Willamette Law Online

(13 summaries)

Cassondra Passon

United States Supreme Court

TitleExcerptFilling Date
Tolan v. CottonQualified Immunity: When ruling on a motion for summary judgment in cases dealing with qualified immunity, courts must weigh the evidence and all justifiable inferences in the nonmoving party’s favor. (05-05-2014)
Lozano v. Montoya AlvarezFamily Law: Equitable tolling is unavailable under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction even when the child's whereabouts is concealed. (03-05-2014)
Mutual Pharmaceutical Co. v. BartlettPreemption: State-law design-defect claims that turn on the adequacy of a drug’s warnings are pre-empted by federal law. (06-24-2013)

United States Supreme Court Certiorari Granted

TitleExcerptFilling Date
Baker Botts, L.L.P. v. ASARCO, L.L.C.Bankruptcy Law: Whether Bankruptcy Code §330(a) allows judges discretion in awarding attorneys compensation in litigation dealing with a fee application.(10-02-2014)
Direct Marketing Association v. BrohlTax Law: Whether the Tax Injunction Act precludes federal court jurisdiction over issues dealing with "secondary aspects of state tax administration."(07-01-2014)
Heien v. North CarolinaCriminal Procedure: Whether an officer's mistaken understanding of a statute can create the reasonable suspicion needed to justify a traffic stop. (04-21-2014)
WARGER, GREGORY P. V. SHAUERS, RANDY D.Evidence: Whether Federal Rule of Evidence 606(b) permits the use of statements made during jury deliberations to prove a juror lied during voir dire.(03-03-2014)
Riley, David L. v. CaliforniaConstitutional Law: Whether the Fourth Amendment prohibits the warrantless search of cell phones.(01-17-2014)
Robers v. United StatesCivil Law: Whether the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act of 1996, 18 U.S.C. § 3663A limits the scope of restitution to the value difference of a mortgage and final sale price of real estate. (10-21-2013)
American Lung Association v. EME Homer City GenerationEnvironmental Law: (1) Whether the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) methodology was properly challenged before the court without the required objections raised during public comment; (2)whether the courts creation of its implementation method over stepped the bounds of its judicial review of an Administrative agency; And (3) whether an upwind state has any obligations to a downwind state unless and until the EPA has reported on the contribution of the upwind state to the pollution of the downwind state.(06-24-2013)
Mount Holly v. Mt. Holly Gardens Citizens in Action, Inc.Constitutional Law: Whether the Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. §3604, includes disparate impact claims.(06-17-2013)
Mississippi ex rel. Hood v. AU Optronics Corp.Civil Procedure: Whether a state's parens patriae suit can be removed from state court under the Class Action Fairness Act as a "mass action" when the cause of action arises under state law with the state being the sole plaintiff.(05-28-2013)
Burnside v. T. Walters, et al.Criminal Procedure: Whether the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit erred in holding that indigent plaintiffs are prohibited from amending their pleadings under 28 U.S.C. §1915(e)(2). (05-13-2013)