Entries tagged: supreme court

Supreme Court Settles Important Taking Question

By: Frederick Eisenbud, Esq.

Posted: June 29th, 2017

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On June 23, 2017, in Murr v. Wisconsin, the U.S. Supreme Court addressed whether adjacent properties owned by the same owner may be combined for purposes of determining if there has been a regulatory taking without compensation. The Court ruled that a Wisconsin regulation preventing the owners of two adjacent parcels from selling or developing […]

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Dodd-Frank Anti-Retaliation: Headed to the Supreme Court?

By: Vincent Costa, Esq.

Posted: June 26th, 2017

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The Dodd-Frank Act, signed into law in 2010, established a program for whistleblowing related to securities and commodities law violations.  It created a private cause of action for whistleblowers to sue their employers for retaliation after reporting company misconduct.  However, federal circuit courts are split as to when employees are eligible for anti-retaliation protection under […]

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Supreme Court Limits Venue Shopping in Patent Cases

By: Eryn Truong, Esq.

Posted: June 26th, 2017

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The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a unanimous decision that will limit the controversial practice of “venue shopping” by plaintiffs who pick court locations they believe will be more favorable to their case, and who unnecessarily drag defendants into patent disputes in a faraway venue in the process.  The decision has important implications for businesses […]

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Ensuring Uniform Application of the Fair Housing Act

By: Joe Campolo, Esq. , Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq.

Posted: June 20th, 2017

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“End the unnecessary exclusion of persons with handicaps from the American mainstream”[1]: Safe Harbor Retreat’s Efforts to Ensure Uniform Application of the Fair Housing Act Editor-in-Chief: Patricia E. Salkin, Esq. Managing Editor: Emily Howard, Esq. Under the Fair Housing Act, when does the denial of an applicant’s request for a reasonable accommodation become justiciable?  The answer […]

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Damages Dispute in Design Patent Case Heats Up

By: Eryn Truong, Esq.

Posted: January 27th, 2017

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As design patents become a more popular method for businesses to protect their products, how damages are determined in the highly-publicized Samsung v. Apple litigation will merit close attention this year. In early December 2016, the Supreme Court reversed the lower court’s decision that forced Samsung to pay $399 million in profits for violating three […]

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Microsoft v. Baker: Federal Appellate Courts’ Jurisdiction to Review Orders Denying Class Certification

By: Jack Harrington, Esq.

Posted: June 13th, 2016

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In the October 2016 term, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in Microsoft Corp. v. Baker, et al. on appeal from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  The question presented—whether a court of appeals has jurisdiction to review an order denying class certification after the plaintiffs voluntarily dismiss their claim—is an […]

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Campolo, Middleton & McCormick Petitions U.S. Supreme Court in Fair Housing Act Case

By: Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq.

Posted: May 26th, 2016

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Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, a premier law firm, has filed a petition with the United States Supreme Court on behalf of Safe Harbor Retreat, a residence in East Hampton, New York, for individuals in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.  The May 18, 2016 petition asks the nation’s highest court to settle a split […]

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Pay Your Attorney Now: Supreme Court Considers Legality of Seizing Untainted Money

By: William McDonald, Esq.

Posted: November 20th, 2015

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The headline is not just shameless attorney self-promotion, but in fact reflects sound advice to anyone or any company facing a government investigation.  More often than not, the U.S. Attorney’s Office seizes a defendant’s assets at the same time he is placed under arrest.  In these cases, the defendant not only finds himself under arrest […]

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Supreme Court Preview

By: Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq.

Posted: August 26th, 2015

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Following an action-packed few weeks in June before summer break, the Supreme Court will begin its next session on October 5, 2015.  While the upcoming cases on the docket may not have generated the same attention as the major decisions reached at the end of the last term—when the Court weighed in the constitutional right […]

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Supreme Court Rules that Attorneys Cannot be Awarded Attorneys’ Fees in Defending Their Own Fee Applications

By: Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq.

Posted: June 22nd, 2015

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Dating back at least to the 18th century, the “American Rule” provides that each litigant pays his or her own attorneys’ fees, regardless of the outcome, unless provided otherwise by statute or a contract between the parties.  Justice Thomas, writing for the majority in the Supreme Court’s June 15, 2015 decision in Baker Botts v. […]

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