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High Court Will Consider Equitable Remedies Available Under ERISA
Posted on 25 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to review a Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that a health plan administrator's claim for reimbursement against a plan participant is subject to equitable limitations, including unjust... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Considers Rights Of Secured Creditors In Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Posted on 23 Apr 2012 by James Cordrey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on April 23 heard oral arguments in a dispute between a Chapter 11 debtor company and a creditor bank as to whether a secured creditor is permitted to credit-bid while the debtor company's collateral... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: U.S. High Court Refuses To Hear Gun Control Cases
Posted on 3 Mar 2014 by State Net

The U.S. Supreme Court disappointed gun-rights advocates last month by refusing to hear three lower court rulings rejecting challenges to federal and state gun-control laws. Petitioners, which included the National Rifle Association, were seeking to overturn... Read More

Parties Debate Rights To Bankruptcy Estate Assets Before Supreme Court
Posted on 30 Nov 2011 by James Cordrey

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 29 heard arguments over whether capital gains earned on the sale of a debtor couple's farm should be treated as administrative expenses within the bankruptcy estate or are proceeds... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court To Rule On State's Case Qualifying As Mass Action
Posted on 28 May 2013 by LexisNexis Communities Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on May 28 granted a petition for writ of certiorari in a dispute over whether a state's parens patriae lawsuit may be removed to federal court as a "mass action" under the Class Action... Read More

Supreme Court To Hear FLSA Lawsuit Over What Constitutes 'Changing Clothes'
Posted on 19 Feb 2013 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C.-(Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 19 agreed to hear the appeal of a class lawsuit over what constitutes "changing clothes" under Section 203(o) of the Fair Labor Standards Act ( Clifton Sandifer, et al. v. United... Read More

U.S. High Court Seeks View Of Solicitor General In Bankruptcy Exemption Case
Posted on 4 Dec 2012 by James Cordrey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 3 asked the U.S. solicitor general to provide perspective on whether a bankruptcy court has the power to levy a financial charge against a Chapter 7 debtor's residential property, which... Read More

U.S. High Court Denies Review Of Last Pending Appeal Of Generic Label-Update Claim
Posted on 18 May 2015 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on May 18 denied review in the last pending “failure-to-update-warnings” preemption appeal by generic drug manufacturers ( Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., et al. v. Paul E. Hassett... Read More

Supreme Court: De Novo Review Proper For New Evidence In Patent Cases
Posted on 18 Apr 2012 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on April 18 rejected a call by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) for stricter evidentiary rules and an elevated standard of review in challenges to adverse patentability rulings ( David... Read More

Supreme Court Finds Bona Fide Error Defense Inapplicable In FDCPA Action
Posted on 21 Apr 2010 by James Cordrey

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) A divided U.S. Supreme Court on April 21 reversed a federal appellate court and ruled that the bona fide error defense does not apply to a violation of the Federal Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) resulting... Read More