Code of Federal Regulations

Index

  • Washington University Law Review

    Issue number #94-1 (December 2016) of publication Washington University Law Review is now available

    Mar 30, 2017 11:02 AM

  • Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

    Issue number #49-4 (October 2016) of publication Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law is now available

    Mar 30, 2017 11:02 AM

  • Notre Dame Law Review

    Issues #92-2 (Diciembre 2016) and #92-1 (November 2016) of publication Notre Dame Law Review are now available

    Mar 30, 2017 11:02 AM

  • NBER Reporter

    Issue number #2016-4 (December 2016) of publication NBER Reporter is now available

    Mar 30, 2017 11:02 AM

  • Directors & Boards

    Issue number #41-2 (January 2017) of publication Directors & Boards is now available

    Mar 30, 2017 11:02 AM

  • Defense Transportation Journal

    Issue number #73-1 (February 2017) of publication Defense Transportation Journal is now available

    Mar 30, 2017 11:02 AM

  • Court reverses summary judgment order after finding no clear delegation of authority

    The 1st Circuit has reversed a finding of summary judgment in favor of defendant employer regarding an employee’s claims of long term disability. The Court found that as there was no clear delegation of authority regarding the claim denial and as such that decision was not entitled to court deference. See Decision.

    Mar 30, 2017 12:28 AM

  • Court reverses decision in case of accommodations for deaf inmate

    The 4th Circuit Court has vacated the majority of claims brought by a defendant currently incarcerated who communicates primarily via American Sign Language (ASL.) The defendant had alleged that the prison had failed to provide interpreters or other appropriate accommodations. The Court found that the lower court had committed error in giving merit to assurances made after litigation that ASL interpreters would be provided. See Decision.

    Mar 30, 2017 12:25 AM

  • CA Supreme Court reverses decision on coho salmon

    The Supreme Court of California has reversed a decision of the California Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court found that the Appeals Court decision denial of a petition to redefine water boundaries of coho salmon improper. See Decision.

    Mar 30, 2017 12:23 AM

  • Court affirms move of confederate monuments

    The 5th Circuit Court has ordered that New Orleans remove several monuments which are dedicated to figures from the confederacy. The Court found that the appellants had not shown a legally protected interest in the monuments nor any evidence of irreparable harm. Additionally, the monuments were not been taken down for destruction but only being relocated. See Decision.

    Mar 30, 2017 12:21 AM

  • Petition to label egg cartons with chickens production conditions denied

    The 9th Circuit Court has affirmed a Food and Drug Administration decision dismissing a rule-making petition filed requesting that all egg cartons list the conditions of the chickens during egg production on the egg carton. The Court found that the administration properly found a lack of authority in promulgating the proposed rule. See Decision.

    Mar 30, 2017 12:20 AM

  • Conviction affirmed despite claims of improper wiretaps

    The 1st Circuit Court has affirmed convictions of conspiracy to distribute marijuana over the defendant’s allegations that the government did not follow proper procedures in obtaining authorization for wiretaps. See Decision.

    Mar 30, 2017 12:14 AM

  • Mississippi legislature votes on alternative death sentence methods

    Mississippi legislature has voted on legislation which would allow for alternative methods of execution in the case that the court finds lethal injection to be unconstitutional. These alternative methods listed in the bill include procedures such as firing squad or electrocution. However, the Senate amended the bill to remove the option of firing squad. See Original Bill.

    Mar 30, 2017 12:13 AM

  • Supreme Court hears arguments on church retirement plans

    The United States Supreme Court has heard oral arguments in a case focusing on the retirement issue on whether a church exemption allows churches to only maintain a pension plan instead of creating one. See Transcript.

    Mar 30, 2017 12:12 AM

  • San Fernando Valley Business Journal

    Issue number #22-4 (February 2017) of publication San Fernando Valley Business Journal is now available

    Mar 29, 2017 5:02 PM

  • Los Angeles Business Journal

    Issue number #39-8 (February 2017) of publication Los Angeles Business Journal is now available

    Mar 29, 2017 5:02 PM

  • Laboratory accused of discrimination not required to release all employee information

    The 10th Circuit Court has found that a laboratory, accused of discrimination, is not required to release all employee information to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC.) See Decision.

