Volume 589

Intel Corp. Investment Policy Committee v. Sulyma
Docket Number: 18-1116
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 26, 2020

Justia Opinion Summary: The Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) requires plaintiffs with “actual knowledge” of an alleged fiduciary breach to file suit within three years of gaining that knowledge, 29 U.S.C. 1113(2), rather than ...

Shular v. United States
Docket Number: 18-6662
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 26, 2020

Justia Opinion Summary: The Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) mandates a 15-year minimum sentence for a defendant convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm who has at least three convictions for “serious drug offense[s],” 18 U.S.C. ...

Holguin-Hernandez v. United States
Docket Number: 18-7739
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 26, 2020

Justia Opinion Summary: Holguin was convicted on drug charges and sentenced to imprisonment and supervised release while he was still serving a term of supervised release for an earlier conviction. The prosecution sought an additional consecutive ...

Hernandez v. Mesa
Docket Number: 17-1678
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 25, 2020

Justia Opinion Summary: U.S. Border Patrol Agent Mesa, standing on U.S. soil shot and killed Hernández, a 15-year-old Mexican national, who was on Mexican soil, after having run back across the border after entry onto U.S. territory. Mesa contends ...

McKinney v. Arizona
Docket Number: 18-1109
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 25, 2020

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury found McKinney guilty of two counts of first-degree murder. The judge weighed the aggravating and mitigating circumstances and sentenced McKinney to death. Nearly 20 years later, the Ninth Circuit held on habeas review ...

Rodriguez v. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Docket Number: 18-1269
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 25, 2020

Justia Opinion Summary: The IRS allows affiliated corporations to file a consolidated federal return, 26 U.S.C. 1501, and issues any refund as a single payment to the group’s designated agent. If a dispute arises, federal courts normally turn ...

Monasky v. Taglieri
Docket Number: 18-935
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 25, 2020

Justia Opinion Summary: The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, 22 U.S.C. 9001, provides that a child wrongfully removed from her country of “habitual residence” ordinarily must be returned to that country. ...

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Juan v. Feliciano
Docket Number: 18-921
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: February 24, 2020

Justia Opinion Summary: In 1979, the Superintendent of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of San Juan created a trust to administer a pension plan for Catholic school employees. In 2016, active and retired school employees filed suit, alleging ...

Retirement Plans Committee of IBM v. Jander
Docket Number: 18-1165
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 14, 2020

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2014, the Supreme Court held that a claim for breach of the duty of prudence imposed on plan fiduciaries by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) on the basis of inside information, must plausibly allege ...

Ritzen Group, Inc. v. Jackson Masonry, LLC
Docket Number: 18-938
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 14, 2020

Justia Opinion Summary: Ritzen sued Jackson in Tennessee state court for breach of contract. Jackson filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Under 11 U.S.C. 362(a), filing a bankruptcy petition automatically “operates as a stay” of creditors’ debt-collection ...

Peter v. NantKwest, Inc.
Docket Number: 18-801
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: December 11, 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: The Patent Act provides two methods for challenging an adverse decision by the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO): direct appeal to the Federal Circuit, 35 U.S.C. 141, or a new civil action against the PTO Director in the ...

Rotkiske v. Klemm
Docket Number: 18-328
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: December 10, 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) authorizes private civil actions against debt collectors “within one year from the date on which the violation occurs,” 15 U.S.C. 1692k(d). Klemm sued Rotkiske to collect ...

Thompson v. Hebdon
Docket Number: 19-122
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: November 25, 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: Alaska law limits the amount an individual can contribute to a candidate for political office, or to an election-oriented group other than a political party, to $500 per year. Alaska Stat. 15.13.070(b)(1). Plaintiffs contributed ...