Opinions from 2019

Stokeling v. United States
Docket Number: 17-5554
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 15, 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: Stokeling pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm and ammunition after having been convicted of a felony, 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(1). The probation office recommended the mandatory minimum 15-year prison term that the Armed Career ...

New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira
Docket Number: 17-340
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 15, 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: Oliveira is a driver for a trucking company, under an agreement that calls him an independent contractor and contains a mandatory arbitration provision. Oliveira filed a class action alleging that the company denies its drivers ...

Henry Schein, Inc. v. Archer & White Sales, Inc.
Docket Number: 17-1272
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 8, 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: Archer sued Schein, alleging violations of federal and state antitrust law and seeking both money damages and injunctive relief. The contract between the parties provided for arbitration of any dispute arising under or related ...

Culbertson v. Berryhill
Docket Number: 17-773
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 8, 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: For representation in administrative proceedings, the Social Security Act provides that if a fee agreement exists, fees are capped at the lesser of 25% of past-due benefits or a set dollar amount—currently $6,000, 42 U.S.C. ...

Shoop v. Hill
Docket Number: 18-56
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 7, 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: The Sixth Circuit held that Hill, who was sentenced to death in 1986, was entitled to habeas relief under 28 U.S.C. 2254(d)(1) because the decisions of the Ohio courts concluding that he is not intellectually disabled were ...

Escondido v. Emmons
Docket Number: 17-1660
Court: US Supreme Court
Date: January 7, 2019

Justia Opinion Summary: In April 2013, Escondido police responded to a 911 call from Emmons about domestic violence at the apartment where she lived with her husband, her children, and a roommate, Douglas. The officers arrested her husband. He was ...