Erin Gonzalez-Powell

United States Supreme Court (5 summaries)

Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles

Federal court jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 is not determined based on a stipulation made prior to class-action certification that the plaintiffs will not seek damages above the statutory threshold because the stipulation is not binding on nonparty members.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Civil Procedure

Tennant v. Jefferson County Commission

A state redistricting plan that demonstrates valid, neutral policies necessary to achieve legitimate state objectives is consistent with constitutional norms even if it requires small differences in the population of congressional districts.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Constitutional Law

Salazar v. Ramah Navajo Chapter

Under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. § 450 et seq.) the government is required to pay each tribal contract support costs in full.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Tribal Law

FAA v. Cooper

The Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. §552a(g)(4)(A), does not abrogate sovereign immunity for damages arising from emotional and mental distress.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Tort Law

Roberts v. Sea-Land Services, Inc.

Under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, an injured employee's compensation benefits are determined by the date of injury and not the date an award is issued.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Workers Compensation

United States Supreme Court Certiorari Granted (1 summary)

United States v. Davila

Whether the court of appeals erred in finding that a criminal defendant's guilty plea should be vacated when a judicial participation occurs in violation of Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 11(c)(1), irrespective of individual prejudice to the defendant.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Criminal Procedure