Adriana Jimenez

United States Supreme Court (4 summaries)

Freeman v. Quicken Loans, Inc.

(Whether § 8(b) of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) prohibits a real estate settlement services provider from charging an unearned fee only if the fee is divided between two or more parties).

Area(s) of Law:
  • Consumer Credit

Roberts v. Sea-Land Services

(1) Whether the phrase “newly awarded compensation during such period” in the Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act (“Act”) section 906(c) means, “those first entitled to compensation during such period,” regardless of when the compensation is awarded, and (2) whether the phrase “employees or survivors currently receiving compensation for permanent disability or death benefits during such period” in section 906(c) of the Act means those “entitled to such compensation during such period,” without reference to when the compensation was received).

Area(s) of Law:
  • Workers Compensation

Greene v. Fisher

(For the purpose of adjudicating a state prisoner’s petition for federal habeas relief, the temporal cutoff for whether a decision from the Supreme Court qualifies as “clearly established Federal law” is the time of the relevant state-court adjudication on the merits.)

Area(s) of Law:
  • Habeas Corpus

Cavazos v. Smith

HABEAS CORPUS (Certiorari granted and the judgment of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cavazos v. Smith is reversed)

Area(s) of Law:
  • Habeas Corpus

United States Supreme Court Certiorari Granted (5 summaries)

Ryan v. Gonzalez

Whether an indigent death row inmate is entitled to stay the federal habeas proceedings he initiated if he is not competent to assist counsel.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Habeas Corpus

Lozman v. The City of Riviera Beach, Florida

Whether a floating structure that is indefinitely moored, receives power and other utilities from shore, and is not intended to be used in maritime transportation or commerce, constitutes a “vessel” under 1 U.S.C. § 3, thus triggering federal maritime jurisdiction.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Admiralty

United States v. Bormes

Whether the Little Tucker Act (LTA), 28 U.S.C. § 1346(a)(2), waives sovereign immunity of the United States with respect to damages actions for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Sovereign Immunity

F.A.A. v. Cooper

Whether a plaintiff who alleges only mental and emotional injuries can establish actual damages within the meaning of the civil remedies provision of the Privacy Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552a(g)(4)(A).

Area(s) of Law:
  • Civil Procedure

Freeman v. Quicken Loans, Inc.

Whether § 8(b) of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) prohibits a real estate settlement services provider from charging an unearned fee only if the fee is divided between two or more parties.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Civil Law