Ann Metler

United States Supreme Court (5 summaries)

Musacchio v. United States

A sufficiency challenge should be assessed by the elements of the alleged crime not by an erroneous jury instruction and a defendant cannot raise a §3282(a) statute of limitations bar for the first time on appeal.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Appellate Procedure

Glossip v. Gross

The use of midazolam as a lethal injection execution drug does not violate the Eighth Amendment.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Sentencing

Texas Dept. of Housing and Comm. Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.

Disparate-impact claims, showing discriminatory effect without evidence of discriminatory intent, are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Property Law

Tibble v. Edison International

A fiduciary's allegedly imprudent decision to retain an investment is considered as an omission or action that triggers the six-year statute of limitations.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Trusts and Estates

Davis v. Ayala

Not allowing a criminal defendant’s counsel to be present at an ex parte hearing explaining why potential jurors were excluded is a harmless error.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Criminal Procedure

United States Supreme Court Certiorari Granted (3 summaries)

Dietz v. Bouldin

Whether a judge can recall a jury to perform further work on a case after the jury has been discharged from the case.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Appellate Procedure

Universal Health Services v. U.S. Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Whether the “implied certification” theory is viable under the False Claims Act and, if viable, whether a government contractor’s reimbursement claim is “false” under this theory, and whether falsity requires express statements of payment?

Area(s) of Law:
  • Contract Law

Husky Int'l Elecs., Inc. v. Ritz

Whether "actual fraud" under the Bankruptcy Code includes instances when the debtor commits a fraudulent-transfer scheme intended to cheat a creditor.

Area(s) of Law:
  • Bankruptcy Law