Steve Crawford

United States Supreme Court (5 summaries)

V.L. v. E.L.

When a state court has jurisdiction over an adoption judgement, the Full Faith and Credit clause requires recognition of that adoption by another state.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Civil Procedure

Amgen Inc. v. Harris

For a claim of breach of a fiduciary's duty of prudence, claimant must allege an alternative action that the fiduciary could have taken that would have been consistent with securities laws and that a prudent fiduciary in the same circumstances would not have viewed as more harmful than helpful.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Civil Procedure

Bruce v. Samuels

Inmates must make monthly payments on lawsuit filing fees simultaneously with other previously unsatisfied filing fees, rather than making each filing fee payment sequentially.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Civil Procedure

Stryker Co. v. Zimmer Inc.

Whether the Circuit Court erred in applying a stringent two pronged framework for proving willingness for the purposes of showing willful infringement?

Area(s) of Law:
  • Patents

North Caroline State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission

State immunity does not protect agencies run by active market participants from antitrust laws unless that agency is under state supervision.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Sovereign Immunity

United States Supreme Court Certiorari Granted (2 summaries)

Betterman v. Montana

Whether sentencing is part of the trial for the purpose of the Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Constitutional Law

Montgomery v. Louisiana

Whether a ban on life sentences without possibility of parole to minors applies retroactively to sentences before the Supreme Court's 2012 landmark decision.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Juvenile Law