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Supreme Court Decides State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. v. United States ex rel. Rigsby

On December 6, 2016, the United States Supreme Court decided State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. v. United States ex rel. Rigsby, No. 15-513, holding that the False Claims Act (FCA) does not mandate dismissal of the case when a...more

12/7/2016 - False Claims Act (FCA) Flood Insurance Relators SCOTUS Sealed Records State Farm State Farm Fire and Casualty Co v United States ex rel Rigsby

Supreme Court Decides Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin

On June 20, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, No. 14-981, holding that the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment permits the University of Texas’ use of race-conscious...more

6/24/2016 - Affirmative Action College Admissions Colleges Equal Protection Fisher v University of Texas Fourteenth Amendment Race Discrimination SCOTUS Strict Scrutiny Standard Universities

Supreme Court Decides Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro

On June 20, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro, holding that a Department of Labor formal regulation that reversed the Department’s longstanding informal position exempting service advisors...more

6/21/2016 - Car Dealerships DOL FLSA Navarro v Encino Motorcars SCOTUS Service Advisors Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

Supreme Court Decides Cuozzo Speed Technologies, Inc. v. Lee

On June 20, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Cuozzo Speed Technologies, Inc. v. Lee, holding that, in an inter partes review, the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) may give a patent claim its broadest reasonable...more

6/21/2016 - Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Standard Cuozzo Speed Technologies v Lee Inter Partes Review (IPR) Proceeding Patent Litigation SCOTUS USPTO

Supreme Court Decides Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

On June 16, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., No. 15-375, holding that, in assessing whether a prevailing party in copyright litigation should recover its attorneys’ fees, the...more

6/17/2016 - Attorney's Fees Copyright Copyright Infringement Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons SCOTUS

Supreme Court Decides Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. and Stryker Corp. v. Zimmer, Inc.

On June 13, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., No. 14-1513, and Stryker Corp. v. Zimmer, Inc., No. 14-1520, holding that a patent-infringement plaintiff can...more

6/14/2016 - Damages Enhanced Damages Halo v Pulse Patent Infringement Patents Popular SCOTUS Stryker v Zimmer

Supreme Court Decides Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission

On June 29, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistrict Commission, No. 13-1314, holding that a State legislature has standing to challenge a State constitutional amendment...more

6/30/2015 - Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission Election Laws Redistricting SCOTUS Voting Rights

Supreme Court Decides Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC

On June 22, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, No. 13-720, declining to overrule Brulotte v. Thys Co., 379 U.S. 29 (1964), and holding that a contract transferring or licensing patent...more

6/23/2015 - Brulotte Contract Term IP License Kimble v Marvel Enterprises Patent Royalties SCOTUS Stare Decisis

Supreme Court Decides Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans

On June 18, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, No. 14-144, holding that a State’s specialty vehicle license plates constitute government speech, so a State that allows...more

6/19/2015 - First Amendment Free Speech Government Speech Doctrine SCOTUS Sons of Confederate Veterans Special License Plates Walker v Texas Division

Supreme Court Decides Kerry v. Din

On June 15, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Kerry v. Din, concluding that when the government denies a visa to enter the United States to the alien spouse of a U.S. citizen based on the alien’s terrorist activities, the...more

6/16/2015 - Afghanistan Due Process Kerry v Din SCOTUS Spouses Terrorist Acts Visas

Supreme Court Decides Mellouli v. Lynch

On June 1, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Mellouli v. Lynch, holding that a legal permanent resident may not be deported for a state-law drug conviction unless that conviction necessarily involves a drug covered by the...more

6/2/2015 - Controlled Substances Convictions Deportation Drug Paraphernalia Illegal Drugs Lawful Permanent Residents SCOTUS

Supreme Court Decides Mach Mining, LLC v. EEOC

On April 29, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Mach Mining, LLC v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The Court held that the EEOC’s compliance with its statutory obligation to attempt to informally conciliate claims...more

4/30/2015 - Conciliation Discrimination EEOC Judicial Review Mach Mining v EEOC Mining SCOTUS Sex Discrimination Title VII

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 American Broadcasting Cos. v. Aereo, Inc.

On June 25, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court decided American Broadcasting Cos. v. Aereo, Inc., No. 13-461, holding that Aereo violates the Copyright Act by streaming near-live copyrighted television programming to subscribers...more

6/27/2014 - ABC ABC v Aereo Aereo Broadcasting Cable Television Providers Copyright Copyright Infringement Public Performance Rights SCOTUS The Copyright Act

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 Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency

On June 23, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency, No. 12-1146, holding that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cannot require that a stationary...more

6/24/2014 - Carbon Emissions Clean Air Act Environmental Policies EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions SCOTUS Utilities Sector Utility Air Regulatory Group v EPA

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