NLRB v. SW General: Federal Vacancies Reform Act prevents person nominated to fill vacant office from performing in acting capacity.
SCA Hygiene Products v. First Quality Baby Products: Laches cannot be a defense against a claim for damages brought within Patent Act’s 6-year limitations period.
Manuel v. City of Joliet: P may sue under 1983 for pretrial detention in violation of the Fourth Amendment.
Endrew F v. Douglas County School Dist: School must offer education reasonably calculated to enable disabled child to make progress in light of the child’s circumstances.
Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands: Copyright infringement case.
Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corp: Bankruptcy courts may not approve structured dismissals for distributions that don’t follow priority rules without consent of creditors.
Yazzie v. EPA: Challenging EPA’s source-specific federal implementation plan under Clean Air Act for Navajo Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant.
Hopi Tribe v. EPA: Same as Yazzie v. EPA.
Fox Television Stations v. Aereokiller: Capturing works broadcast over air and retransmitting over the Internet without consent of copyright holder is not a “cable system.”
SEC v. Messina: Court properly asserted jurisdiction over appellants as relief defendants in SEC action for securities violations.
Brunozzi v. Cable Communications: Cable company’s piece-work-based pay plan, including a bonus designed to decrease when OT hours increase, violated FLSA.
Teleflex Med v. Nat’l Union Fire Ins.: Affirming judgment in favor of insured along with attorney’s fees in action against excess insurance carrier.
DB Healthcare v. Blue Cross Blue Shield: Health care providers had neither direct nor derivative authority to bring suit in federal court under ERISA’s civil enforcement provisions.
Williams v. Yamaha Motor Corp: Yamaha Motor Co did not have sufficient contacts with CA for exercise of general or specific jurisdiction.
In re Gugliuzza: Lacking appellate jx to review order reversing in part bankruptcy court’s grant of summary judgment in adversary proceeding brought by FTC.
Eleri v. Sessions: Holding that immigrant was ineligible for waiver of inadmissibility because he had aggravated felony conviction.
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Miller v. Shope Concrete Products Co: Worker’s wage computation includes health care benefits if worker’s employer made payments toward those benefits at the time of the injury.
Afoa v. Port of Seattle: Special verdict did not misstate the law and Port of Seattle had nondelegable duty to ensure safe workplace, precluding allocation of fault.
Repin v. State: Dismissing and barring recovery of emotional distress damages for reckless breach of contract in veterinarian malpractice case.
State v. James-Buhl: Teacher has mandatory reporting duty of child abuse even if learned outside the course of his or her employment.
Harden v. Hester: Finding trial court abused discretion when it declined, on improper basis, to enter finding that D had history of domestic violence.
In re Monroe: Affirming civil commitment as sexually violent predator because “to commit” instruction was correct and supported by substantial evidence.