Willamette Law Online

(9 summaries)

Adriana Jimenez

United States Supreme Court

TitleExcerptFilling Date
Freeman v. Quicken Loans, Inc.Consumer Credit: (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).(02-21-2012)
Roberts v. Sea-Land ServicesWorkers Compensation: (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). (01-11-2012)
Greene v. FisherHabeas Corpus: (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.)(11-08-2011)
Cavazos v. SmithHabeas Corpus: HABEAS CORPUS (Certiorari granted and the judgment of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cavazos v. Smith is reversed)(10-31-2011)

United States Supreme Court Certiorari Granted

TitleExcerptFilling Date
Ryan v. GonzalezHabeas Corpus: Whether an indigent death row inmate is entitled to stay the federal habeas proceedings he initiated if he is not competent to assist counsel.(03-19-2012)
Lozman v. The City of Riviera Beach, FloridaAdmiralty: 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.(02-21-2012)
United States v. BormesSovereign Immunity: 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.(01-17-2012)
F.A.A. v. CooperCivil Procedure: 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).(11-30-2011)
Freeman v. Quicken Loans, Inc.Civil Law: 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.(10-11-2011)