    Mar 29, 2017 12:19 AM

  • Patent claims dismissed for obviousness

    A federal court has affirmed in part the dismissal of claims for reasons of obviousness of a patent on an apparatus using a remote USB compatible device. See Decision.

    Mar 29, 2017 12:14 AM

  • Class certified in debt collection action against Midland funding

    A class action against Midland Funding has been certified by a federal judge. The lawsuit claims that the lender violated federal law in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act in charging interest rates above 25% in collecting credit card debts. See Decision.

    Mar 29, 2017 12:13 AM

  • Federal Court finds in favor of Apple in patent dispute with Smartflash

    The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has overturned a patent decision against Apple. The Texas District Court had found in favor of Smartflash regarding patents held on software used in iTunes. The Court of Appeals found that the patent ideas were too abstract. See Decision.

    Mar 29, 2017 12:11 AM

  • Court finds lack of jurisdiction as the previous decision was not a final order

    An order striking class allegations of financial abuse under Oregon’s statute 124.110 has been dismissed due to a lack of jurisdiction because the decision was not a final order, which is required in order to have jurisdiction for review. See Decision.

    Mar 29, 2017 12:08 AM

  • Class action certified in action against private prison

    A District Court in Colorado has certified a class action against a private prison group, GEO Group. The suit against the company alleges that the inmates were forced to work for little to no wages and threatened if they refused to work. See Decision.

    Mar 28, 2017 11:57 PM

  • Arkansas Supreme Court finds city discrimination law at odds with state law

    The Arkansas Supreme Court has ruled a local city ordinance, which was passed after a vote, was in violation of state law. The ordinance called for sexual orientation to be a protected class against discrimination. The Court found that local law was in violation of state law providing that local governments could not extend protections under civil rights. See Decision.

    Mar 28, 2017 11:55 PM

  • CA Court affirms summary judgment on issue of scope of employment

    The California Court of Appeals has affirmed a grant of summary judgment on the issue of whether an employee was acting within the scope of employment at the time of an accident which killed the plaintiff. The court affirmed the finding that the defendant company was not liable under theories of respondeat superior. See Decision.

    Mar 28, 2017 11:47 PM

  • San Diego Business Journal

    Issue number #38-8 (February 2017) of publication San Diego Business Journal is now available

    Mar 28, 2017 11:02 AM

  • Journal of Environmental Health

    Issue number #79-8 (April 2017) of publication Journal of Environmental Health is now available

    Mar 28, 2017 11:02 AM

  • Court reverses sentence enhancement for obstruction of justice

    The 3rd Circuit Court has affirmed a sentence on various convictions including conspiracy to launder money. The Court found the enhancement of the sentence valid as the conviction included an abuse of position. However, the Court found that enhancement for obstruction of justice was not proper in this case and reversed in part. See Decision.

    Mar 27, 2017 11:49 PM

  • Convictions of mortgage fraud affirmed

    The 9th Circuit Court has affirmed convictions of mortgage fraud stemming from wire fraud. The Court found that lender negligence is not a defense to mortgage fraud and additionally the behavior of an individual lender is not admissible as evidence against materiality. See Decision.

    Mar 27, 2017 11:47 PM

  • Court reverses finding of summary judgment in favor of New York City

    The 2nd Circuit Court has vacated in part a decision of summary judgment to the defendant, City of New York. The case had been filed against the City of New York alleging constitutional violations for those held in detention pre-trial. The Circuit Court found that there was a possible genuine dispute of material fact regarding the conditions of confinement and as such summary judgment on the issue was improper. See Decision.

    Mar 27, 2017 11:45 PM

  • Summary judgment decision reversed, finding possible hostile work environment

    The 9th Circuit Court has reversed a decision of summary judgment in favor of the defendant county sheriff’s office for allegations of a sexually hostile work environment. The Circuit Court found that a reasonable juror could have found that different behavior in hugging of men and women was not innocuous differences in the way women and men interact. See Decision.

    Mar 27, 2017 11:42 PM