Willamette Law Online

(6 summaries)

Erin Gonzalez-Powell

United States Supreme Court

TitleExcerptFilling Date
Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. KnowlesCivil Procedure: 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.(03-19-2013)
Tennant v. Jefferson County CommissionConstitutional Law: 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.(09-25-2012)
Salazar v. Ramah Navajo ChapterTribal Law: 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.(06-18-2012)
FAA v. CooperTort Law: 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.(03-28-2012)
Roberts v. Sea-Land Services, Inc.Workers Compensation: 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.(03-20-2012)

United States Supreme Court Certiorari Granted

TitleExcerptFilling Date
United States v. DavilaCriminal Procedure: 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.(01-04-2013)