138/

Justia Opinion Summary: An investment treaty between the U.K. and Argentina authorizes a party to submit a dispute to “the competent tribunal of the Contracting Party in whose territory the investment was made,” and permits arbitration if, 18 m...

Lozano v. Montoya Alvarez
Docket Number: 12-820
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: March 5, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/572/12-820/

Justia Opinion Summary: Alvarez and Lozano lived with their daughter in London until November 2008, when Alvarez and the child moved to a women’s shelter. In July 2009, they left the U.K., ultimately settling in New York. Lozano did not locate...

Rosemond v. United States
Docket Number: 12-895
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: March 5, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/572/12-895/

Justia Opinion Summary: Rosemond participated in a drug deal in which either he or one of his associates fired a gun. Because the shooter’s identity was disputed, the government charged Rosemond with violating 18 U.S.C. 924(c) by using or carry...

Lawson v. FMR LLC
Docket Number: 12-3
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: March 4, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/571/12-3/

Justia Opinion Summary: To safeguard investors and restore trust in financial markets after the Enron collapse, Congress passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, which provides that no public company nor any contractor or subcontractor of such a...

Law v. Siegel
Docket Number: 12-5196
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: March 4, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/571/12-5196/

Justia Opinion Summary: Law filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. He valued his home at $363,348, claiming that $75,000 of the value was covered by California’s homestead exemption and exempt from the bankruptcy estate under 11 U.S.C. 522(b)(3)(A). H...

United States v. Apel
Docket Number: 12-1038
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 26, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/571/12-1038/

Justia Opinion Summary: Vandenberg Air Force Base is a designated a “closed base.” Civilians may not enter without express permission. The Air Force has granted an easement over areas of the Base, so that two public highways traverse the Base....

Chadbourne & Parke LLP v. Troice
Docket Number: 12-79
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 26, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/571/12-79/

Justia Opinion Summary: The Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998, 15 U.S.C. 78bb(f)(1), forbids large securities class actions “based upon the statutory or common law of any State” in which plaintiffs allege “a misrepresentation...

Kaley v. United States
Docket Number: 12-464
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 25, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/571/12-464/

Justia Opinion Summary: After a grand jury indicted the Kaleys for reselling stolen medical devices and laundering the proceeds, the government obtained a restraining order against their assets under 21 U.S.C. 853(e)(1), to “preserve the availa...

Walden v. Fiore
Docket Number: 12-574
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 25, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/571/12-574/

Justia Opinion Summary: Walden, a Georgia police officer working as a DEA agent at a Georgia airport, searched plaintiffs and seized a large amount of cash. Plaintiffs claim that after they returned to their Nevada residence, Walden helped draf...

Fernandez v. California
Docket Number: 12-7822
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 25, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/571/12-7822/

Justia Opinion Summary: After a bystander stated that Fernandez had committed a violent robbery minutes before police responded, the police saw Fernandez run into an apartment building. They heard screams coming from an apartment and knocked on...

Hinton v. Alabama
Docket Number: 13-6440
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 24, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/571/13-6440/

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1985, a manager was shot to death during a robbery of his restaurant. In the following months, a second manager was murdered and another survived similar robberies. In each restaurant, the robber fired two .38 calibe...

Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. v. Hoeper
Docket Number: 12-315
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 27, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/571/12-315/

Justia Opinion Summary: After Air Wisconsin stopped flying aircraft that Hoeper was certified to fly, Hoeper failed three attempts to gain new certification. Air Wisconsin gave him one final chance. He performed poorly during required training...

Sandifer v. United States Steel Corp.
Docket Number: 12-417
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 27, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/571/12-417/

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed a putative collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act, seeking backpay for time spent donning and doffing pieces of protective gear required by the employer because of hazards at its steel plan...

Burrage v. United States
Docket Number: 12-7515
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 27, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/571/12-7515/

Justia Opinion Summary: Long-time drug user Banka died after a binge that included use of heroin purchased from Burrage. Burrage pleaded not guilty to charges that he had unlawfully distributed heroin and that “death ... resulted from the use o...

Medtronic, Inc. v. Mirowski Family Ventures, LLC
Docket Number: 12-1128
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 22, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/571/12-1128/

Justia Opinion Summary: Medtronic designs, makes, and sells medical devices. Mirowski owns patents relating to implantable heart stimulators. Under a licensing agreement, Medtronic practices certain Mirowski patents in exchange for royalty paym...

Ray Haluch Gravel Co. v. Central Pension Fund of Operating Engineers and Participating Employers
Docket Number: 12-992
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 15, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/571/12-992/

Justia Opinion Summary: Union-affiliated benefit funds sued Haluch to collect benefits contributions required to be paid under federal law, plus attorney’s fees and costs, which were obligations under a federal statute and the parties’ collecti...

Daimler AG v. Bauman
Docket Number: 11-965
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 14, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/571/11-965/

Justia Opinion Summary: Residents of Argentina sued Daimler, a German company, in a California federal district court, alleging that Mercedes-Benz Argentina, a Daimler subsidiary, collaborated with state security forces during Argentina’s 1976–...

Mississippi ex rel. Hood v. AU Optronics Corp.
Docket Number: 12-1036
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 14, 2014
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/571/12-1036/

Justia Opinion Summary: The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA) lowers diversity jurisdiction requirements in class actions and in mass actions, i.e., civil actions “in which monetary relief claims of 100 or more persons are proposed to be...