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Security Point Holdings, Inc. v. TSA
Date: October 28, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1068

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, SecurityPoint filed suit against TSA for infringement of a patent covering some equipment and methods used in the Bin Advertising Program. In 2012, TSA modified the Program, amending the Memorandum of Understand...

Nat'l Oilseed Processors Assoc. v. OSHA
Date: October 24, 2014
Docket Number: 12-1228

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioners seek vacatur of OSHA's Final Rule revising its Hazard Communication Standard requiring employers across industries to develop a program for classifying the dangers of workplace chemicals and conveying those d...

United States v. Hite
Date: October 21, 2014
Docket Number: 13-3066

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant appealed his conviction for attempting to persuade a minor to engage in unlawful sexual activity in violation of 18 U.S.C. 2422(b). At issue was whether section 2422(b) requires direct communications with a min...

Fogo de Chao (Holdings) Inc. v. Dept. of Homeland Security
Date: October 21, 2014
Docket Number: 13-5301

Justia Opinion Summary: This case stemmed from Fogo de Chao's efforts to bring authentic Brazilian churrasqueiro chefs into its restaurants in the United States by using L-1B visas. L-1B visas permit multinational businesses to temporarily tran...

In re Charges of Judicial Misconduct
Date: October 15, 2014
Docket Number: DC-13-90021

Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corp. v. NRC
Date: October 14, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1259

Justia Opinion Summary: Shieldalloy, manufacturer of metal alloys in New Jersey, petitioned for review of the NRC's order reinstating the transfer of regulatory authority to the State of New Jersey under the Atomic Energy Act, 42 U.S.C. 2021. T...

Smith Lake Improvement v. FERC
Date: September 26, 2014
Docket Number: 13-1074

Justia Opinion Summary: Smith Lake filed suit against FERC and others, alleging claims related to the Commission's issuance of a license order. Alabama Power intervened and moved to dismiss the petition for review based on lack of jurisdiction....

Ivy Sports Medicine, LLC v. Sebelius, et al.
Date: September 26, 2014
Docket Number: 13-5139

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2008, ReGen Biologics, manufacturer of the Collagen Scaffold, obtained FDA approval to market the device. After allegations that improper political pressure tainted the clearance process, the FDA conducted an internal...

Daniel, et al. v. Fulwood, Jr., et al.
Date: September 12, 2014
Docket Number: 12-5327

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, prisoners who violated D.C. criminal laws before March 3, 1985, filed suit contending that the Parole Commission contravened the Ex Post Facto Clause by retroactively applying parole guidelines that it issued...

Singletary v. District of Columbia
Date: September 12, 2014
Docket Number: 12-7077

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiff filed suit under 42 U.S.C. 1983, alleging that the District bore responsibility for the Board's unconstitutional parole revocation decision after the Board determined that plaintiff's parole was based primarily...

Freedom Watch, Inc. v. OPEC
Date: September 12, 2014
Docket Number: 13-7019

Justia Opinion Summary: Freedom Watch filed suit against OPEC, alleging that OPEC violated federal anti-trust law by fixing the price of gasoline. The district court dismissed based on insufficiency of service of process. The court agreed with...

United Government Security, et al. v. United States Marshals, et al.
Date: September 5, 2014
Docket Number: 12-5306

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, former officers who had been medically disqualified from serving as federal court security officers, filed suit against the Marshals Service alleging that the procedures culminating in their dismissals failed...

In re: APA Assessment Fee Litigation
Date: September 5, 2014
Docket Number: 13-7032

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs, APA members, filed a class action suit seeking recovery of all special assessment fees paid after they learned that there was no requirement to pay the special assessment to maintain APA membership. Plaintiff...

Jacqueline Halbig v. Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Date: September 4, 2014
Docket Number: 14-5018

Menominee Indian Tribe v. United States
Date: September 2, 2014
Docket Number: 12-5217

Justia Opinion Summary: The Tribe filed claims in 2005 against the Department for unpaid contract support costs that accrued from 1996 through 1998. At issue was whether the Tribe may sue under the doctrine of equitable tolling even though the...