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Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions

McElrath v. Georgia (February 21, 2024)

In 2012, Damian McElrath, a young man diagnosed with multiple serious mental health disorders, killed his mother. Georgia charged McElrath with three crimes: malice murder, felony murder, and aggravated assault. At trial, McElrath asserted an insanity defense. The jury found him not guilty by reason...

Great Lakes Insurance SE v. Raiders Retreat Realty Co. (February 21, 2024)

In a maritime insurance dispute between Great Lakes Insurance, a German company, and Raiders Retreat Realty, a Pennsylvania company, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that choice-of-law provisions in maritime contracts are presumptively enforceable under federal maritime law, with certain...

Department of Agriculture Rural Development Rural Housing Service v. Kirtz (February 8, 2024)

The Fair Credit Reporting Act authorizes suits by consumers against government agencies, which are not shielded by the principle of sovereign immunity.

Murray v. UBS Securities, LLC (February 8, 2024)

The phrase “discriminate against an employee . . . because of ” in the whistleblower-protection provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act does not require a whistleblower to prove that their employer acted with retaliatory intent.

Acheson Hotels, LLC v. Laufer (December 5, 2023)

(The Supreme Court dismissed this case as moot without reaching the substantive issues that it raised.)

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