Willamette Law Online

(9 summaries)

Douglas Worley

United States Supreme Court

TitleExcerptFilling Date
BG Group plc v. ArgentinaArbitration: When a United States court reviews an arbitration award under the Treaty, the provisions of the arbitration and award should be examined under the principles of contract law. (03-05-2014)
Lawson v. FMR LLCEmployment Law: The whistleblower protection provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act shelters employees of private contractors and subcontractors.(03-04-2014)
United States v. ApelProperty Law: For 18 U.S.C. § 1382 purposes, a military installation includes the commanding officer's area of responsibility.(02-26-2014)
Medtronic, Inc. v. Merowski Family Ventures, LLCCivil Procedure: The burden of persuasion in a declaratory judgment action stemming from a patent infringement suit is on the patentee.(01-22-2014)
United States v. WindsorConstitutional Law: Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutionally violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fifth Amendment.(06-26-2013)
Fisher v. University of Texas at AustinConstitutional Law: The Fifth Circuit erred by not applying strict scrutiny as articulated in Grutter and Regents of Univ. of Cal. v. Bakke, 438 U. S. 265.(06-24-2013)
Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Ariz.Preemption: "Evidence-of-citizenship requirements, as applied to federal applicants, is preempted by the National Voter Registration Act’s mandate that States “accept and use” the Federal Form."(06-17-2013)

United States Supreme Court Certiorari Granted

TitleExcerptFilling Date
BG Group PLC v. Republic of ArgentinaArbitration: Whether an arbitrator or court has power to determine whether a prerequisite to arbitration has occurred.(06-10-2013)
Lawson v. FMR LLCEmployment Law: Whether the First Circuit erred when it construed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX), 18 U.S.C. § 1514A, to only protect whistleblower employees of publicly traded companies, but not private companies.(05-20-2013)