Mar 4, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin
In its recent Clapper v. Amnesty Int’l ruling, the Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to government surveillance of international communications on standing grounds, finding that the alleged injury wasn’t a “certainty”
Mar 1, 2013 By: Mark P. Chalos
The Supreme Court’s recent Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds ruling re-affirmed the principle that class actions serve an important function in getting redress for harm and in adjudicating complex disputes
Feb 28, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin
During oral arguments in Shelby County v. Holder, Justice Kennedy proved difficult to predict, making comments that suggested he was in favor of striking down Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, but others saying the opposite.
Feb 27, 2013 By: Melissa Sachs
The new Westlaw Journals blog brings you litigation headlines in over 30 substantive areas of law. Here are some highlights from the past week:
Feb 27, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin
The Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that will decide whether the Fifth Amendment protects against the state’s use of testimony from a court-ordered psychiatrist that evaluated the defendant.
Feb 26, 2013 By: Dennis Wall John K. DiMugno
A recent court ruling awarded to a homeowner almost three times what was owed by his insurance company. Not all disasters covered by insurers are acts of nature.
Feb 26, 2013 By: Jury Verdicts
Watson v. Dillon Companies Inc. d/b/a King Soopers and Inter-American-Products Inc.; The Kroger Co. d/b/a King Soopers, Dillon Companies Inc. and Inter-American-Products Inc.; Gilster-Mary
Feb 25, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin
A group of parents recently filed a lawsuit against a California school district claiming that the district’s implementation of a yoga curriculum strongly promotes Hinduism.
Feb 21, 2013 By: John K. DiMugno Dennis Wall
As the litigation over the individual mandate drew to a close, a new wave of lawsuits emerged challenging the ACA’s preventive care mandate (a.k.a. the contraception mandate).
Feb 21, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin
The Supreme Court recently ruled in Florida v. Harris, which held that a drug-sniffing dog’s reliability is not subject to the strict standards imposed by the lower court.