On November 5, 2014, the Second Circuit will hear oral arguments regarding the reach of the Bankruptcy Code’s “safe harbor” provision for securities settlement payments.
The Florida Supreme Court has accepted for review a First District decision holding that Florida’s state insurer of last resort, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, is not immune from a statutory bad faith failure to settle claim.
Headline-grabbing cases almost always draw amicus curiae briefs, as we covered here, but even cases with less at stake will inevitably reveal a number of interested parties seeking to influence the Sixth Circuit as it hands down decisions. But how much influence do amici really have in the Circuit? As a review of recent cases reveals, not much.
With election season ramping up to its climax, a lot of attention has been paid to whether or not the Republicans will take the Senate and control all of Congress. But, with less of a spotlight trained on them, local-level decisions are being made across he country—and a new study has found that attack ads during judicial elections are changing more than the outcome of the vote.
District Court Spoliation Sanctions Likely to Be Upheld by Sixth Circuit, Except When the Remedies Are Too Harsh
Earlier this year, we posted a feature analyzing how the Sixth Circuit has not been hesitant in imposing sanctions under Federal Appellate Rule 38 for frivolous and unwarranted appeals.
Nothing in life might be certain but death and taxes, but a recent decision from Wisconsin’s court of appeals turned out to be an exception to that rule.
At 5 p.m. on Thursday January 11, 2007, Christopher Cicola was stopped for a red light on Route 112 in Medford when a Suffolk County Sheriff’s car struck his 2004 Honda in the rear.
On Monday, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Henderson v. United States, a case that the Eleventh Circuit decided earlier this year.