Willamette Law Online

(4 summaries)

Jacqueline Leung

United States Supreme Court

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Ray Haluch Gravel Co. v. Central Pension Fund of Operating Engineers and Participating EmployersAttorney Fees: A judgment on the merits is final even if the amount or award of attorneys' fees is still pending. (01-15-2014)
Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc.Patents: A naturally occurring segment of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is not patent eligible under 35 U. S. C. ยง101. However, Non-natural occurring segments are patent eligible.(06-13-2013)
McBurney v. YoungConstitutional Law: Virginia's Freedom of Information Act does not violate the Privileges and Immunity Clause or the dormant Commerce Clause by granting Virginia citizens access to public records, but grants no such right to non-Virginians. (04-29-2013)

United States Supreme Court Certiorari Granted

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Marvin M. Brandt Irrevocable Trust v. United StatesProperty Law: Whether the United States held an implied reversionary interest in rights-of-way created by the General Railroad Right of Way Act in 1875 rights-of-way after the aforementioned lands were transferred to private ownership.(10-01-2013)