Charles Webber

Charles Webber

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Supreme Court Decides Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

On June 30, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., No. 13-354, holding that, under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), closely-held for-profit corporations cannot be required by...more

7/1/2014 - Affordable Care Act Burwell v Hobby Lobby Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Contraceptives Hobby Lobby Religious Exemption Religious Freedom Restoration Act SCOTUS

Supreme Court Decides McCullen v. Coakley

On June 26, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court decided McCullen v. Coakley, No. 12-1168, holding that a Massachusetts law that prohibits standing on a "public way or sidewalk" within 35 feet of a place (other than a hospital) where...more

6/27/2014 - Abortion First Amendment Municipalities Police Power SCOTUS

Supreme Court Decides ESOP Fiduciary Duty Case: Fifth Third Bancorp et al. v. Dudenhoeffer et al.

On June 25, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Fifth Third Bancorp et al. v. Dudenhoeffer et al., No. 12-751, holding that a fiduciary of an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) is subject to the same duty of prudence that...more

6/27/2014 - Employee Benefits ERISA Fiduciary Duty FIfth Third Bancorp v Dudenhoeffer SCOTUS U.S. Bancorp

Supreme Court Decides NLRB v. Noel Canning

On June 26, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court decided National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, No. 12-1281, holding that the President of the United States lacked authority to appoint three members of the National Labor...more

6/27/2014 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB NLRB Recess Appointments SCOTUS

Supreme Court Decides Halliburton Co. et al. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc.

On June 23, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Halliburton Co. et al. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., holding that plaintiffs in securities fraud class action cases may continue to invoke Basic Inc. v. Levinson's rebuttable...more

6/24/2014 - Basic v Levinson Class Action Fraud Fraud-on-the-Market Halliburton Halliburton v Erica P. John Fund SCOTUS

Supreme Court Decides United States v. Clarke

On June 19, 2014, the United States Supreme Court held that a taxpayer has the right to examine Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials regarding their reasons for issuing a summons only if the taxpayer points to facts or...more

6/20/2014 - Bad Faith Corporate Taxes Enforcement Enforcement Actions IRS Partnerships SCOTUS Summons US v Clarke

Supreme Court Decides Lane v. Franks

On June 19, 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided Lane v. Franks, No. 13-483, holding that a public employee's sworn testimony is entitled to First Amendment protection when it is given outside the scope of ordinary...more

6/20/2014 - First Amendment Lane v Franks et.al Protected Activity SCOTUS Subpoenas Testimony Trials

Supreme Court Decides Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International

On June 19, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, No. 13-298, ruling that patent claims covering methods and systems designed to intermediate the exchange of financial obligations using a...more

6/20/2014 - Alice Corporation CLS Bank CLS Bank v Alice Corp Mayo v. Prometheus Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Risk Mitigation SCOTUS Software

Supreme Court Decides Republic of Argentina v. NML Capital, Ltd.

On June 16, 2014, the United States Supreme Court held that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) does not prevent a judgment creditor from conducting postjudgment discovery into a foreign sovereign's assets outside the...more

6/19/2014 - Debt Restructuring Discovery Foreign Official FSIA Immunity Injunctions Jurisdiction NML v Argentina Pari Passu SCOTUS Sovereign Immunity

Supreme Court Decides Retirement-Fund Bankruptcy Exemption Case: Clark v. Rameker

On June 12, 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided Clark v. Rameker, No. 13-299, holding that funds in an individual retirement account (IRA) that a bankruptcy debtor obtained through inheritance are not "retirement...more

6/13/2014 - Bankruptcy Code Clark v. Rameker Consumer Bankruptcy Estate Planning Exemptions Inheritance IRA SCOTUS

Supreme Court Decides CTS Corp. v. Waldburger

On June 9, 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided CTS Corp. v. Waldburger, No. 13-339, holding that the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) does not preempt state...more

6/10/2014 - CERCLA Contaminated Properties CTS v Waldburger Environmental Liability Environmental Policies Hazardous Substances SCOTUS Statute of Limitations Statute of Repose Water

Supreme Court Decides Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison

In Executive Benefits Ins. Agency v. Arkison, No. 12-1200, the Supreme Court ruled that when Article III does not permit a bankruptcy court to enter final judgment on a core bankruptcy claim, the bankruptcy court may issue...more

6/10/2014 - Article III Chapter 7 Commercial Bankruptcy EBIA v Arkison Executive Benefits Insurance Agency Fraudulent Conveyance SCOTUS Stern v Marshall Tortious Interference

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