Emily Lohman

United States Supreme Court (6 summaries)

Merit Management Group, LP v. FTI Consulting, Inc.

To determine whether an entity is included under the “safe harbor exception” in the bankruptcy code, 11 U.S.C. §546, the court must view financial transaction as a whole and not merely as “component parts.”

Area(s) of Law:
  • Bankruptcy Law

Patchak v. Zinke

Congress does not violate Article III when it enacts a new law directing the federal courts to dismiss certain suits, even when the law retroactively effects pending litigation.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Constitutional Law

Class v. United States

By pleading guilty, a federal criminal defendant does not waive the right to directly appeal the constitutionality of the statute under which they were convicted.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Constitutional Law

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers

The Dodd-Frank Act’s anti-retaliation provision allowing an award to whistleblowers does not extend to those reporters who have not provided information directly to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Administrative Law

District Of Columbia v. Wesby

Officers had probable cause to arrest partygoers based on a reasonable belief of “substantial chance of criminal activity,” established by the totality of the circumstances, and the officers making an arrest pursuant to such probable cause were entitled to qualified immunity from a civil suit.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Constitutional Law

Texas v. New Mexico

Whether New Mexico is prohibited from recapturing water it has delivered to Elephant Butte Reservoir pursuant to the 1938 Rio Grande Compact, after that water is released from the Reservoir.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Water Rights

United States Supreme Court Certiorari Granted (5 summaries)

Mount Lemmon Fire District v. Guido

Whether, under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the same “20-employee minimum” applicable to private companies also applies to “political subdivisions” of a state, regardless of size?

Area(s) of Law:
  • Employment Law

Animal Science Products, Inc. v. Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.

Whether a court may exercise independent review of an appearing foreign sovereign’s interpretation of its domestic law, or whether a court is bound to defer to a foreign government’s legal statement, as a matter of international comity, whenever the foreign government appears before the court.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Corporations

Lamar, Archer & Cofrin, LLP v. R. Scott Appling

Whether a statement concerning a specific asset constitutes a "statement respecting the debtor's financial condition” within 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(2)(A) of the Bankruptcy Code.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Bankruptcy Law

Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District v. SolarCity Corporation

Whether orders denying state-action immunity to public entities are immediately appealable under the "collateral-order" doctrine.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Sovereign Immunity

Collins v. Virginia

Whether the automobile exception to the Fourth Amendment warrant requirement permits a police officer's warrantless entry onto private property to search a vehicle parked in close proximity to a dwelling.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Criminal Procedure