Willamette Law Online

United States Supreme Court Certiorari Granted

( 5 summaries )

Opinions Filed in December 2012

FTC v. Watson Pharmaceuticals

Patents: Whether reverse-payment agreements between brand-name and generic drug manufacturers are per se lawful or presumptively anticompetative and unlawful.

(Filing Date: 12-19-2012)

Dan's City Used Cars, Inc. v. Pelkey

Preemption: Whether the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act preempts state law on the manner by which a towing company can collect debts secured by a lien.

(Filing Date: 12-07-2012)

Hollingsworth v. Perry

Constitutional Law: Whether it is a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment for a state to use the ballot initiative process to ban marriage between same-sex couples.

(Filing Date: 12-07-2012)

Oxford Health Plans, LLC v. Sutter

Arbitration: Whether an arbitrator acts within his powers under the Federal Arbitration Act or exceeds those powers when allowing class arbitration based solely on parties’ use of broad contractual language in an arbitration agreement.

(Filing Date: 12-07-2012)

United States v. Windsor

Constitutional Law: Whether section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) violates the Fifth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause by defining marriage as "only a legal union between one man and one woman."

(Filing Date: 12-07-2012)