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Supreme Court: Vermont Law Restricting Prescribing Data Is Unconstitutional
Posted on 23 Jun 2011 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Vermont's law restricting the sale of doctors' drug-prescribing information to data miners for use in marketing drugs to doctors is an unconstitutional, impermissible restriction on free speech content and on... Read More

Keller & Heckman Alert: Supreme Court Rules On Exercise Of Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Companies
Posted on 12 Jul 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

On June 27, 2011, the Supreme Court of the United States issued opinions in Goodyear Luxembourg Tires v. Brown , 564 U.S. ___ [1] , [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ] and... Read More

Fulbright Briefing: Telephone Consumer Protection Act Claims May be Brought in Federal Court, Supreme Court Rules
Posted on 25 Jan 2012 by Norton Rose Fulbright

The Supreme Court recently confirmed that private rights of action for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") may be brought in either federal or state courts. On January 18, 2012, a unanimous Court decided Mims v. Arrow... Read More

Supreme Court Wants Solicitor General Comments On Bankruptcy Conflict
Posted on 20 Jun 2011 by James Cordrey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 20 asked the U.S. solicitor general for comment on a bankruptcy case in which the Bankruptcy Code and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) are in conflict as it relates to a... Read More

John Castellano on United States v. Jones: Defining the Scope of the 4th Amendment in a Digital Era
Posted on 4 Apr 2012 by John M. Castellano

In United States v. Jones [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the Supreme Court announced that a warrant is required to track a suspect by attaching a GPS device to the suspect's vehicle, even though the suspects' movements... Read More

Split Supreme Court Upholds Panel's Federal Employers' Liability Act Causation Standards Ruling
Posted on 23 Jun 2011 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A split U.S. Supreme Court on June 23 upheld the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals' determination that Rogers v. Missouri Pacific R. Co. (352 U.S. 500) relaxed the proximate cause requirement in Federal Employers'... Read More

Supreme Court: Federal Court Erred in Precluding State Court Baycol Class Action
Posted on 16 Jun 2011 by Tom Moylan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Jun. 16 that a federal court presiding over federal Baycol lawsuits improperly enjoined a West Virginia state court from considering a class action involving the heart drug ( Keith... Read More

The Anna Nicole Smith Case: Bankruptcy Courts Lack Constitutional Authority On Compulsory Counterclaims
Posted on 23 Jun 2011 by James Cordrey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A divided U.S. Supreme Court on June 23 affirmed a Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that a bankruptcy court lacks the constitutional authority to enter final judgment on compulsory counterclaims to proofs of... Read More

Supreme Court Reverses Certification Of Women's Class Action Against Wal-Mart
Posted on 21 Jun 2011 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 20 reversed certification of a class of more than 1 million current and former female employees of the nation's largest retailer after finding that certification was not consistent with... Read More