Volume 583

Cyan, Inc. v. Beaver County Employees Retirement Fund
Docket Number: 15-1439
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: March 20, 2018

Justia Opinion Summary: The Securities Act of 1933 creates private rights of action pertaining to securities offerings, grants both federal and state courts jurisdiction over those suits, and bars their removal from state to federal court. The...

U. S. Bank N. A. v. Village at Lakeridge, LLC
Docket Number: 15-1509
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: March 5, 2018

Justia Opinion Summary: Lakeridge. a corporation with a single owner (MBP), filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, owing U.S. Bank $10 million and MBP $2.76 million. Lakeridge submitted a reorganization plan, proposing to impair the interests of both...

Jennings v. Rodriguez
Docket Number: 15-1204
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 27, 2018

Justia Opinion Summary: After a 2004 conviction, Rodriguez, a Mexican citizen and a lawful U.S. permanent resident, was detained under 8 U.S.C. 1226 while the government sought his removal. In 2007, Rodriguez sought habeas relief, claiming that...

Patchak v Zinke
Docket Number: 16-498
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 27, 2018

Justia Opinion Summary: Patchak filed suit challenging the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to invoke the Indian Reorganization Act, 25 U.S.C. 5108, and take into trust the Bradley Property, on which the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band...

Merit Management Group, LP v. FTI Consulting, Inc.
Docket Number: 16-784
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 27, 2018

Justia Opinion Summary: Valley agreed to purchase Bedford Downs’ stock for $55 million if it got the last harness-racing license in Pennsylvania, Valley got the license and arranged for Credit Suisse to wire $55 million to third-party escrow ag...

Murphy v. Smith
Docket Number: 16-1067
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 21, 2018

Justia Opinion Summary: Murphy was awarded a judgment in his federal civil rights suit against two prison guards, including an award of attorney’s fees; 42 U.S.C. 1997e(d)(2) provides that in such cases “a portion of the [prisoner’s] judgment (...

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers
Docket Number: 16-1276
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 21, 2018

Justia Opinion Summary: Somers alleged that Digital terminated his employment after he reported suspected securities-law violations to senior management. Somers sued, alleging whistleblower retaliation under the Dodd-Frank Act. The Ninth Circui...

Class v. United States
Docket Number: 16-424
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 21, 2018

Justia Opinion Summary: A federal grand jury indicted Class for possessing firearms in his locked jeep, which was parked on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D. C.; 40 U.S.C. 5104(e)(1) provides that “An individual . . . may not ca...

Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran
Docket Number: 16-534
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 21, 2018

Justia Opinion Summary: The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act grants foreign states and their agencies and instrumentalities immunity from suit in the U.S. and grants their property immunity from attachment and execution in satisfaction of judgm...

CNH Industrial N. V. v. Reese
Docket Number: 17-515
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 20, 2018

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1998, CNH agreed to a collective-bargaining agreement (CBA), providing health care benefits under a group benefit plan to “[e]mployees who retire under the . . . Pension Plan.” “All other coverages,” such as life insu...

District of Columbia v. Wesby
Docket Number: 15-1485
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 22, 2018

Justia Opinion Summary: District of Columbia police officers responded to a complaint about loud music and illegal activities in a vacant house and found the house in disarray. They smelled marijuana and saw liquor. They found a makeshift strip...

National Association of Manufacturers. v. Department of Defense
Docket Number: 16-299
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 22, 2018

Justia Opinion Summary: The Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1362, prohibits “any addition of any pollutant to navigable waters,” defined as “the waters of the United States.” Section 1311(a) contains exceptions, including permitting schemes under th...

Artis v. District of Columbia
Docket Number: 16-460
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 22, 2018

Justia Opinion Summary: Artis filed a federal-court suit against the District of Columbia, alleging a federal employment discrimination claim and three allied claims under D.C. law; nearly two years remained on the statute of limitations for th...

Tharpe v. Sellers
Docket Number: 17-6075
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 8, 2018

Justia Opinion Summary: Tharpe moved to reopen his federal habeas corpus proceedings regarding his claim that the Georgia jury that convicted him of murder included a white juror, Gattie, who was biased against Tharpe because he is black. The d...

In Re United States
Docket Number: 17-801
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: December 20, 2017

Justia Opinion Summary: The Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced steps to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program by March 2018, concluding that DACA violates the Administrative Proce...

Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago
Docket Number: 16-658
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: November 8, 2017

Justia Opinion Summary: Hamer filed an employment discrimination suit. The district court granted the defendants summary judgment, entering final judgment on September 14, 2015. Before October 14, the date Hamer’s notice of appeal was due, her...

Kernan v. Cuero
Docket Number: 16-1468
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: November 6, 2017

Justia Opinion Summary: Cuero, on parole, driving under the influence of methamphetamine and without a license, while carrying a gun, drove his car into and seriously injured a pedestrian. A California court permitted the state to amend a crim...

Dunn v. Madison
Docket Number: 17-193
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: November 6, 2017

Justia Opinion Summary: More than 30 years ago, Madison shot a police officer in the head at close range. An Alabama jury found Madison guilty of capital murder. In 2016, he sought suspension of his death sentence, arguing that, due to recent...