Regular readers of our blog likely are familiar with the Seventh Circuit’s recent decision in Rowe v. Gibson, No. 14-3316 (Aug. 19, 2015), and the considerable controversy that Judge Richard Posner created regarding the propriety of internet factual research by appellate courts.
Home Care Associations Seek Stay by SCOTUS of New Wage-and-Hour Rules, As the Effective Date of DOL Wage-and-Hour Regulations Quickly Approaches
Recently, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Home Care Association of America, et al. v. Weil, that the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) regulations about the inapplicability of certain statutory exemptions for third-party employers of home care workers are enforceable and that the federal minimum wage and overtime rules will apply to these types of home care workers.
On October 5, the U.S. Supreme Court denied two petitions asking it to review a lower court decision that Superfund settlements negotiated by state environmental agencies are not entitled to the same judicial deference as Superfund settlements negotiated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear the petition for a writ of certiorari (the “Petition”) filed by the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) in United States v. Newman, 773 F.3d 438 (2d Cir. 2014), a landmark decision that dismissed indictments against two insider trading defendants.
The Supreme Court today refused to grant review of the Second Circuit’s restrictive insider-trading decision in United States v. Newman.
Walter Matthau and Jill Clayburgh were gifted actors.
In its reply brief in Spokeo v. Robins, petitioner Spokeo comes out of the gate with the consequential argument that for Robins to prevail, the Supreme Court must accept his position that every violation of a statutory right qualifies as an injury-in-fact.
This month, the Supreme Court of the United States is going to be hearing oral arguments in the following Death Penalty cases, each asking the High Court to rule on aspects of the Eighth Amendment.
How often does an issue about delivering legal services have the chance to get to the Supreme Court of the United States?
On May 12, 2015, we reported at here on a non-ERISA case accepted for review by the Supreme Court in the 2015-16 Supreme Court Term that has ERISA Litigation implications.